Last week Arvind Pangariya asked PMO to relieve him from Vice-chairmen post of Niti Aayog. He will be joining Columbia University as Professor of Economics. Prior to this, we lost Raghuram Rajan to the University of Chicago. Another Economist Amartya Sen who was first vice Chancellor of proposed Nalanda University but withdrew his candidature for a second term and currently is a professor at Harvard University. The list of such intellects is long but the point is why we are not able to retain them.
It is surprising and a big question for a country who claims to b the largest democracy, to not able to retain its intellects.