|Arun Maira is a former management consultant.|
Concerning his country's future, India Planning Commission member Arun Maira is an unabashed optimist.
"Others hear contention and see confusion," Maira writes in an essay in which he outlines three scenarios for India's future. "They despair that India cannot get its act together. But I see patterns that give me confidence that India is coming together."
India's prime minister chairs the Planning Commission.