Manmohan Singh on India Empowered. It is amazing how the psyche of Indians both in India and around the world has undergone a sea change. Can you imagine the days when we were growing up in India ? There was eternal pessimism all around and I remember the days when we wrote reams and reams of essays about the population problem, the illiteracy problem etc.. concentrating on the problems alone. Never were we asked to write essays about how can we change these things... how can we find solutions.