Utopia, the perfect community for humans to live in, a social construct which is so perfect that it is unable to even envisage, a world without crime, poverty and any thinkable social evil. Sounds too unreal? There is a reason why it is always going to be a hypothesis, because humans aren’t creatures of cosmos but chaos. Coming to India, a country of vast cultural difference and diversity, being a citizen of the country helps presumably gives us the right to defame and criticize it right? Or maybe, we aren’t even ready to consider the fact that we as citizens of the country make it a country and as each of the existing countries in the world we have our problems but that is not because we are Indians but because we are ‘humans’, I personally believe that any vice cannot be fenced to a region, so here are a few points that would actually make you appreciate the country that most of you “fucking hate”.
1. Arms laws here are stringent
Compared to the U.S. of A where any gun-toting child can walk into a school and can execute a massacre.
2. Internet policies are liberal
Consider yourself lucky if you’re being able to access websites like Google, Facebook, Youtube and Twitter here as China has a ban imposed on all of these websites you love so much.
3. You get a weekend here
Meanwhile in North Korea.
4. Freedom to practice your religion
Had you been in Saudi Arabia, you would have been penalized heavily for just carrying any religious paraphernalia not sanctioned by the Islamic law.
5. India has its own currency and it’s going strong
Ever heard about hyperinflation? Between 2003 and 2009 when hyperinflation struck the country of Zimbabwe the country’s currency rates fell so bad that they had to suspend it resulting in a desperate situation for the country and widespread poverty and an 80% unemployment rate. Still think you’re the scum of the earth?
6. Our army is effing best in the world
It’s so true that I don’t even need a supporting statement to make it more convincing.
7. The economy of India is the 3rd largest in the world by PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) and 10th largest by nominal GDP
India has economic curve has grown exponentially since the 1970’s, comparing it to countries who won their independence hundreds of years earlier or are 1/16th the size seems a bit unfair.
8. We are racist but
Are we the only country in the world where racism is rampant? Not trying to endorse the statement but we are the 7th largest country in the world and doesn’t having a plethora of states, languages, religions and a culture so vast and diverse that it axiomatically makes us vulnerable to such atrocities but unity in diversity remember? We are all just people at the end of the day.
9. And many such others that would make us count our blessings and thank the almighty that we are Indians
The reason I decided to do this article was because I realized that I’m so caught up in discussing the problems we have that we aren’t doing anything about it, while social platforms are rife with articles which criticized Indians for watching a certain genre of movies, would that mean that to be a better citizen of my country I need to watch movies and listen to music that is intellectually stimulating. Yes, every country has its own problems and everyone is trying to solve them but is such a pessimistic and snooty take on our problems going to make things better, we can sit on the internet and argue about the validation and cogent justification of that argument or just do something about it.
10. Or we could just forget about it and assume that we could live without each of the aforementioned points.