Actually as usual was going through a lot of blog stuff when i came around a organisation called COMPASSION…This organisation works by visiting countries badly in poverty and each member sponsors a child..They sponsor the education and basic stuffs for the poor child…And they have made some trips and sponsored some.Just a excerpt from one of their blog
“Our kids write their sponsored children almost every month. They read the letters they get in return. They pray for their child and even contribute some of their own money toward their care. Our kids don’t walk on water. Not even close. They grumble when something they don’t like hits their plate and say “mine” as much if not more than your kids do. But they’re learning. They know the difference between hungry and starving now. And they can find Ethiopia, India, Uganda and El Slavador on a globe for sure.”
Was shocked to see INDIA one among the lists like Uganda,Ethiopia and a thinking deeply set in as Is India doing that bad or this is the wat people from foreign countries perceive India to be ???I dont think India has gone to that extent where majority of the people are living for someone to help them out.I do agree that most of the population is poor and they need help in some way to go through life but India as a collective nation of states doesn’t definitely has to appear so poor to others.Every nation has its own share of Poverty bugging them and they try to cope with it.I can show such people in richest of the richest nations too.But why is that India being shown in such bad light.Most foreigners see India as a place for charity where they can pour in their surplus and add their names to the list of Donors.But the real India doesn’t really come to their Eyes.Do they just see Calcutta as India.Whenever i have read such a article the only mentioned Indian state is Calcutta.I agree that worse conditions exist in calcutta and poverty is everywhere there but that is not INDIA.Its just a small part of India.And films like SlumDog have infact made this view of India strong in the minds of those foreigners.It would not be surprising to see a increase in donations after this movie.Its true that India has bad roads ,Houses are small,you don’t find big buildings,But still the truth is people are happy living here.They don’t want to go to places having good roads,Huge buildings,posh areas…And that is wat that matters the most or should matter the most to any nation.
The truth may be that government in the name of communism has not done enough to uplift the people there(But Communism suggests growth in the interest of all labour and people….Exactly opposite in Calcutta).Is Communism working in such parts .A age when the whole nation or parts of it are seeing major growth and betterment of at-least some lives why are they still clinging on to the old concept of Communism .Don’t know but for the past few days i have been having some really bad examples of Communism.This thinking of mine were further aggravated due to the recent visit to Kerala-one more communist state in India.I do agree Communism has its own benefits but i have seen many negatives rather than positives.