Indian Elite – Such Low-Esteem!

Posted in Current Affairs, India, Media, Satire by Anuraag Sanghi on November 12, 2010

What is the cure for low self-esteem? Is there a pill? Indian elites need a cure.

Is there a problem, gentlemen?

Is there a problem, gentlemen?

If pills were to cure

What is the cure for low self-esteem? Is there a pill for low self-esteem? Would it be legal and ethical to line up people, based on a certain profile – and ‘force’ them to take this pill?

If there is a nomination facility, I would like to first nominate Sharmila Tagore – the esteemed Chief of the Indian Censor Board. She is a significant contributor to global warming by releasing huge amounts of hot air.

Brutally retarded

My second nomination is Dipankar Gupta, a former professor, JNU – and now Chief Destroyer of Green Cover. Dipankar Gupta consumes huge amounts of paper, used for printing his brutally retarded ideas.

A leering Pran gets an eyeful of Sharmila Tagore in 1967’s An Evening In Paris. Click for image.

A leering Pran gets an eyeful of Sharmila Tagore in 1967’s An Evening In Paris. Click for image.

Back to Sharmila Tagore

Last year I interviewed Sharmila Tagore and asked her whether there would be a time when India could do away with its film censor board?

“Once you guys can accept the way we see a woman with naked legs, then only,” she said. “A foreigner would give a cursory glance and move on. But we notice more. We need to get over that.”

“Now street censorship is more alive,” she added. “Every Tom, Dick and Harry is going to court and fighting over this and that. Indians have to free themselves from their own censorship and their own mindset.” (read more via When ban nurtures freedom, Columnists – Aseem Chhabra – Mumbai Mirror).

Elitist contempt

Why Indians accept such trash is worrisome?

One can imagine the reaction had some White and Western commentator said this! But since a Brown RNI (Resident Non-Indian) is saying this, such misbehavior is accepted.

Sharmila in her swim suit number in Evening in Paris (Image courtesy - outlookindia.com). Click for larger image.

Was this ‘public’ service? Sharmila in her swim suit number in Evening in Paris (Image courtesy – outlookindia.com). Click for larger image.

First, I would look at facts. If Indian men are sexually depraved, frustrated, perverted, how is it that Europe and USA lead the world with the highest availability of prostitutes on per-capita basis. If the West is indeed so emancipated, liberated, how come so many women have to resort to prostitution?

I also wonder, why Sharmila Tagore bothers with us sexually depraved, frustrated, perverted Indians. Why not go and stay in those ‘foreign’ lands, with those ‘foreign’ people who would not look at her naked legs.

We won’t miss you, Sharmila-behen – now or earlier.

Not you … but your money, is what I like …

Now, assume, that Sharmila Tagore is right!

How can Sharmila Tagore explain her naked legs, swimsuits in An Evening in Paris. How could she feed this appetite of perversity and depravity. Going by her own definition, is she not ashamed of exploiting this Indian failing? Can pandering to such  sexually depraved, frustrated, perverted men be overlooked or accepted?

I am sure that in her rather shallow frontal lobe, Sharmila Tagore is able to justify and explain her vapid notions of ‘foreign’  and self ‘superiority’ – and the ‘inferiority’ of this poor, dirty, brown Indian.

Like Sharmila Tagore herself did at one time, I know there are enough and more women who want Indian men to drool over their naked legs. And Indians who will riot and cause mayhem to look at these legs. We are like that only!

Pandering I presume is OK, as per Madama Tagore! (Image courtesy - ndtv.com). Click for larger image.

Pandering I presume is OK, as per Madame Tagore! (Image courtesy – ndtv.com). Click for larger image.

It is called nature, Sharmila-behen.

If you thought Sharmila-behen was bad …

Catching up with the West begins with good manners; not cars, stereos or even blue jeans. Manners are all about how we treat others whom we don’t know personally, and probably never will. If Europe has a head-start of more than a hundred years over us, it is not because they got to commodities first. The advantage they sprung on the rest of the world was in evolving social manners. While we were still aspiring to be good clients to mercurial patrons, they were learning to treat their social others as equals. (read more via Manners make the middle class – The Times of India).

Indian dreams

Dipankar Gupta is in a time warp! No young Indian aspires for stereos and jeans. Not anymore. That was in the 1970s – when you were young Dipankar babu. Those days are gone.

Long gone.

India is home to world’s largest denim manufacturers today. Young India has forgotten what a stereo was. Chinese and Korean mobile phones have replaced stereos. Music is now played through MP3 players – most probably on a mobile phone. Cars are made and exported from India.

Strange reading, this!

But to think that the West has good manners is a serious case of ignorance – and esteem-deficiency. Is it good manners to assault Indian students in Australia? Is it good manners to annihilate the Maoris, the Native Americans. Is it even remotely civil to institutionalize racial segregation?

Push-button dummies! Why waster perfectly good newsprint on such duds! (Cartoon by Rex May; courtesy - http://cartoonistgroup.com.).

Push-button dummies! Why waster perfectly good newsprint on such duds! (Cartoon by Rex May; courtesy – http://cartoonistgroup.com.).

