About me

I am an Indian. My name, age, gender, religion, caste, economic status, educational background, profession, place of residence, etc. are not important.
I am proud to be an Indian, but I’m aware there are many aspects of life in India that need improvement or correction. If these aspects of life are changed for the better, life in India will improve, not only for me, but also for my fellow-citizens, particularly those who are less privileged than I.

In almost all matters, I have not created the problem.

In almost all matters, I am partly responsible for keeping the problem alive because I am, knowingly or unknowingly, willingly or unwillingly, a perpetrator, participant, beneficiary, victim, or bystander.

Since I am partly responsible for these problems being kept alive, I share the responsibility to solve these problems.
Others share the responsibility, maybe more so, for solving these problems.
But, I will not wait for others to act.
I will start contributing to solutions to these problems.
Hopefully, others will do the same. If not, I’ll try to make them do so.
If many persons start contributing to solutions to these problems, each in her/his own way, these problems will be resolved or reduced.
This is not easy. It will take a lot of time and effort, and there will be many obstacles to overcome
But, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
So, I’ll start with a single step.
I’ll be proactive.
I’ll be a proactive Indian.

23 thoughts on “About me

  1. You are not the only one responsible. There are many up there. How do you propose getting rid of them. In 2014 even if both UPA and NDA join hands we will still be left with a kichdi. 3rd Front aborts at take off!
    All the best in your efforts.

  2. Loved it. Definitely a step in the right direction.
    Rather than just watch things going haywire around us and get cynical, this is one way to keep sane & committed. And encourage others, like me, who believe that next gen will step up and do what is right for India and Indians.
    Lagey raho!!

  3. Have been reading all the Blogs – great stuff. I have forwarded to Gen Y of my immediate family and a few close friends.

    Keep up the Good Work of trying to bring Positive Change in all of us.

  4. Like Abou Ben Adhem – Proactive Indian, may your tribe increase! India certainly doesn’t lack talent.
    We have enough and more. What is the need of the hour is a force like you to steamroll or
    bulldoze our Gen. Next! We have the man/woman power, the natural and monetary resources,
    climate and nothing is lacking – the Policy Paralysis is brought about by our corrupt netas-mantris-shantris-babus who are rotten to the core. Only a dedicated Gen. Next can throw the old fogies out lock-stock-barrel to return Mera Bharat Mahaan to the great nation that it once was.
    Wish you all good luck in your endeavours to cleanse the rotten system with your efforts. May the great Gods give you all the stamina and courage to take it forward. God be with you – Good bye for short!

    • Thank you, Mr. Kini! I must differ with you on one point: our Gen. Next does not need steamrolling or bulldozing. They are intelligent, knowledgeable, resourceful, sincere and ready to work hard. What they lack is inspiring leadership, which has not been provided by our Gen. Now and Gen. Yesterday! In my own small way, I am trying to do something about that.

  5. I beg to disagree on your take on the matter of the active participation of Gen. Next.
    I speak from my experience of being professionally as well as personally involved in quite a few Not- for-profit outfits like my 20 years old association as a Trustee of the GSB Scholarship League, a 100 year old Mumbai based institution dishing out over Rs.4 million on merit-cum-means basis to 3,500 boys and girls on the entire west coast of India, as well another, being a Founding Trustee of Mumbai’s sole Environment Friendly Neighbourhood Initiative – the Kridangan Sangopan Samiti, the only open space Recreation Garden to be awarded the prestigious Citizens’ Urban Heritage Award.
    In both, the average ages of the Trustees/Office bearers has been 60+. Getting youngsters to come aboard on the Trust/Managing Committee has indeed been quite a tedious task. They simply don’t seem to find the time to even attend meetings on Sundays even once a quarter or month. Just signing out of donation cheques simply doesn’t work. NOPs look for intellectual inputs as well as a token of participation.
    My case rests here. Over to you!
    Nagesh

  6. That’s like an introduction .. I am an Indian first.. prior to everything else, a proud Indian .. too .. Glad to know you, dear friend .. I am one of those who knows .. I am contributing to the mess … like others and now that I have realized .. I should do my share of cleaning before pointing fingers at other dwellers of the house ..or the leaders of the house called India!!

  7. Great Job Mate….An Indian with similar vision..I hope to contribute with you to make this a better place after all India has given us so much now its our turn to return the favor.. :)

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  9. Making a positive difference in the lives of others is a noble calling. Good luck in your endeavours. A small ripple of positivity in an ocean of discontent is still a ripple; a ripple that has washed up on my shore, here in Canada. There is no telling how far this ripple of yours will spread, how many other shores it will touch. Keep believing, my friend. By taking the first step on your journey, you have already begun to make our world a better place. :)

  10. It’s so motivating to see others take a stand! There have been times when I feel all energized to make a difference and then “I’m struck with reality” – my ‘reality’ being that there are some things that you just cannot change. I guess I lose the drive way before I actually do something. I love your introduction and it has undoubtedly sparked something in me. I look forward to reading more of your posts! Thank you for the wonderful task you have taken up! :)

  11. Guess we think alike. My blogs are essentially from on similar lines out of my desperation to get to the fix- it is not easy and more complicated for India…Would like to know you better though :-).

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