Tuesday, July 16, 2013

WHY THIS INSENSIVITY?


We are a peculiar people.Our priorities have shifted .We are not any more concerned with going on around us. We are too involved with ourselves.

We are becoming very insensitive. Very.

Some recent trends, situations, acts should have got our attention and reactions.

Parity of Indian Rs to US $ was 1 on 15th Aug 1947.Today we are looking at Rs 60 to a $.No section of society has reacted. No economist, No TV channel, no one from Burger generation even seems to be worried. Will we wait for a decimal to shift of our currency as happened in France after French revolution? World trades in US $ and its current parity is a serious issue for our future.

In the last 42 days, Govt has increased fuel price four times. Obvious reason is the weakening Rs (besides corruption) against the $, but, are you responsible for it or it is the Govt which has failed to managed the economy? Do we realise how will it affect the household budgets? Everything from wage goods to electricity will become expensive.

We have 3.3 million NGOs in India, which is appx one NGO per 400 persons. Who are they? Where do they get funds from? Are NGOs being used by politicians as fronts? Have we ever wondered as to why no NGO has ever contacted anyone of us? I am amongst those 400 for which there is an NGO?

TV screens ran scroll (NOT BREAKING NEWS) “Chinese 10 Kms inside India”—this was the day Chris Gayle was hitting sixes. All eyes were glued to TV screens watching Gayle. That night and the following day, in drawing rooms and in TV studios, discussion was centred on Gayle and not Chinese intrusion. Because of our attitude, besides Chinese, even our own Govt takes us for granted. How else will one explain Foreign Minister’s comment comparing intrusion to an ACNE? This is what our Home Minister had to say “It’s localized issue... Humare sainik bhi border paar karte rahete hain” - Sushil Kumar Shinde.

After every terror attack, within minutes we are told that Indian Muhajjudin could be involved? What after that? Nothing...Nothing. Our own foreign minister has been the lawyer for SIMI/IM. He may be right technically, but, where is morality?

The only time we react to Pakistan is during bilatteral talks. What is our strongest negotiation point...We will not play cricket till Pak stops terror activities. And Pakistan strikes again; we threaten cricket ties till Pakistan strikes again and again... While Indian soldiers have been protecting Sir Creek for decades and this is what our Prime Minister had to say “Sir Creek is just a ’60 miles strip of water in uninhabited marshlands, which opens into Arabian Sea” Really? Is that all? Ask a soldier.
We are neither Egypt nor Libya. But, is it not time, we the people, showed some resolve and make Govt worry about the man on the street?
Where are those thousands who took to agitation after 16th December unfortunate incident?
Every policy, every action, every decision of the Govt has bearing on life of each one of us,the society and nation of which we are THE most important part.
Let us stop enjoying tragic political drama in which we are being projected as villains..

let us CHANGE INDIA for INDIA OF TOMOROW



26 comments:

Purba said...

The educated middle class is exiting, mentally and physically. We prefer stick to our islands of contentment, not bothering about what's going on outside.

Rachna said...

Yes, that is what we are doing, making a hue and cry from the comforts of our homes. Political parties keep us away. And most of us are not even bothered.

Alka Gurha said...

Misplaced priorities lack of leadership and self serving governance is taking us down hill. I did not know that Khursheed was a lawyer for anti national organizations. Sad. Unfortunate.

Rahul Bhatia said...

Mr Chowla al these facts are what one reads day in and day out! Those with all the power enjoy and scorn and powerless are more worried about running their homes and know that protests dont take one very far!!

Shilpa Garg said...

We are either armchair activists or just not interested. As long as it is not affecting us directly, we don't care either!

Sandhya said...

The scenario here is really scary. Unless a serious calamity or war breaks out, we never think of our nation as our nation. As Sushil Shinde utters, everything will pass and we think these things will never affect us and people like him know this fact that we also think like him!

Our generation was not affected much until now. Earlier generation went through the British rule and independence struggle. What will happen to our next generation? Maybe still more younger generation flee our country to the US or UK...'let our country go to dogs, we are safe here' attitude. This applies to my son also who is in the US. But then, we are also not doing anything...

anilkurup said...

The reasons for the apathy, insensitivity are the priorities that we believe or we want in life. So when it is the happy evening in the cosy sofa watching Chris Gayle hit sky high sixes at whim, we are not affected or believe we are not, by the recalcitrant Chinese who walk in to our territory a few kilometers.
Who was it who commented that he was pained by the indifference and insensitivity of Indians for fellow their citizens and what happens in the neighborhood? Whoever that was he or she was spot on in the observation.
Now the messing up of the economy, sleaze, corruption, and divisive agendas- we have as we are a democracy, an election coming up soon. We are angry with the present dispensation that we want to vote them out. But the option, the alternative? It is fearsome as the ones who we have to rule us now. Isn’t it?

I think economically we are in a dire strait. And socially we are sitting on a huge dump of gun powder. Like the former Yugoslavia , it will not take much effort and time if political lechers, want to make a Bosnia or a Serbia in the country.

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Usha Menon said...

It is a very sorry state of affairs. We have become insensitive ! You are correct people must have the same spirit as they displayed in last December.

Happy Kitten said...

Think we have given up? Or are we waiting for a miracle?

VOXINDICA said...

Excellent! Eye-opening! Are there really so many - 3.3 million, or one for every 400 citizens - NGOs?

We are indeed a supine populace. We need another Swamy Vivekananda to be born again to awaken us.

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jaish_vats said...

God knows how long this indifference can survive . I don't think it can for long

BK Chowla, said...

Purba,..What can be more damaging than one missing out on national issues?

BK Chowla, said...

Rachna,--Unless we show our resolve,situationwill only get worse.What are we going to leavefor our children ?

BK Chowla, said...

Alka gurha,..yes khurshid is a SC lawyer and represented SIMI which is now IM

BK Chowla, said...

Rahul Bhatia...It is all the n more reasopn to get worried.We read about these everyday without reacting.
Its a shame on us

BK Chowla, said...

Shilpa Garg,--It is all about our atitude of "What is it in this for me" which is destroying the social and political fabric

BK Chowla, said...

Sandhya, Calamity is already there..National security is at stake

BK Chowla, said...

Anil Kurup,..I hope not.
I think we are not like those nations which broke up---but,if these jokers continue like this,we could have a problem on hand

BK Chowla, said...

Usha Menon, We have reached this stage as politicians have systamatically divided us.We are just a bunch of idiots

BK Chowla, said...

Happy Kitten, Well.I believe in SATVA.Miracles do take place

BK Chowla, said...

VOXINDICA...yes,just so many NGOs and you and I have never been approached by any one

BK Chowla, said...

jaish_vats,There is a limit to which tolerance levels can be accepted.
When the anger bursts,it really is painful

liju phili said...

Khel khatam...paisa hajam. Thats the motto of Indians. After every incident, there is an outrage, a media circus and the circus on the roads by the public and the circus in the parliament/assemblies by the opposition.

10-15 days later, we are back to square one.

BK Chowla, said...

liju philip,
Absolutely true.
It is a circus without serious action