When I was growig up in India, the direction India was going was towards one India — the direction was to remove walls created by religion and regionalism. Things appeared to be going in that direction and it appeared that people from all regions were making progress towards becoming one county — a country that was a very tolerant country and accepted diversity.
Iget an impression that the direction has changed. When openly people in one part beat up people from other part for just being there — currently in Maharashtra north Indians being beaten up routinely and in the latest incidence students coming to Mumbai just to give exams — then one has to start thinking what is the direction. My regular visits to India have also shown me that the religious intolerance is increasing and recent incidences against Christians in Orissa and other parts are clear examples of that.
It is very depressing to see that the country of Mahatma Gandhi is going through this phase. I only hope that this trend gets reversed fast. Such trends not controlled can definitely lead to more serious problems.