Sunday, November 07, 2004

Crows are black everywhere...

http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/11/07/firefighter.payout.ap/index.html

It's prob the same story..a person sacrifices his life for the welfare of society, and then his dear ones are left to fight out with the bureaucracy to get something to make ends meet. Sad but true....

Anyways, one thing that comes out of all this is...tht crows are black everywhere...i wonder why people in India say that....this is India, my friend...it all happens here...

actually, no....it happens everywhere..corruption, red tapism,...and all bad things...happen virtually everywhere....or at least in this country which calls itself the best in the world....

I once read a big article and a big hulla gulla ..when Govinda was elected.....they said tht people had gone crazy....some people said...tht it was the typical 'Indian' mentality....

Absolutely stupid, i wud say....Govinda was prob elected to some MLA positioon...Come on....California voted Arnold as the Governor....now wasn't that some 'American' attitude.....

The thing probably is....tht we think low of ourselves...don't think of wht we are good at....always think that these ppl are the best....

of course..this country has opportunities...but i guess the difference is not due to any difference in attitude or culture...its simply our luck..tht we are one third their size and we house more than a billion people.......and thts the root of most of the problems....

This will continue....

1 comment:

Varun Taware said...

I totally agree with your school of thought that we, Indians, have ingrained a self-degrading perspective.
But, the whole problem is the attitude (which is in turned impressed upon by the socio-economic background) and not luck.

America has fought its way up to be where it is today. It was never a bed of roses for them. It will be very wrong if we take away anything from the credit to their efforts.

We are not as progressive thinkers as they are; our policies are not as scientific as their's. They are not luckier than us; they are more proactive and calculated than us.

I think the bottom line principles of democracy/government everywhere maybe same but it is the attitude of the denizens a whole that paints the hues of the nation's democracy.

Remember, our population explosion is not a outcome of luck.....it is very much a consciously chosen fate! :)

About the Govinda and Arnie thing....its nothing more than a classic example of "celebrityhood sells"