We Need to Build a Class of Respectful Indians

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  1. TTCUSM

    TTCUSM Regular Member

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    A couple of years ago, Mayank Maheshwari published an article in the Wall Street Journal about Indian mannerisms:

     
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    A perfect analysis.

    As an Indian I am agree with the article. Its up to us how and what to improve in over self. In our gujarati there is old saying "desh ne badalvo hoy to ghar thij sahruat karo". means if you want reform our country your fist step is reform your house.
     
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    warriorextreme Senior Member Senior Member

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    We are inherently dirty people..we spit on road,we throw garbage on road, hell we even do daily ablutions on road..and then we boast of being the oldest continuous civilization on earth...What we need is teach our kids since kindergarten the importance of cleanliness and personal hygiene..
    Kids will follow things they learned while adults will always act arrogant if they are told to stop spitting on road.
     
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    But Arundhati roy must not be in that class.
     
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    I agree...I always wonder since when we became like this and what made us become like this ? And the biggest irony is Indians invented bathroom!

    Not just about cleanliness as the author has pointed out we are not courteous to each other. Forget about basic manner like "thank you" "sorry", look at the way in India how the restaurant waiters are treated, how managers treat their employees especially in govt offices, how even auto rickshaw guys treat passengers...and all the time what I hear is we are the oldest civilization and we did great things 1000 years ago...

    The parents focus only on teaching their kids about being nice to their family and that's it that is everything they need to learn and the kids don't even have any role models to learn from around them...all that nice people kids hear about is all on papers about freedom fighters...
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    And life goes on!

    And Mani Shankar Aiyer is a heart throb!

    Or that foghorn Narayanswami!

    But then Rashid Alvi is soft spoken and polite, almost effeminate. Good example of the polite Indian!

    I am not saying that what is written is wrong. We must take note and reform.

    But I will not self flagellate since no race is perfect. Every race has some obnoxious habit that makes them uncivilised.

    Don't get me wrong. I agree me must change, but there is no reason to self flagellate.
     
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