I am a proud citizen of India and promise to serve my duties till the very end of my life but there are some age old customs and traditions which arouse a surge of hatred in me! Being an educated citizen I feel it my duty and honour to rebel against these. So today I present you the 10 things that India should change. I am writing this article not because I want to criticize my country but because I want this appalling reality to come in front.
10. Electronic media: a curse or a blessing?
Electronics govern the nation today. Technology has become so advance today that looking at some of its prospects leave us spellbound! It is rather hard to believe but this is just the icing on the cake , and not the rotten cake beneath! It has buried the creativity within a child. A child grows obese playing videos on the phone or the ipad or the tablet or something else from the never ending list of such commodities. The importance of sports has simply vanished somehow! There is no doubt this electronic media has increased our standards of livings but as said” excess of everything is bad” ,it is depriving us of our daily pleasures like strolling in lush green lawns, lurking behind bushes while playing hide and seek etc. It is this obesity which lays the path to a wholesome of deathly health problems!
9. POPULATION OF OLD AGE HOMES ON A RISE
From ages Indians are known to bow down their heads in front of elderly, crave for their blessings and serve them utmost honour and respect , but looking at the ascending number of old age homes,it seems this tradition is slowly fading! Those parents who sacrificed their sleep, bought us shoes when they themselves were barefoot and gave us unconditional love are now being dumped into places called “old age homes”. This is done not because we are poverty stricken or handicapped but because we have better ways to save our money and time rather than to waste on them! This is that Indian mentality I am sick of!
8. HUMILIATING FOREIGNERS!
Ahh! This is something I , an inhabitant of Rajasthan , a place flourishing with tourists routinely see everywhere. From all over the world people come to India for its historical monuments, beautifully carved sculptures , forts , folk dances , block prints etc… it is as if the list is endless! But coming here they face the appalling reality of our country! They are often abused, sexually harassed, their belongings stolen, asked for unbelievable prices of certain commodities and given wrong directions because of which they end up travelling in opposite direction for hours. We hardly realise that they are through whose eyes the foreign people acknowledge our country as a backward , disrespectful and dirty country.
7. THE HISTORICAL MONUMENTS THAT WE SO EASILY IGNORE!
Have you recently been to “ Taj Mahal” of Agra “? If not, don’t! You won’t be able to digest the harsh reality that lies there. The Taj Mahal, built by Shah Jahan as a tribute to his unconditional love for his wife is today in a weathered and dusty condition.
Though there are bins all around but the visitors dump garbage all around, spit pan and gutka , scratch the paint off and degrade the beauty of such priceless monuments. This is the state of all those monuments, statues and forts that display the sacrifice of the soldiers!
6. IS IT SUFFICIENT TO HAVE BOOKISH KNOWLEDGE?
Oh! This age old custom of scoring more and more by literary learning each word by heart little realising the significance may help in ascending in the score board but will never have any importance in the application based life one has to live. Our country unlike other countries focus more on cramming things up than on their practical use!
5. THE INCREASING NUMBER OF BEGGARS ON THE STREET IS A SHAME!
Poverty stricken country is considered a dishonourable country! “ night shelters “ are by far the best method adopted to aid the poor but it is at a very low level. Such measures should be encouraged! Also beggars should not be given a penny as by paying them they acquire that money effortlessly and do not find ways to earn it. Rather we should motivate them to work laboriously!
4. POLITICIANS: SHOULD HAVE BEEN MOST TRUDTWORTHY BUT ARE LEAST?
A fabulously rich person, clad in kurta-pajama ,saturated with cash is my definition of a politician. These are those that generally arise from poor backgrounds and become ultra wealthy in days! It is hard to understand why politics is the only career which literally uplifts a person from the ground!
Now imagine how have these politicians filled their pockets? They deprived the poor of some basic amenities while building multi storied apartments and buying luxurious cars. Can they, the members of the parliament be trusted any further? And if not them, then whom should we trust on?
3. ARE THE SO CALLED “EMERGENCY SERVICES” AVAIABLE DURING AN EMERGENCY?
When the dominos pizza you ordered for appears unbelievably fast, you pass sarcastic comments like, ”In India it is easier to order a pizza than to call an ambulance.” This commented often neglected in a joke is certainly a thought-provoking comment. You feel so disgusted when somebody close to you is in utter pain and the ambulance hasn’t arrived on time. I feel like banging those empty heads who don’t understand the importance of emergency services like ambulance, fire escape and police. You are so devastated that you end up questioning every service for their reckless and imprudent behaivour.
2. MALE PATRIARCH IN INDIAN SOCIETY
Males being the patriarch of the family consider themselves superior to the female in all respects. They believe that they own a higher position as they are the bread earners of the family as opposed to the women who are bound to work as labourers all hours of the day doing petty jobs like scouring utensils, washing clothes, preparing meals and then serving it to their husbands. On account of all these he illtreats her . A woman is supposed to bow in front of her husband and if in a rare situation she offends his voice, she is often downgraded and beaten.
1. THE WELL HEARD WORD” CORRUPTION”
Oh! Talking about corruption is like talking about a daily soap. It basically is an extension of “ being greedy” . It starts at a much lower level when a milkman dilutes his milk by putting water into it and then extends till the levels of scams performed by government officials that lurk lakhs and crores of money.
Our country India has an appaling reality which most of us chose to ignore. I being an educated citizen of this country have done my job of bringing these harsh realities In front of the common man. I didn’t do so to critisize my government but to aware the people so that we can cummulatively find solution to this ever increasing problem!