Unlike popular belief, the fundamental problem of my nation is not bad governance and politics. It is ‘us’- the youth of this nation, that is responsible! Let’s admit it- in the great run of globalization and corporate lifestyle, we have lost our existence- this land, its culture, and the connection we have with it. Only a few decades back, young men and women of our age had sacrificed their lives for this nation and its people. Not for hatred, nor the joy of being remembered, they died for us!
Now that we are supposed to stand up for this nation, where are we? Why are we lost in the MTV lifestyle, unaware of the problems this country faces today? Why do we comfortably sit in coffee shops and blame everyone else for our problems, while somewhere down in our heart we know that it is us who is to blame! You are to blame! I am to blame! Then why can’t we take charge!
I am not addressing the vast majority of our population whose life is a daily struggle for survival and basic dignity. You cannot think of policies with an empty stomach, and you cannot feel patriotic as you work your heart out just to keep your family going.
But what about you and me? You and me who are most likely browsing this website, sitting on our cozy couches, with our stomachs full, with enough bread on the table, enough food in the refrigerator, enough water to bathe twice a day if we want? Why can’t we, the youth of this nation make a difference?
We see miseries all around? Have we ever paused to think why? Have we ever paused to think what can we (and not the government) do about it? Have you ever paused to think how can this be changed? Remember, if you are not a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem!
One of the blessings of being an Indian is to belong to a democracy, to a system where change can be brought about by popular will- and does not have to be forced down the barrel of a gun.
The fundamental problem with our generation is that we don’t read, we don’t follow real news, we don’t care about real problems! Newspapers today have turned into fashion magazines and we are okay with it! News channels serve us with cheap crap and we are okay with it!
This website takes that elementary step in strengthening the youth of this nation. It makes them aware of the real problem, and suggests feasible solutions. This is a humble effort for the youth to come up and be the change they want to witness. Please understand here, that this is not a journalism based website. You may call my effort advocacy or activism if you wish.
I hope you will spend a thoughtful time in this website. All feedbacks are welcome.Keep Walking… Jai Hind!