Sidharth Pandey: Talking to an old couple who had brought their grandkids to the protest and me asking them why were they there and what it meant for them. The grandfather said he had seen India grow as an economic power and become modern but that change meant many people forgetting values like honesty and probity. This movement, he told me, had rekindled his faith and that of others that India could overcome its pessimism, class, gender and be drawn together and believe that change was possible.
He added that he sincerely believed that we were making history and while he would not be around when things finally started getting better, he wanted to bring his grand kids to see for themselves and remember later in life that their grand parents had brought them to witness the day history was being made, a turning point for the country. That belief, despite the politics of it all, was for me the defining moment.