Saturday, December 1, 2007

The ARGUMENTATIVE INDIAN ...?!


I have being thinking of putting this post for the last few weeks, but exams and all. Coming straight to the point, first I will go to the string of incident which compelled me to think into this matter. I was rushing through the crowded streets of Ranchi to keep with an appointment, when suddenly I saw, traffic being stopped and some commotion taking place. When I enquired about it... It was a incident of road rage turned ugly, a man traveling on a scooter got down and smashed the wind screen of the car coming from behind after some argument. And after that when I started observing, it was almost taking place every where only the dimensions and repercussions were different. But it was there, from a fight at the traffic signal between people in the same car!! To incidents of auto rickshaw drivers fighting for passengers. Leave the street, standing in the line at INOX , in the mess to In cricket (Sreesanth..). It is every where and it is not just confined to some region, community or class of people. It seems intolerance has become our alter ego. Why is it so , are people so frustrated with their life. We say India is growing and every body is reaping its benefits then why this discontent. This we are seeing in the land of Gandhigiri. People are just not arguing but they are getting aggressive and that too on such trivial issues. I was appalled, only cure I see is opening up "Fight Clubs"....

3 comments:

ankita anand said...

i attribute it to an insecurity about our own selves which does not let us establish our own identities without degrading 'the others'..despite the multifarious products in our "growing" world that promise they would help us 'define' ourselves

ankita anand said...

love the visual

Som said...

Yeah..even I liked the visual.. well defining ourselves... if only people could without having notions of who they want to be...