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Why Don’t People Care

My inspiration in writing this post came mostly from these “3 IDIOTS” I call my friends, I met during my tenure at UAE, in spite of our vastly contrasting ideas we stick together for quite a long time. I’ll miss them when they are gone.
I work in a Multinational EPC (Engineering, Construction, Procurement) Company, far from my homeland here in UAE. Most of my peers are qualified engineers or they call themselves so!!!!
QUALIFIED huh? I don’t know I may be wrong? But I strongly feel that being qualified or well educated is not only about gaining success for you, or making good money, but it also brings a lot of social responsibilities upon you, I mean you should consider yourself far better & fortunate than the herds of people who have not been able to get proper education, or had chosen to remain illiterate for some reason. If these people behave ignorantly, it is understood & obvious.
But what would we say to people who call themselves educated & yet behave like they don’…

Orthodoxy of the Modern Indian Society

The recent controversy over the marriage of Sania Mirza with the Pakistani cricketer Shoib Mallick, has a lot to teach us. My aim in writing this post is not to comment on Sania’s or anyone else’s status, but I want to take this opportunity to register my reactions over the hypocrisy of our modern society.
It evidently showed how liberal we Indians are! We feel proud to call ourselves modern; we want to see ourselves at par with the most developed societies of the world, yet how deeply we still credit the social dogma. We pretend ourselves as congruent and broadminded, but the truth is we still haven’t got rid of the orthodoxy largely rooted inside our conservative & narrow minds.
We made such hue & cry over the whole issue that almost made the union look like a threat to our national security, and even went on to claim her citizenship cancelled, and to forbid her to play for India in future.
How can we forget the contributions of this young girl so easily? There were moments whe…