Indian's are in each corner of the world. Many of you would have seen Indian's in your country.How do you perceive them ? How do you perceive India as a country? Many of them think India as a country of Snake Charmers,Poverty,illiteracy,dirt,slums ,caste system etc.Many of them know India from Bollywood from the popular movie "Slumdog Millionaire". Well,it's not your fault you think about India in this way. It is how India and Indian's are projected to the world . India does has some imperfections but which country don't?
Next time you see any Indian in your country ,do remember their country is the now one of the fastest growing economies in the world. But you are only shown the scarcities of India. India has always been a Multicultural society and tolerant to each and every culture. India is a country where it allows its minorities to thrive and grow in numbers. India is a country where many Dharmic traditions were born like Jainism,Buddhism Hinduism and Sikhism in India . India is a country which gave shelter to many immigrants and refugees with open arms and treated as one of them. India even accommodated the ideologies of different religions which did not originate from their own land.Irrespective of caste, religions people end up becoming Prime Ministers,Presidents and Chief Ministers.
Many countries have ridiculed India on their weakness and stingily highlighted their achievements. India is a democratic country and yes they can speak loud about their problems to the Government.Indians are not only feeding the hungry and poor in their own country but also outside India by their philanthropic works through their Temples and Gurudwaras. For many years you were told about the poor sanitation of India but you were never told that "Indians were the pioneers of ancient sanitation system long before many countries got civilized". Yes still India has problems and Indian Govt is running some schemes to erode the loopholes .
Not many people around the world know that India is the 4th strongest military in the world. India was invaded by many countries for several years.Even after being the 4th largest military India never tried to put on its eyes on any country to invade.India never believed in muscle flexing like other countries .India is top in producing Software engineers. ISRO is the pioneer space exploration agency which sends satellites into the space at very cheaper prices fulfilling the dreams of many poor countries. Indians are very kindhearted and tolerant people .Very less people know that India was very rich in ancient times and the wealth which attracted many invaders to come to India. Gradually India was pushed into poverty and exploitation.
Many of you might have made prejudices about India and Indians because of what you were shown and said .India gave Yoga,Plastic surgery,Astronomy,Astrology etc which I will be talking in my next blog.Indians are Hospitable, accommodating and tolerant. Atithi devo Bhavah (Guests are like gods) this is what we believe in.