Posts Tagged ‘Black Observations

21
Mar
10

Aggressive Indians

I have seen people from many countries, interacted with them on History, Economies, Politics etc. It was very hard for me not to compare their country with mine, their people with mine and their religion with mine. There was one point that hit me like anything, which was common in all the conversation with different people. Indians are Aggressive.. I have seen this sentence in many blogs, public forums, YouTube comments etc.

In psychology, as well as other social and behavioral sciences, aggression (also called combativeness) refers to behavior between members of the same species that is intended to cause pain or harm.

According to a China media report, Chinese people view that Indians are aggressive and underdeveloped. Thais have an old saying stating that if one concurrently encounters an Indian and a snake, one should get rid of the Indian first. So who is aggressive here, a snake? an Indian? or the Thai? Actually the one who thinks of killing the other is aggressive. Or may be this is not aggression, but a defensive reaction created by wrong perception due to some bad incidents; created by some small group of people, later generalized by baseless assumptions. One of my friend very beautifully quoted saying,’It is all about the perception of the country’. I always believed that Thai’s are more inclined towards Chinese and they have their own justification for that. But then I came across this article which compelled me to think otherwise. This article strengthen the statement made by my friend.

Now how are these perceptions formed? The assumptions that I have identified are:-

1. The Indians you see in your country represent all the Indians in India
If this is the case, then I think no country is non-aggressive. Because in the end, we all are humans, we get influenced, we become selfish, we commit sins, we get caught, we get angry, we blame others, they blame us, we become aggressive.. See..

2. Indians Inside V/S Indians Outside
Yes, there is vast difference between the two. And I cant explain it. Because one the difference is, ‘Indians Outside’ think that they are better than ‘Indians Inside’ & ‘Indians Inside’ don’t know what Indians do outside India. So the gap will prevail till the eternity. One of the difference that is humorous is the fake accent. Watch ‘Indians Outside’ attempting unsuccessfully to adapt to foreign accent. Or the frequent & unnecessary usage of words like ‘Shit’, ‘F*#k’, ‘Damn’. Enjoy this video.

3. All political decisions taken by India(as any other country) are taken by ALL Indians
Like any other country, India has politicians whose work is to play politics. Like any other country, politicians are corrupt. Like any other country, there is a gap between Government and Common man. So if India says something in Media against any other country, it is just a politician of India saying something to the politician of the other country who is doing the same thing.

There are many such assumptions that make India an aggressive country. But kindly look at the history. Was Alexander The Great born in India? Yes, the one who wanted to do something with the world. Was Hitler born in India? And there were many more. But this does not mean that Germans or Greeks are aggressive. They are equally good as you are. Making this statement, being aggressive does not mean being good or being bad. But the intention and tone of saying aggressive surely takes the negative meaning. BTW, if they had Alexander or Hitler, then Indians had Mahatma Gandhi!

Few people say that Indians are aggressive because they are competitive. I think that is the biggest joke ever. Count the number of Gold medals India have won, Count the ones Chinese have won in the last Olympics. I am sure you are laughing. I gave the example of sports, If you want me to give you the examples of military, technology or anything you name under the Sun (except the population 😛 ), Indians are not that competitive. Then why are they aggressive?

Lets go back to History and study the economy of India. I made this graph on excel collecting information from the web.

This is the share of India to world’s income. India has never attacked any country, empire or civilization in the history. They were minding their own business when the empires and religions were flourishing and expanding. Many of the rulers came and ruled the Indians, robbed them and build their own economy which is clearly reflected in the graph. Is there any act of aggression? Even the British were politely asked to go back with a non-violence movement. What else do you expect Indians to do now? I know there is aggression even in non-violence, but are you really talking of this aggression?

Then why are they really called Aggressive? I am still not able to solve this mystery. Alexander the great always use to carry one copy of Iliad with him because he was a big fan of Achilles. Have you seen any Indian keeping a pen drive with a copy of the movie ‘Troy’ with a dream to conquer the world? If you come across any, catch him, I wanna talk to him. 😛

PS:- I have intentionally addressed the Indians as third person (not because they are third world nation), but because I am not justifying them, I just wanna know the perspective of different people. What they think? How they think? Why they think that way? Also, I am not a Historian or an Economist, so the analysis, data and all other technical terms used, can contain lot of flaws and mistakes.

