One thing in this world which everybody likes to be related to is “Success” and recntly i heard a quite from my friend on the same topic which goes on like this “Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success – yours or his” and this tendency can always be observed in the case of us Indians.
One thing which has been consistently irritating me is that We always keep considering the NRIs (who are mostly succesful but I am talking about the overtly succesful ones ) as our own people even though they might not have ever been the least bit bothered about India, its culture and its people their whole life and give them demi God status here in India with all the meida going ga-ga over the person even when the person might not even ever come to know about all the praises being showered on them for they wont care much about Indian Media.
This whole series seems to be quite observable since the meteoric rise(and unfortunately fall) of Kalpana Chawla who atleast can be said Indian because she did all her schooling and college education from India and i guess she must have considered herslef Indian upto some extent but then on there have been many people like this who havent been remotely connected to India but Indian media take them to be our own just because their parents were Indian.
Some time back we had Sunita Williams being hailed as INDIAN just because her father is Indian (even her mother is not an Indian, she is a Sloveninan). Some time back when she came to India it was the first time she had been to our country and even then everybody was just dying to brand her as the daughter of India , a respect which would have been suited some other more deserving Indian woman.
More recently we had Bobby Jindal, once again hailed as a hero for Indians. The guy who has even named his children as Celia, Shaan and Slade, how do you expect such a person to be associated with India and champion the causes beneficial for India in any global forum. He himself says that I love baseball and I am a complete American, i am not sure about the wordings… Even after such utterances why do we have to keep branding him as an Indian residing away from India. I am not sure about this point coz i heard it from some of my friend that the policies he supports are anti-India (i am not sure about this fact and dont care much to look about this).
I cant think of any reason why we the Indians have made the Brand “INDIA” to be so cheap that each and every body is allowed to be a part of this. I just hope that media shouldnt continue with making each and evrybody an Indian. It is a matter of great pride for us Indians to be a part of this 5000 years old country with such a great and rich cultural and mathematical heritage (any doubts!! I advise you to do the CRAIAT course in our college 😛 )and we accept the country with all its poor people and dirty streets and love it unlike V.S.Naipaul (another one of those NRIs)who goes upto extremes to critcize India. In my opinion we dont need such INDIANS.. if you really are a part of this country then you wouldnt be downgrading it in International Community. India has many good things to be told to the outer world instead of painting an ugly picture in front of the whole world.
Song of the day :- Anything But Ordinary by Avril Lavigne
PS1:- Finally am free, have been working non stop since I came back from home.
PS2:- Hyderabad is a lot cooler this year.. Wonder what happened to global warming or may be it only works in summer 😛
PS3:- Felicity.. It is coming.. 😛
PS4:- Listening to Hilary Duff now, she sounds so similar to Avril at times.
PS5:- Havent got any PSes to write today.. such a sad thing!! 😦 Could reach upto just 5… 😦