Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Where are we heading? Are we on a civilized society?

It will be downplaying the seriousness of the issue, if I say "I am shocked" after watching this video. Some basic questions that is still in my mind are...

1. When are we going to get void of the so-called reservation and start giving equal oppurtunity?

2. Don't you think, the government has literally failed, even if one person asked for a reservation - the basis of which is non-availability of oppurtunities?

3. What was the need for such a brutal act by people - like stripping women? What did they in turn get from this?

4. Do such people indulging in violent acts deserve to be part of civilized society?

5. Does anyone at the Central government stop thinking about nuclear deal and their infighting and seriously start thinking about people's issues and look start making weekly analysis at their own goverment in respective provinces?

I am trully ashamed being an Indian for this case though I am proud being an Indian for a million other reasons!

Fellow Indians, wakeup to the reality! Hope not to blog about such a thing again! Co-operate fellow Indians!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

"NOT" Just like that...


Sometime back, when my friend returned from US, he was amazed when colleagues there, do not know where India is. And, they asked if he is from South America, since according to them Indians are from Latin America. Not an offensive term though. The fact is that they are not well versed with Geography and that they don't know that a country named India even exist in South Asia, leave alone the language they speak!

We have heared about Americans not knowing. But, I am even more amazed today, when one of my colleagues (MBA Grad with 4+ years experience...) asked me what language do we speak in Chennai? He asked me with great intrest! He was a lot more confused when I told Tamil! The reason being one of my other colleague speaks Malayalam and he is also termed as a Madrasi. Thank God that there is no guy from Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh! I explained him where I am from and what is the differrence between various Southern States!

Well, I wanted to point out that We Indians complain about Americans and other foreigners about their poor knowledge in this particular subject. But, we never bothered about knowing what our country has, and its specialities!

(He even asked me if Chennai is in East near Kolkatta...!! Now, thats a differrent story though...)

So, my question is that, will we ever stop complaining about others and start looking at ourselves? If not till now, we should start now! Come on people...we are Indians!