There are problems in the world
Each year more are unfurled
Climate change has been there.
The pandemic brought its share.
Inequality is very dire
And maybe getting even higher.
And since the Russia-Ukraine War
The World has had to then endure
An unexpected commodity boom
All these dangers constantly loom.
Some countries succumbed to all this flack.
But we are on a better track!
And as commodity prices decline
Our inflation numbers should be fine.
We already know we will survive.
And now there’s hope we will thrive.
Our economy is growing fast
And there are signs that this will last.
Now that India turns ’76
There are many problems we can fix.
Though there are many reasons to cheer
Today's India, I sometimes fear
Will not achieve all we desire.
There are many things for which we aspire.
Can we take the inclusive call
With an economy that works for all.
A democracy with give and take
In which everyone has a stake.
And discourse is free and polite.
Where we listen and refuse to slight.
Indeed it’s good if leaders are strong
But to ensure that nothing goes wrong
Good feedback is the key!
Feedback should be good and free.
The times are tough, but we stand tall.
We must beware, lest we fall.
If we are smart as well as wise
Surely India’s bound to rise.
By Nadir Godrej