The Indian Dream

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As a typical Indian child I dreamt of becoming a veterinary doctor. Luckily for the animals, the only diagram that I could draw with panache in my biology exam was the Amoeba. That was that!!

Then I dreamt the default ones like scoring high marks, topping my class and making my father proud!!! My father has only had to console himself every time my exam results were out. Without reading much history, without really knowing why there was a partition in the first place, the Indian in me used to dream of Pakistan vanishing from the face of earth one fine day. Fanatical yes, but don’t blame me… blame the Anwars, the Inzamams and the Akrams.

With time I suppose I have matured and so has my dreams as an Indian. Sure, there are plenty of dreams but one dream that props us every time patriotism runs high (which happens quite often) is to become a journalist. Don’t mistake my intentions. I am not after Avantika Singh these days. I have even left her fans community in Orkut. The actual reasons behind this dream of mine might be of interest to most of you. Why? Because I believe the reason is most of our dreams as Indians is the same “To see India really shinning” – The Indian Dream.
So what has my dream got to do with India Shinning? To answer that question we should think of factors which hinder India from shinning. To me the answer is simple – Hypocrisy of the highest order and not to mention ignorance of “We the people” in believing these Hypocrites. No prizes of guessing, by saying hypocrites I mean the Politicians of India. Now, for India to shine we have two options.

1) To eradicate the hypocrisy.
2) To eradicate ignorance.

I know everyone of you will agree when I say that only second option is viable. Educating people of facts is the need of the hour. We need to know the truth, not in bits and pieces but all of it. We should not be feed with facts which are fabricated to suits sections of the society. The more we are told of facts the lesser will be the chance for Hypocrisy to thrive.

I have a strong belief that the current trend of journalism that is being practiced in our country is as pseudo-secular and as hypocritical as our politicians are. How many of us would have the discretion to take the fabricated facts from the media and believe just the parts that are true? Let alone fabrication, at times they don’t report some important bits of information just because it goes against sections of our society.

I am not a journalist yet. But if and when I do realize my dream, I dream of being a journalist who doesn’t pass his judgments on issues, one who doesn’t force his perceptions on the society, one who builds up consensus amongst the people only for constructive purposes, who doesn’t deprive important bits of news from the society regardless of its nature and yes! one who contributes to the ultimate dream of every one of us – To see India Shining.

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19 Response to “The Indian Dream”

  1. MADHU RAO | (INDImag.COM) says:

    Hope you do become a journalist :-).

    My 2 cents..

    Politicians are like diapers ; always full of crap. If not, it's just a matter of time.

    Larry King in an interview had stated that very early in his career he realized that the show was not about him, so he had to keep his opinions/judgement to himself and just moderate.

  2. Sid 'Ravan' Kabe says:

    wow thats some nice thoughts...what we Indians need is...

    with great power comes great responsibility!!!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    All my Wishes that you really become a Journalist like you perceive ... it'll really be useful if we have more like you...

  4. Anonymous says:

    hmm yeah we need quality journalism..and some sane journalists!!with a person of thoughts as you reporting events i dont think we are ever going to tune our tv sets to news for entertainment...

    nice started from your childhood dream...i like that.. :)

  5. Mr. Pramathesh™ Borkotoky says:

    I hope you become a great journalist and I would boast you were a fellow blog-a-tonic. :P

  6. ☥ ѕωαмι ηανєєη says:

    Going by the state of Indian media
    with national news channels reporting "narak ke darwaje" n all

    we do need better journalists.

  7. Chetan says:

    a good one

  8. vEnKy says:

    cetainly i dont want you to be an Arnab goswami who imposes his thoughts with his pen stuck between his index and middle finger, pointing towards the guests :)

  9. Harsha Chittar says:

    really good one, liked you post a lot

  10. pawan says:

    I remember your last blog-a-ton post as if it were just yesterday. This was good too, incidentally, I also wanted to become a journo, but later changed my mind.

    Good post!
    Great going mate!

  11. Anonymous says:

    it was a beautiful post..the narration perfect...he ideas great....

  12. Shruti says:

    My best wishes for you to become a journalist! The media can make anything happen! Right news, to the right people at the right time do wonders!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Hey good one! hope you become a journalist and bring out the truth to the public.. all the best for your dream!! :)

  14. pra says:

    As all of fellow bloggers I also wish you realize your dream soon and become a journalist! Best of luck. We can iradicate Hipocrasy too. It is in the hands of the voters and in 60 years of independance we have showed that to politicians atleast 4 times that voters can bring upon what they want irrespective of anything politicians want.What we need is a strong will power!

  15. Sojo Varughese says:

    I am not discouraging you. But journalism has never been about being fair, non-judgemental and not taking sides. Please donot opt for the profession with utopian hopes :)

  16. Vipul Grover says:

    Hey jus googled 2 find whos avantika singh.. She's hot dude ;)

    Man u r spot on about the journalism these days. I hop u realise ur Indian Dream one day and get to meet those hot News readers.. oops, i mean gt 2 eradicate ignorance from evry mind :p

  17. Daisy Blue says:

    This post is a different one from others in the sense it is a one that has a vision about the self. Thats a nice one!
    And all the best for your dream .. once in a while I had wanted to be a journalist too!

  18. Sai Manohar says:

    very nice and responsible thought.. all d best..

  19. Pankaja says:

    well good journalist is the need of the put the true facts and figures brfore the people. Good luck

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