Proud to be an Indian????

Today when i got up in the morning, my cell was beeping with the Independent Day messages and quite a few of them had this line written : "Proud to be an Indian". It's the 64th year of our independence after all!! Definitely something to feel proud of!! But we forget that we were ruled by the outsiders on our own land for more than 200 years. Still, we should feel proud to be Indians. Even the people who are governing us at the moment are so able administrators. There is widespread corruption, common man is being made to bear the brunt of the so called "COMMON" wealth games, price rise and what not! Still, we should feel proud to be Indians.
The Judicial system of our country is equally good. People keep waiting for years with a hope that one day justice will be done. Some even die without getting justice. All the high profile people like politicians, actors and businessmen easily escape and again it's the common man who suffers. Still, we should feel proud to be Indians.
In an age where the world is talking about unimaginable achievements in the field of science and technology, we still haven't been able to eradicate social evils from our society. Even today, so many cases of "Honour" killings are reported. Can there be something more disgusting than this??? Still, we should feel proud to be Indians.
Although our "able" administrators have given us a lot of rights on paper and "only on paper". They talk about the right to education, but where is the infrastructure??? Where are the funds??? I guess we all know very well. They talk about the right to freedom of expression, but when a person writes a book about the life of a high profile politician (The Red Saari), it's banned. On one hand people are dying of hunger, and on the other, tonnes of grain have been left to rot in open. Still, we should feel proud to be Indians.
My aim of writing all this was that we shouldn't forget that India is facing so many problems today. But, instead of doing something about them we feel proud to be Indians!! Why??? Just because others feel so, and again for no reasons??? Not a reason good enough!! I just hope that on some Independence Day i'll actually feel proud to be an Indian...

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