I can go on about this topic and get hit by bus tomorrow morning. I’ll not make this boring. Or contradictory. Promise.
India is a country which is in a state of what is known as “identity crisis”. So are Indians. We dress like the West, talk like the West, eat what the West eats, works for the West (without actually knowing it; they could be referred to as “modern slaves”), learn like the West.
You know what’s missing from making us fully West?
Not thinking like the West.
And we still call ourselves Indians when the Men’s Cricket team wins the World Cup.
And our roots are so deeply embedded in us that it will take at least another few hundred years to fully achieve globalization in the country. And still it can’t be eradicated.
One of my professors told us this during a class: “Only when we trivialize our religious texts, our teachers and our mothers, then only we’re fully doomed.”
I’m pretty sure we’re close to achieving that. I just hope I won’t be there when it happens.