If you’ve read my rants, I may come across as a very cynical person, especially when it comes to criticizing Indian men.
But as I’ve always said, I only speak from experience. Just so you know, I have faced the same creepiness from men abroad as well, especially on WordPress.
People abroad tend to think that all Indian men are creepy and crazy, which is definitely not the case.
A majority of Indian men are wonderful beyond words. My dad was one such person. He dedicated his life towards helping the less fortunate, and serving people day and night, all for the greater glory of God. I miss him dearly!
Just like him, there are countless men in India who fight for women’s rights, who go out of their way to help those in need, and who make the world a better place to live in.
A few years ago, I had gone to a stationery shop in the city during Ramadan time, and a young Muslim girl from a neighbouring shop entered the shop with us. The owner, who was a Hindu, gave the girl some dry fruit and juice to break her fast. He said that he did this every day during Ramadan time, since the past 10 years. He said that the small girl was like his daughter. Religion didn’t matter to him, humanity did.
I was so touched that I wrote a poem about what I had seen, laminated it and gifted it to the shopkeeper the next day.
Here’s the poem :
Yesterday I met an amazing person,
A wise man whose words of wisdom made me smile with glee,
I wish everyone would like him be!
He was a simple, humble shopkeeper from the city,
But nonetheless he was really very witty!
As I entered his shop, he was giving a young Muslim girl some dry fruits to eat, helping her break her fast,
Despite him being from another caste!
He was a Hindu and she was a Muslim,
But he said that religion did not matter,
It did not make a human any better if he belonged to the former religion instead of the latter!
Discriminating people on the basis of religion and belief,
Is spreading more and more hatred and grief!
This man reminded me about how all our religions preach about loving one another no matter what,
But in the trap of selfishness and pride we all are caught!
To stop injustice, to stop all the pain,
Absolute communal harmony is what we need to attain!
We need to change the way we think and behave,
So that our country and the world can progress,
And we can get out of this pathetic discriminating mess!
It is time to pull out the arrow of hatred which pierces our heart,
And the wider community of “human beings” we need to form a part!
India is a wonderful Nation, and being a secular State, many religions co-exist in peace and harmony.
In addition, the most defining characteristic of Indian culture is it’s hospitality. Guests are treated like God. You won’t see that anywhere else in the world.
People here are extremely helpful, and will come to your rescue without a second thought. If you are ever stranded on the road, in need of help, someone will always offer you a lift.
So you see, Indians on the whole, are wonderful people. Look at me, I’m such a kind soul. *wink*
There are more than 1.3 billion people in India. While there may be a few who aren’t cultured, a majority of us are.