‘Injuns’ Don’t Live On Trees,But…

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Headline of the day in London’s bank street  —  Modi’s landslide victory in UP

A VIDEO OF CANARY  WHARF, THE BANKING HUB OF LONDON, showing the electronic marquee with flashing letters that said ‘Modi wins  landslide victory in India’s biggest state‘ was posted to many  by a friend.

It did make me proud …and also  set me thinking.

If Modi’s  win in UP is flashed in London bank street it  is only  because UK banks get big money from India. In USA most people think  we ‘Injuns’  live on trees  and  are beggars. Perhaps 90 pc of people in US and Europe would  not know who Modi is. His coming to power was a small item on inside pages there.

Their ignorance is as much, if not more,  than that in remote rural India. Western channels including Nat Geo show ONLY the negative side of India. Switching on NG recently, I found a documentary on India showing cows lazily chewing the cud sitting on crowded roads.

True India became more noticed after Modi’s whirlwind tour of the world and the recent launching of 104 satellites into space on a single launch vehicle by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation). It ‘shocked’ the CIA chief in the US and made others take note.

At that time  there was news  of the  ISRO chief had saying ISRO had sought Government clearance to launch a space station.  The Congress must have got two reactions to it ready –  one against and the other for the space station idea.

If the clearance is given, Diggy Raja (Digvijay Singh) would say that poverty and starvation still exist in India with Modi doing nothing but sleep over the people’s problems, which were more important than the space station.

If the permission was denied,  someone like Abhishek Sanghvi would immediately allege the Modi Government was against science and  modernity and was taking the country back into the stone age.

They found fault with attempts to eradicate black money. The surgical strike on Pakistan was criticised. Opening of crores of bank accounts for the poor was assailed.The diplomatic offensive against Pakistan was derided. They patronise Vijay Mallyas, but blame Modi for it

Even the movements for cleanliness,  rural toilets and girls’ education  were ridiculed. Dozens of such examples can be given.

In sharp contrast, Vajypayee  praised Indira Gandhi as Durga when she helped  liberate Bangladesh.  Within weeks of Modi coming to power he was asked why money stashed abroad was not brought back. The DDs (dynasty devotees) do not say why ‘Garibi Hatao’ slogan went on for years, with only the dynasty’s poverty removed.

True cows on streets, filth all around, offices and buildings inaccessible to handicapped people, lakhs living in slums, caste system  and many such problems still exist in India. (Don’t add “despite 67 years of Congress rule”. The dynasty did prosper.)

The new government, only half-way though its first term,   cannot set  everything right overnight. That it has started is obvious, except to the blind. The Opposition thinks it is its duty to put hurdles in its way, to ensure that it fails.

We have to set our house in order for the world to admire India. That day will come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8 Comments

  1. Agree with setting our house in order, India shouldn’t be doing anything to win Western admiration. We need to keep scaling new peaks in science, tech, business n they will sit and take notice..as u say, That day will come.

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      1. Fully agree. Why do we need to keep looking over our shoulder to check if the West is applauding? We have to first become comfortable in our skin and “do the right things” for their own sake and for our sake. Not just as a country, but as states, as cities, as localities and as individuals.

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  2. Let the West keep thinking we are poor and backward. We need some real uplifting done to move above the poverty line. There is a huge disparity in terms of growth and infrastructure. This Canary Wharf news was pleasant surprise and a proud moment. Rest of the US whom Trump truly represents is a dud White trash which can’t find it’s own brain every morning. So expecting them to even know anything about rest of the world is unjust.

    If you look deep, you may find the Jews and top families in US have perfected the art of keeping rest of the White and Black trash stupid to just serve their purposes. The rest of America is like a zoo where you keep the animals on display.

    My view is, the USA has lost the plot and is going to decline and decay.Time for the world’s oldest civilization to start building itself to reinvent itself.

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  3. Totally agree with you Sir. That day will come when, there will be no corruption, poverty will be zero, literacy rate across the country will be above 90%, ISRO which currently launches only a few of our satellites will launch all our satellites and others’ too, there will be a completely clean India, there will be access to electricity in the smallest of villages too, pure water will be available in any corner of the country, when the common citizen will also become more responsible and start contributing more towards making all of this possible instead of just expecting everything from Modi!

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    1. When Gandhiji started cleaning villages, people used to stand around tell him where to clean. Then he started the practice of 50:50 ratio of volunteers and local people to do the cleaning together. Otherwise no cleaning. All that you said is possible ONLY when you start moving towards this goal yourself – like getting together all people on your street for action to keep it clean. Not just advising.

      Thanks for the reply – and for reading the post.

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