Sunday, March 02, 2008

What should we do for a great India???

The finance minister has presented his budget and has given joy to a lot of Indian middle class citizens. Helped us by reducing the taxes and also has helped the farm sector. But what are we doing to bring some hope to our fellow Indians? I don't think we are doing anything. We just crib complain, complain more. And then while having the morning cup of tea with the news paper in hand we say "Darling, देश को corruption ने जकड के रखा है. देश आगे ही नहीं बढ रहा है."
Today as Indians we are the most horrible when it comes to moving around in public.
  • We dont follow traffic rules
  • We spit on roads
  • We smoke below the no smoking sign
  • We turn right when the signal says "DO NOT TURN RIGHT" or the other way around.
  • We honk at anything moving on the road, even buffaloes.
  • We keep our houses clean but throw the waste just outside our house boundary, we never walk to the dustbin kept 10 Mtrs away from the house main gate.
  • We park the car in such a way that no other person can park his car. If the sign says park you car parallel to the road we just do it in some diagonal way.
  • We take the dog out so that it can shit and make itself happy and then when we walk on the street we never forget to say "Yaar dekho roads kitne gande hain, koi safai kyun nahi karta?"
  • We break the rules and when the cops catch us the first thing we say is "Sir sir sir, please sir !! Uncle beemar hai hospital ja raha tha. Sir kuch keejiye na." We just think we can break the rules and can just get over with it.
  • We start work late in office and leave late, we should change it to come to work early go back early and be with friends and family for a larger part of the day.
Another big problem which I find in India is that we have been brought up by parents who have told us:
  • अभी खेल के time waste मत करो, चलो पढ़ाई करो (dont waste your time in playing, come on study)
  • अरे क्या painting- shainting करते रहते हो? पढ़ाई कौन करेगा? (why are you painting? who will study?)
  • खेलते हुए चोट लग जायेगी, ध्यान से खेलो (You will get hurt while playing, take it easy)
Sports and extra activities are very necessary in the overall development of the child. Anyways in India extra activities means going to for a movie. We rarely find sports being part of our culture. Theater is dying. Music is all remix and copied. Mahesh Bhatt has mastered the art of watching DVDs and making movies in a week.

Himesh comes out with an Album which has got the following songs:
  • Himesh Song
  • Himesh Song - Sad Remixed
  • Himesh Song - Happy Remix
  • Himesh Song - Happy Dandiya Remix
  • Himesh Song - Sad Dandiya Remix
  • Himesh Song - Happy Bhangra Remix
  • Himesh Song - Sad Bhangra remix
Arre Himesh whats your problem, give music and go to hell, who is asking you to give us crap???

Anyways my point is that we arn't really doing justice to what we can do. The question is not "What are we doing for the growth of the nation and making it a better place to live?" but the question is "What can we do to make this a better place to live 100 years after???"

Four points which can make India a better place to live from my side, anyone else who wants to contribute is welcome:
  1. Just keep your surroundings and head clean. Dont pee on walls. Dont spit on roads. Throw garbage in the community garbage bin. Think good about your neighbor and help the elderly.
  2. Follow rules set by the government. Pay taxes. Dont cheat the public.
  3. Work and family life should be balanced. Work hard in office. Finish tasks in given time and care about your family a little more. Tuck in your kid in bed, when he is about to sleep.
  4. Ask your kid to follow one extra curricular activity with passion. Any activity, it can be sports, music, drawing, painting, watching stars, writing poetry, reading novel, anything, just help him/ her follow that passion. Ask if he/ she needs help in anyway from your side.
I don't know if I can see a great India before I become 75 years old but yes I do see a great India since I was 10 years old. We have progressed and belive me we are on the right track, because there are many more people who think the same like what I think. Happy Nation !!! :-)

And ahh how can I forget.
  • Congrats to the Indian under 19 cricket team for bringing home the Kids World Cup.
  • Congrats to Dhoni and his young lads for killing the Australians in the 1st final.
  • Congrats to Prabodh Tirkey and his Hockey champs for an 8-0 victory agsinst Russia. And good luck to them so that they can win the tournament in Chile and qualify for the Olympics.
Ok tata Bye bye.


PRanky 7:11 AM, March 03, 2008  

Very well said...:)
agreed with you...

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