Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Indolence unlimited

People must be waking up at this hour in my country, funny how I call it mine, like I own it. But this “waking up” is literal and not metaphoric. Unfortunately, we all sleep all day, all week, all year long. We sit and abuse our country like indolent, ignorant idiots... we complain about the dirt, the smell the shit on the roads, the poverty but who causes it? The Government or the “outside forces” don’t have a secret vendetta to keep most of us below poverty line, so who is to blame? Tough question and a very simple answer- we are to blame. Enough of us don’t work in development sector, most of don’t care about corporate social responsibility and while it is nice to know that the Tata’s do a lot, it just isn’t enough. How much time does a friend of mine sitting in a plush corporate office with air-con keeping him/her cool and comfortable, spend thinking about the under privileged. I am not suggesting that people in the developed nations do a lot of development work, but we as a young growing nation, need to. We need to participate in politics and we need to make more responsible administrative and police officers. We need to use our education for the betterment and development of our country, but well, we chose to use it to make dollars instead, nothing wrong with that if you contribute or create awareness or do your little bit. We need to do so much but all we do it talk and discuss and contemplate. It annoys me no end. Please stop talking and start doing. Please don’t say India sucks if you aren’t doing anything to make it better.

7 comments:

Arpit Higgins said...

have you seen an anchor.. Like the one on a ship... To keep it still at a place... So tht it doesnt move away along with the currant. Similar to it is the corruption that is not allowing the country to move. To develop and to excel.

I have a feeling that corruption will diminish, when the present political leaders are taken over by the new generation. I feel they are ironically more matured than the old experienced people, when it comes to running the country or providing a better harbinger for excellence.

No doubt we have progressed from what we were. We get sad just by looking at the pace, actually.

All i guess i can say at the moment is, patience my child, patience.. It is us, who will eventually, gradually, ironically, change... What should have been around 50 years ago...

zephyr said...

The biggest problem of our nation is that we forget very soon and move on very fast..
Nothing ever stops our way of life and so we let tragedy strike and corruption grow again and again...
And our new generation, leaving a few, are so engrossed in their own personal goals and lives that they'd rather take the easy way out..
But again... as arpit just said patience is needed and hopefully we wont be waiting in vain.
hopefully...

Rohit Syal said...

hopefully ? eventually ? patience ? nice words....but i dont think anything is going to happen...what new generation of leaders are you talking about ? the new generations of thakerays and gandhis ?
its not the pace that saddens us...nor its it the huge number of people getting left behind...its simply our own guilt at not wanting to do anything....which we are trying to assuage by writing about hopes and dreams

Rachita Bansal said...

hope my friend is a dangerous thing, as rightly put by morgan freeman in the shawshank redemption. we cant sit and hope and pray for things to fall into place as rohit says. we need to take the cudgels ourselves. and rohit, some of us are doing something, giving up corporate jobs to uphold rights of the downtrodden, i see more and more people doing it, thats a bright beginning for a generation that needs to be aware and ready

zephyr said...

hmmm... love the variety of views this post invited... this in itself is a start.. =)

Vishal said...

"Please don’t say India sucks if you aren’t doing anything to make it better."

So we say India sucks when r doing something..doesn't take away the fact that it does, right ????

Rachita Bansal said...

vishal: it doesn't suck. we are a young nation and a have long way to go.. and when u do something to make it better, then i will talk to u bout it...