We have no sense of pride, no sense of belonging, no sense of being one. We fight amongst ourselves and we have the least regard for what is ours and what we have in common.
Commonly used term Desi coined by Indians ( South East Asians) is a derogatory term to refer to fellow Indians.
Put a 18-22 year old from any other country from the world but India, ask him to study, work, maintain his sanity tens of thousands of miles away from his town in hostile weather conditions, unknown culture and unpalatable food, with no McDonald’s around and I would like to see him survive and conquer. When an Indian kid gives it his best shot he is chided as ‘fresh off the boat’ by fellow Indians who have been in the same boat only a few years ago.
An Indian will readily squirm at another Indian’s accent while Mexican, Italian, French, American accents are coveted found sexy and totally acceptable in society. Why can’t we accept ourselves.
Indians try the hardest to ‘fit into’ every other culture and the ones who care too hoots are looked down upon by struggling-to-fit in Indians.
Communalism is a very rampant part of our culture which only reflects deep seated discrimination amongst fellow Indians.
The age old Mumbai-Delhi, North-South war continues. 60 years post Independence at that. When will we realise we belong to the same country?
Indian cinema, art, architecture have been recognised the world over. People spend months to years in our country studying us, yet you will find Indians crib about Indian movies, Indian music, Indian cities, India.
While it is considered fashionable to rattle off the names of Italian cuisines or correctly pronounce the names of French wines, how many of us know that Kadhi can actually be made in more 5 different ways. How much do we know of our own cuisine?
This list is endless.