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Jess.

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Posted: 23 December 2009 at 7:00pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by krystal_watz

in my poinion u can be loyal to only ONE nation..and not two........


I think you can be loyal to two nations. Who said you can only love one country?

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Posted: 23 December 2009 at 7:51pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by Jess.

Originally posted by debayon

well, technically they are natives of the country they were born in(their passport says so).....but they should identify themseleves as Indians because they are brown, are only 2nd generation and they are actually from India because  their parents were born there and they decided to come here. Had they decided to live there, they would have an Indian passport. Good question, BTWClap


LOL here in america no one identifies themselves as "Americans." Maybe to people outside of America we call ourselves Americans but not within America.

We all state our ethnicity...if someone asks me what i am, i say "indian" and that goes for everyone. White people identify themselves as white and black people identify themself as black, etc.

well, that's because theoretically, America is not a country. It is a melting pot of different people of different origins coming together to function together. I mean, there is no originalty in Americans. Even the white people there are either Italian, German, British etc.. not to forget the African-Americans and Asian-Americans and Indian-Americans and Hispanics. All the natives are locked up in the northern part like in North Dakota, South Dakota in reservations.

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Originally posted by Jess.

Originally posted by krystal_watz

Originally posted by Jess.

Well, i've always thought of myself as an indian :D
i mean thats our ethnicity...and im an american by nationality


 
 
so which one are u loyal to?
 
if theres a war between usa and india (god forbid, but still)..who will u support?


There's no reason for anyone to have to claim which country they're "loyal" to just because they live in one country and parents are from one country. & i agree totally with this person:



Originally posted by the_Naked_face

I am loyal to the land that gives me education, place to live in, food to survive on, friends to support me through thick and thin....the place that actually makes me. People often question which is more important, a biological mother that gives only birth to you or to the mother that brings life to the birth and brings you up.  I believe in the latter. India is the mother land that gave birth to my parents but they adapted in living in UK and i was brought up in Glasgow thus this makes UK more important to me and i am more loyal to this country and love it more.  Nevertheless i also love India, since thats where my family began from and is now growing in and exploiting other parts of countries beside India.

And yeah i watch Indian reality serials since my mum watches them and you tend to follow what your elders do eh?LOL.... i hate the indian daily serials since they are far from true and dont actually reflect  the  true Indian culture. The protagonist always seems to be suffering and crying which is quite depressing to watch and not to mention boring. I like reality shows of simple, ordinary people not transformation from rags to riches.

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look theres a vast difference between "loving" a country and being "patriotic" towards a country....
 
look i m born in india and brought up in india which makes me a pure indian........i may love 8898978 other countries but im "patriotically loyal" towards only india.
 
same way, u may love two or more nations at the same time but u can be patriotic towards only one. u can salute the flag of only one, sing the anthem of only one...which country is it whose flag u hold close to ur soul? thats the main point of my debate


Edited by krystal_watz - 24 December 2009 at 12:31am

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Originally posted by krystal_watz

Originally posted by Jess.

Originally posted by krystal_watz

Originally posted by Jess.

Well, i've always thought of myself as an indian :D
i mean thats our ethnicity...and im an american by nationality


 
 
so which one are u loyal to?
 
if theres a war between usa and india (god forbid, but still)..who will u support?


There's no reason for anyone to have to claim which country they're "loyal" to just because they live in one country and parents are from one country. & i agree totally with this person:



Originally posted by the_Naked_face

I am loyal to the land that gives me education, place to live in, food to survive on, friends to support me through thick and thin....the place that actually makes me. People often question which is more important, a biological mother that gives only birth to you or to the mother that brings life to the birth and brings you up.  I believe in the latter. India is the mother land that gave birth to my parents but they adapted in living in UK and i was brought up in Glasgow thus this makes UK more important to me and i am more loyal to this country and love it more.  Nevertheless i also love India, since thats where my family began from and is now growing in and exploiting other parts of countries beside India.

And yeah i watch Indian reality serials since my mum watches them and you tend to follow what your elders do eh?LOL.... i hate the indian daily serials since they are far from true and dont actually reflect  the  true Indian culture. The protagonist always seems to be suffering and crying which is quite depressing to watch and not to mention boring. I like reality shows of simple, ordinary people not transformation from rags to riches.

