The Indian Mentality

The recent furore about Delhi Gang rape caught the attention of people worldwide, asking for better security for women. Multiple nationwide protests as well as stingy remarks on the current state of security of women in India from people across the world only piled up more pressure on the government. People have nowadays started blaming the “government” for all the ill will in the society. And though the government has failed on its part to provide safe cities for the fairer sex, I feel this issue is a broader one that not only puts blame on the administration but also on the people of this nation.

When the news of Delhi Gang Rape flashed across the television screen for the first time, I let it go, for these news had now become more common than ever. It was only later when the brazen issue was highlighted in detail that I came to realize what evil this nation has become. And upon closely following various national events and the same repetitive statements issued by our leaders I was deeply ashamed and frustrated at the state of affairs in our country. Ashamed because I have been taught to call these people as my brothers and sisters. Frustrated because I find myself helpless in getting the country out of this quagmire. A girl was brutally raped, damage that was done to her was beyond ones imagination, both physically and psychologically. And all our ministers and leaders could do was to send condolences to the grieving family. Some even putting the blame on the girl herself. Doctors were trying hard to save her. And I fail to understand why. What would the girl possibly live for? Her dignity that was smothered? Or the respect? Which wouldn’t had been given to her in this callous society. A girl who has been raped is considered a taboo here, a black spot on the family. The person who did it would be tagged gunda or stud by many. I simply fail to comprehend this.

The MENTALITY of the people in this nation has been damaged beyond repair. All these people can care about is themselves. Their good, their happiness, their security. They are not ready to help others in need but expect others to pick them up when they fall. And when they dont see it happenening, it further strenghthens their resolve to be nonchalant about everything that is not related to them. This cycle continues indefinitely. And this is exactly what bothers me. That ailing person in need is your fellow countryman. And if not for country, let it be for humanity. Help the person out. Even if he has been bad to you, why do you become bad by not helping him.

It is not in the capacity of smaller person to forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of learned and wise man.

Why I have been writing this now? Well, the recent turn of events around riled me up so much that the anger has reached its pinnacle now and if I could I would have been shouting and bursting my brains. The Kolkata market fire happened, and what I heard from our not so honourable ministers was “the death toll could rise. We are investigating. Our condolences to the deceased’s families. Compensation blah blah.”. Same was the case during Hyderabad blasts. They spoke of all the deaths ever so coolly. And why would they have to worry. Their family was safe, being provided the expensive Z type security. These bastards were elected to safegaurd us. What do they do in return? If not for their country, what are these people living for? They have one job to do for which they are paid laced with bribes. And they cant do that. People are right to blame these skunks.

While what I have further noticed is people indulge in castigating the political parties and their agendas during elections. “Its a rotten system. You just cannot change it”. These cynics demand of a revolutionary party and reforms that would put this country back on track. And when Arvind Kejriwal came up with this same agenda of the mango man by forming a AAM ADMI PARTY, people term it is as a publicity stunt. I just dont get this form of cynicism.

For once if I could, would want to ask the people of this nation, putting the PM along with the common man, WHY? Why this attitude.Why this nonchalance? Why this Mentality? If only we could work together doing what we are supposed to, the ministers do their job, the sarkari office karamchari does what he is alloted, wouldn’t we make a fabulous country? Help people. Help them, whenever you can, wherever you can. The only thing hat you are going to get is a blessing and a promise of help. Be good to the world, the world will be good to you.

I know all of this is utopic. But then striving hard for something is actually what humans are known for. Let us build a new nation with contributions from everybody.

I’ll leave you all with this video. Do take out a few precious moments of your life to watch it!


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