Why I Am Not Proud Of

So, last week my FB, Twitter timelines were flooded with post and tweets about Sundar Pichai being named as CEO of Google and how they are proud because he WAS an Indian or because he is a Tamilian or because he is both. It’s the same thing when Sathya Nadella was announced as Microsoft’s CEO last year. The case is not just with both of them, the same happens whenever a Person Of Indian origin or an Non Resident Indian (NRI) achieve something significant, suddenly people start feeling proud of them.

Though I highly respect their talent and hard work, though they have been inspiring to me, In fact I am not proud of them. I indeed feeling shame that our country is incapable of retain and nurture such talents. It’s the other country which gives them opportunity for a better higher education, opportunity to grow in their career irrespective of where they come from and even permanent citizenship. When it’s other country which facilitates them with what they need, I actually don’t understand what’s there for us to feel proud of. Just imagine a guy who was born in our country goes to other after completing his undergrad, gets trained there as a terrorist, kills innocent lives and raises as head of that terrorist group. In this case, will we take responsibility for his act just because he was born in our country. Then, how fair is that to take pride of their achievements. Actually we should stop feeling proud and start thinking. Think why we lack on educational infrastructure, think why we weren’t unable to retain some of our great minds here. think why we weren’t able to create a technological conglomerate like Google or Microsoft here. Let’s think and act.

Do you know what else I am not proud of, corrupt politicians who waste public money and use it for their personal benefits, government that obstruct freedom and deny basic rights, religious bodies that does moral policing, citizens who are socially irresponsible, etc.

Do you know what I am proud of, I am proud of our soldiers who strive day and night to protect us, I am proud of sportsperson, mainly from less sponsored sports who represent our country just for patriotism and passion, I am proud of the ones who tirelessly and selflessly work to bring a positive change in the country. I am proud of you and me, every Indian who contributes to the growth of our country one way or the other.

Be a proud Indian, Happy Independence Day, Jai Hind.


4 thoughts on “Why I Am Not Proud Of

  1. bladenomics

    And this is why people leave India. There is always someone to comment – he is not Indian. he is not tamil. he is not brahmin OR He is not dravidan. America will call anything that even touched it by dreams as American. Embraces everyone and everything. I don’t see how he is not Indian just because his work took him to places.

    1. gokoulane Post author

      Yeah I might be wrong, I should have said he is an American Indian, cos he might be Indian by birth, but officially American by nationality. I strongly feel people leave India cos of lack of opportunities, I personally know a few cases too. I don’t have any problem accepting them as
      Indian an all, but whats the point in doing that, and why to take credit for opportunities given by another country to them just because he was born here, we should create those opportunities here na. BTW thanks for the comment 🙂

      1. bladenomics

        what credit are we getting? we appreciate it. thats all. and speaking of the number of indian people who work for google, you cant say it is only America that benefits out of it.

      2. gokoulane Post author

        I too appreciate them, as I said in the post I respect them a lot for what they have done and what they have been doing. Being in tech space, I have been following them even much before they became CEOs. Yup many many Indians work for Google, Microsoft, Intel, adobe an all. My question in spite of such talented human resources, why we failed to create such companies here, why our universities are not upto international standards. First let’s fill the gap here, then let’s start feeling proud of them. 🙂

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