Was it good manners to inflict depredation on the world’s most prosperous people, the Indians. To reduce Indians to a situation of 40 crore beggars – as the Urdu writer, Ibrahim Jalees described. His book, circa 1950s, was called Chaalis Karod Bhikari. Ibrahim Jalees, from the Hyderabadi family that owns and publishes Siasat Urdu newspaper, migrated to Pakistan, leaving his two brothers in India.

The New Chatteratti

Then there is the editorial head of The Hindu, N. Ram.

Going by his reactions, at India’s oldest English newspaper, editorial standards are set, events and happenings are evaluated on the basis of what N. Ram thinks the BBC, Financial Times, New York Times would probably do.

Or like Chetan Bhagat, who believe during the British Raj, nothing like corruption could have existed. They dive deeper.

the United States values wealth, competition, individualism and religion. These are pretty much core to the essence of American society and culture.

However, ask someone to articulate Indian community values, and there won’t be a clear answer. Do we value wealth or education? Do we value democracy where people have a greater say in how they are governed, or do we believe in power in the hands of a select few to whom the laws don’t apply? Do we value honesty, or do we value getting a job done anyhow? Do we believe in frugality, or do we want to show off our wealth? Do we value our local communities, or do we value being part of India?

There are conflicting responses to any of these questions in the India … I call it confusion. Values cannot be unpredictable, they are consistent. The past decade was spent by Indian society in a muddled set of values. A clear set of values … a lack of good values is why scams happen, nepotism exists and the government doesn’t care about its people.

The reason there is no concrete set of Indian values yet is that the concept of India itself is new. Just over six decades ago, there was no India. We had a collection of princely states, with kings and queens, which the British ruled at gunpoint. When the latter left, we loosely stitched these together, cut off a large chunk with partition and labelled the result India. (Read more: Adding values to life – The Times of India; parts excised for brevity).

It all boils down to a belief in ‘character-less Indians’ says Chetan Bhagat. Not surprising, since 6 decades ago there was no India, continues Chetan Bhagat. What country did the British think of when forming East India Co.? Which India did ancients Greeks, Romans Chinese talk about?

It’s not just N.Ram and Chetan Bhagat.

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  1. samadhyayi said, on November 13, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    aah anuraag. what are u doing. using cheap publicitiy tricks. showing half naked girls. u need to be taken to task. where is bhabhiji, or (maamiji or dadiji. how old are u by the way) she needs to know what anuraag is upto with his blog thing.

    • Dr. O. P. Sudrania said, on November 13, 2010 at 4:58 pm

      This reminds me of Rakhi Sawant’s interview on India TV by Mr Sharma on his 10 pm programme – “Aapaki Adaalat”, when he asked her about her scanty dressings. Her reply was equally witty. She shot back, “Sir, why do you blame me, it is these people who complain here are the ones force me by liking me to see in my those mini-dresses”. It was followed by an outburst of instant laughter. If I am right, the above photo is not a creation of “Anuraag Studio Inc”. But taken from a film which was already seen by millions, if I am right because I hardly see films.

      Lastly, what is she going to do with those foreign films being shown on the screens which are not under Indian censor board. Secondly the internet has become a common place in India even in remote places, how do you censor those pornographic films available on the net freely? They show far more open and objectionable scenes. So it is OK if some legs are privately seen in singles, say e.g. in Teen Murti House but it is offensive to see publicly. I fail to understand the rabid reactions we harbour.
      God bless
      Dr. O. P. Sudrania

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  3. samadhyayi said, on November 30, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    anuraag sanghi
    uda raha blog patangi
    rang bhi rangi
    (showing girls nangi.)

  4. samadhyayi said, on November 30, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    fallen warrior

    whistle blower rajiv dixit dead.
    watchman rajiv dixit dead

  5. samadhyayi said, on November 30, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    rajiv dixit student of dharampal is no more

  6. samadhyayi said, on December 7, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    sharmila tagore is from the family of rabindranath tagore. if i am not much mistaken. i seriously hope
    jana gana mana was not written for king of england but to the God.

  7. samadhyayi said, on December 17, 2010 at 6:29 am

    can u please explain me nira radia tapes. there is such little media coverage. i dont understand. are they caught or not. yet

  8. Universal Energy said, on January 1, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    there are certain points you have discussed are really good

  9. admin said, on June 29, 2012 at 4:53 am

  10. admin said, on July 27, 2012 at 4:06 pm

  11. admin said, on June 20, 2013 at 6:03 pm
    1. Very true Anuraag. And this has pervaded everywhere. Just to give an example of brit good manners- my nanaji was a young recruit in the audit department of india when the brits were leaving. He saw the fin accounts of these ppl. For eg in the state of jodhpur wen there was a celebration for a child being born the king used to gift the entire brit admin machinery – teachers, school principals etc, 25 k each. This is in 1940s when the average sal of Indians was 3 rs a month. Who paid for this but in reality? The average indian. Now what better proof of how they have looted this country. And we go on eulogising the gora sahib for what they have done to this country.
  12. admin said, on February 1, 2015 at 8:09 am

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