Resetting India’s mindset
If all holds altogether, then 2016 should be that benchmark year when the nation embarks on yet another makeover
In 1983, the first Maruti 800, the so-called people’s car, rolled off the production line at a factory in Gurgaon, on the outskirts of Delhi. It changed the way Indians drove. The little car, which has been since been discontinued, actually did better: it kicked off an incredible makeover of the nation’s mindset. Probably first in the ‘Make in India’ mould, the project proved that India can. In the three decades and more since, the Maruti experiment became the metaphor for the fundamental transformation of India. It was also the starting point from which Millennium City (Gurgaon) was launched.