WE ARE STILL A COLONY!?!
The British left India,
The British transferred power to India.
The British gave freedom to India.
India attained freedom from British Rule.
India was granted freedom.
Indians snatched freedom.
India became independent
All the above facts are the same, only the language has changed and it is this language that reflects our mindset.
So whether we have got freedom or whether we attained independence means a lot.
Now, consider these facts..
The fact that we are using a British language to communicate
The fact that we have a bureaucracy that acts thanks and functions like the British.
The fact that Indians dress like British, talk like British portray like British.
The fact that they even speak Hindi as if they are speaking English.
The fact that Indians are hooked on to all brands that is English (read British or westerner)
The fact that Indians look towards London in awe and inspiration, a city built completely out of money looted from India.
The fact that they do not feel peeved by the fact that the British looted them mercilessly.
The fact that Indians are able to imitate westerners no end.
The fact that Indians always enjoy taking pride from any British association.
The fact that the most important institutions are copied from British and which the Indians have not been able to Indianise.
The fact that we still follow the British education, what the Britishers made for colonising India.
The fact that Indians enjoy copying anything westerner.
The fact that the westerners are successful in making Indians think in the manner they want.
The fact that the first speech in “free India” by Jawahar Lal Nehru was read in English, not in any INDIAN language.
The fact that Yuvraj Singh’s six sixes has not been as much publicised as it would have been had any British player did that.
The fact that the toddlers still learn baba black sheep, despite the fact that there are no sheep in tropical regions of India and they don’t have black colour.
That on every birthday occasion people wish by saying “Happy birthday to You” and cutting cake. If you are not cutting cake, you are not civilised and the best part is no one can defend why they cut cakes, and not eat INDIAN dishes that day.
Has any one seen so much influence of the Tamils, of Andhraites, of Kannadigas of Bengalis, of Assamese or any others on the Indians?
Has anyone got any logic as to why even among their family members and to young toddlers they talk in English, and even to their to their pets and that too in wrong English.
Has any one got any answer to the fact as to why we enjoy wearing a neck tie in the peak of summers and even the newsreaders wear a western style suit while reading news.
Has anyone got an answer to the fact that the people lose their complete personality when they go to Britain, and become half British or half American.
Colonial effect is not only in economy, colonisation of mind is even a bigger malaise than economic colonialism.
Has any one got an answer that the Indians are not comfortable In their own skin colour their own looks and their own lifestyle. Was this degree of comfort even before the British came?
Has any one got an answer as to why the elite residential locations have English names, why all the elite schools shy away from any Indian name and take pride in naming their educational institutions beginning with St…..?
Real colonisation is when you think like how your colonising powers want you to think.
Real colonisation is when you brand the thinking of the people in manner that they find it difficult to get out of the clutches of their colonising powers.
Real colonisation is when your mind, your psyche and your thinking is ruled by the colonies.
Real colonisation is when the colonised discard everything of their own as trivial, see them as useless and think very highly of their colonisers without any logic.
When we do not respect our language, our dress, we get married in westerners design, we dance to western tunes, we sing in their manner, we eulogise them to no end…when we change our agriculture from one based on bio agriculture to chemical agriculture, when instead of our traditional crops we grow designed crops and that too all without any logic, then all of these are signs, symbols that we are still living under their influence, and that although the British left the country, or were made to leave, we are every inch product of their nefarious design, in form, language, deed, functioning, psyche, aspirations, identity, ,,,,,,,
We are still a colony