The Trauma of Unity in Diversity


How logical is india’s slogan “unity in diversity”. unity is india’s potentiality and diversity is the reality. does potentiality and reality ever match? these are not peas and carrots as they are shown to be in india. a purely hypothetical phrase, its like two ends of a string which will never meet. however hard one tries it will be more and more messy. the root is where the attitude is. where there exists some dozen different religions, four scores of cultures, hundreds of languages, thousands of dialects in each language, how do unity arise? after all unity is not a word formed of the 5 alphabets. how will india progress? how will india merge into a single decision? how do we make an understanding with other neighbour when the neighbour himself wont understand us. this unity that exists is merely a politically enforced one. the unity is just superficial. inside india is crumbling. its crushing under pressure.

one says ” i love my country, i love india.
but i hate these biharis they dont have any culture..see..
then these bengalis see them…always so selfish.. thinking about themselves always,
now now, dont u dare talk to me about the south indians, they should be omitted from the map of india. these guys you see dont even recognise our national language. they dont speak in hindi.
and how dare you support the marwaris. so shrude, always grouping amonst themselves.
See how people live in america… such a beautiful place. why cant india be like this?
see microsoft, world’s largest software firm. my dream job!! oh god..
some day i would like to be like Bill Gates. my role model”

Height of patriotism. what does he love about india? perhaps even the speaker isnt very sure of the answer. he talks of brain drain. but after some 2-3 yrs even he’s a part of it. he listens to Kalam’s “vision india 2020″ and the next day he has a flight to catch to the states for his new mindblowing job. what does this particular guy like in india? how can he contribute to his country’s developement? how can india grow up with these attitudes running in their bloods. they love to see tom cruise doing unrealistic stunts in MI2, but when our country men perform the same old stunts they are not impressed. they are not wooed. when do they stop worshiping the western world. they forget their own abilities, in their rush of licking the western masses. how many of them want to become an APJ Abdul Kalam or a Ratan Tata? hardly a handful. hence india is sinking. Why this obsession with everything imported. Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance? this above guy’s answer is there’s no scope for his improvement in this country. he is getting the best of the moolah in america. he’s getting well paid for his job in the gulf. of what he exactly deserves. he says india is not going to change. the entire system is corrupt. what he will he do alone being an honest IPS officer? he will be transfered to some desolate place, or he will be murdered the next day. and he wont join politics for the same reason. fine, done. i admit that he cant do anything in this deep dark world of corruption.

ask him a question… ” do you love your country?” he will say “yes” a blattant answer. atleast do these as follows !!

1.stop pissing on the walls.
2.stop spitting on the roads.
3.stop throwing cigarette buds under your chairs so that nobody would notice.
4.clean up your pet dog’s affluent droppings on the street.
5.pay for the bus tickets when you travel.
6.dont travel ticket less in a local train.
7.stop chucking an empty coconut shell anywhere in the roads.

Even if not for the love for your country, for the sake that you are an educated person, and that when you can respect and conform to a foreign system in other countries you can also do that it in your own.

These are the first steps in loving india. if one cant do these things, how can he even pass the IPS exam? how can he ever dream of changing india? one should first teach the baby to walk then to run, otherwise he will stumble and fumble.

i would like to quote a certain paragraph of apj Kalam in this respect.

“Like lazy cowards hounded by our fears we run to America to bask in their glory and praise their system. When New York becomes insecure we run to England . When England experiences unemployment, we take the next flight out to the Gulf. When the Gulf is war struck, we demand to be rescued and brought home by the Indian government. Everybody is out to abuse and rape the country. Nobody thinks of feeding the system. Our conscience is mortgaged to money.”

Yes india does have a unity amongst all its diversities. and the sad part of the story is india is united in their obsession of the western world.

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