Wednesday, December 15, 2004

I’ve a dream, a dream of CLEAN India, clean from all malice. Free from clutches of dirty politicians.
I’ve a dream of people taking pride in being an Indian, I dream of people having a sense of belonging for their motherland.
I’ve a dream of people cultivating this sense of belonging, of realizing their responsibility towards nation.
I do not expect them to make Huge sacrifices or change their life style drastically or overdo their responsibilities or change everything overnight, I only expect them doing the basics, as they say when nothing is going right for you then try to stick to the basics and try.
I want to see people actually fighting the self-made evils; I just want every individual to do their act right.
I want to see people actually respecting the fellow human being, treating the others ‘normally’ without any disdain or hatred.
I want to see people following the laws and when need arises raising their voice against some weird out-dated laws.
I want to see people standing in queues in a civilized way.
I want to see people driving as per laws, coz one moron can cause traffic disruptions, resulting time-loss of hundreds.
I want to see people not to spit, litter on roads or using the nook and corner as their urinals, at least I expect this from educated people, but unfortunately here education doesn’t comes for rescue, most of the people I see doing all this look well off and well educated. Most disheartening is to see parents setting the wrong examples for their kids; all these small menace have become so much part of our life style that we do not see any wrong in doing so.
We all are so much self-absorbed in our small gains caring a damn for fellow countrymen; forget about the country.

Everybody does all sort of manipulations for their petty gains, manipulations like…..smuggled goods/liquor, fake bills, abetting audio/video piracy etc etc, we buy movie tickets in black, train tickets from touts without ever realizing once that there is someone who is at loss.
We cheat on the revenue earned by the Govt. in form of taxes and other levies, which in turn affects the development plans; Simple.
And the most common excuse increasing this rot is....”Sab kartey hai”, but two wrongs don’t make a right.

In the same manner as we go higher in ladder, the level of corruption increases, our leaders, industrialists engage in bigger and dirtier mal-practices without any opposition, and again there is a common loser.... our Country.

I know a lot of people who agree with all this but continue to do so, their argument; that we cannot survive in the existing structure/society without these practices, but who will correct the system? Who will stop the rot? I know, not everybody can join politics, but again someone has to take the call, to come forward. It is difficult but not impossible.
Yes, change is possible and my funda is to change myself first at individual level.
“Issi andhere se nikale gee ujaaley ki kiran..par shart hai ke hum intezaar karengey”
Another thing that disturbs me is the ‘lack of respect towards the fairer sex’. {will blurt out my anguish on this some other day.}