Amalgamation is not always “raita”. It can tempt your tastebuds sometimes. And for an Indian, medley means bringing out many colours in the box and then, out of the box. One is there in front of the world (India); I am trying to present one more for you in my write-up.
Part 1: #moreIndianthanyouthink Back in past
Back in 20th century, when a good part of the world was facing the threat of colonial subjugation, India was also that piece of land. While violence was the direct option thought by the first and the second world, the course of action to be followed to earn the much awaited independence was transfiguring on this wedge of world. And the pioneer of this change was a simple old man but with some extraordinary reasoning calibre.
Part 2: #moreIndianthanyouthinkLet’s talk today
Inthe past few years, the sway of the media has multiplied in its reach to a great extent. And the western media has succeeded in finding the place in the sun for its motherland. And bingo! See, the world is praising the success, cultural superiority and technical progress of the other world. But is it true? I don’t deny its goodness but yes, I do deny the superiority.
Part 1: #moreIndianthanyouthink back in past
He was #moreIndianthanyouthink. He settled on a plan of action which was quite an offbeat from others. He made the world believe that strength of will is more constructive than strength of sword. And need not say more sustainable also. And today, despite of world’s incertitude, a country has toured a long peregrination from bottom to up in all aspects. Be it liberty, fraternity, hospitality, or any other front.
Part 2: #moreIndianthanyouthink let’s talk today
It was the time when we performed as multicultural multilingual folks at the school annual function when we were just 8-years old buddies. Yet it made us feel closer despite of regional diversities and differences. It was there when I shared my share of food in the lunch box with a roadside gal. It was there when there was one dish TV antennas in the neighbourhood. Night 8 o’clock was the time for virtual family get-together, gossips and knowing the unknowns in a very intimate way. These dish antennas gave birth to some of the best relationships; the best-friends, the best secret-sharer and many more. It was there when my exhibition’s project was smashed to smithereens and all the fellow classmates helped me to made a descent one from available things on the spot. It is there when we have rajasthani cuisine with Punjabi bangra, bihu with vadapav, sewayiaan on Diwali.
India is much more about a multicultural multi-dimensional democracy. Being Indian is a process. Much more than thought process! Much more than eating process! Much more than dancing process! It’s a life-building process.