Indian government services are on the verge of collapse. Merit and governance has been big causality for almost seven decades since independence. Merit and governance has been replaced by reservation and corruption amongst regulators/administrators. We need new ethos inculcation of merit; participative governance and research on though and evolution of new idea.
Islamic State poses the biggest civilisational terror threat. Ruthless and capable of striking anywhere and probably will have access to dirty weapons in near future. No one has an idea about tackling challenge but that will only make it stronger. One can't bomb an idea but India can take it head on and destroy.
Indian society is going through turbulence of living life and enjoying in mad search of Western values with devastating consequences for us all to see. Solution lies in going back to our ethos without giving up modernity.