DHRUV SACHDEVA, 29
Founder of Humour Me, Country's First Branded Entertainment Agency
There is no concept of true freedom because we have people whose opinions matter to us. I believe true freedom lies in the ability to simply be yourself and have society accept you for who you are, as opposed to the current reality where every individual is pressured to conform to generic societal standards. Our benchmark continues to be the West, when by now we should have the ability to set our own global benchmarks.
I believe India needs to. Value its own talent. Even today clients quote Western references and expect finished products to be delivered in the last minute, with half the costs. However, if Pixar were to do a film in India, they would be valued much more and be given all the time and resources required, by the same clients. We are the most critical to our own people.
India seems to be caught in an epidemic of mediocrity. General laziness and downright incompetence are holding us back. If we aim to be leaders we as a nation need to improve our work ethic.
Complete freedom is. A utopian concept. A world where everyone is free to act as they please, cannot exist. I personally would not want to live in such a world. Freedom can have a darkness too.