I left India 20 years ago for the US. At that time, I could not imagine the transformation that would take place in the next two decades. I am back here after 20 years and I see the change around me and still have a hard time believing that it is actually happening.
The change is evident by the energy, enthusiasm and optimism of the people around here. You can see it the attitude and lifestyles of the new citizens. Change is also physically evident in the buildings, roads, bridges, cars etc. You can see it, smell it and taste it.
On the other hand, you can also see an India that remains unchanged. The common man faces many of the same challenges that he faced 20 years ago. Many of the beat up buses, trucks and auto rickshaws that were on the road 20 years ago are still driving around!
Times of India has coined 2007 as the Year of India. The media company is running a 6-week campaign called India Poised during which it is examining this transformation. It is an interesting study and if you are interested, you can check it out here.