I Love My India
As Indians we all keep criticizing our country. Yes, we do have issues like corruption, population, pollution, cleanliness, caste system and so on and so forth. Yet I strongly believe that it’s a blessing to be born in this country, the country that I love, my country INDIA. Human nature is such that we feel the grass is greener on the other side. Following this we all feel that life is surely going to be better in any other country.
Recently, I had been to this really beautiful European country. Start of our tour and the first thing on the agenda was a visit to the red light area. I am sure most of you would be shocked by now and would be rereading the previous sentence. Don’t panic, you did read it write and yes I typed it right as well. We went to an area filled with tiny streets and there were some pretty girls standing in sexy clothes waving out and calling out through glass windows.
As I was walking through I began a journey which ended physically in 15 minutes but has been lingering on in my thoughts since then. Most of the girls we saw were not more than 13 years old. They had enough marks on their arms to say that they were being drugged. The guide told us that in this country this profession is legal and that this area was the main reason for the tourism the country has been enjoying.
Which set me thinking, what sort of a country is this where this sort of a profession is made legal and is promoted. We do have this going on in our country illegally but at least the government doesn’t take you around to have a look and make money out of it.
India is the land of Goddesses. Many of you might feel that it’s here that women are oppressed and put down. It does happen and I am not turning a blind eye towards it. But this is the same land where Rakhi is celebrated, where brothers look out for their sisters. It’s the same land where mothers are placed right after god. It’s the same place where a wife is considered strong enough to even fight against Yamraj and get back her husband’s life.
How is it possible that there is no good in this country? We ladies at Athenastake are on a journey this week and that is to rediscover the love that we have for our country and to share with you why India is so special.