How is that we are still United as a Nation?There are differences of opinion of people of India, on various issues. The politicians of particular States, who are very powerful, stroke passions of people and divide them on various lines.
There are conflicts in States and among States on sharing of various resources and on the most important resource -- water.
However, we still stand united as a Nation. How does this happen?
India is possibly the only huge democracy in the world, where the family as a Unit has survived for generations. In the villages it is still common to find entire joint families living a very happy life of peace and happiness. There is a huge amount of caring and sharing and this gets reflected in various forms of behavior in public. People are wise to understand that there should be unity between people of various regions and communities.
Secondly, the Nation as a whole is deeply religious. Talk of the scorching heat in the month of May. This has no effect on the millions who visit various temples, undertaking journeys for as many as six hours in the peak heat between 11AM to 5PM, and still get to visit the temples in places like Madurai, Kanyakumari, and so on.
Those who are deeply religious will never do anything to disturb people. Since they are God fearing,they are generally averse to anything that is not in tune with the basic tenets of peace, as it were.
Thirdly, there is a growing recognition that manpower has to be on an pan-India basis, for mere survival of businesses. Migrants from West Bengal, Orissa, and the North-East and the North Indian States, where the development projects are relatively less when compared to the Southern States, migrate in thousands to the latter and are happily engaged in construction projects.
Fourthly, we, as Indians have common interests in very important sports like Cricket. The passions that run so high has to be seen to be believed, in common places, whenever a India-Pakistan Cricket match is on.
Fifthly, we have different resources in various parts of India, and it is but natural that people of various regions develop bonds that cut across any barrier.
I firmly that National integrity and unity will always thrive in our Nation.