Many of my friends say we can point to Western empires and Islamic caliphates ... all powerful in their own right. There is no Hindu equivalent for any of this. At best we can point to Maurya or whatever and claim to be an empire. But let's face it, we are no match for Muslims and westerners. We are outdone. When it comes to poverty alleviation, we are a zero. Eliminating corruption, we are a zero. Fighting against terrorists, we are a zero. Law and order, we are a zero. Innovation, we are a zero. Others matters/governance/management of resources etc. ..... again, we are a zero. As you can see, we are a zero in everything. The only consolation is that we invented zero:thumb:.