India is standing on the threshold of being an economic super power. It celebrates its booming economy and GDP growth. It is true that it has emerged as one of the fastest growing economies of the world next only to China. Real GDP has grown between 7.4 and 9.4 percent for successive years in a row since 2003-04. Has this so called economic boom reached the common man? The harsh realities below this growth are that many Indian cannot afford a proper meal everyday. Growth process has not benefited all sections of the people. There is too much of obsession with growth and not enough is being done to use it to reduce the yawning urban-rural and rich-poor divide. From the words of Charles Dickens, “we have everything before us, we have nothing before us”.