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14
Feb
10

On a Valentine’s Day

Bomb blast was yesterday. V-Day is today. The deadly combination of love and hatred weaved together and gifted to humanity residing in Pune! Yesterday, Pub owners of Pune were spreading rumors that it was a ‘cylinder blast’ to save on their V-Day blast! Wow, a blast to save the blast! So many people must be planning to make their V-Day a blast! This time, they were accompanied by Terrorists too! If it is not a cylinder blast or an accident, then whoever has done it, Indian, Hindu, Muslim is a terrorist for everyone. We have already lost this battle, now our Govt should plan to win the war against Terror!

After reading news, calling parents and forwarding hospital numbers to everyone, I was listening to LP. It was Valentine’s Day. I was listening to every line carefully and was relating it to the blast. To my surprise, not a single line disappointed me in doing so. It was like, someone was crying out this song in the German Bakery!

The best line was:-

On a Valentine’s Day, on a Valentine’s Day
(I used to be my own protection, but not now)

P.S:- As the blame game has begun, no wonder Govt will blame LP to have some connection in this blast. India TV toh cover kar hi lega!

My insides all turned to ash, so slow
And blew away as I collapsed, so cold
A black wind took them away, from sight
And now the darkness over day, that night

And the clouds above move closer
Looking so dissatisfied
But the heartless wind kept blowing, blowing
I used to be my own protection, but not now
Cause my path has lost direction, somehow
A black wind took you away, from sight
And now the darkness over day, that night

And the clouds above move closer
Looking so dissatisfied
And the ground below grew colder
As they put you down inside
But the heartless wind kept blowing, blowing

So now you’re gone, and I was wrong
I never knew what it was like, to be alone

On a Valentine’s Day, on a Valentine’s Day
On a Valentine’s Day, on a Valentine’s Day
On a Valentine’s Day, on a Valentine’s Day
(I used to be my own protection, but not now)
On a Valentine’s Day, on a Valentine’s Day
(Cause my mind has lost direction, somehow)
On a Valentine’s Day, on a Valentine’s Day
(I used to be my own protection, but not now)
On a Valentine’s Day, on a Valentine’s Day
(Cause my mind has lost direction, somehow)

10
Feb
10

bad Times of India

Today after having a hectic day, I opened the website of TOI. Nothing unusual, everything was similar.

Inside The Black Hole

Fearing Sena,Mumbai Cinemas stop ‘My Name Is Khan’ advance booking

Good, Sena is doing their job. They are hopeless. If they cant do anything good, then they do something bad. but really bad? Shah rukh khan is also doing cheap publicity. Right from the point he was caught at the new york airport to the point where he says,’My kid asked me whether I will be kicked out of India’. Ask him how he got his bungalow at Bandra? Does Sena represents India?

Boycott IPL-3,Andhra sports minister tell Deccan chargers

Dude, I think you did not get appropriate money package from IPL. First solve our Telangana issue and then, if at all you have time, think of boycotting. Where were you when pakistani people were banned from playing IPL? why did not you think of boycotting then? and then people blame Raj Thackarey for dividing India. There are millions of Raj Thackeray’s in every state of India. Only one has guts to come out in open(in his state) to divide the country!

All is not well with congress-NC alliance, Omar snubs Azad

All is never well for any party or any alliance in India. But all is always well for individual leader. Kyu Omar bhai? Did you actually resign after sex scandal? Politics is a business. If you cant earn, jump from one party to another. All izz well then! ofcourse, all izz never well for India! But do politicians care about India?

My father gave me this country-SRK

Keep your emotions on the silver screen, or is this one of your ‘marketing publicity stunt’? Why all such things happen to you? Why are you always in controversies before your film release? Tell me frankly, why did that FAKE IPL Player blog was associated with your team only? Are you THAT special? Yes, you are famous, you are the king. You are enjoying life in your big house and unlimited property. Don’t cry now. King never crowns himself as a King, you have committed that mistake. This might be God’s trick to bring you down on the earth. Yes, in your country only, but on the earth!

