“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high; Where knowledge is free; Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by domestic walls; Where words come out from the depth of truth; Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake" – Rabindranath Tagore
We have advanced from being one of the most exploited lands on earth to being an economic and military power to be reckoned with, eyeing an even more ambitious future. While India has been on its upward journey for decades, technological advances in the 21st century have accelerated this growth to unprecedented levels.
I could feel something slipping inside of me. Not just my strength, or my ability to move or think but something more fundamental. I don’t resist it. I can’t resist it as I am pulled into something by invisible hands as I lose all my senses slowly. As my eyelids come down darkening the blurry vision and I finally understand the tears that have been shed today marking the struggle of fifteen whole years. As I finally understand that my fight is over and even though I wish to say so many things to Roger, I muster enough energy and utter my last words for my daughter.
While the emerging midde class of India and the world embrace fast fashion with open arms, the effects it has on our planet and millions around it are often devastating, and the fashion industry has been "all hat and no cattle" about their harmful impact on the world.