Posted: 15 August 2010 at 12:16pm | IP Logged
Alright, I know that India is quite corrupted, but why do you think so? Firstly, I believe it ius the land-man ratio in India. So many people living in such a small area, which of course leads to a greater struggle for existence. Secondly, when the British left us, they took away most of our wealth, resources etc..Basically, we had to start from scratch! In addition the divide-and-rule left us in a further political turmor, further heightened by the rising tensions between India and Pakistan during the Cold War. Obviously, people would want to live a better life, because in our country, it's always a do-or-die situation. And a better life is certainly incomplete without money, which everyone would want. Imagine yourself as a chowkidaar with 3 kids and a wife, doing night duty, and someone wants to get in but you strictly have orders not to allow anyone to enter. The man who wants to enter suddenly pushes a Rs. 1000 note at you.Now what would you do? Of course, if better sense prevailed, you would not take the bribe. But if this was a real life situation, most likely the person would, thinking of his family, his little kids etc.. We may feel it's not right, but we have probably never been in such a situation before. Anyways, the struggle that we go through probably makes us curse about why India of all the places, but I believe the struggle is good for us, it teaches us how to be tough and self-sufficient, how to survive in damn tough conditions, in fact, that is the essence of true independence. Other citizens of other wealthy countries have already been provided with everything, they have been placed in a world where the basic necessities have been provided to them, and they can afford to goof around and not study, and still lead a healthy life, while the Indians and Asians who imigrate there looking for a better standard of living, do most of the hard work for them.So, we must never compare with them, situations are different. Another reason why we must never compare India to other western countries is because of how long they've been independent. The US became independent in 1776, unlike India, which became independent in 1947. They've had their share of goof-ups too, and they struggled too(The Great Depression), but they learnt from their mistakes, and became a successful nation. I think India can do the same too, especially since India has sharper brains on the rise.
Another thing I have noticed is that the common man always complains about the government doing nothing. In Delhi, people say NDMC is at fault. In Kolkata, KMC is at fault, and in Mumbai, SS/MNS is always on the rise. Everyone is seen passing the buck to others. I think we should stop this, and instead of finding problems, look for solutions collectively.
I think I hate, yes, hate about India is the regionalism aspect involved. Frequently, I see people bashing people from other states(on other forums) and stuff like Santa-Banta jokes still exist!
Like Akshay Kumar said in Khatta Meetha
" England mein English milte hain, America mein Americans milte hain, India mein sirf Bengalis, Madrasi, Gujrati, Punjabi milte hain, koi Indian nahi milta"
People must remember that we carry an Indian passport, and not any Bengali, Madrasi or whatever passsport.
OK....that's all from me