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Proud to be Indian

A friend of mine (Indian Girl) posted this in her profile. I found this entire advertisement to be a mockery of the Indian way of living and filled with generalized statements that are usually hyped by the media. Most of us are infected with phoren virus imported majorly from the western countries. These infected minds will soon advance to a stage of hating their very own mother because her skin is wheatish and she sweats a lot in the kitchen. They would soon want to adopt mummies from the west because western mommies are fairer, richer and nice to show-off.

Just because we cross the seas and visit other countries doesn’t give us the right to make a mockery of our nation. Do we see any foreign nationals making a mockery of their culture? (Do they have a culture?)

Let me give a point to point explanation for this totally stupid advertisement…

Why do we do this?
We fight…to save a few cents [read paise]…

Yes we fight. We are not a nation who can afford to spend lavishly. We are in a situation that demands us to spend wisely. Is spending wisely something to be shunned at? We fight for every Rupee and we have the tendency to save money so that we can survive and take our nation and family through any crisis.

And also fight..to pay a big bill…
Thats supposed to be a sign of friendship and unity. We want to share the burden of our friends and we do. I don’t find anything wrong in that too.

We say everything takes “one minute”
Even if it takes an hour

“Yek minute saab…” or “Oru Nimisham saar…” thats a common word. If you are a person who literally translates the meaning to “One minute sir…” I would say, you have forgotton your roots. It means “One moment please…” A moment can be a minute, hour or even a day…

We store everything that is plastic..
Thank God, we are not polluting the environment by throwing them away in garbage. We understand that we don’t have a proper recycling mechanism in place. When we can’t recycle, we reuse and reduce…

And cover everything in plastic
This is to protect the appliances from sweat and dust which is more common in a tropical country like India, more than anywhere else…

We take Cricket seriously…
We take Cricket seriously very seriously…
And Movies, even more seriously…

You can’t generalize and pivot your arguements on what the media highlights…


We have to have pressure cookers…

Pressure cookers save a lot of energy and helps to cook fast. This is a luxury which other countries can’t enjoy because of geographical location, altitude and temprature.

And have to have smoke alarms..

What smoke alarms? Invalid point…

We have more spice than food…
Spice and Chilly is good for health and it cools down your system. Again this is a delicacy which only Indian can enjoy. Try eating spicy food in antartatica…

And more food than plate…
Plate is new to our culture. Our traditional food is to be consumed on banana leaves or lotus leaves. Its the adultration by the western culture that makes things look bad…

We nod to say ‘yes’
We nod the same to say ‘no’

Again generalization and induced mockery…

That’s just the way we are..
Yes, that the way we are… thats the way we live because we live in India. I am a proud Indian. Are you?

The real fith of this nation is not in the culture or the lifestyle. Its the corrupt political system and the inefficient governing bodies. Show the world the real state of the nation and I am with you…

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