In pics: Bipasha’s fitness regime

It means, “In pics: Bipasha has not done any film for a while. She does not want producer to forget her. She is in desperate need of more films” Seedhi baat, no bakwaas!

2nd big snowstorm hits US east coast

Since Saddam is no more, and you cant catch Osama, whom will you blame eh? Climate! ohh yes, oye India and China, stop eating food and decrease the fuel usage. You eat too much of Burger and use many SUVs on road. Stop that!

1984 anti sikh riots case: CBI concludes argument

How come so early? great. Hats off! Aur furrsat se conclude karte hai. Yeh zindagi bahot lambi hai.. aur humein kya jaldi hai!

Australian police delay release of survey on racism

yes, of course, they found more Australians than Indians in that survey. Got scared of racism, and delayed it! 😛

Patna students protesting

Who? Students. Youth? Yes. In Bihar? Unbelievable, but true. And what are they doing? Protesting. See, Raj, Youth is still there in Bihar, and they are using your path only. Now at least be happy!

Three dacoits arrested in Bangalore

Ohh puhlese, call them Terrorists. Dacoits are so down market. Terrorists are IN. They have captured the whole market of Dacoits in India!

TCS to hire 30000 employees in 2011

Why? to save your official website from getting hacked? And correction, they are not employees, they are software slaves. At least 30% of them don’t know what to do in life. Wasting talent, creativity and passion by typing codes!

Rathore attacker sent to 14 day judicial custody

Look bro, whatever you do in life, do it with perfection. If you become a scientist, but not a good one, then what is the use? Even if you become grass cutter, but could not cut the grass properly, then what is the use? Rathore will be at large. and you will pay the price of not committing murder successfully!

President Patil’s Husband in Land Grab case

Ohh. So this is your extra monthly income eh? President of India. Good example for others!

Priyanka throws starry tantrums

Ohh,how come you did not tweet about it?

Still, tomorrow I will be opening the same site to read the same news! Till then, listen to some Patriotic song and enjoy.. Yeh Desh hai veer jawaano ko.. Iss desh ka yaaroooo…. kher, kya kehna ab!

01
Feb
10

Jungle Raj!

Jungle Raj is a very familiar term for Biharis! The state was branded as the most feared one. I have heard that it was difficult not only for women, but for anybody to get out of their houses at night. Fear to walk on one’s own land can be the most insulting thing for any individual. Crime, extortion, murders were at its peak (but don’t you see all these things in almost all the states?) Still Bihar was branded as the most notorious state of the country! The same state where the great Lord Buddha was born. Yes, people were scared to travel through this very state when they were traveling in Indian Railways! The same Indian Rail whose picture was changed by a great politician!

These issues are of least importance and we should not even bother to read or spread such things. The real thing to notice is after 2005. The beginning of the end of Jungle Raj. The entry of Nitish Kumar as the chief minister. Things have improved a lot! A LOT! And this was not possible with great efforts of this man. I don’t know how corrupt he is, but if he is showing some result then lets appreciate it. Critics do say that he has ignored the poor population of the state (who does not?).

Maharashtra: The state of prosperity! Ohh really? why? Bombay! oops sorry, Mumbai! Indeed, if we compare the two states, then Bihar will take around 15 years to be as developed as Maharashtra! But I don’t think so, the way both the states (of united India) are progressing. Maha is in news these days for all wrong reasons. Shiv Sena, MNS, BJP , RSS fighting amongst themselves. Mukesh, Sachin etc made target! Where are they heading? Is this the maharashtra even the “marathi manoos” would have expected to live in? point to think!

Secondly I mentioned about the fear of getting out of homes, don’t you think people living in Mumbai have that fear? They fear traveling in the locals(local train of mumbai), the heartbeat of Mumbai. So in the end, you live life in fear, not in your state, but in your own country. Now how insulting it is? Whether you are in Maharashtra or Bihar, it does not matter! The reason might be different and justified, but the fear of death is the same.

