Feb 3, 2013

Blue Print For Change

This post is a part of Weekend contest at BlogAdda.com in association with Chanakya's New Manifesto.

Be the Change you wish to see in others...

We all talk about changing the society. We talk about changing the country. Difficult it sounds but impossible it is not if we start bringing the change in ourselves.If each one of  us succeed in  changing ourselves, our country would be  a heaven on earth.

My cause of concerns are many , am one of the common man highly neglected by everyone right from the local leader appointed by us to the government. Am just born to run from pillar to post seeking for justice, seeking for mercy etc. My only crime is being a COMMON MAN.

5 of my worries or rather concerns which i would want to share would be

1)Loss of Humanity: If you are a  Mumbaikar, you would know this very well. Local train is the lifeline of Mumbai and it has also been a reason for the loss of many a lives. People jump into the running train as soon as the train reaches the station. People push and shove each other just to get in to the train.No one bothers about what if someone gets hurt. People getting down aren't allowed to get down and the ones standing at the station aren't allowed to get in. Ten minutes of pandemonium and the lucky ones manage to get in and reach their destination alive. People standing at the footboard stand their because they have no choice and there are  people who try to rob them of their stuff by pulling the handbags show that humanity no longer exists. Just for a small amount of money you end up taking someone's life. My life is too precious to be lost in such a hustle bustle for boarding train.

My Expectations From People: Its not the last train of your life. But yes if you end up acting insane , it could be the last train of your life.

Don't rob people of their valuables when they are already risking their life .That makes you a coward.Dont live on others earnings rather earn to live.

Expectations from the govt: Increase the number of trains. Increase police patrolling. Book everyone under strict laws who are into any kind of inhuman acts.

2)Racist Attitude : Fed up of being labelled as a Madrasi wherever i go. Get your basics right!! Every individual staying in South India isn't a madrasi. And every madrasi isnt dark skinned. Above all I prefer being labelled as an Indian rather than a madrasi and a whatever whatever. Is it really necessary to label people as per their caste, place of stay,color etc?Can't we just label them as humans ? Don't we all have two set of eyes ears and a tongue.Its blood flowing in all of us and not some statewise famous drink that takes its course in the arteries and the blood vessels.

My biggest concern is the racist attitude because i have been subjected to racist remarks every day in different ways.

Expectation from people: We are humans. We are not the whatever whatever as i mentioned above. Please treat everyone equally.What if you are fair skinned and not a madrasi & your kids turn out to be dark skinned.Do they become a madrasi then?

Expectations from the government : Inculcate values of secularism, equality at the ground level.Incorporate the feeling of humanity, love ,respect in the school curiculum. Stop fighting in the name of the religion,caste,creed,color.Try to build up schools and colleges that aim to bring out the best human possible. 

3) Freedom of Speech/Expression: I feel caged. I think twice before posting things on MY social networking site, my blog .I wonder whether i would jail just for telling what i feel.It wouldnt make much of a difference if a particular 'owaisi' makes anti religious comments and hurts sentiments, it wouldn't make much of a difference when i am being labelled madrasi, non maharashtrian  every day but yes it definitely changes the global economics statistics when i post a harmless status on my FB wall.Really ? are we this insecure? Does such a harmless status wet your pants?

Expectations from people:Express freely.Voice your opinions.We were taught pen is mightier than the sword, but they forgot to tell us that someone can even end up breaking the pens. Voice your opinions freely but in a respectable way. Don't misuse the freedom of expression.Use it strongly and put your points forward with conviction.Open your mouth only if you know why you are doing so.

 Expectations from the government : Just because you prefer being dumb, don't silence the many voices that have the power to lead us to a better,secular India via the medium of movies,songs, books etc.Instead take action against those who create havoc in the names of religion ,caste ,creed with their racist speech and comments.By penalizing the common man for putting up facebook statuses and letting go the very mob who vandalize the public property is the root cause of disharmony in the country.Make it clear what freedom of speech and expression means.Don't allow people to misuse this freedom.

4) Safety for women:Don't glorify us by calling us names like Nirbhaya,Damini etc.These names just show impotent our men have become, how impotent the system has become.Read these lines somewhere and I wish to share it here

What is manhood?
Is it a six-pack, gelled hair nd biceps?
Is it umpteen hours spent in a gym?
Is it rash driving and drunken brawls?
Kya tum jante ho main kiska beta hun?
Is it hair peeping out of an unbuttoned shirt?
The definition of manhood is not the inches in your pants.
But the space between your ears.
How you think is how manly you are.
The true test of your manhood is how you treat a woman.
All woman. Any woman. Every woman.
If you do not respect a woman u r only half a man.

Expectations from People: Raise voice if you have been abused .Raise voice if you see someone being abused. If you can't fight against the system , fight it at the ground level. Raise your sons properly .Teach them to respect women. Incorporate in studies that there are several other ways to prove superiority over women rather than raping them around. Inculcate values of sensitivity.

Expectations from the Govt: Don't  prove you are impotent everytime by staying silent.Implement existing laws ,make new laws and give harsher punishments to everyone who has raped any lady of her humility and respect to live in the society.There is no age no religion for a rapist.No wasting time in deciding whether the accused is a juvenile or not. If you can rape someone when you are a minor, by the time you be an adult you would end up f**king the whole nation. Dont leave anyone who is found guilty free!!

5) Hygiene: Lack of hygiene is what we indians are known for.And i agree with all those who think indians are perennially dirty.Had been to an embassy recently and happened to use the loo.I am someone who has the phobia of using the public loos but went for it because i thought here atleast people would use it well.But guess i was wrong. It was left in a dirty state .I had to call the lady again and asked her to clean it up. Do you expect people to clean up your s**t.? When you cant clean your own sh*t , how can you expect people to?I work with a reputed IT firm and people working with me are engineers from reputed institutes. But the way they leave the washrooms would make you think of them otherwise.

Expectations from people:Clean up your own shit!!!
Expecatations from Govt: Nothing.We choose the govt to make the country a better place to live in and not cleaning up people's shits.But yes since we indians are perenially dirty cleaning up the nullahs, and the gutters wouldnt do any harm.Waiting for the monsoons to arrive and then waiting for all of us to drown in the same water doesnt sound a good idea.Clean up the city right now!!

Tired of waiting to see a change in the country ?CHANGE YOURSELVES....AND A LOT OF THINGS WOULD CHANGE AUTOMATICALLY!!

1 comment:

  1. What stood after I read your five points was the line in the opening paragraph, 'start bringing the change in ourselves.' If you all do our bit, our country will be heaven. Of all the points, hygiene is the most neglected. Also, about freedom of speech and expression is concerned, I think we will slowly be on Chinese lines. Remember two girls were arrested. Shame!


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