Since a past few days, a thought keeps popping into my head every now and then…
What do people mean by ‘In a country like India?’
Is this a compliment or a subtle criticism?
When I think about the context in which this quote is used is mostly negative, describing the loopholes in the development of our country.
And what is more disturbing is the fact that these very words are most commonly used by Indians themselves!!!
I have failed, till date, to understand what are people trying to portray?
Yes, our country has its limitations but no country ever came to glory without trouble…
Yes, we are still fighting basic issues, but it is only when these issues are addressed that we will be in a condition to face more difficult tasks.
Yes, we fall behind in certain areas of science and technology but we also have produced some of the greatest minds in history and we still are.
Yes, we have to deal with the problems of poverty and illiteracy, but then these problems are present in the other ‘developed’ countries as well, to a lesser extent but they very much are.
Why can’t we, Indians, talk about what we excel in, our rich heritage, our successes, our efforts and our journey???
I, myself, am an Indian; born and brought up in this very nation and with a strong determination to die in India!!!