India is colour.
It is vibrant and rich. Proud of its charm. Its resilience.
It is bustling and chaotic, even hysterical. A country predominantly
rustic, with pockets of unimaginable wealth. A society witnessing
rapid, constant change.
It is a land like none other. Starkly different.
Only one thing sets it apart.
A jigsaw of millions of different faces... different individuals...
and different lives. Achievers and failures, scoundrels and
saints, educated and unlettered, millionaires and minions, frail
and strong, young and old...an endless list of people that form
the breadth of this vast nation.
A pot pourri which has shaped the fortunes of Independent India.
Peoples who have journeyed with the nation as it traversed on
its half-a-century course. Matching pace to pace, year after year
as India bloomed from birth to maturity.
They have built this country. They that are India. And it is they
that will find place on these pages. Rediff On The NeT
profiles 50 such Indians, signifying each year of the Indian
Lives that are the spirit of India.