Smile. You’re Indian
Are you an Indian? If yes, take a minute and cheer for yourself. You may not realize it, but Life is pretty G.O.O.D. India is blossoming. Indian industry is growing. India is prospering. As they liked saying, India is Shining.
Need more reasons? Here, you cynical Indian, are some reasons to be proud of your country. Cheer up now. Yes, you too.
India is the world’s largest democracy, and loves it. Even though we are supposed to have elections every few years, we try our best to make that happen more often. So much so, that we even had them twice over the course of a few months, just a few years back. We love our democracy. It keeps the blood running through our body.
Yes, the same Ekta Kapoor who gave us the blood curdlers such as Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki, and Kyonki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. You see, it was her clever little plan to unite the people by giving them something common to hate. Give her a hand guys; She took one for the team.
We love our democracy, but it is our politicians that make our lives worth living. Every time they open their mouths, it is as if a fountain of knowledge has been bestowed upon us. Oh, we love our politicians. They are just awesome.
The Columbia educated managing editor of NDTV is a sparkler. She bravely went to Kargil, and even though her detailed news coverage led to some lives getting lost, she told us the real story of the war. There’s a national hero right there. Her reporting over the years has inspired much praise, and admiration. Some people might call her opinions biased, sometimes plain stupid, but screw them. Keep it going, Barkha.
Need we even say anything? We Indians may not have food to eat, but we all have mobile phones. The plumber who came to fix our bathroom came after we called him up on, guess what, his mobile. The maid who used to cook for us used to coordinate the menu on…you get the idea.
The great thing about power cuts in India is that they make sure that we don’t lose touch with our great culture. Every summer we bring out our little portable fans and think of our ancestors who did not have access to the fruits of modern industry. We know our roots. We remain humble, and down to earth.
Makes us shudder to even think of what might happen if, god forbid, we started getting continuous power supply in our homes.
We are the world’s IT coolies, and proud of it.
Each and every American major has setup offices in India, and now our brightest minds are busy working around the clock helping the great minds in america make even more money. We have arrived on the world stage. An Andrew Symonds may call India a third world country. What does he know? We are world class, baby. First World. Fast World.
We are getting expensive. We are getting chic. Move aside world, we have arrived. We drive the same Corollas that Americans drive, for double the cost. We don’t even blink while buying a Rs 100 coffee. We have money, and are not afraid to spend it. Never mind our parents who took so much pains saving away their pennies towards a safe future. This is the age of the consumer.
Those wily scumbags bring out the best in us. We may keep fighting for petty issues, but we will not take terrorism sitting down. Never mind if it takes pictures of a few dozen people lying dead, killed in cold blood by petty maniacs, to stir our souls. Like Ektaa Kapurr, Terrorism unites India. We are not trying to equate the two though!
We love America.
America is the reason we exist. America is what we aspire to be. We want to do the same things they do. We do what their leaders tell us to do. We eat what they eat. We copy their movies. We work for their companies, even if we live in India. After all, what was that silly Columbus looking for when he reached America.? Us. It’s time we corrected that mistake.
There. You get the drift. Now that we have you thinking on these lines, go ahead and list down your reasons in the comments section. Go on.