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I was keeping this window open for more than 2 hours and wondering what to write and how to approach this topic. Quite confused on how to go about with it. Well, I hope this approach is what I’m here to convey and you would like it too!!
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?”
” 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)”
” 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.”
“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.)”
“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.”
” 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??)
“Ah, so thats why we don’t buy guns anymore and they don’t make any new nuclear weapons!!”
“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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