12/14/2005

Indians :Coming of age ??


Picture this ....Its raining heavily ..literally speaking it's raining cats and dogs ....and you have some urgent work to go out somewhere.One doesnt know what to do when the sky decides to cry and sob the proverbial H20 . In this information age ..waht is expected is ...one would switch on the telly to know the weather repotr to know when the rains would cease ...but not too far away ..there would be a community swearing by tradition and culture .... and proclaiming their way of stopping the rains ....belive it or not ... is to send a young unmarried woman nude in the rain ..so that the rain god is appeased and will stop the rains . Wait wait wait .. i know this would have had most guys ...right on the edge of their seats ..seeking google's help in locating where this would happen . Now even though we are living in the information age , if such customs are followed ,does it not reflect India's height of superstition .... if that isn't enough ..even as I am typing this I hear that two poor buffaloes were killed ..oops i must say "sacrificed" by the politcians of the samajwadi patry in the famous Kamakhya temple in Assam ...so that the almighty gets appeased and cures Amitabh bachan quickly . Now it is a heinous crime to kill animals in the name of religion and such illogical belief's ,which only goes on to say that India is still a long way from properly using it's independence and creating an environment where people can co exist with minimimal conflict and air their views and opinions freely. So even though we may be seen as the land where IT is happening and money is being pumped in , its largely being done in tier1 cities and none of this is actually percolating into rural areas which are highly plagued by such bizzare thinking.So the question we really need to ask ourself is even though India is a country with great potential ...have we come of age...?? My take on the question is that India is primarily retarted by such thoughts and this takes the sheen off quite a bit ..as it's in stark contrast to a logical/scientific revolution happening in India in the form of IT.


UPDATES : I have quit Infy ,and have decided to join Sulekha.com as the channel manager for interactive services ...as the job profile and nature of work was something that was more to my taste of managing events,reading and of course blogs . will talk more abt how it all happened in my next post.

10 comments:

Ravi said...

But Kartik, do you think such superstitions exist in India alone. I have heard of bizzare beliefs in the so called developed countries as well. I am sure people within the IT industry have many such illogical beliefs.

Anonymous said...

Hey,

So uve quit infy. No more of that coding stuff which u hated:):) And gr8 to know u r into a field which u r interested in..

Good Luck,
Karthik

Madras to Ambai said...

all the best man... been reading ur blog fr the past 2 and a half years..me too an employee of infy..good to hear that u are doing what u wish to do..a bold and a gr8 decision..all the very best again
vijay

Madras to Ambai said...

all the very best .good t ohear that u r doing what u wanna do in life..wish everyone had the courage to take such decisions in

Kalyan said...

enna da sollave illai :) enna, give me an intro on your new job da.. am thinking a lot around this line too, atleast somthing like this

Neel Arurkar said...

I want it to flood in Bangalore(okay sorry, cheap joke)
Hey, so you are no longer a fellow Infoscion! All the best in your new endeavour

Kannan said...

Hey Bud.....

I am regular in reading ur comments and really apprecite ur views in laying things across, i am ur fellow tam bram frrm mumbai ,keep up with ur good work all i must say is come up with ideas more and keep us posted at the same thru the site.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kartik,
This is the first time I am posting my comments on to your blog. All the best for a great career at Sulekha!

Cheers,
Shriram (Frost)

preeti said...

ya, so sad to call ourselves civilized and technical bonds ... i dont know how can we bring some light into the lives of the ignorant mass, i really ponder... i ve myself seen such heinous bali infront of my eyes at the Kamakhyaand felt like shouting at them but i could do nothing, but just shed tears

preeti said...

ya, so sad to call ourselves civilized and technical bonds ... i dont know how can we bring some light into the lives of the ignorant mass, i really ponder... i ve myself seen such heinous bali infront of my eyes at the Kamakhyaand felt like shouting at them but i could do nothing, but just shed tears

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