Yea.. I don’t like it when people say / write crap about India. I really don’t like it. And the worst part is that I know what they say/write is true and I can’t do anything about it!
All I can do is just raise some helpless – hopeless cries and feel sad / depressed for a while before I resume my normal routine forgetting about all these.
When I was a kid (in my school days), I used to think that India would improve and become super-power and all those. Actually yes – I have seen lot of improvements going on in different fields. BUT, I don’t think I will ever see my “dream India” in my life time.
I wish India is like some of those European countries with rock-solid economy unperturbed by bomb blast in US or whatever and where you don’t find any beggars or thieves and where there is no place for corruption or reservations or any such non-sense. (Hmmm…… Sigh!!)Well I just have the helpless feeling that India still hasn’t got its real freedom. She is still not independent and when I think practically, I just can’t do anything about it! That’s what pisses me off and it irritates me more when I see others just spitting about India!!
Few days back, I saw this youtube video which shows how Indians are in 90 seconds..
And that Slumdog Millionaire movie – what is there for us to feel proud about it? We all should feel ashamed about that movie. After all, a British guy directed the movie showing all crap about India (though true and as I said before, that’s why it hurts me more!), and it was recognized worldwide and appreciated – what does that mean? Every bloody A****** out there, wants to see India like what is shown in that movie. They enjoy watching Indians like that – Which I don’t like!! Have we not produced better movies? Hasn’t AR Rahman produced better music before?? Is this a real recognition for us?? I just felt that she (India) danced naked in front of the world to please some real mean people and begged for fame! In fact there was no appreciation for Indians there (except for Rahman’s music probably). I just felt that all Indians should just boycott the celebration of that damn movie! Will my voice be ever heard in this regard??
And then, when I was watching the movie “Madrasapattinam” last week, the same old
familiar feeling of helplessness and frustration came up in my mind. Though the movie a romantic drama, it was showing how the British rulers treated Indians as slave and how few Indians were really so mean and selfish that they were ready sell their own country for their self pleasure and money! It kindled those deep-buried feelings of my heart which was bothering me for a while!
We say India is a land of Gods and we are proud about our culture, divinity and such.. Many foreigners even today come down to India in search of inner-peace. How come such a pure great bla bla bla country was so ignorant that it could let some white skinned business men who came to India just for selling their stuff ultimately take over the entire country and ruin it? How come Indians were (are even now!) so stupid / selfish / whatever?? When Gods chose our country for these ancient temples and epics and everything which we are so proud of, how come Gods never saved our country from these ruins?? How come God let the place he delves to ruin in the hands of these cunning Britisher rulers? Again, all helpless hopeless cries!
And again this morning, when I read this “featured” blog post about how bad our Ganges is, I again felt really irritated. Didn’t wordpress find anything else interesting to feature in its home page? Why does it want to damage India’s image among all bloggers around the world??
And I really got pissed off when I saw a comment there saying “I can’t actually imagine going into that water”. I just wanted to shout back saying “We never invited you to do so!”
I don’t blame the guy who wrote about Ganges – well, I can’t! But I blame this wordpress for featuring it in the front page! I gotta show my anger someway right! So blame wordpress! Grrrr!! x-(
But, why does everyone show this much interest in mocking India? Well, I guess its because Indians truly don’t mind.. And even if they do, they just write some stupid articles like this and waste their time for a while and get back to their practical life and strive hard for making money!
We are very forgetful! We just forget about the history – forget how hard it was for us to get the so-called-freedom we enjoy today – forget everything about our freedom fighter – forget everything about our rich culture and tradition and just go on nodding heads for foreigners (At times, I just can’t believe that even now we have this taste of ours for foreign dresses, foreign foods, foreign scents and we still believe that whatever is foreign is so great! Isn’t it because of this very same feeling that we let these beggars inside our country and later let them rule and ruin us?? Won’t we ever change?? Sigh!! ), just keep re-producing but never be a useful resource for the country, just keep copying whatever others do and never try to use our own brain, just keep thinking about own selfish life and how to become rich by any means even if that means to selling your own country and what not! The list goes on and my frustration never ends!
Okay, if you have read this far, I really appreciate your patience and possibly the little bit of care you have for India. I am not sure how many such articles I will be writing shedding off my frustration. Anyways, it is now time for me turn back to my practical life – and strive hard for making money! 😐