India got independence on 15th August 1947. We got independence because of the collective effort of all the Indians. Organized structures were the need of hour at that moment, so that all the efforts could be utilized in a collective manner. For that reason, Congress, Muslim League, RSS, and other Social and Political groups came into existence. Yes, if these groups had not been there, we wouldn't have united for independence. We would just be fighting directionless in 'subas' and princely states. Mahatma Gandhi knew that the 2-nation theory came into existence because of the differences.. RSS, Muslim League and Congress seeded in the roots of Indian Society. For that sake he had told Jawahar Lal Nehru to demolish Indian National Congress after India gains independence. But, INC continued to be social party, and then the ruling political party. Some people say that INC was needed at that moment to keep India intact, and also to form policies for a new found Indian republic. Even I think the same. But what went wrong is, the powers just kept on sharing between elites. Because of Partition, a sense of Hinduvadi sentiment deepened in a normal Indian mind. The Mughals, Nizams, and other Muslim rulers continued to loose their identity. The Sikhs, Rajputs, Marathas and other Hindu ideology rulers maintained their position. It came in news that a female of Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zaffar's lineage sells tea on Howrah Bridge in Kolkata. Hindu and Sikh rulers continued to enjoy a large favorability from the INC, RSS, and other organizations of the then Politics. A nexus between rulers and Political leaders started a really bad power sharing arrangement. Our constitution, though good, was never formed with far-sightedness, and became the major reason for power resting in the hands of some people. The Nehru-Gandhi and other political family, along with those flourishing business people started a system of Power corruption. It was easy to go utilize the power unaccountably because of huge 'inactive illiterate class'. Uncontrolled use of power kept on corroding the bureaucracy. The emergency period was a crucial phase in Indian history. With huge youth participation, the first non-congress government came into power. The one thing it did good was, it amended the constitution and made it difficult for any government to impose emergency. Also, it gave rise to a number of smaller political groups. In the next elections, Congress again came into power, and that made us seriously think.. that can we really go towards 'serious democracy' where there are more political players in the field. The bureaucracy, the politics.. have grown with time into the main power handlers. There hasn't really been serious efforts by any civil class to resist such a power block. Those who have, have been subjected to cruelty of governmental machinery or else bribed money to keep silence. We have, with time trained to become slaves to the so-called big people on big posts. We have been made scared of the power handlers, as they are someone who can use any machinery against us. The sense of nationalism is lost with time, or may be its meaning has changed with time. Being loyal to the nation has now changed to being loyal to the government. May be, the changes in definitions of 'Nationalistic' and 'Patriotic' is the result of same. Anna Aandolan and many others like them, have suffered slow deaths. The awakened youth... still sleeps, hoping for some leader to come, hoping that there would be some good politician.. they will vote for. Its the most sad state for us, we aren't ready to take the initiative and be leaders ourselves. Yes, progress is slow in a Democracy. But which progress? Better roads, infrastructure, etc? Believe me, any government in the world would have made India progress to the level it is today. We are growing, no doubts, but our democracy is at a stop. The Bhai, Bhateeja, Jeeja, Sala, Beta things we notice at TV screens is the result of non- resisted benefits the elites and the political class have enjoyed over the years.