Biharis were coming to Mumbai because of the opportunities created by the city. The youth, instead of creating opportunities in their states moved to Maharashtra for opportunities, letting it to get trapped into Jungle Raj! But whose states are these? why is it that Bihar is their state and Maharashtra is some other state? What if Mumbai was situated in Bihar? Same thing would have happened! In the end, we all are humans! If country like Australia have ‘sons of soil’ then Maha is just a state! But is this the sign of progress?

Maharashtra needs Nitish Kumar or Narendra Modi. There will be a day when Bihar will have its own Mumbai and Maharashtra will have its own ‘Jungle ‘RAJ”. People will go to Bihar, and I really wonder what will happen then! Time can play its own game, and I really wonder what will the Maharashtra political parties do then? They will be pressurized to think hatke and do something really good for THEIR state!

I wish both the states not to run into each other but to run away from this Jungle Raj, and work towards the prosperity! Because they are part of one country! And this country needs both the states to do well to prosper!

Source: The Economist

Here, I really don’t blame politicians, they play politics based on religion or region. But some politicians create wonders like this, and I salute even the very little progress done by them. I know its their job, but I am being hopeless in this case. A little hope is like a big deal for me!

BTW, Bihar has the second highest GDP growth rate in India now. And I don’t think I should tell you about the first! Jai ho Modi baba ki! The difference between the two is 0.02%. Such economies are termed as Miracle economies by many Economists. Everybody is progressing, we just need to make sure that the competition is healthy.

30
Jan
10

Ashamed?

Recently I went to Safari world in #Bangkok (Twitter has really got me 😛 ). So it was a huge Indian zoo with lot of entertaining programs and shows. Just to name few: Dolphin show, Cow boy Stunt, Sea Lion, Beluga whale show, Orang Utan, Spy war etc. Lot of efforts were put in these show and I really appreciate those who organized it. Thais are great host and dost! Let me write a special article for them some other time. So this was very famous tourist spot perhaps that’s why the famous KESARI Tours of India brought all their passengers to this Safari world. There were around 60-70 people from India.

I was sitting with my Indian group of AIT. The kesari tour was sitting at a distance from where we were sitting. We all were waiting for Dolphin show to begin. We all, Indians, came to grab our seats 30mins before the show assuming that there would competition in the external environment 😛 . There was a host who was playing songs of all nationality. After few Thai and perhaps Vietnamese song he announced a song for India, that too a patriotic one.

Classic song of Dilip Kumar. One of my all time favorite song,  it is obvious that I liked the song more for its lyrics. But then I know how influential this song would have been for the people who were young at that time when it was released. Film was NAYA DAUR (1957). A very catchy song that compels you to dance if you are happy!

Indians are generally divided in their own country but united abroad (a very personal observation), it’s not about just Indians, any nationality I must say. But I saw a very weird scene! When the song started, a few middle-aged Indians of Kesari Tour got up from their seats, with hands in air, they started to dance while the public was watching them. Gradually the Kesari Tour made their area as the dance floor! Women were dancing in their Saris. Old men were dancing. They were all so happy. and Why not? These were the middle class India junta who had worked so hard to take their spouses, their children or their parents on a foreign trip. Thailand may not be Europe or USA, but its outside India, and yes, it is special for them. As I saw them, they were all retired people. Some might be sent to this trip by their sons,daughters or some might have done this:-

And what if such people go outside India, listens to Indian patriotic song, and dance a bit on it. No problem right? Dance is in our culture after all. But there was a big problem. Not to Thais (they are sweetest on this planet) but to their fellow Indians, the young guns of India. Some conversations:-

Fuck, I am not an Indian, I am not with them

This is so embarrassing!

What the hell! Look at them, that’s why India’s image is going down

and like this, India was divided. Great! were they disturbing anybody? They were just dancing when the song was played. What was their fault? you might be sons and daughters of rich Indian parent who visits different countries. but they are not, its their first and the last trip. After going back, who knows, they will go to their respective Vridhaashrams(Second Home for the parents whose children have left them/retirement hermitage). They might be suffering a lot back there in India, don’t they have right to enjoy few moments of happiness? This song is like “KOI KAHE KEHTA RAHE” to them. During that time, youth were relating themselves to country, now they are relating themselves to friends etc. Naya Daur was DIL CHAHTA HAI to them. And everybody knows how Indians are attached to films,songs and Bollywood in general. Is it that embarrassing?

