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