Thursday, August 21, 2008

India Special!!!

It happens only in India. It took a foreigner answering by the name of Gregory David Roberts to teach me this lesson, this lesson about the India I was too blind not to see.

I used to believe that Indians are fickle minded. The unnecessary hype surrounding every cricket match, the furore raised after every loss, the euphoria after each victory, used to give me a headache each time I think about India and its sports. Yes, when it comes to finance and the like, we Indians play safe. We tend to secure our life with a steady income job rather than taking risks in a high paying business gamble. But when it comes to matters of the heart, we are fickle.

I used to hope it was the other way round, but now I realise, though we should change our financial habits to better adapt to the dynamic globalised world, when it comes to the heart and the soul, we rule. India is the only place where you can be God one moment and the devil incarnate the next. It is this fickle nature of our minds that makes us special. Every joy, every sorrow, has an explanation by the Indian heart. It is only here that even seemingly unrelated events are given an indelible connection. India thus becomes the land of stories, stories that seem so wierd yet so true. That makes India special and finally, I can say this, I am proud to be an Indian.

9 comments:

priyaa iyer said...

Nice Post!

Keep writing!

Cheers

Varun said...

I can't I'm totally proud of the way our country is,but the fact that we get throw ourselves completely into everything that we do is what makes us special

nice thought! :)

Perv Cookie said...

We are growing, and thats saying something. And that, makes us different.

Kumpal said...

the post was good, but it would have been better had you quoted the exact words of Gregory David Roberts,..

and btw, new theme is cool.. keep posting..

Cyclops said...

@kumpal

twas not exactly a quote, but his entire book, Shantaram, that makes you feel good about India. Once again it depends n how you interpret his writings.

RINZU SUSAN RAJAN said...

i still feel we are fickle minded...
had we given half the attention we gv to cricket to the other sports we wud have had more medal winners in olympics...
good... i am glad to discover there is someone like u who is passionate about the country...and is writing passionately...

stuntman mike said...

i love ppl who love their country as passionately as you seem to .... i love india and love it the way it is ... cheerio

Aditya Nair said...

Beautiful Post!
Indians are always a bit more passionate than others,aren't we?
The post does remind me of the beautiful manner in which GDR described Indians in Shantaram.
Judging by your taste,I would recommend MAXIMUM CITY by Suketu Mehta,one of the best books I have read recently.

hari said...

Indians are the best examples of Darwinism, we want to survive and we will.. and its true that no one wants to take risks.
We adopt the best way to live.. Our choice changes with time and there the fickle mindedness helps :)