Xoxo




 
 
 
 
look theres a vast difference between "loving" a country and being "patriotic" towards a country....
 
look i m born in india and brought up in india which makes me a pure indian........i may love 8898978 other countries but im "patriotically loyal" towards only india.
 
same way, u may love two or more nations at the same time but u can be patriotic towards only one. u can salute the flag of only one, sing the anthem of only one...which country is it whose flag u hold close to ur soul? thats the main point of my debate



Well, if this answers your question, I pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america :)


But if there does happen to be a war, i'd be neutral.
And if had to choose a side, i'd look at both situations...like why'd the war start & all that.

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Posted: 29 December 2009 at 10:09pm | IP Logged
thank u.....so that means ur an american :)
 
thats the answer i wanted...unfortunately all the people started bringing in their ethnic habits and identities up..but thabnks for giving a to-the-point answer

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Posted: 29 December 2009 at 10:10pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by Jess.

Originally posted by krystal_watz

Originally posted by Jess.

Originally posted by krystal_watz

Originally posted by Jess.

Well, i've always thought of myself as an indian :D
i mean thats our ethnicity...and im an american by nationality


 
 
so which one are u loyal to?
 
if theres a war between usa and india (god forbid, but still)..who will u support?


There's no reason for anyone to have to claim which country they're "loyal" to just because they live in one country and parents are from one country. & i agree totally with this person:



Originally posted by the_Naked_face

I am loyal to the land that gives me education, place to live in, food to survive on, friends to support me through thick and thin....the place that actually makes me. People often question which is more important, a biological mother that gives only birth to you or to the mother that brings life to the birth and brings you up.  I believe in the latter. India is the mother land that gave birth to my parents but they adapted in living in UK and i was brought up in Glasgow thus this makes UK more important to me and i am more loyal to this country and love it more.  Nevertheless i also love India, since thats where my family began from and is now growing in and exploiting other parts of countries beside India.

And yeah i watch Indian reality serials since my mum watches them and you tend to follow what your elders do eh?LOL.... i hate the indian daily serials since they are far from true and dont actually reflect  the  true Indian culture. The protagonist always seems to be suffering and crying which is quite depressing to watch and not to mention boring. I like reality shows of simple, ordinary people not transformation from rags to riches.

Xoxo




 
 
 
 
look theres a vast difference between "loving" a country and being "patriotic" towards a country....
 
look i m born in india and brought up in india which makes me a pure indian........i may love 8898978 other countries but im "patriotically loyal" towards only india.
 
same way, u may love two or more nations at the same time but u can be patriotic towards only one. u can salute the flag of only one, sing the anthem of only one...which country is it whose flag u hold close to ur soul? thats the main point of my debate



Well, if this answers your question, I pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america :)


But if there does happen to be a war, i'd be neutral.
And if had to choose a side, i'd look at both situations...like why'd the war start & all that.

 
@ bold underlined: but wouldnt that be un-patriotic of u???

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Posted: 29 December 2009 at 10:47pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by krystal_watz

hey people im back wid a bang....i have a new question for the day:
 
do u think second-generation NRIs...or the children of people brought up in foreign countries should identify themselves as indian or that nationality where they r from???
 
i am a regular on this I-F .and it surprises me to see how many people we have from foreign countries on the serial discussion forums!!!! i have often wondered: why do these people bother about indian serials so much in the US or UK..........they r brought up there....they have learned to identify themselves as american/ british from birth..........then why this craze regarding indian serials which portray a lifestyle which those NRIs most possibly wont be able to even identify with???????/  this is something that has always boggled my mind when i came to if.
 
so my question is: do PIA (People of Indian Origin) identify themselves as indians or otherwise when asked?????


No generally they don't do. This is one point where Indian NRIs are radically different from their Chinese counterparts. I have seen Chinese considering them proud Chinese people wherever they go.
First thing an Indian NRI complaints on visiting India is about the poor roads, poverty, lack of infrastructure etc. I personally feel this view point must change. Contributing intead of complaining can do a lot.

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Posted: 29 December 2009 at 10:49pm | IP Logged

NRIs should not care about india as india's welfare dos not affect them.

2nd generation NRIs are not really indians btw

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