I earnestly believe that if the diversity of climate in India is properly utilized along with scientific techniques in agriculture, India would be really crowned as “AnnaDaata”. Just compare the agriculture status of India and America; just compare the quality of cows in India and America We would realize India has just quantity not quality. But as an optimist, I belief one day we would convert this quantity into quality and from that day we would supply food and milk to the whole world.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
The Indian Dream
Unfortunately I missed the opportunity to participate in BLOG-A-TON. However I have written this post as my regular post. Hope! you would like it... :)
Indian Dream! Let me tell you I am not talking about the dream that we see with closed eyes, sleeping in bed under the warm blanket in the icy-cold nights, I am talking about the dream we see with open eyes, wiping the sweating over the head, running on the long road of success, hoping the best and guiding ourselves with honesty and ethics.
Even to dream, one must be able. So first I dream to make India so capable that people could dream. Would any one expect from a child without giving him proper knowledge of engineering or medical to dream for being an engineer or doctor. Obviously not... when every Indian would realize, would find what his dream is... I earnestly feel Indian dream would not be far away to realize. Now, what are the obstacles that need to be removed?
First is religion. India is so diverse in religious beliefs. It is good, if we see it as a garland of different flowers. But we just pretend it to see...In reality we see this diversity as an inequality. So much biasing and belief in its supremacy have created a chaos, a religious fanaticism in people. Unfortunately people call it faith and treat themselves as a saviour of Dharma. They have totally misinterpreted its meaning. And our so called Sant, Mahatma are adding fuel to fire. People like Pramod muttalik, organisation like Bajrang Dal and Simi have blinded the people and are not letting them to understand where the true meaning of religion lies.
Second is Inequality. There is difference between ‘Inequality’ and ‘difference’. One cannot omit differences but still one can reduce inequality. The job of farmer and engineer are different but we have made it unequal too. We can omit inequality. It is in our hand. We have to make people realize that even a work of sweeper is as quite significant as an engineer. This would give the sense of respect towards his work.
If one visits India, one can find the reflection of richest as well as the poorest country of the world. One can see skyscrapers and slum both in one Mumbai. There is a difference of sky and earth in the economic condition of the people of India and somehow I feel that it plays a significant role in breeding corruption and chaos in the country.
Third is casticism and regionalism. These are the things which are breaking India internally and trying to ruin its sovereignty. People like ‘Raj Thackeray’ are still exaggerating the situation to the worse. Some unscrupulous politicians are trying to create wall between the people to meet their filthy greed. Casticism is curse for the people but a blessing in disguise for politician. They are misusing it to whole to satisfy their dirty political ambition. How could casticism end when governments are made by the exploitation of casticism? Reservation is too exaggerating the situation. I remember, till the date when 27% of reservation was implemented in higher institution, we did not feel the difference in caste but after this, it forced to see the grimy glimpse of casticism. To the study, I feel that it is sustainable but reservation in the jobs (medical and research) seems totally preposterous and politically-driven.
We, Indian, sometimes are so attached with the glory of past that we don’t feel to glorify our country in future. In movie ‘Swadesh’, I really liked when SRK said, “India is not the best Country, but it can be the best.” So people need to look forward, keeping behind old histories and mythologies and should dream for future. Still there are people who believe India as the best country at least morally and culturally but they don’t realize, society which does not change, begins to stagnate.
I don’t know it was joke or reality when one of my friend said, “Do you think Windows Xp was written in India? No... It was not the operating system but the ‘help’ files were written in India." This shows a very dark side of software growth for which we are so pompous. Just take anything from mobile to computer; you would realize how mediocre we are. Whatever work we are doing(in India) is more of quantity not quality.
In terms of Defence technology we are one generation behind to China. We are still not able to develop indigenous products. We are dependent on Russia and Israel. There is ratio of 30:70 in developing any technology. I dream to make it 100:0 or at least reverse the ratio in coming future. I think that Defence is such thing in which self sufficiency is very much required to secure itself in the current situation when India is surrounded by two potent enemies China and Pakistan.
There are many other areas like Art, Literature, sport and movies where we need to focus as these are the things which truly demonstrate our intellect, quality, passion, culture, tradition and reason. We are doing well but we have to do the best. We have to win Gold medals in Olympics; we have to win Oscar; we have to win Noble Prize.
Believing is achieving. We have to believe that it would happen. And the day when everyone would start dreaming with open eyes in the light of hope and honesty, it would not be far away that India would be the most prosperous and the most peaceful country in the world.