At least they were ONLY dancing. Thank God that they were not drinking and dancing and making out in local pub parties like we(youth) do. Thank God that they were not fighting with each other after getting drunk. Thank God they were not abusing each other in intoxication. Thank God that they were dancing with their wives and not with different indifferent girls! Thank God that they were not having drugs, sex etc that is killing today’s youth! Now who is taking India’s image down? We are here to spread happiness by any means!

God, we all were embarrassed. My friends were embarrassed coz Kesari was from India, I was embarrassed coz they were embarrassed. When I was lost in all these embarrassments, a few white foreigners came and started dancing with the Indians, few Afganis, Pakistanis joined in. And believe me, after this song, one Arabic song was played, all the Arabs were their on the dance floor dancing and enjoying! People were so happy(and not embarrassed!

The Thai fellow who was playing this song got so happy that he played 2 back to back Indian songs! Yes, but this time I had a problem, coz those were Himesh Reshamiya songs! oooo0000OOOO000ooooooo! 😛

By the way, I know there is one topic still not researched, about how westerners influenced the Asians and convinced them that their culture is inferior to them! That is why today’s youth flaunts fake accent, put gel in hair etc. Wait for this post as its gonna be very interesting to know. Till then, stay embarrassed, stay ashamed!

Trivia: Every time I tried to spell embarrased in this article, I got it wrong! oops.. not again! 😛

25
Nov
09

Hope.. Recession.. and Suit..


Pharma and Food Industry are believed to be recession free. Google and MAMA brand have proved themselves as recession proof! Just one observation and addition to the above mentioned big names:- Formal Suits for MBA student during recession time!

When I got the formal SUIT of our B-School, I had the HOPE that I will wear it in all the interviews before the final one! B-School had the HOPE of making me wear that SUIT for those interviews! and here comes RECESSION! If at all, the recession continues for say 10 years! My HOPE will compel me to buy that SUIT even when its RECESSION..

Till now I have used my Suit only for the photo shoots! That’s because the placement season is yet to come! But still, 1.5 years have gone!

Anyway, I am sure placements will be fine this year. But what if there was Recession again?? No (few) placements again?? Will the college ask us not to buy SUITS?? After all, it is sheer stupidity to waste money in suit that is brought only for photo shoots! Here comes HOPE! And that is the only reason why the juniors will buy the same suit.. for “placements interview” even though it is recession..

You may be a pessimist. But you have the tendency of not avoiding the factor of optimism which is hiding somewhere in the form of HOPE!

(Formal Suits are college uniforms in Indian B-Schools, but are rarely used on daily basis)

who cares! After all you don’t need formal SUITS to make profits.. you don’t have profits in RECESSION.. and you are not advised to HOPE in this scenario

Some businesses have crucial growth drivers that makes them recession proof.. Some businesses have that HOPE factor which plays with emotions and drives the business.. All other are in loses (in recession)

So as the Legen.. wait for it.. dary quote goes.. SUIT UP!

 

(Readers(if any) are advised not to get into technical or financial terms as I neither play with machines nor do I play with numbers! Discussion based on emotions is encouraged which does not imply that I play with them)

Apoorva

15
Nov
09

Dark interpretation of Russel Peters!

Russel Peters legendary dialogue:-

“That’s an Indian person convincing you of shit. You ever try to buy something and you go like “all right, give me the best price” “*indian accent* Sir, Im telling you, final price, best price, take it and go. Take it… and go. take it and go.”

I was laughing like hell. Repeating the words again and again. “take it and go. Take it… and go. Take it and go” So funny.. Do we look like this? I have never sold anything to anybody, never convinced in such a way that I say that sentence.. Take it and go..

The second favorite Indian line of Russel is “Somebody is gonna get a hurt real bad.. Somebody”. So funny. What’s so dark about it? Now I will just repeat the lines with a classic photo.

Im telling you, take it and go. Take it… and go. take it and go

Somebody is gonna get a hurt real bad..

Apoorva




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