INDIA STILL NEEDS
TOP 10 THINGS
Our attitude towards woman
Despite India being formed on the open ideas of feminism and
one of the few countries that still worship the female deity, India
remains woefully horrible for women. Adding together the
number of dowry deaths, female foeticide, rapes and domestic
abuse we have failed the fairer gender completely.
While there is a clear rampant corruption in the government, it
is upto us- the cititzens of India to avoid the temptation. Be it
breaking the signal or entering the wrong way. Refuse to pay
bribe and ask for a receipt. There is no shame in filling fine if
you have broken the rules.
Since we all have agreed to follow the rules, finding excuses to
breaking them should be
Our attitude towards sanitation
Spitting in public, throwing garbage on roads and open feaces are
common occurences in most parts of India. We all strive hard to
clean our houses but at the same time we do not really take a lot of
care of our surroundings. Public places, our neibourhood are all
part of who we are and where we live. We definately need to get
freedom from this attitude.
Reservatioin and caste system
The bedrock of our country laid with oppressive caste
system. While it is good that India has taken a step
forward to curb out the caste system, we have over-
stepped our limits and played politics around the issue.
India really need freedom from the mis-use of these
schemes and have a better way to equalize everyone.
The infamous 'chalta hai' attitude
The who cares attitude or the 'chalta hai' attitude is one thing
common across the lenght and breath of india. We need to
stop use the words and really start thinging about us. We need
not look at the government and say, who cares, we should
come to a place where we look at ourself and say, hey I care
for this country. India mein yeh sab nahi chalta hai.
Forced oppression of youth
Lets talk about the elephant in the room. India is a country
that was invaded, raided and almost destoyed more than
once in the past. This has caused a lot of insecurity among
the growing populace but after so many years of indepence,
we need to let go of this insecurity and look beyond the
secure life and dream big. Indians have known to forcebly
marry their kids off, forcebly plan their career among other
things. Today on independence day, we should get freedom
from this opression. Another social evil, the honor killing, that
is offshoot of this practice should also be stopped.
India has over 28 million working children in different parts
of the country. We need to stop this practice and make sure
they do not loose their childhood. One step towards this is
taken by Save the children foundation, which strives for a
child safe india. We can pledge to get rid of this social evil
by helping them.
According to world bank India has 400 million
people living in acute poverty. In a country of 1.2
billion thats a large number. There are many people
who do not have acess to basic human rights.
India is the house for many different types of religions. We need
to learn to tolerate different faiths and culture that are part of
our geography. We need to understand that not only religious
differences but there are people living with different views,
sexuality and communities among us. If there is one mantra
Indians should learn, it is- live and let live. We must learn to
respect each others personal spaces.
We need to stop becoming beastly towards treatment of the
animals. Respect towards cows and other animals should be
All images used in this presentation are from creative
common license, except the one on Corruption slide taken
with permission from the photographer Timothy Gama.
Created by Siddhesh Kabe