The year 2015 was a difficult year for India. Forces that had thought to have been vanquished in 2014 came back with a vengeance, through all manner of deceit and instigation. On one side, Christian extremists sought to take advantage of petty vandalism in churches to divide the country; caste politics returned; the defeated ideology of crony socialism became hip again; and communist elements on campuses re-surfaced. It was a difficult year.
In response to them, and in the total absence of any space in the mainstream media, the people's voices shown through in the social media and also through individual agents of change. The victories of 2014 gave way to the defeats of 2015... but the battle is far, far from over. This is a new India. And it is at war with the old forces that seek to hold it back.
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Indian of the Year 2015