Saturday, December 15, 2007

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.

5 Comments:

At 6:21 AM, Blogger Raghu Ram Prasad said...

Really womens are waking very fast and it is signs of improvement of Indian organisation

 
At 11:52 PM, Blogger gunj said...

wonderful blog!! :)

 
At 8:42 PM, Blogger backpakker said...

interesting post..have often thought likethe way you did ..its one thing to feel good and another thing to celebrate ..always the fact that someone is Indian or someone is a woman is more talked about than the talents of the person

 
At 2:42 AM, Blogger durjoy datta said...

yup!
its funny!
it is more about they(US) accepting indians and others in positions that matter than anything else!
unlike us...
who cant stand a supposedly italian prime minister!

 
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