Republic Day Special Series

WHAT WENT WRONG WITH INDEPENDENCE? CHAPTER II: Self-Criticism and Self-Deception (Part 1) Whither Ecstasy Preparations for celebrating the golden jubilee of independence began; committees were appointed and even those occupying the seats of power were in confusion.
 
WHAT WENT WRONG WITH INDEPENDENCE? Chapter I: Tryst with Destiny (Part 2) Forebodings come true? Fifty years have passed since the end of British rule. The tryst with destiny has never truly occurred. The dreams of becoming the pinnacle of the world community have been shattered.
 
WHAT WENT WRONG WITH INDEPENDENCE? Chapter I: Tryst with Destiny (Part 1) It is now 50 years since British rule in India officially came to an end on August 15, 1947. This year is being celebrated throughout the country as the golden jubilee of India's independence .
 
MUMBAI:  Barely ten days from now, we shall be celebrating the 63rd anniversary of India as a Republic. But despite it being sixty five years since we gained independence from the British rule, our motherland continues to reel under the effects of serfdom even today.