You and I are able to debate on “Intolerance” only because there is someone out there who is tolerant enough to take bullets for us. And a complete family out there that is tolerant enough to willingly hug “goodbye” to a very dear, loved family member with a heart filled of hope to see him/her again
You and I are able to travel across the globe with a confidence of being rescued by the Indian Government and the Indian Armed Forces in case of a calamity solely because there is someone out there who never gets to travel back home for even the biggest of his/her family needs
You and I are able to forget the great heritage of India, its thousands of years of culture and nickname cities like “Rape City” contributing much of its eminence to barbaric morons while the same city houses every single reason for the existence “India” and not 29 + 7 different countries sharing a subcontinent
You and I are able to let the very popular News media (broadcast/print) use the terms “Shame on India”, “Indian Shame” etc., only because there is someone out there who is willing to forego every ounce of their blood to ensure that you and I are not “Shamed” by either being killed or by being raped by the enemy camps
You and I are able to blame the nation on how pathetic the governance is, how “unfair” the law is and how irresponsible the ruling is ONLY because there is someone out there who is drawing their last breath with an image of his/her grown up kids in heart and how would it be to hold them for one last time
Intolerance is good. It has been the root cause for almost all the movements that happened for the humanity’s good. But, demeaning our own nation to sensationalize it?
Today we celebrate the 67th year of the fruits of our nation’s biggest movement. But India is much more than just these 67 years. Indian food, Indian culture, Indian Heritage, Indian Diversity and Indian Advanced Technology aging thousands of years is much more than you and I settling in some other country and later stating, “I couldn’t ever come back. It’s just not safe or organized”
If in a class of 1000 students, 999 pass with a 90% annual score but 1 kid fails due to some reasons, it is natural for the parents to discipline that kid. While the national media is busy telecasting the headline, “Shame in India. School kid slips into depression because he was judged by parents for failing an exam”, forgetting the tremendous success of the other 999 kids and their hard work and the progress that they (read country) made, the same news triggers in innumerable tweets/posts/debates on how bad and pathetic the situation is and how better the other nations are doing. See my point?
India is much more than what is being broadcast irresponsibly. This Republic Day, I call on you all to remember it, cherish it and fill that positive energy within. Let us be intolerant. There’s no harm. But let us be responsible about it. If we can’t contribute to this great nation’s success, let us at least not pull it back by our disrespectful views which quite often change frequently.
And media – if you are listening.. You are a part of this diverse, tolerant nation and not of its enemy. Stop raising its prominence to the ground. Because believe me – India is a tolerant nation. But every tolerance will have its boundary. Want the proof? Search for other countries’ media reporting “Shame on my country” and if that ever happened, the result of its occurrence. We all can make or break. We, as Indians dare to choose to “make”. Do you dare to stand with us or the sensational hoop? Will you dare to brighten my country’s future or stick to only broadcasting the darkness inside? Can you make a difference along with us or should we do that alone? Do you even care or is it just us? Lastly, do you still remember what led to the birth of “media” and the miracles it brought in to our world?
It was too high. I stretched myself to reach but couldn’t. I tried harder. And harder. I couldn’t. Why should I cry every single time? Why can’t I get what I want whenever I want it? Why is it so hard for people around to understand it? Not bothering about any of these questions that kept troubling me, I tried a little more.
Just then, somebody gave a little nudge and it moved! Oh my God it moved! And that sound… hahaha… that sound is so funny! Oops i guess I’m laughing loud not bothering about all the people around looking at me with those adoring eyes..
Uh oh.. I did it again and I’m wet once more. Grrr I hate this. I’ve got to cry now! The cradle I’m in is so wet! My toy! Do something! Oh mom… You’re my superwoman. Get me out of here. Oh look at that! I’m being lifted and I crossed her elbow. I’m taller! Yeeeyyyy! Laughing time smile emoticon
*If only they could speak*
Watched India’s Daughter. And I am stuck between the practicality and emotions about this sensitive issue now.
