R-day 09! Another year, what changed?

Today my gtalk message was very simple. It read as " I wonder if its just me being oblivious or the anger and frustration of the Mumbai attacks is dead." Suren, here says all I really want to say too about this.

Then when I read this at IHM's blog, I just knew I had to write about this. Today is Republic Day. A day of National importance (or just a national holiday depending on the way you see it). What was done today? NOTHING. That was the day when 1000s of people gathered at Gateway to protest and to pledge a movement of change. Where is that movement? Where is the start of the change? Has the anger died? Have we all become so numb? 

I left a comment on IHM's blog saying : " I believe Indian constitution is the best possible constitution in the worst possible hands." I do believe that our constitutions need a little bit of cleaning and dusting and probably a set of new laws but other that, its perfect. The drafters were so brilliant that they left nothing to chance. They thought of everything. Everything except the extent of deterioration of the quality of politicians (and the average age, maybe).

I have this very strong urge to sit down and make a list of "What is wrong with our country?" and name everything that bothers me. But I know the root cause of most of these problems : APATHY. The chalta hai, I dont care, what to do attitude. On MTv, this guy was asked if he had voted (he was around 21) and on receiving an answer in the negative, was asked why. He said," I dont know where to vote, who to vote and why to vote." I'm sure that atleast 75% of the youth have atleast one of these questions if not all three. 

Apathy, indifference and ignorance are making our country hollow. Completely soul-less. I'm very worried. The older generation is fading away and the youth on whose shoulders the country rides might just take her to the graveyard. I'm worried. Very worried. 

On this day of R-day,I salute each and every person who had to shed blood, sweat or a tear so that I can live peacefully, freely and safely in my own house.


P.S : I submitted my papers for my voter ID and am waiting for it to come, even though I hate the picture I had to give for it.

 

9 comments:

  suren

26 January 2009 at 19:11

i c !!!

  Pretty Me!!

26 January 2009 at 19:45

well written..

  spicymist

26 January 2009 at 23:20

aye . i filled that form too. that ad is awesome u know. tata tea :P

  Da Eternal Rebel

27 January 2009 at 00:17

I am not a firm believer in Democracy because in India it just becomes another form of Mobocracy. Nothing short of an absolute and ultimate revolution is the call of the day. It must be remembered Revolution is red in color, red by blood!

  moon's muse

27 January 2009 at 00:46

You are right when you say India has one of the best Constitution in probably the worst hands.

I didn't vote too,not because I was lazy,I just didn't know if I liked any party.Plus the voter id that I had was with all wrong information.How insane is that.They can't give you a proper voter's id inspite of submitting every possible document with my DOB on it.

  Ashish

27 January 2009 at 01:20

I actually tried twice to get a voter ID card but the clerk was not having the registration forms with him :(

The problem can't be solved so easily........ and the attitude of people like me can also be not changed....I should've tried once more :)

  RiverSoul

27 January 2009 at 12:16

Me too is in the same process.
Voters ID
:(
A complete pain in the a.....; er.. Neck
:(
And yes,
What You said about the constitution
I couldn't agree more
:|

  the pink orchid

28 January 2009 at 06:53

thankyou for following the mush factor rashi :)

  gaurav nanda

3 February 2009 at 19:26

I strongly support the feelings of the author but its real sad that this issue cant be UNDONE!!

Lets be INDIAN ( the real one,i meant )