I Love My India

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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.

I love my IndiaRecently, 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.

Athena Visheshta

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9 Responses

  1. Fayaz Pasha says:

    Very true! There are black sheep in every community, country and there are good and bad things too. We are used to looking for the bad things and commenting on the endlessly. On the other hand if we do look at the brighter side as well as we ask ourselves as to what we can do to improve the situation, many such grey areas will get better.

    A good write indeed.

  2. niranjang says:

    very very true. I think you mentioned glass walls, I saw the simiilar thing in Belgium. Awful for an Indian, natural for an European.

    • shee_shee12345 says:

      Bang on glass walls. True, it was normal for people out there but for me to see those kids still hurts. We are used to people looking after us in our country that its difficult to see people who are abandoned.

  3. Harsha says:

    To Me–India is one of its kind…No matter what you will never find a better country than India,Yes I agree India has problems but then every other country has their own share of Problems..Till my last breath I will be obliged to God for giving me Birth in this Colorful,Culturally and Traditionally rich country called “INDIA”.. :)

    • shee_shee12345 says:

      100% true and ditto, I share the same feelings about my country. There is scope for development and improvement but where else is a country where everybody waits for crackers for diwali, biryani for id, cakes for christmas and all celebrate together.

  4. lalitha says:

    the value of relationship , sentiments and beliefs is very strong in our country. Our centuries old culture is deep rooted and is still alive and kicking .it is we Indians who make this happen. Proud to be an Indian.

  5. jahidakhtar says:

    No doubt India is a great nation. But the comparison of the red light area is little confusing. Even though prostitution is not legal in India but it’s flourishing quite freely. Regarding the age factor, I think biologically Europeans are much more advance. If one ask any prostitute if there profession need to be legalized, there answer would be a big YES. There’s lot of black money involved it it. Also India is the land of Kamasutra. Just look at the Images for khajuraho. It’s one of the oldest profession of India. Literature is important but it can’t suppress biology :) Hope you wouldn’t curse me for this comment :)

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