Warning : Can seem pretty senseless!!
We the Indians have a habit of complaining, we can’t stop complaining whenever we get a chance to do so. Whether it be about a passerby on the road who doesnt follow the traffic rule and Meri gaadi ke samne marne ke liye aa gaya tha, it be the kaam wali who wouldnt stop bunking, it be the, it may be about the amount of money these cricketers are earning from various advertisements instead of playin well and being the World Beaters basically we just like to complain and I myself being an Indian, am here with a complain of my own. And this time the complain is against the rules of this nation.
I am basically disillusioned by the rulers of this country and my complaint is not about the poor state of development of India post independence, I am not complaining about the prevalent corruption in India, many a pages have been wasted on this same topic and anything I add to it would be nothing but waste. The issue troubling me and for quite some time now is, the sort of monopoly we live in. Not for one moment does this India look like it is ruled by the Govt of the people, by the people, for the people. The country that we have been living since independence seems to be still a aristocracy. We have been ruled by a single family as long as anybody can remember and even that is not that big a deal, after all its US(not the US of A but we) who have been choosing this family to rule us, so nobody can say anything about this, after all this is the choice of the masses.
Looking back at time, when you flip through the pages of history books. You will find a lot of leaders and influential men who have graced this soil who have given their blood and sweat for the country.
BUT if I look around at the India, I live in, it doesnt seem so.The India that we live in doesnt seem like it was graced by so many great people. Instead it just seems that there was just 1 leader who got India the independence (Gandhi) and after that just 1 family (Nehru – Gandhi family) who has been the whole and soul of this India and the rest of the people should just be confined to the pages of history and nothing should be done to reinstate their memories in the minds of the Indian public. Frankly speaking, this never seemed too important an issue to me and was generally quite happy to know that almost every city in India has a Indira Nagar. But slowly, slowly you tend to get irritated when every new airport, every new road, every new flyover or the Sea-Link is named after Mr. Rajiv Gandhi! Could somebody please tell me what is the great thing he did for this country! Why should we keep on naming each and every fucking thing in this country after him except may be coming to power because his more capable, more charismatic brother died in an accident. I agree that I might not be truly aware of the great deeds performed by him, owing to the fact that I wasnt even born during his tenure as PM and it being too recent to acquire importance in chapters of history, but a cursory glance of wiki page of Rajiv Gandhi shows
a) Currency Crisis
b) Bofors Scandal
c) Shah Bano Case
I may even agree to the fact that Nehru-Gandhi family have been great rulers and have ruled us in the best possible but SERIOUSLY is there a need to forget rest of the leaders! I don’t have any problem with honoring these people, they must have been really able people to have ruled this unbelievably large country for so long but the only thing I am worried about is, we would be leaving a legacy which would just talk about these few people (with the addition of names of Sonia – Rahul Gandhi to the list in some time). I am really worried that kids of next generations wouldnt have heard the names of other people, whose stories we have grown up hearing. They would connect just one single family with the past of India.
Just wishing this doesnt happen 😐
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