India Shining?8:36 PM
I don't think I am an activist, feminist, or any "-ist" for that matter but there are just somethings that gross-me-out. However, who-or-what I AM is Ms. Practical (besides Drama Queen, but this is not the time for humor)!
My recent visit to my country made me realize how inconsiderate most indians are (which also reminded me of a dialogue from a Hindi movie - "I like India, but not so much the Indians"). I assume people lack the common sense or rather sometimes common courtesy to each other. How else would you explain well-educated, well-travelled, city-bred people throwing trash/chocolate wrapper etc. out of their moving cars? Or pushing each other at the airport to grab an empty cart? Or honking at cars in-front when they can clearly see there is a traffic-jam?
I do not believe that it's a matter of illiteracy or lack of awareness. It is simply disregard of the complete existence of people whom we do not know and hence don't care about (therefore, can push-over). Nevertheless, if we do happen to know them then we will just say a lame sorry (which we most-certainly-don't mean) and continue pushing our way forward! Footnote : These are not any new observations on my part. I have just found a medium to share them now, though!
Bottom-line : I do not see, India Shining!