26 Oct, 2015
By Karan Thapar
‘Incredible India’ is how we describe ourselves and today I want to show you how accurate that is. But first a warning: I’m using the adjective in ways the author of the slogan did not intend. My aim is not to attract tourists but to hold a mirror to ourselves.
Second, at a time when for many of us the most incredible thing happening in the country is the multiplying acts of intolerance whilst for some you could add the prime minister’s reluctance to adequately address them — both of which defy belief but can’t be denied — it would be a welcome diversion to examine why our countrymen think we’re incredible.
My research on the net reveals their reasons are eye-opening. It also shows that we, as a people, unlike our politicians, are ‘incredibly’ honest about ourselves.