2 January 2007
On being a Global Indian
I recently read an article on "Changing India"…here is something I liked :
Being a global Indian is as much about taking pride in your land of origin as it is about transcending that innate Indian-ness and striding the global shoulder-to-shoulder with the best.
Today the reach of the Indian abroad has widened appreciably since the days a sole tabalji would perform in the USA, the Femina Miss India was the sole representative of the Indian beauty on foreign soil and Raj Kapoor was the face of India for Russia.
To quote from "Wings of fire", an autobiography of the President of India, Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam :
The trouble with Indians [was] not that they
lacked educational opportunities or industrial
infrastructure - the trouble was in their
failure to discriminate between disciplines
and to rationalise their choices,
Read the following :