(Based on a comment, I changed my opinions. Please read the comment section for corrections)
I decied to repost an earlier blog because of a recent incident where ministers sit and watch an attack on police like a movie(see story here)
A lot of people talk about India and compare India to the USA. Comparing the USA and India is a constant source of discussion and annoyance in social gatherings. India is a great country with great leaders. India is also a country of the extreme contradiction. A lot of us decided to leave India and come to the USA. Everyone has his/her own reason to immigrate to the USA. However two factors are generally common – more spending money and better life style. Despite high salary and significant development India remains the same at grass roots level. High inflation compensates for high salaries. Large population and in turn scarcity of basic resources hinders the development and any change one wants to make in the life style. On the intellectual level, high degree of corruption, lack of law and order, lack of civic sense, extreme poverty and extreme luxury, callous attitude of government and wealthy people to uplift the poor people make me wonder – is this the India Gandhi wanted.
Yes, I will make the same decisions because I cannot change anything. Running is a better option when there is no hope for success. I can probably make some difference while I am here. I think probably a lot of other people think the same but a lot of them don’t admit.
On the social side, a lot of people relate to India with childhood memory and feels nostalgic. They miss their CHILDHOOD and not really miss India. They miss their friends and social circle. I don’t miss my childhood. Sometimes I am still a child when I play with daughter. Most of my friends are here. Relatives who live in India don’t meet each other as often as I meet them traveling from here.
Yes, I will the same decision.
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