Monday, 26 November 2007

Do we care for India?

A recent conversation between me and a friend, I summarize here.
My friend is a PG student in Texas University. And I am working in Sweden.

She: Its very envying to see the modernized and organized west. India must change.
Me: But who will change India?
She: Its the government, they are the reason for the problems in India.
Me: But who is the government?
Tell me one thing; do we have enough rights to point our fingers towards the government? Who selected them? We can’t say, we have not voted. So why did you not vote? Then the expected reply, "I did not like anyone, so".
At least I would say, all these explanations are just escapism.
Especially she and me and many alike, I would say, we don’t have any real 'Akkarai' towards India. We only care for our bank balance. Simply shouting in some Google chat across time zones, "India must progress, lotsa things must change in India, Its the politicians who are responsible for the corruption" does not mean we care for India.

How many of us cared for traveling to our constituencies and register our votes?
How many of us registered our self in any constituency?
All of us will vote, if there is online voting available and if the government posts the login,password details to our home address. That is all we can do for our India. So lets not complain.

And one more thing, we must not compare India with the West, rather compare with India itself how it was 20 years before, 10 years before and now.
Certainly there is progress. You and I are blessed with the western exposure. But that does not mean we can complain about India in the name of CARING.


Surendera said...

I think in my view we shud not compare India with US at any moment. Now India and China are the fast growing nations in the world. Conditions are changing here also eg. Mumbai has become the second costliest place in the world to get an office space, Mukesh Ambani became one day rich person in the world like our "oru day CM Mr.Arjun".Dollar rate is coming down WRT Indian rupee...etc...

raji said...

In my view , I would also like to add point ( rather a very important thought ) to ponder over..
When we talk about developement, we should take into account the majority..
What percentage of citizens in India think about this development?
I don think even 50% will.
In this condition, if we take in to consideration people under the poverty line, it is a very sad scene.
Even if someone talks to them about such thoughts, they mite only be able to say "we are struggling to push days in our life .. how do u expect us to think about development when we are not able to make our daily bread.."
Though India is growing to be a significant country in world market, rich get richer, poor get more poor.
This is the scenario today.
Mite be we can make a movie out of this ;) That should be premiered in Oscars..

Anonymous said...

Hai Priya Kathiravan,

Excellent, I dont have words to say..

Who ever it is, before complaining about a system, we should learn the system and contribute to the system.

In India we must atleast participate in the system by registering the votes... which is not at all happening..

Though i did not get a chance to visit any other country, i feel proud about My INDIA(Second country in the world having highest growth rate(GDP) for the year 2008-2009(7.2%, next to China), Forbes.

//And one more thing, we must not compare India with the West, rather compare with India itself how it was 20 years before, 10 years before and now.
Certainly there is progress//

Absolutely True...

--Soundararajan Rajendran