It’s an Indian achievement, OK?
If there’s one thing I hate about us, it’s the desire to get a western stamp on everything Indian. So, Kashmir becomes Switzerland of India and Ludhiana becomes Manchester. Continuing in this utterly pathetic tradition, no sooner did poor old Ramalinga Raju made public his account juggling skills, the Indian media gave it a western stamp calling it India’s Enron. I say this comparison is downright insulting to all the scamsters India has produced (and will not doubt continue to produce in the future). A country that has seen scams and frauds of a variety seen nowhere else deserves better than that. And this situation will not change till we realise that we are good enough not to piggy back on others’ achievements to enjoy our glories.
So, I appeal to all the proud and self-respecting Indians out there to shun this practice and actively participate in a counter-stamping of western achievements. Let’s start with calling Richard Madoff the Harshad Mehta of America, OK?
I dream of a day when we shall see a ‘Telgi of America’, a ‘Lalu of France’ or a ‘Fernandes of Switzerland’ written in bold on their newspapers front pages.
Thank you in advance for your support.