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India is a country with so many diversities that sometimes it becomes almost impossible to define Indian ness in a word. But one thing is common in every corner of India that is the acceptance of poverty. Poverty is man created disease but acceptance of poverty is perversion of human nature. But from ancient past poverty still exists with all its miseries. It is like an integral part of India. Poverty sells well and that is why our country is contributing quite well to this industry. One India is shinning, buying and winning the world. But the true India, the larger India is starving, stinking and losing its identity. Yes, our sons of soils are refuges in their own country. Internal migration is the greatest challenge for India now. Farmers are committing suicides because they are not getting the proper market price of their produce. Market is burning; medical facilities are unavailable to the remote parts of our country. Medicines are so costly that common people barely can afford proper treatment. Education is the most lucrative business option these days. Govt. schools are inadequate in numbers and teaching staffs. Illiteracy, backwardness and superstitions are the very endearing children of poverty. Every big and not so big cities of India has a common night scene. Thousands of people are sleeping in the streets. With day lights they vanish in to the hustle bustle of the city. After watching Slum dog Millionaire world knows everything about the beggar industry of India. How it works that we know but why it works? That is also known to everyone. We just cannot see it because poverty hurts our human emotions so we don’t like to see it. It’s a strange condition. No one likes, no one supports poverty but everyone accepts the existence of poverty, even the poorest of the poor believes it is natural. And I believe from here only the journey of poverty has emerged as almost victorious. Poverty is swallowing India.
Acceptance of misery, torture, discrimination is so explicitly visible in our society that sometimes I feel may be we are blind or maybe we do not have any soul. I believe any charity how big it may be can’t change the scenario for better. Unless and until we are changing our mindset and philosophy of life we can‘t make our country hunger free. Yes, question the authority where all those resources are gone? Where all the foods are gone? Why rivers are full of swear and toxic chemicals? Why our children are drying to death? Where India lives? Who is India and where all the humanities gone? Cliché words, many time used words but it is the ultimate key that can open the door for new India, healthy, wealthy and happy India. When each and every starved and tortured human being will ask these questions, when every malnourished children will ask why we have no food and education? Why we are poor? Of course they will come to know the fact that poverty is man created and only man can change it. And I believe it is our duty to educate our people to ask valid questions? Where there is question there is an answer too. And I know some day India will ask the question and time will give them the answer. And the answer will open the door for a new India, a hunger free India.

Dr.Minx's picture

may I quote you?

very true dear amriyota. i just returned from India with somewhat mixed feelings. on one side i see a very thriving "well-developed" India, but on the other hand so much poverty, despair and inequalities. Your text inspired me and if you allow me I might pinch a few quotes for my current work. Statements accompanying photographs from India. When I first went to India 3 years ago I was eager to answer the question "why india?" - why is "rich" India in the 21st century still dependent on international funding aid.

I wanted to tell the story in the words of the people concerned. Well that's what I continue to do; now combining statements with images and still finding ways in making sense of my research of the past 3 years. I keep you posted. Let's exchange further.

My answer today is "foreign aid isn't" - your quote here reflects much of what I think too...

""""And I believe it is our duty to educate our people to ask valid questions?

But one thing is common in every corner of India that is the acceptance of poverty. Poverty is man created disease but acceptance of poverty is perversion of human nature. But from ancient past poverty still exists with all its miseries. It is like an integral part of India. Poverty sells well and that is why our country is contributing quite well to this industry. One India is shinning, buying and winning the world. But the true India, the larger India is starving, stinking and losing its identity. Yes, our sons of soils are refuges in their own country.

....thanks for sharing these thoughts!

Amriyota's picture

Thank u .......

Thank you Dr. Minx. even i am trying to write a book on human rights for children because only future generation can see the world in a different way and only we can hope best from them. Any kind of help would be gr8 . And thanks a lot to motivate me. I have a dream of a hunger free world. May be a big dream but a valid dream........Thanx a lot again.......

Amriyota's picture

Rape till death

Rape till death
Recent Commonwealth Human Rights report shows that in India 1 woman is being raped in every two hours. Other reports suggest that 1 out of 10 cases are usually reported here. So the actual number is higher than the documented or surveyed one. Rape and murder and the mutilation of the victim’s body are increasing in numbers. Cases of acid attacks are also increasing. Rape of a woman does not only mean forceful invasion of her body by one or more people. It is something more heinous, more deep-rooted act of crime. A rape is the violation of some ones basic right to life with dignity. A rape crushes ones soul and heart. A rape inflicts the feeling of fear, rejection and humiliation in the victim’s mind. In a feudal society like India women are nothing more than an object of lust. Either you can possessed one of them or acquire others by force. The term force has been always glorified in different mythological and religious stories. It is said that mighty and powerful enjoys the Mother Nature. Masses never care to interpret this phrase in the way Darwin once gave is famous theory of survival of the fittest. They love to acquire everything by force. They cannot respect beauty and freedom. Rape has become the integrated part of Indian culture. We have raped our rivers, made them filthy and poisonous. In the name of development hills, forests, lakes and natural habitats all have been denied the care, love and respect they deserved. Is not it rape of their soul? In a society where vested interest runs every businesses there it is impossible to protect the respect of weaker section. So the rape of Indian women, children, wild life and nature and of course tribal people will be a continuous story unless we are changing the whole system here. Till then it is our request to the human hearts (not the fake human faces) pray for us and be with us.

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