Though India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world, as a nation, it is quite young. India is the world’s largest democratic country (second largest in area and second most populated country). Democracy was ushered in India when the Constitution of India was framed on 26th of January, 1950, the world’s longest written constitution. Democracy in India should ideally function as a well-oiled machine but certain detrimental factors throw the spanner in the works, the result of which is that the constitutional goals and democratic aspirations of India remains unrealized.In the Preamble to the Constitution of India, the pledge to make India a democratic republic and ascertain equality, liberty and justice to all its citizens remains just a promise. The vast majority of the illiterate Indians are often prey to intimidation and misrepresentation. Politically insensitive, democratic principles and ideas are Greek and Hebrew to them. Illiteracy is one of the main causes of inequality. We have a capitalistic democracy where the rich inevitably exploit the poor.