Why so many Indians are going abroad? And why don’t they return back? Should n’t they feel attracted towards their home land? Why are n’t they?
In my opinion, there are 4 things that India lacks which drives brilliant young minds ‘off’ the country. (I bet whatever you add more to list, it will come under any of these 4 points! 🙂 )
Though India is an independent country, we still lack freedom. Its there in our culture and society. People are not really respected as individuals. And there is not really a freedom of ‘THOUGHT’, speech and expression. There are very few Indian companies which encourage freedom at work as well. There is not much freedom to express your views on everything within family as well. So, we really do not enjoy much freedom here. We cant do things here because we like it or we want it. We can only do things which everyone ‘approves’ as right. Strange!
In many other foreign countries (which Indians want to go ;)), luxury is their normal living standard. Whether you like it or not, things out there are of really good quality and standard. You cant find something really of poor quality for a very cheap price there. Almost every citizen of that country lives like a king (with respect to Indian standards).
This is really another important factor which makes people hate India – including foreign tourists. As Gandhi rightly said “Only when a woman can walk on the streets of India in mid-night with all jewels without fear, India actually is free”. So, India is still not free and people don’t have a ‘secured’ feeling here. I cant walk outside on roads at mid-night here. Its all again because of huge differences in the economic status of Indians. So, when people cant get what they want, they grab it from others. And to worsen the situation, we also have a lot of terrorist to make sure that India hits the news headlines in all abroad TVs often for the wrong news: Bomb in that place, bomb in this place, He was killed, She was killed, etc etc. Its difficult to live in peace unless you forget where you are living.
4. Time to your self
Many Indians who have not visited other countries wont even understand what this means. Because, people here work like that. They just don’t have any balance between their personal and professional life. People dont (cant) do things that they like. They do things because, they have to earn money, save money for their kids, buy house, etc. That is why even sports is not that common here among people. Not many engage themselves in leisure and recreation activities. Those are reserved only for economically forward people. Companies extract work to the maximum and these people also do it as though they are bound to do it. As I mentioned before, it is because of the stiff competition they face. So, if one says no, the company can always find another unemployed who will say yes. And of course, for recreation activities as well you need money. So, you cant spend money unless you earn it. You cant earn it if you have leisure time. Ultimately people just run forgetting why they started to run.