How the West defines India – 2

Introduction

In the first part (How to West Defines India – I ) I had discussed the role the West plays in every aspect of Indian life today and how it influences our cumulative (as a nation and society) self-image. Now let us try and delve further into the specifics of this “Struggle between the Left and the Right” in this Indian context (who seem to be at constant loggerheads vis-a-vis their stand on the West).

 

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How the West defines India – 1

Creeping Awareness


“What's wrong with us Indians? Why don't we even flinch when a hundred of our countrymen get mowed down like grass in a terror attack? When thousands of our brethren lose their entire lives' worth in a flood or an earthquake, how many of us wince in genuine pain for their troubles?”

Such thoughts often creep into my psyche unannounced, confronting me in those rare introspective, almost vulnerable moments of relative silence.

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