Hello friends… it’s been really hard these days to sit around and pen a post. The final year has taken its toll on me... I guess. It’s not like I’m devoid of creative themes but purely I’m running out of time. I wish the Earth would have taken few hours more to rotate thus giving me an extra hour to write. I was really amazed when I saw IndiBlogger coming up with this Surf Excel blogger contest. Hey… don’t get carried away; this post isn’t regarding that… it’s about the fate of India.
The idea of the post came up at a regular coffee break; someone had rightly said… lot can happen over coffee: D. We friends were just passing time by talking of a popular daily television serial viz. Crime Patrol when someone peeked in and suggested to chuck out the states of Bihar and UP out of India to curb crime rates.
What… was my first reaction? How can even someone think of crafting a new India?
For his support he even
misquoted various media
reports and remarks which by his extreme senses correspond to the degradation
of our country. To my utter surprise people instead of taking the notion as
anti-nationalist took side by him. I was all shocked to hear their story of nationalism.
Let me tell to all those morons who think that it’s the two states that aren’t helping the country in its growth and development that Bihar has more number of literate people than the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu combined. Also, there is far greater number of Biharis as doctors than the states of Punjab and Gujarat combined. Even the murder rate in Bihar is half that of Mumbai and incidents of molestations happens in Bihar as 1/10th that of Delhi. Profoundly, the state of Bihar produces more wheat then the state of Punjab.
Should I need to mention anything about the state of Uttar Pradesh now? I guess intellectuals might have got my point of mentioning all those fascinating facts. India isn’t someone manor but a mosaic of colorful fabric. We might practice different religion, have different caste and even have diverse cultural heritage but then the idea of one nation is strong enough to bind us together into a single entity. On the other hand it’s this socio-cultural mosaic which in true sense brings out the real picture of unity in diversity, like a bouquet of flowers where every component counts while retaining its specific identity.
It good to take pride in one’s own cultural but worse to feel the other’s as inane. India has been blessed with multi-cultural society and so it’s every Indian prime duty to with hold the integrity of each and every fellow Indian culture. It’s quite saddening when we come across news like popular politician warning of a possible riot over his own provocative remarks on the North Indians.
As a true Indian we must never get carried away with all those anti-nationalist sentiments which quite often are propagated by the same people who have been vested with the responsibility of keeping us united. None would ever want the partition to take place. Only a mentally unstable person with evil intentions will dare to foresee an India bisected into 28 different countries.
Wake up before it gets too late!