My previous post, Why should I stay in India received good response. Almost every commenter wrote his/her feelings. It looks to me that everyone likes the idea of staying in India and solving problems here. But its easier said than done.
Let me tell you, I love India. Despite all the problems I mentioned in my previous post – I love my own country. Its hard to explain but I never felt like settling in USA, like many do. Its not that I’m anti-USA. In fact, I respect them for what they are. As per most of the suggestions, I like to solve problems here. I want to bring a positive change to the whole corrupt system. But like most of you – I don’t know where to begin.
Those who suggested living in India makes more sense if I want to solve problems here, I’ve a question – What are you doing to solve the common problems you see around you? I’d really love to hear from you! Most of the people I see are the part of the problem. They’d spit on the clean roads, jump the traffic signals, bribe at passport offices, throw trash out of veranda, rise their children to settle abroad, copy everything from the west etc. So the question is, if I decide to stay in India, can I really expect the situation to change in my lifetime? Will I ever see the India we all are dreaming of?
One suggestion said, one should live out of India for few years. Looks like the best option. But I’ve a question. How many of those who go to live out of India for ‘few years’, really come back? None. “Swades” happens in movies, rarely in real life.
We all have been talking – and that’s it. Where’s the action? Things aren’t going to change on their own.
So, what to do now?
–The Big K–