What would have Nehru done in todays scenario?It should not be forgotten that Nehru took an active interest in projects, some of which seemed ‘unnecessary luxuries’ to his critics. These include IITs and IIMs as well as Isro and the nuclear research program. The successful launch of Mangalyaan, India being a nuclear power and enjoying such an influential presence of in Silicon Valley is all due to the farsightedness of the man, under whose leadership and that of his party, according to some, “nothing worthwhile happened in the past 60 years”. Also, his idea of ‘development’ was not that of converting human beings into robots and morons. It is to his active interest that we owe institutions like Sahitya Akademi, National School of Drama, Film Institute, Sangeet Natak Akademi and Lalit Kala Akademi.