For this project, extremely eclectic group of artists were chosen to present the widest possible number of interpretations on the theme. Painters and sculptors as well as photographers and installation artists were invited to express themselves candidly and honestly, responding to the theme in whatever manner they wished. The results were diverse, to say the least. Many of the works are, of course, celebratory and joyful while others are critical, poignant or even depressing. In the wide range of both types of works and emotions conveyed, the exhibition is witness to the broad diversity of peoples and viewpoints that makes up India today, a true testament to the world's largest functioning democracy.