The world’s largest democracy and fastest-growing large economy turns 70 on August 15. will mark India’s 70th Independence Day with a 10-page special feature that looks ahead. What are the toughest challenges for the economy, what is still holding back business, what should India’s new economy entrepreneurs aim for next, what can add more vroom to Sensex and Nifty, what’s the next technological paradigm shift, what are the big questions in politics and public affairs — ET’s domain specialists and an A-list of invited columnists tackle questions that will define India in the near future. India Inc heavyweights Uday Kotak, Kumar Mangalam Birla and Adi Godrej are writing for the special issue. As are BJP’s MJ Akbar, Congress’ Jyotiraditya Scindia, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant and noted economist Rajiv Kumar. ET has invited columnists from China and Pakistan to tell us how our difficult neighbours view us. And peppering these pages that look to the future will be attractive graphics that tell the story of India’s 70 years.