“Welcoming 2024: How India is experiencing a silent ‘Triveni’ revolution in politics, science and civilisation”, First Post, December 28, 2023:
“Revolutions are mostly bloody and abrupt. There is a seething undercurrent in the people and when a man of the hour appears, not generally by design but through a confluence of coincidences and circumstances, he sets off cataclysmic changes that overturn many, if not most, of the instrumentalities of the ancien régime.
Modern history, and by that I mean the period over the last 500 years, has witnessed many such violent changes that fundamentally changed the lives of common people. Typical examples are the French, American and Russian Revolutions. Other political changes in the last century that have not been given this ‘revolution’ epithet would certainly qualify for it, for example the regime changes in Turkey, China, Iran, Afghanistan and the USSR.
Other revolutions are more silent but their effects are as momentous. These, for the most part, are somewhat apolitical—the Industrial Revolution and the Silicon Revolution being the most important ones in recent times….”
Read the full article at Firstpost.com