Sunday, August 25, 2013
Should media paint India in the shitty colors? Yes.
Are Indians corrupt, rapists, this and that… bloody third world country? No.
Time magazine USA painted Manmohan Singh like the photo above, so what did we do? No, we did not improve. We are still going down but this is how we get even : by painting Obama as an underachiever in an Indian magazine.
That’s the way our head works. You point our faults we will point at yours…as if this is a competition of who gets to be worse!
Today every single media is out to paint India like shit. The world thinks we Indians are bloody third world…corrupt and rapists. From developing country we seem to be pushed into the category of the underdeveloped. Now every Indian with an ounce of patriotism is looking for an excuse to get even just like that above picture! Or else it will harm the nation, they say.
What harm? It will harm foreign investment in all fields from science to tourism. No one likes to put their money into a corrupt and rapist country. Corruption is like robbing and if media reports are to be believed there is not a drop of honest blood in India. So if a country is robbing its own citizens then it will rob everyone. And rape? Well, if you are raping your own citizens then of course you will rape everyone.
Now, who wants to come to a country and get robbed and rapped?
Of course there are good things here too…some of them actually great. can you see the tall buildings in the back?
So, should media be blamed for painting such a shitty picture? I think not. In fact media should be encouraged to paint us in more shit….and for the time being we should just not try to get even!
Before I go ahead, let me tell you I am an Indian and I love my country and want it to be healthy, wealthy and wise in every field. I want to proud that my country is a supper power. ..greater than every single country on earth. I want my country to be a great leader and this and that.
But…In 66 years of Independence India has gone from bad to worse…especially in the last ten years or so. There is some or other scams coming out everyday…massive scams involving millions of dollars and involving everything from coal to sports to food. The condition of women and children has not improved much. Poverty is still rampant. Illiteracy and hunger is still horrific. Inflation has gone to the heavens! There is politicization of everything God, caste, language..…and yet children are taught to parrot “East or west India is best”. But I am no child. I can see the truth.
And the truth:
There are some or the other protest going on somewhere, with thousands of people on the streets, every single day, fighting against corruption, rape, inflation and god knows what thousand problems that ails my country. Every single protest dies under the power of the baton, tear gas, water cannons and the brutality of the highly politicized police, without making a single dent in the minds of our leaders.
The leaders, police, courts,…all investigative agencies have lost respect and become a joke.
Well, the government doesn’t give a shit…it’s continuing on its path to destroy the very fabric of not just democracy but humanity.
So how do we deal with it?
Since we are not cleaning our home ourselves, let media paint us in shit, at least other countries looking at us with disgust might make us clean our home!
Don’t we clean our homes when we have friends, relative or acquaintances visiting us? Yes, we worry about what others might think of us . isn’t moral and ethics build on how we should behave in society....social censure? If our teachers and parents shame us enough we do complete our homework? If friends shame enough even the laziest amongst us cleans the couch!
Maybe if the world insults us enough, maybe our so called leaders especially those wining and dining around the world all suited booted will be shamed enough. If people point us out as robbers and rapists…maybe we will open our eyes to the half naked, hungry , illiterate and pathetic existence of half of our own…maybe our conscience will bite us …. maybe then we will clean our country….since we are not doing our homework let others make us do it.
Yes, we will lose investment in money and goodwill. But then we are anyway losing it. …at least we might have hope of a good future.
And Yes, my hope for a solution is born out of utter frustration but if you do have another viable solution please let me know.