Hi, How you all are doing? I really hope you all are fine and enjoying best of your time. What? Surprised? Why I am sending my personal messages to my Indian siblings via Redbus2US!! Well, this message is for all of us, all of us living here in U.S. or would be part of it soon because we all are actually siblings and we all do belong to same mother – a mother who gave us shelter; a mother where we were born or inherit our roots from; a mother whom we call Mother India or our dearest Bharat Maa.
As I narrated about my mother, one thing that came into my mind is upcoming historic moment of Independence Day. Every year there are celebrations on this victorious occasion and all remember our forefathers and freedom fighters who sacrificed to give this land of peace. We feel gushed with sudden inflow of patriotism and love of our mother as we do after watching any patriotic movie. I wonder if we have so much love for our mother then why are we sometimes so indifferent to each other after all are off springs of same mother India. We all know back in India we all are divided on various number of lines, even those we don’t know that they exist. This is something very deep rooted and may take eras to cure or will get more deepen.
Why difference in our views and the way we act ?
Ironically travelling miles away from India, being well educated and living in this global world, we still carry those marks though in traces but in some kind of weird way. It looks like we only feel we (Indians) all are unalike. Why do we feel so? Do we think we are superior to them or have inferiority complex for ourselves? Why do we give anyone those angular upsides down look or better called alien looks? Why give someone a look as if they have stolen something? It could be anyway – man to man, man to woman or woman to woman esp. when someone is in short clothes or wearing her traditional Indian clothes. Why can’t we just accept that whatever anyone does, wear or eat is his personal choice? Why can’t we look at them the same way normal way as we see Americans? Why is that while sharing an elevator ride or sometimes a sudden encounter in grocery shop we can greet our American fellow but not our fellow Indian. Icing on the top is when someone calls us at home for get-together we talk to each other in our local language which others can’t understand sometimes the host too. Gatherings are not meant to just look each other faces or wondering what other persons are talking about! Read Why NOT to speak in your mother tongue in gatherings
Though there is no generalization, behaviors and actions do vary from person to person, place to place or state to state but at few times these incidents do happen where we might feel or make other different. In the eyes of a mother all children are the similar so let’s not make your sibling feel dissimilar. If you can’t sense that brotherhood, it’s fine at least give no more alien looks. Let’s give this tribute to our mother. Let’s not look India divided by those man-made lines but as one great mother who doesn’t discriminate. Vandematram!
What are your thoughts on this Independence Day ? Share your thoughts.
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