Disclaimer: – The following (I don’t know what to call it, perhaps ‘outburst’ will serve the purpose) has been written in a blunt fashion, with many parenthesis (which are important).
Parental Guidance is not advised.
I ask again- Where the () are we taking our country?
Read the following and unkindly post your comments
Business: -You know what, we Indians are the most honest and the most diligent people on the planet. We never cheat and always serve our organizations with nothing except our sweat, blood and tears (yes! I borrowed it from Winston). HA! Well Raj Rajaratnam is an Indian (and if…if by any chance you are speaking in your mind that, well, he has been in the US for a long time and doesn’t need to be called Indian, then I have nothing to say to you except, “Why did you pride yourself in being an Indian when Sunita ‘Not an Indian at all’ Williams and Kalpana ‘not an Indian citizen either’ Chawla travelled in space? Come on now, don’t be a partisan. Two can play that game”)And he (Rajaratnam) is as much Indian is He-who-is an-IITian-and-a-Harvard Business School-passout-charged-of-illegal-insider-trading-and-assumed-innocent-till-proven-otherwise-Rajat Gupta. We never get enough of ourselves, do we? Our greed never ends, our MBA schools prepare future CEO’s for the western firms and our sole goal, in many cases, is to earn more than our neighbour. At WHATEVER COST.
Sports: -We have just won our first individual Gold medal in Olympics (that ‘have just’ has been the same for almost four years now, and the next Games are just round the corner). We are nearly always thrashed in hockey (which is our national game-they keep saying so whenever they blame the nation’s sports administration for our hockey-tournament debacles; but honestly I don’t think so) and our football ranking is a three-digit number.We also got squashed in Test cricket (which I think is unjustly not our national game) in England (now don’t say that we won 5-0 at home; we always perform well here, and that’s because the pitches nearly always suit us-but we lost 0-4 in the TEST series (despite being the No. 1 ranked side)- and that’s RARE). Most of those who get admissions into colleges via sports quota don’t or are not able to take their skills any further, and there is hardly any encouragement for children to pursue sports – most applications ask for only STATE, ZONAL or NATIONAL achievements, so the ruling mindset is-if I can’t be among the best in this sport, I won’t play this sport. It’s better that I study and score high in my Board exams.
Education: - Do we even have a SANE education system in place in our country? These () many seats in good colleges for these () many students. We even produced a shining miracle-a nothing-short-of-miraculous 100% cut-off (I am deeply sorry to those who suffered, but that three figure thing (it definitely isn’t a cut-off – it cuts everyone off) was a joke, right? Believe it or not, I believe it will soon be a part of Ripley’s Believe It or Not. The college was perhaps attempting a world record-after all we Indians are good at it-pushing trucks by our skull hair (people do it using their eyebrow hair too), breaking innocent tube lights, bending iron strips, marrying each other under water etc.).
Our engineers (mostly) either want to become entrepreneurs (I can’t even spell the word correctly without MS Word’s Spelling Check) or cheap labourers for foreign firms (Rupees (Sorry the keyboard doesn’t have the rupee currency symbol and I don’t expect myself to find the symbol again and again) 46 lakh is roughly $92000….is that a great amount of money in dollars for the amount of work done by our distinguished software ‘geeks’ there?- You can even “GOOGLE” for an exchange rate add on – perhaps that has been created by an Indian…..okay, for those who didn’t get the sarcasm….46 lakh was the pay offered to a Computer Science student at a certain college in Delhi by Google last year).
Reservation: -Okay, I won’t say anything on this. (But, not because I fear who will think what, but because I believe talking on this topic hasn’t done any good to anybody at all. You see, it is the spinach between our teeth, the stain on our faces-because even after sixty decades of freedom from oppression we haven’t been (evidently so, why else do we still have reservation, then?) successfully able to bring backwards to the fore.
If you ask me, reservation is just a political game (okay even if you don’t want to). No political party can do away with it, despite knowing the fact that most reserved categories are now economically stable (some doing even better than general category folks) and need reservation no longer than they need the tag of “Backwards”. The ‘creamy layer’ thing is doing no good too, because the maximum allowed income limit is high. It’s just that people benefitting from this undeserved quota continue enjoying and the real needy people-the real needy are in my view those who can’t send their children to schools, can’t afford even basic necessities as a square meal or the soaring fee structures. Merit will never prevail as long as undeserving people enjoy reservation and the government of our nation is ……but you see, I am a sensitive person sensitive to everyone’s paining nerves and thus I refuse to comment on reservation!)
all for this time.
The problems won’t end. They are a critical part of any nation’s building-up process. The solution lies in seeing forward and looking for ways in which we can take our country where people who lay down their lives for it wanted it to go. After all, I don’t think any of us will be literally ready to lay our lives for the nation (when you can’t see a friend score higher marks than you, when your innards burn on hearing someone’s maddeningly high rank or pay package, then you can surely give up the idea of crying foul on my last “we are not patriotic” line. Oh…come on…speak the truth to yourself. And I will allow exceptions). No one and I won’t allow exceptions here, can be perfect.
Jai Hind (the slogan is still in Hindi although many of us are far more fluent in English than in our mother tongue…..)!
- Do mail me/ comment your thoughts. I am open to criticism (I never pay heed to criticism, for when it’s bad, it’s rude and rough, and when it’s good, it’s just not good enough. Also, there was never a statue erected in honour of a critic!).
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