The truth in itself is harsh to hide and impossible to lie about. Being in a country where I am born and brought up in the new changing phase of its lifestyle simply is absurdly shocking. Once which was “Incredible” or as it may still be advertised is nothing of any incredible sorts. I may well be biased about it but this is the harsh reality of things that keeps coming in front of my eyes. Especially all the big cities have this new dreaded look of over populated crowds. I can’t be lying about what I have been seeing and I have been shown by this country.
Well, not to forget this country is now “Country of Rapes” – Its my 9th day and I am fed up with the newspapers full of incidents of molestation, groping, rapes and all kinds of acts against the woman. I have been surprised – but when I see the population blast in the cities, I do see the reason behind it. The world here is controlled by cops which are hideously uneducated, highly unorganized and have no sense of what they are dealing with – Politicians who are utterly disgust in being politically powerful. Until recently, I had a different impression but being an insider it does leave you to lots of things that make you think otherwise and think of it in a bigger picture.
The level between the poor and rich is completely gone haywire. The price to own a roof has rocketed through the skies – I cannot imagine how this started and where this is going. The difference between the rich and poor has gone way too far. I do see the root for the reason why there is such a huge level of rapes in this country. The male dominant world is powerful enough to show that they can achieve anything, anyway they want and anytime they want. The population blast of this country is not going to stop as everyone heads into the cities. Cities become a merge of all the working class unlike all the other big metropolitan s. The cost of living is well at par that of Europe and nothing really beats the competition here. I was discussing this with few friends and all have are of the same opinion that this would be chaos in next 5-10yrs. The crime rate is the thing of future to come but is not too far. It may be a far fetched prediction but with poor people trying to find food – they see rich standing next to them in “Maybach” or “Rolls Royce” will not ease the pain. I do see the things from insider eyes that being an outside traveler. Backpack travelers would revel but at the same time this country in cities has lost its charm. Nothing in the huge cities is anything that interests me anymore.
For those who are looking for lavish holidays, you can get the same now in any country at the same price. India, is now a thing of past that can attract single travelers – it is a massively unattractive, unseen and highly dangerous place. Reading the newspapers sick of rape cases – simply turns me off. Why !! Is it something that media loves to report or is it that they pay all these rapists and promise them to make them famous ?!! I do not know if this is what you find “Incredible” in “India” !!
Good luck to you if you want to travel hardcore and really want to explore this nation. Sooner or later you will realise that people will soon be asking you prices way higher than what they should be for anything to everything.
On the other hand, you may well be pleased to travel in “Delhi Metro” which has AC in it and it works pretty much on time, all the time and regularly. Other than that – beware of pickpockets, crossing the roads in traffic as the subways are often under construction and without doubt – the country still runs in full motion without a stop. Welcome to the unreal yet real “India”
I am sure this will attract some attention but that is what is needed. I will soon post the videos once I can get a good web connectivity. My words do sound bit empty without pictures and sounds of this moving nation.
It certainly looks like India has changed a lot, as you haven’t been there for a while. Unfortunately to the worse. Shame, but it is adifferent way of life there and you are not used to it. I heard that in India are the most Billionaires, which I couldn’t believe, now reading your post , it might be true. Looking forward to having you back here and tell us all about it!
Yes, it is indeed how it is. It is a country of most billionaires minting money in the weakness of others and businesses growing on the knife edge. Some grow in rivalries and some in the shadow of shady politics. I better keep my eyes closed and get back to you soon 🙂
Nothing here is as it used to be or just that I am capable of seeing more than ever before I used to notice. In the end it is the rich who will flourish and the poor will be termed as criminals. More to the word “Incredible” in its own ways.
I think you are little bit harsh to the newly made image of India as country of rapes. I have stopped reading newspapers since last two months and I seldom watch news on tv either. There were bad and good people in all era in all countries. I represent my country as much as you do it abroad; we are part of the same family of India. If you have any suggestion or grievance then please send it to Prime Minister’s Officer.
Love and regards,
Yes, I am harsh to what I see and I cannot close my eyes. I do not represent any country whether it be India or Europe, not reading newspapers or watching news is shutting ourselves out of the world around us. Indeed there is always good and bad everywhere but the pace at which the distinction is happening here – It is not something you cannot notice unless you leave this ship and see it from the bigger picture. The PMO office is as good as nothing that would or could change in a blink. I am sure you must have come across the full blooded murders of wife by the husband in Metro and also the Politically powerful billionaire in his farmhouse.
I am expressing everything as I have seen it and I see in this changing world. These are my expressions and my harsh experiences in losing a part of love that I have/had with this country.
I have stopped reading newspapers and watching tv because of the negative news they show as priority. But still every cloud has a silver lining, like such good news.
“Real to reel: the story of a Muslim woman and a Brahmin widow”
Please don’t blame only India as country of Rapes.
ब्रिटेन: चलती बस में लड़की के साथ बलात्कार
Ii seems like you’ll head back to London soon 🙂
It is a sad state when individuals lose sight of the important things in life and are driven by corruption, greed and/or anger no matter where they reside. It is disheartening to see people abusing others for any reason whatsoever. Sorry to hear your time in India is not one of joy that is enriching in a positive manner. Your words are filled with passion though so obviously your journey has made an impact. Insightful post.
well written 🙂