Saturday, May 16, 2009

of Indian Elections and US wannabes

i am not some nationalistic pig or a guardian for Indian culture. But this is something i have observed. i could be wrong in this, but am ready to debate.

There are these certain individuals who love following Obama and US elections and they would be knowing everything about Texas state, Ohio state governors and representatives. But ask them to which party does Naveen Patnaik or Kumarswamy represent? they will be standing before you like dumb fucks. More importantly, since they follow America Elections, they will prove you that you are a dumb fuck trying to follow Indian elections. Well, that can be true. There is nothing to follow in what Kumarswamy or Mr. Patnaik are doing. They are just mere examples. Look at today's results and you will know. Indian politicians (most of them) do not deserve our time.

But sample this, the kind of people i am referring to will lecture you on the conditions of Blacks and how Obama means "hope" and all that, but right here, just outside your home, there will be samples of the most dreaded Caste System in India. Probe them on that and you will know.

By mentioning things like above I absolutely do not think that Watching American serials on Star World means you belong to them or listening to heavy metal means you belong to this breed. Anyone is absolutely free to exercise her/his choice - whether it is Star World shows or VH1 music, South Park series or anything. But to be rooted and to be aware about your surroundings is equally important. No one is telling you to take up issues and start fighting for it.

But there's no point in trying to prove that "i'm cool" because i follow US-led things. And Indian system is fucked-up so who cares. If "fucked-up" was the case. Then there is no country as "fucked-up" as America.

As Roy, would put it so beautifully. "they cant imagine their world without Coca Cola". Here at least along with Coca cola, we have ten other options - from hand cart cold drinks to the dreaded Red Can.

Think about it. or argue...

3 comments:

bhargav said...

Dont know what to say...
Partly you are spotlessly right.. and Partly your comments has a pinch of salt in it....

I would rather take it like orange sweet and sour.

Will have to write you an email about this to take up on this issue..

As you asked..
.. I am thinking about it to argue... :)

kalakar speaks said...

always game for debate....

nir said...

Hehe....may be you came across wrong person at a wrong time. I am in USA but there does not pass a single day, without visiting timesofindia.com and hindustantimes.com and yes all its crazy popup windows. However, I don't blame people but the media/celebrities who set the bar of 'what's cool' and we all know its always about 'West'. I saw in the News the other day, Imrran Khan visited USA for voting. In my 20 years of life in India, never I saw on TV any celebrity telecasted for Indian Voting. Sure they contest and we all know the aftermath...

Also, continuing the argument, no country is fucked up and they all have their imperfections. You will agree India has more.

Sure no chai-walla's in USA but take a look at this link:

http://www.dentalplans.com/articles/12646/taco-bell-removes-green-onions-from-its-restaurants.html

A food chain was closed for a day all across states, just because 22 people got sick eating their food. Not possible in any other country..surely something to learn for Indian Food and Drug administration...Isn't it all about humanity...or may be I am missing something here...