Last updated on: October 08, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi may discover from the experiences of his predecessor Rajiv Gandhi that there are limits to what technology can achieve, notes Kanika Datta
Technology is back in the political pantheon as the leading deity to be invoked to rid the country of centuries of poverty and backwardness.
First, it was Rajiv Gandhi, who worshipped at its altar with his Technology Missions.
Now it is Narendra Modi; and he has acquired the most powerful of high priests in the CEOs of the world’s leading IT companies, and such liturgy as Digital India and Make in India to aid these devotions.
No one can doubt the sincerity of both leaders in their desire to deliver India unto that haven we call the First World.
But as Mr Modi may discover from the experiences of his predecessor who occupied the prime ministerial office 30 years ago -- also with a historic mandate and the same atmosphere of fervid expectation -- there are limits to what technology can achieve.
Technology can certainly gain India membership in the comity of modern nations in the 21st century.