India is the land of my birth. It is the land of Rama and Krishna, Kabir and Nanak and warriors like Shivaji, Rana Pratap, Banda Bahadur and Guru Gobind Singh. It is the land of the Mahabharat and the Ramayana and the Gita. There are several temples, mosques and gurdwaras in our country. It is the biggest democracy in the world. It has a very old culture. It has a glorious past. It has produced many patriots and freedom fighters. It is a country where 80 per cent of the people live on agriculture. Besides, 80 percent of the Indians live in villages. It has a very big coast-line. It is surrounded by the Himalayas on the North. People belonging to different religions live here. People living in different states speak different languages in our country. There are several beautiful places in our country. The Kashmir Valley, the Taj at Agra, the Ajanta and Elora caves are worth seeing. It is a land where people are God-fearing and religious minded. But it is also one of the poorest countries of the world. We do not have good leaders. Our administrators are corrupt and good at misusing their powers. Our police are the worst. We do not have any national character. I should not be blamed if I do not feel proud of such a country.