By Ahona Chakrabarty, KIIT School Of Law, Bhubaneswar.
“The land of dreams and romance, of fabulous wealth and fabulous poverty, of splendour and rags, of palaces and hovels, of famine and pestilence, of genii and giants and Aladdin lamps, of tigers and elephants, the cobra and the jungle, the country of hundred nations and a hundred tongues, of a thousand religions and two million gods, cradle of the human race, birthplace of human speech, mother of history, grandmother of legend, great-grandmother of traditions, whose yesterday’s bear date with the modern antiquities for the rest of nations-the one sole country under the sun that is endowed with an imperishable interest for alien prince and alien peasant, for lettered and ignorant, wise and fool, rich and poor, bound and free, the one land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for the shows of all the rest of the world combined.” is India in a nutshell, brilliantly described here by the famous American author Mark Twain. India is a vast country – vast in area, diversity, population, ideas, languages, behaviour and also problems, conflicts, discrimination. Naturally, it consists of many lights as well as shadows. (more…)