Instead, over the last forty five years, lack of clarity in its economic policies, lack of commitment to bring fundamental changes at the grass root level, euphemism with short‐term gains, all together have created in India, a dynamics which is ʺvalue subtractive and viscousʺ. Time and again in national and international forums we have sounded positive, often over confident in our deliberations; in the process ʺby the act of talking big, we have failed to act bigʺ. In turn it has ʺled us to learn slowlyʺ, ʺled us to undermine executionʺ, ʺled us to undervalue qualityʺ, ʺled us to under focus 2 on valuesʺ, ʺled us to denigrate rather than celebrate championsʺ, and above all ʺled us away from cooperationʺ.
It is important that we acknowledge that Indiaʹs past and prevailing systems have destroyed the intrinsic divine elements, which make the process of socioeconomic development a selfless and an enjoyable one. Consistent failures to deliver as a Nation in conjunction with the false sense of confidence in leadership speeches, have taken the ʺtrue courage to face the fundamentalsʺ, totally out of our national psyche. In short, we have become a nation without a ʺcharacterʺ