One look at India today and one can feel the passion rising from within its hearts–to change the country for better. India is fighting against corruption. For anyone who has been to India in recent times, some things are quintessentially characteristic of the country–beggars, greenery, traffic, smiling people and corruption.
The times are changing though. At never-before speed. People are joining hands against social ills. Demonstrations throughout the country some time back almost brought the country to a halt. Politicians had to take note of it; ignorance would have cost them their jobs. A relatively unknown old man from the past shot to fame crusading as a lone warrior against corruption. Many journalists again got their blood shooting in their veins; there was a lot to cover and report.
Modern times have been tough on human emotions. Love is scarce if not extinct. Friendship is seldom found. Relationships are on the wane. When I say all this, I mean – in the real world. Facebook is on the rise and online matrimony is catching up fast. Seems like more people are experimenting the virtual world than the real one. Maybe because it is a lot easier to be happy virtually. You can control hurricanes hitting your coast there. Maybe because Irene and Katrina do not have a say here. Maybe because it is easier to escape than to mature.
This also means that people are slowly getting out of touch with reality. What happens in the real world may not be relevant to them post their entry in cyberspace.
The good news is that this is not true. The current events are a small indication of this.
People still want honest governance. They still want their leaders to be accountable. They are still concerned about the future. They still have a warm heart within their bosoms.
The fire is still burning within albeit with a low flame. It is up to the intelligent and concerned to fan it and turn it into a blazing flame. Good, it seems never dies.