India is a land of contrast and diversity in everything including culture, resources, wealth. Extreme poverty and ostentatious consumption exist side by side. The extremities of weather and climate can be found in India. There are regions of abundant natural resources while there are barren regions devoid of resources. Today, the nation is led by the most corrupt government ever while the leaders of the freedom struggle were men and women of scrupulous moral values. This ancient land with continuous unbroken history ranks today among the leading nations in technological excellence. India, a regional power today has the potential to emerge as the leading global power given its abundant manpower resources, infrastructure and scientific institutes and indigenous innovative capabilities. Unfortunately, however, the leadership in India leaves much to be desired.