I live in a land where not just in terms of wealth but also in terms of mindsets and intellects we have a huge gap. I choose to call this concept as CULTURAL LAG. So basically we are two different countries residing on this same piece of land India And Bharat.
One the one hand we have this ironical scenario where the wealth gap between the rich and the poor is so wide that you can almost find a skimpily clad girl stepping out of a Lamborghini and at the same place a skimpily clad man with just a bony skeleton and an empty plate.
What is more intriguing is the fact that how superficial have we become in our thinking. For God’s sake where is the this country’s intelligentsia? I search them because they need to give some lessons of basic common sense to these celebrities and hotshot people just like the RBI chose to give to the businesses.
There is a thing called as the corporate social responsibility whereby for each business house it is mandatory to put some amount of their profits into welfare of the common public. Indeed a wonderful concept! Like turning the tide of capitalism towards socialistic shores. Similarly what the intelligentsia needs to is to infest the influential people especially celebrities with the idea that you owe something to the social fabric of this country and that something is not money … It is ETHICS AND DECENCY.
In India people know that a girl wearing a short skirt is not a big deal but sorry to say in Bharat, a guy with that narrow a mindset doesn’t think so and it has nothing to do with the person. There are a plenty of reasons majority of them being sociological for such a phenomena. Shared values of a community, the personality, the individual’s environment and on top of that education and the proximity one has had towards his/her family to name a few.
While I would love to go into the details of each but for now what is pertinent to mention is that WE ARE NOT AMERICA. We don’t have a 100%literacy rate. We don’t have a 24/7 exposure to and availability of internet all over our country. We don’t have libraries in all nooks and corners of our cities , leave alone villages. Screw that! We don’t even have schools for all.
So to all the celebrities, godmen and other perpetrators of culture in this country… What are you thinking when you make item numbers.What are you thinking when you deliver sermons that this world is transient and you need to focus on the other world.
Do you have any idea what a laymen with not so developed cognitive skills to distinguish between these hi-fi philosophies would do? No, don’t think he would ignore you. Oh! he idolizes you Mr.Baba . He will just stop working, just stop fending his wife and children , take that bloody SANYASA and say that this world is transient.And that would just create a GOOD FOR NOTHING POPULATION.
And equally amusing is the Bollywood, the news more so the entire media industry of ours. On one hand we have a newspaper with the level of the Hindu and Indian express and on the other hand we have news channels like IBN 7 that show everything apart from the news. I personally beleive the most misused article of the Indian constitution is the Art 19 Freedom To Speech. While we as a democracy boast of giving the freedom of expression and speech to every citizen, we fail to realize that with rights come equal responsibilities and duties not to take advantage of them.
So, while people like Honey Singh do have the freedom of speech and expression, they need to realize that what they make and produce is not just theirs but belongs to people as well. With such a huge fan following and the realization that whatever you say n make will be blindly followed and idolized by people who don’t have the intellectual capacity to just ignore and chuck it off as mere entertainment. When you commodify and objectify women, when you proclaim that,”han mein alcoholic hu”, do you even realize that a 7 year old chap chants your songs like mantra and thinks its just cool to be what you show you are.
A young college graduate from a top notch college has the wisdom to judge and understand what is meant and what should be just taken as joke but a person of the same age residing in a village, who may or may not have any access to education, who may or may not have ever spoken to girls and woman in a normal fashion, who has never ever been exposed to the basic ideals of liberty, equality, justice nad rationality that our constitution stands upon,who still thinks and believes that a man and woman are not the same thanks to the cultural lag this country has and the low levels of education what message do you think is passed on to him. And then we have the same people who think its cool and okay to assault a girl wearing short clothes because a girl’s character is directly proportional to the length of her clothes.
So if you think Eminem abusing in his videos is bad. Well its not bad for America when 100% of America is modernized and educated and also because Eminem doesn’t write for India and Afghanistan and also because almost half of India doesn’t listen to Eminem but 99% of India listens to idiotic Bollywood item songs and plays them in all stupid wedding celebrations.
On that note , all I wanna say is please beware of what you are feeding this country and its people. Its not just the politics that is marred by this ‘chalta hai’ attitude , its not about corruption in economic spheres, its also about corrupting one’s mind . So please don’t go by things … don’t sell them because market mein yhi chalta hai… wo chalta hai kyunki wo bikta hai.
For the pledge I have been taken for the 15 years of my school life each morning
“To my country and my people, I pledge my devotion.In their well being and prosperity alone, lies my happiness”