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The Indian dream
This topic can be dealt with various approaches but for me, I think we should take into account the time factor also. Like for example we would want to see this "type" of India by 2020 or 2025 or something like that.
So I would like to get with my argument what I would want to see in my India by 2050.
I would like to convey my thoughts through a small story.
The classic middle class in 2050(India).
"Dad, today, in class my teacher was telling about how India was in the year 2009 and I couldn't believe when she said we had so many poor people. I've never heard of the word " POVERTY" until today." , squealed the 15 year old son.
Dad replies, " Son, there was a time when India was so populated, we barely had space to stand, but that population has been the backbone of our nations growth to this level. Yes, we had something called as "POVERTY". "
The son gasped. " So were we also poor?"
" Oh yes we were... I remember going to school in an auto which doesn't exist in India anymore, but you can see them in America. Why don't you bring my looptop(our laptop), so that I can gooooooogle(now 10 million dollar company ) it for you."
" Dad, haven't I told you not to use gooooooogle, its not techie enough like our infy search(Infosys now 100 billion dollar company who outsources all their work to the European countries because they are more cost effective than the Indian)"
" Son, you know I've got used to goooooogle so please don't force me to use anything else."
" But dad, we are Indians, how can we use another countries search engine which is also so boring, btw. Come on dad, even Shasha uses Infy and she is just 2 years old."
"Lets talk about this later. Now let me get to the point about poverty. We also had something called as Corruption.Don't be surprise to know all this really existed in India.(looking at his son's face ) They were totally eradicated by the new Prime minister Mr. Rahul Gandhi, in the year 2020."
"Oh ya!! Rahul Gandhi, he's the man. Remember that email I got from him thanking me for the idea on saving America from the deeeeep depression. I also heard that he talked to Vimala last thursday over the t-chat on the togglenet. ( Innovative Idea from Tech Mahindra Satyam which later became the top notch IT solution company in the world.)"
"We never had even the chance of meeting our Prime Ministers those days. This concept of making Politics into an friendly manner was the best thing that happened after the fall of the then so-called-best economy USA"
"But dad, lets compare the things which we have now in 2050 and then in 2009, when you were in your teens. I think this will be quite interesting for my upcoming thesis work for school."
"I was very naughty as a teen, son and the day I met your mother in the blue T-shirt was the day I realised she was everything."
" T- Shirt?? What was that clothing?? I prefer to wear my dhoti to college and cannot wait to get out of my uniform. BTW, I would want to definitely meet my wife in a Saree rather than anything else.( This is in 2050, don't ask me why??)
" We had many terrorist attack those days and finally it took us some years to figure out that we've had enough of terrorism and it was talked over to the Pakistan(now a friendly neighbouring country) which was sorted out through non-violence."
"Ah, so thats why we don't buy guns anymore and they don't make any new nuclear weapons!!"
"Yes, Well India played the major part in that. You see,son, those days we would dream to have an India like today but we always thought it would definitely be only a dream but people like me who were young those days made sure that the next gen would not become what we were those days. So hats off to all those youth who dreamed to have the better India. BTW, We called it " The Indian Dream!! And Son, you are living it."
"Thanks dad, for those great insight on India. Don't worry no more because we are here to take your position of keeping India where it is today.And we shall always treasure its glory"
I hope I conveyed what I was wanting to tell. I tried to do something different. In my opinion, " The Indian Dream" doesn't always have to be a dream but it can also happen in reality if people like us work towards it. I know that we are heading towards it and we will make it in the near future. Until then, Lets join and march towards the better India which we are all dying to see.. All the best to everyone. Jai Hind!!!
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