-Yatharth Rana, 2nd Year, ECE
*All thoughts in this article are original(seriously) and any resemblance with any character, living or dead(especially political leaders) SHOULD NOT be considered co-incidental and should be appreciated as humor.*
Yes, I am a glorified citizen of this “SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC”. Glorified? Because my constitution is single largest, democracy most stable and citizens, obviously, most informed and respectable.
Yes, I do enjoy my sovereignty to the fullest. No external foreign powers have a say in my governance and lifestyle, but it is just our modernity and modesty that still runs a foreign language through our spines. And for the governance, isn’t it a lovely gesture of our tradition to gift a political party to an incoming European, especially when she’s a supreme’s daughter-in-law? Come-on, she deserves it, even those Mughals gifted kingdoms…
Yes, I believe in complete socialism and secularism. Communal riots are just not our cup of tea. Political leaders are also human with their own religious orientations and the firm belief that they are right. Those mischievous so-called “educationalists” who accuse leaders for the riots – how do they not understand that leaders don’t “ignite riots”, but they “support revolutions”, of course, in their own best ways, with the best of their intentions. But yes, “Hindus and Musalmans are bhai-bhai”, because they can play in the same cricket team and go to the same shopping malls – isn’t that enough as a testimony of our progress?
Yes, I do respect each caste and creed. We may “confuse” a particular region with a certain China, but since even our PM confuses Nepal, Ladakh and Bhutan (and not China), we can take pride in calling them all “Chinese”; but again, they are our country-mates.
Yes, I believe in equal opportunities and income for all. Isn’t reservation for certain backward groups enough to ascertain that? Now if a handful of businessmen hold more than 40% of our GDP, it can surely be ignored as a mere co-incidence.
Yes, I do enjoy justice. Those highly exaggerating journalists may call it corruption, but isn’t it a moral right to collect your commission to get citizens’ works done? And then maybe deposit that money in a much talked about European bank? After all, it’s our right to earn and live. And then they call that money “black”? Strange.
Yes, we are the most well-informed and understandable citizens, as we understand and utilize our fundamental rights as completely as possible. Spitting, littering, urinating are my rights. BUT “Amrica ki roads are so much more saaf-suthri than Desi ones”.
I am blessed to have a highly considerate set of leaders, so that all murders and rapes can just be waved away because ”boys make mistakes”. But at the end of the day, even terrorism, economy and global warming are minor issues (terrorists already feel they are right, why don’t we just end at that?).
Yes, I am a glorified citizen of this country. Because each movie on a freedom fighter still collects my applause; because each act of bravery by an army man still manages my like on a social network; and I still remember those 12 years when every morning I would stretch out my hand and shout “India is my country…” in the morning assembly…
Yes, I am a glorified citizen…because even after all this, I still manage to love my India.