Is India only about Poverty / Slums / Chaos / Software Engineers / Luxurious Holidays for the West, or do we need a new perspective?
I am always disturbed by the way India is portrayed to the global audience. When I watch a TV show on India, either I get to see the show host experiencing the lavish palaces of the Maharajas in Udaipur or Jodhpur or they would be venturing into the dingy slums or Dhobi Ghaats showcasing what sells best - Poverty. Does anybody ever try and showcase the way India has grown in the past ten or so years? The way Indian middle class which could never even dream of going overseas, their kids making a foray into the International arena with much ease! Yes of course globalization has made that easy, but does anybody acknowledge that enough? Does the Indian herself / himself take pride in being a part of this country? I think India and the world needs a different perspective now. It is no more a land of the Maharajas nor is there a reason to celebrate the poverty. We are growing, and at an amazingly fast pace. But while doing so, we must never forget our roots and never let anybody showcase us in whatever way they see us. High time!