Happy to be back in blog-a-ton ! And what a ironic topic when I'm away from the country.
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Before proceeding to pen down my thoughts, I would like to display a picture that caught my eye,
This is from google.com & thats India to the rest of the world !
I was sitting in my window seat on my flight journey to the US , engrossed in my novel when I noticed muscular guy with huge tatoos all over his hand.
"Man,thats frightening" even as I couldnt just think these words,
he said "Hi" & sat next to me.
"Whew.. big time lady " that was me grumbling.
My flight took off and I put my own headphones to watch "The Proposal" - a romantic comedy movie starring Sandra Bullock .
"Which country are you from" he said.
"India" came my reply. I knew he was an American & didnt reciprocate.
"Thats great. I'm just back from India" he said.
This interested me & now I wanted to know more.(True Indian huh ? )
And here goes our conversation
"Cool..so what did u do in India"
"I worked on a project for my college in Kolkata"
"Oh.. what kind of project?"
"Okay its an NGO which takes care of the needy & as part of the program we donated some computers & helped the people in a remote village in Kolkata.."
"Thats great...how long did you stay?"
"I stayed nearly for 6 weeks and now back to my home"
He then explained to me about his work & his Indain experience including his eating rasogolas which is irrelevant to the topic here so that goes in a separate post later !
(Are you saying that I have still not come to the topic?
Dont curse me guys.. I am on my way :-) )
Now think about this.
Here I am a software engineer working for an MNC based in US, on a long leave, going to join my husband who is also a software engineer, also working for the same MNC !
And here is this guy, back from India, been to remote places which I know most of us have never been. Did a really good deed & planning to do more again.
I was really a bit ashamed to hear this. I dont know if many of you feel the same.
But we Indians write code for programs to run all over the world.
We have many unknown swiz bank accounts hidden smartly.
We have many NRIs in the richest people's list.
Yet people from other countries feed us.
Are we already not in a position to feed ourselves?
And thats exactly what my Indian dream is - Diversity.
If we are diversified and the difference that we have here between the slum and the Bungalow diminishes at least to a reasonable level, we would have automatically taken care of all the thorns on our way to success.
And on that final day, people from our country would be travelling around the globe to help the poor & needy.
Hope to see those stepping stones soon.