Life is a precious gift from god which we generally not live fully; pondering over little things ignoring the happiness and contentment within us and in smallest things happening in our lives on daily basis... I will unfold the beauty of these things through my eyes and my pen.....bringing rays of hope, love and laughter in your world!!!!

Sunday, 22 March 2015

What are indians all about

We are Indians and love to flaunt this everywhere we go but what if somebody asks us to reveal the flavor of Indian-ness or what it means to be an Indian in all capacities??? Have we ever tried explaining to a gentleman belonging to some other country what Indians are all about........have we pondered ourselves what it all takes to be an Indian and how do we differentiate ourselves from others.....we are simple yet yet puzzled,we copy or get inspired from everywhere so we are international outside but desi inside, we love flaunting our imported cars but value our moral system so much that we still instill the same values we got from our elders, we relish our international holidays but we still love to visit religious places in our own country, we may roam the entire world but we feel the warmth of our own country, we ,may try different cuisines from all over the world but can never forget the taste of the food cooked by our mothers, we can always cook ready made packet foods but will always prepare pickles or chutnies at home, we love eating at McDonald or KFC but still we sit at floor and eat from our own hands, we are touching the skies internationally in sports, education, movies, medical, aerospace and what not but still touch our elder's feet, we have international stadiums but still feel happy playing in streets, we do rock n roll and bhangra with same passion, we learn English in school but still talk to our kids in our mother's tongue, we have many crushes but still love our partners wholeheartedly, we love to fight and we fight for love, we may be having many issues within our country but we take it in our stride with confidence that someday the conditions will be favorable, we love to laugh and celebrate with others and we are famous for taking jokes on us sportingly....Going to a wedding uninvited, telling fake stories to our friends and feel proud when they actually start trusting, faking illness just to Avoid some work and utilize that time as some fun time, telling our siblings that they are lifted from a garbage place, getting to sleep listening to stories by grandma......though these small things make us live life in all colors but certainly we are not exclusive of flaws and shortcomings....

incredible india taj mahal

Everything is available in our own country but still we fancy imported items. We respect our mothers and grandmothers but not our daughters and wives, we want to protect our own family but never think what is happening in our neighborhood, we think on individual level not on collective level, we want to get benefited from our efforts but doesn't think if my society or country is getting benefited from it or not, , we want to enjoy the fruits of our labor all alone but don't want to share it,  we want to get away from our wrong doings by bribing but we feel breaking the rule is our birth right, We feel ashamed to accept our mistakes, we want our government to work for us but we don't want to help our government in running the rules effectively, we don't want to give birth to daughters but certainly want to bring them home for our boys and certainly look for them in Durga puja or Navratri to get blessings, we have divided the society in to a male dominated them but we still worship goddess Durga, we  talk big about woman rights but still marry them in lieu of dowry, we fight against rapes but still push our sons to go out late but insist our daughters to stay at home, we want the ladies of our house fully decked up but watch porn on the Internet, we marry off little girls but we don't want our widows to remarry, we talk about misuses of technology but sit with our kids to watch television while chatting on face book or twitter, we want our kids to speak in English as a prestige issue but are ignorant if the child knows his mother tongue, we teach our kids to always find faults but never praise or being thankful what they have, we want our kids to be all rounders but are short to fill his self with love, trust and patience, we have all the time in the world for social media but don't have time to sit with our elders, we can work all day for a meal but cant eat that meal with peace and gratitude, we bring CDs and DVDs for our kids' educational purposes but never encourage them to sit with their grandparents, we hire maids and servants and depend our and our kid's all needs on them but don't encourage the tendencies to do our work with our hands, we lack patience where servants and maids of our house are concerned, we fight on trivial issues ignoring the bigger ones, we don't teach our kids moral values and don't make them see their responsibilities but only rights, we don't see right and wrong.....Dear INDIANS!!!!!!!!!!!!Where are we going  !!!!!! Plz look!!!!! Ghar aaja pardesi tera des bulaye re!!!!!!

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