Do you feel free, confident and empowered in independent India?

Mahatma Gandhi once said: “I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.” India strives to provide its citizens an environment of that very nature. However, even since Independence, the country is perpetually battling issues related to gender inequality, economic unfairness, religious and caste disparity, reservations, safety of women, nepotism, child exploitation and a slew of other social issues which might leave you questioning the essence of this freedom.

As the nation gears up to celebrate the 71st year of Independence, do you as a citizen really feel free and confident in independent India, be it in the larger scheme of things or daily life? Or is there a sense subtle captivity and insecurity?  Share your views and experiences with us by posting your comments below:

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