Tuesday, June 1, 2010


What does 15th August or a 26th January mean to an average Indian today?
Its easy , its just another holiday, a day when one can be free from the hassles of the day today scenario.
i will just share a joke with u:
" once an Indian went to Japan with his family . He booked a room in a 5-star and then ordered for a limo to take a drive around the city. As soon as he reached his room everyone ordered for tea , the service was quite late . The Indian went to the reception in fury and shouted at the receptionist . She politely apologized for the delay and the service was done within next 2 min . Incidents like these happened quite often during his trip .
While leaving the Indian asked the receptionist " from where did you learn to be so patient and polite . Is it becoz of the nature of ur job?"
The answer came " I learnt it from a land known INDIA , were are u from sir?"

What i wanted here to show is that though the entire world is accepting our values we ourselves are forgetting it . The reverence towards our culture , our values which were our integral part and what made everyone one of us different from others are now evaporating slowly in thin air.
Just ask urself "Am i proud to be an Indian" and also depending on ur answer enlist some reasons for it .
i am sure that for a negative reply u will get too many reasons but not that many for the positive one . Do u you know the reason why? It is because that is what u see around in news channels , that is what we hear from others , from our parents , from our colleagues, and u know what "that" is ................... its sheer criticism , complaints etc etc.....

I still remember NEWS once used to be informative , we used to learn from news , things going around , things happenings worldwide But now NEWS has a new face its "Entertainment", people now like to hear "masala" .News is getting into people's personal lives and what else can entertain an average Indian than people's personal lives.I still can't remember a day when i heard some good news , something that made me proud of my country except when the indian cricket team wins a match or a series . We dont really understand that there is more to India than just cricket . y is not any other sport not even our national sport given as much importance as cricket . The reason is simple we have commercialized every sector be it education , be it NEWS.
Everyone's talking about India's economic growth nowadays. i feel that the Indian govt has found a new alias for growth and thats economy. where is OUR growth being considered . are "WE" being educated , are "WE" being nurtured .........................
if i ask this question to the govt the reply comes " yes we have formed new IITs and IIMs . what else do u want from us?"
Do we ever realize that these are the institutions of higher education , the % of people getting basic and primary education is still the same . Y are we not working on basic education . Dont u think the amount of money the govt spends in the formation of any one of these institutes could provide basic education to thousands........ I am not saying that the formation of these institutes is wrong or should not be done but these are not the basic concerns of our country .
Basic education is the major concern , our ever growing population is the major concern . China has taken steps to check its population growth and sooner or later we will be overpowering China in this field. why are we not learning from them ??? why not emphasize on the basics first.............
We cant only blame the govt "WE" Choose it . How many of u vote or have voter id . i dont have one and i am ashamed of myself . i have applied for it and will get it soon.
Do u realise that more than 50% of the voters in India are those who don't even have the basic knowledge about politics , who are being driven by some reason to vote for a particular party .

"DEMOCRACY" our greatest strength has beome our greatest weakness.
The preamble to our constitution starts like "WE , THE PEOPLE OF INDIA........."
I would like to end this with a question "Are we still "WE"?

this was what i wrote for a debate "Negativity or positivity what leads to gr8ness":

If I start deciphering the topic as given to us “Negativity or Positivity what leads to greatness”, everthing I look seems abstract or rather relative. The question remains why . Let us start with greatness . “greatness is one word that in today’s scenario , If we talk in layman’s term , is what is perceived by the greater mass of people and nothing in it now relates to the real ability of a person. Lets relate it to our country’s only religion “cricket” , our teams good performance in one series makes our players idolatory and the entourage following them grows exponentially ,but the debacle in the very next series leads to a conviction that its all a lucrative business and thet they are for no good. Due to such flickering attitudes that people have , the word “greatness” has lost its very definition. But this is not what I am here to defend . I am here to speak in favour of “ negativity in life” , how it helps us to achieve where we really want to be , and that is how I define “Greatness”.

The first thought that springs up in any of our minds when we hear the word “negativity” is something detterent , something that inhibits our growth for the better, something that makes life tougher, something that no one would like to have in his or her life .

But the only word that comes to my mind when I hear it is “caution”, something that tells us to think before taking each step ahead , something that makes our results more satisfying , something that in the end helps us feel that whatever tough times I came across in achieving my goal , in the end was fruitful. What makes the difference here is the attitude.

someone said :”Tough times do not long last but tough people do”. What if negativity makes life tough , I do agree it does but how? It just makes you analyse things in a way that you could never have done being an optimist.i know its tough and one has to toil hard but it obliterates the very sense of uncertainity. An optimist usually takes things in an offhand manner not going into the details of things assuming that everything would go gr8 and as according to him . But that is not what the real case is and that is not what happens always. Exceptions are always there , though .If you have faith in what u do , being a part of the pessimist group would definitely help, in accomplishing your faith.

One more thing that comes to ma mind is “contentment” or “complacency” . An opmitst has loads of both these commodities but a pessimist doesn’t and this is what really helps him or her in continuing a trend that leads to perennial growth , something that in today’s scenario is essential for survival,whether it be any industry.

Lets take an example of Mr E.Sridharan , the man behind the continual expansion of the metro across India. Metro could have been built much earlier but is taking its due time because of the negativity in the teams approach . The people working out there are taking their time to analyse each and every ill possibility that might occur and thus overcome them . Thus in this case negativity is helping us build something concrete.

Optimism on the other hand most of the times leads to overconfidence, a characteristic that deteriorates conditions . An optimist’s approach towards a work would be that everything that goes wrong can be rectified , but a pessimists approach would be to analyse things to such an extent that nothing goes wrong………. Its now on you to decide what to prefer rectification or perfection!!!!!!!