This video has an amazing potential to inspire and motivate a billion people towards change. BUT.. Equally, this video also has the potential to inspire the WRONG mind(s) – however sleek and slim the percentage of that is.. and that is something we cannot afford anymore. ANYMORE.
As I speak, as a woman of India, I don’t care about how many people share the video or cry or discuss (None of these serve the purpose – thanks to the video!). At this point, I just don’t want an as***** to watch this video and get inspired by how cool Mukesh (Mucus of our society) was while answering the questions..
If we understand the video right, it’s there in the lifestyle of few sections of people and some of those few sections of people have such brilliant minds that they can stoop to any level, just to look cool – like Mukesh on television. THAT’S THE BITTER FACT! Most of them, don’t even care about the result when the fateful moment arrives. Just like they imitate their favorite heroes in movies, they would imitate these monsters. Basic Psychology!
I am not sure how many of you understand what I am trying to say, but yes, I don’t want many more Mucuses crawling on the roads out of lust and senselessness. Period.
I thought I would post that Government’s decision was extremely wrong when I started watching it. But, I change my mind after finishing it.
I cannot risk any such factor that makes me even more tensed anymore. Because let’s face it, practically. This is one such problem whose solution is not as simple as we think. Who is willing to go to places like RK Puram to stop the assaults and rapes in every single family on a daily basis? And who is willing to invent a chemical solution, that when sprayed changes the mindsets of all those morons who think Men are the humans. Women are The Human’s servants? WHO? YOU?
Could have been better. I still tell you, minds like me would like the video, I am not denying that. But there are completely different thinking minds out there, who will like this video too. And worse, they will look up to some.
Fast track is still not executed, a million more similar cases. So why should I dream of the hope of impractical and magical solution, again?
They expect the woman alone to handle household stuff.. Cooking, laundry, tidying the house, looking after the garden, pets, buying groceries, vegetables, cleaning up the appliances and what not!
And modern men, love being married to working women. With absolutely no change in the above duties. Not even bothering to help. Not that they cannot perform any of the above tasks! Just that, meh, they don’t want to.
Now, if they don’t believe in superhero powers of a woman, why else would they? They themselves might not be aware that they feel so about women. If they even get the slightest hint of this, BAM! The Rise of Male Ego – Episode X!
I couldn’t get an opportunity to watch the match settling in front of my TV screen this time. I was running around with some chores at home but made sure to have a quick sneak peek onto the screen every few minutes. When Indian bowlers took the ninth wicket, I left everything and settled down just to enjoy our victory. Yes, to enjoy our victory! And oh boy, was that last catch a memorable one! Like many others, I jumped too! Out of joy, sheer happiness that we did good and we won. But that lasted only until I opened my Facebook account and checked WatsApp messages…
More than 95% of them celebrated Pakistan’s loss. They were all happy that India defeated Pak and not because India WON! There is a sleek difference between these two. When you jump out of joy for someone else’s loss, what does that make you? I am no lesser an Indian. I am an extremely proud Indian. And I celebrate my country’s victory. Not some other country’s loss. And then came all those image messages with the “fireworks” jokes. Unaware of what it is exactly, I googled and checked out the advertisement. Really? I mean, really? What are we advocating? What are we really stressing on? A guy who obviously is from the rival country misses the chance to burst fireworks. Why should it be the other way round? Why can’t it be an Indian bursting crackers every single time? Why is the negative publicity or negative marketing being encouraged so much that it has now become a way of life?
I had to take a gap of 4 days to write this down so that the one who reads this article, reads with a settled emotional mindset and a composed thought process. Because after all, Indiaaaaa Indiaaaaaa is probably the only time where millions of emotions run extremely high. And that victory, sounds sweet always.. J
P.S : I am not commenting anything on both the countrys’ history. My only intention here was to remind everyone that cricket is a SPORT. And a sport spreads positive energy and positive energy alone. A zeal to win is a lot different from the zeal to defeat. And the latter is definitely not SPORTive. For me, Ind Vs Pak was a very prestigious match just like for everyone else. But I care less for what the other team’s result is. All I care and celebrate is for my own team’s success, my own team’s hardwork and my own team’s fantastic performance.