The freedom we got six decades ago was the starting point for another imprisonment --- we, the nation, were under the custody of those who we saw as our own. And if we thought that a change in the colour of the skin really made us free, surely it was disillusionment of the worst sort. Around halfway through our false freedom, came real chains again, with the Emergency fettering us to our poverty and a self-perpetuating and dictatorial power elite. Another fight, another freedom. It took us another two decades before we tasted economic freedom. A higher freedom still awaits us.
Opinion in The Indian Express, August 12, 2007