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Kumar Sunil

Kumar Sunil

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Creative. One word says it all for Sunil. A engineer, an enthusiastic and conscientious Information Technology consultant by profession, Sunil shares a special interest with entrepreneurship and lifestyle.

I would like to talk about the biggest misconception we Indians are living in – we Indian have joined the mainstream path to modernization and after a few decades from now, we will be in the list of Developed Countries. Digital Indians, dreaming about bullet trains and having television debates about horoscopes, black-magic, religious places disputes, dress codes, animal slaughters, reservation, and other third-nation topics. Isn’t it like a mouse challenging a cat after having two drinks – “I will beat a shit out of you.” Completely unrealistic, without a The complete idea of digital India seems very funny to me.  

If a guy is dating more than two girls, he is a Player or Romeo. But, for women, if she is dating multiple guys, she is a Slut (sorry for using such a derogatory term, but its truth).

Why I just said it unrealistic? Do I have any sort of doubts on the efficiency of my countrymen? Obviously not. There is no problem with the capabilities, but mentality. Despite claiming ourselves as inhabitants of century 21st , we are still not ready about giving up our traditional approaches. It took us forty-eight years to rename Mumbai from Bombay, fifty-four years to rename Kolkata from Calcutta, sixty years for renaming Bangalore to Bengaluru and many more others. Be it 1947 or 2016, we are fighting with the same basic issues – Food, Cloth, and Shelter. Dining at takeaway restaurants like K.F.C or McDonald or having a Dominos Pizza is still a luxury for many of us. How funny it is – we talk about bullet trains that run at the speed of air, but controlling derailed trains is still a challenge. Be it a wine-seller or petrol-seller, they are free to decide the price for their product. But, for wheat and other eatable things – government departments decide the price.

We want to bring the black money back from the overseas, but we have no control over those who illegally store onions. At the Independence day parade, we carnival our tanks and fighter planes, but when we need four to five days when quick actions are required. If it is about a celebrity’s stomach pain, we make it a headline of prime time and when it is about dalit killing stories, we do not want them to go on-air because they are sensitive matters. Oh, come on! They ain’t sensitive matters, but embarrassing and a stigma on our society as a whole. If an animal is killed in a road accident that is alright, but should that killed in a butcher house, it could be a good reason for communal/religious riots. I am not favoring any sort of killing, but isn’t strange, after dropping our parents in old-age homes, we outcry slogans against animal cruelty. Is it only about socially weaker sections? Are they suffering because of their illiteracy? Not at all. The graphs of hypocrisy are way too higher in the case of an educated section of the society.

It took us forty-eight years to rename Mumbai from Bombay, fifty-four years to rename Kolkata from Calcutta, sixty years for renaming Bangalore to Bengaluru and many more others. Be it 1947 or 2016, we are fighting with the same basic issues – Food, Cloth, and Shelter.

Modern societies; we claim to be a section of brilliantly educated broadminded fellows. Let me start with boys first. With a few exceptions, boys of the cities are left with no humility and humanity. For this section of idiots, every girl is a sex material, more of a tissue paper and every single person is dying to wipe their dirty intentions with these. But, when it is about my sister, I am over-protective. “I want a girlfriend, but my sister is not allowed to have a boyfriend.” Again with a few exceptions, every married male is ready for an extra-marital affair, but for the same thing, he will divorce his wife. Fathers want their son not to drink alcohol because they know the consequences from their personal experiences. In our society, pre-marital sex is nothing, but a parameter of judging girl’s integrity and for boy’s manhood. If a girl is having sex before marriage, she is morally bankrupt because, in our society, virginity is dignity for a girl. And, for guys, it is okay to have sex before marriage; “jawani mein behak gia tha (he was provoked or tempted). Come on guys, you are nothing less than lunatics. If a guy is dating more than two girls, he is a Player or Romeo. But, for women, if she is dating multiple guys, she is a slut (sorry for using such a derogatory term, but its truth).

If we talk about girls, with a few exceptions again, every second girl is trying hard about getting noticed. They want to wear western clothes that reveal more than they hide and then they expect boys to behave in a decent manner. For example – legging is the latest trend, but as per the sex experts, leggings are more provocative. To them, every second man is a potential molester. I completely agree that there are perverts around, but it doesn’t mean if someone is approaching you for the time or address, then he has dirty intentions. For me, it is hard to understand sometimes, why you judge every boy as a teaser, even if he is checking how pretty you look. And, surprisingly, the same is okay for you, should you be checking a guy or even giggle (in the group). You want to marry someone who is fine with your choice of ‘staying at home,’ but when it is about sharing finances for household expenses – “it is guy’s matter.” You talk a lot about a shoulder-to-shoulder walk with men. But, you got to admit it, girls, whenever you are told to do some sort of intensive labor or a heavy task, you will immediately brush it off saying it is a man’s task. Don’t you think, equality should be present in every aspect? Being a man, I don’t want you to pick up swords or jump off rooftops, but I really hate women who cry feminism at every corner and then just dump all the hard-work on men’s shoulders.

This discussion is endless. We are so deeply drowned in double standards and the biggest thing is – we are loving it. Just think about it, friends. If there exists an obstruction between Digital India and Today’s India then that is our Mentality. Before making structural changes, we need changes at ground level i.e. changes within. We need to change old fashioned thoughts and beliefs. Only then we can say – we Indian have joined the mainstream path to modernization.