One fine morning youimages get up and find your country to be a ‘SOVEREIGN SECULAR DEMOCRATIC’ country viz India. As the dust in the morning sunlight begins to settle down on your window sill you realise that you speak English as one of your official languages despite the fact that you have twenty two languages on your currency note that you do not know about. Rhetoric ? Ironic ? Plainly Miserable ?

  •  THE GOVERNMENT HAS ADOPTED A FOREIGN LANGUAGE AS AN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE BUT NOT TWO REGIONAL LANGUAGES OF OPPOSITE STATES FOR THE OFFICE BEARERS.
  • THERE ARE ‘ESTEEMED‘ ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOLS THAT HAVE STUDENTS IN PRESENCE BUT THE EDUCATION IS ABSENT.
  • WE CONSIDER OURSELVES TO BE NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS AND YET WE ADOPT BRITISH AND AMERICAN ACCENTS IN MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS FOR SETTLING CUSTOMER DISPUTES OF CUSTOMERS THAT ARE NOT EVEN NATIVE !
  • OUR CITIZENS YEARN FOR JOBS OVERSEAS BUT WE DO NOT ALLOW FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT TO PROMOTE JOBS WITHIN THE COUNTRY.
  • WE PURCHASE OIL FROM COUNTRIES OVERSEAS BUT WE CAN NOT POSSIBLY MAKE RELIANCE INDIA LIMITED REDUCE THE PRICES OF UNPROCESSED OIL BY A DIME.
  • WE DEIFY WOMEN BUT WE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PREVENT OR BE AWARE AGAINST RAPES. RATHER, WE IMPOSE THE FAULT UPON THE VICTIM, FURTHER VICTIMISING THE SAME.
  • WE HAVE THE METTLE TO INTERACT ON A GLOBAL PLATFORM WITH STUDENTS FROM ANY AND EVERY CORNER OF THE WORLD BUT WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT A STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMME IS OR WE PLAY TO BE LESS KNOWLEDGEABLE FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON

 

Now did you just read what is happening around you or do you already know what goes around but choose to stay inanimate. Do you find the 200 years of slavery a clever trick out of the British hat or just tomfoolery on the end of the common Indian ? Did we extend our drapes of Atithi devo bhava’ ? Have you ever felt that we do not wish to compete or is it merely a foreign withdrawal ? Do you wanna be a ‘soft slave’ or a ‘competitor’ ? Do you choose to stay in those shackles or do you wish to make a difference ?
Can you tell yourself on your deathbed ‘I HAVE MADE IT LARGE’ 

‘Striving Towards A Better Earth’
-Kabir

 

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