Another Person of Indian Origin Makes it...
So what.. is what comes to my mind when we hear that..
The way we start celebrating every success of a person of Indian Origin, is quite funny. Bobby Jindal would be amused too. I don't think he would like it either. Indira Noyee will have little to say, its embarassing at best to hear your name always in terms of - She is a 'Indian Woman' Leading a Top MNC. She is really there because of her talent - NOT because she is a 'indian' or because she is a 'woman'. And now Citibank will be headed by Vikram Pandit. Cheers Cheers Cheers - watch the desi media go beserk. And when Sunita Williams was in space, we were told to celebrate, given glimpses of the a some place in Gujarat her family originally comes from - which i doubt she herself will find difficult to recall, and lets not forget the frenzy in some schools across India. I was aghast to see a news channel beam images of a school taking out its students in a rally across a city to celebrate Sunita Didi's success. Please - don't do this to our students. Taking out a rally is no good - please let our students study and understand what makes such a mission possible!
Well to me the time to celebrate would be when ISRO is able to send a manned craft to the moon, when Tata has a brand recall value like the Toyota's around the world, when the erstwhile Thumbs Up would have been able to truly compete with Pepsi around the world :). For that matter even when - we can claim 100% literacy (what has happened to our priorities and common sense?).
Its all very nice at one level, but quite funny as well.