A Teenager's Report Card Of The Country.
By Atal Narayan
July 24, 2014 12:24pm CST
Early Monday morning, around 7 am, bright sunlight hits your eyes and you somehow pull yourself together. Groaning and streching you somehow get yourself physically ready for the day and mentally ready for the rest of the hectic week. The entire house's a mess. Still trying to recover from the weekend jig. In between the morning rush, your eyes fall on the day's paper. In big bold letter ,you read the headlines "A skating instructor held in 6-year olds rape case" This line,literally, got me brooding for many hours . The land, known for its culture and heritage, known for it respect for women and girls. Has such miscreants running over it. Biggest irony isn't it? India is called the MotherLand. Every. Single. Day. 365 days. The entire year. Something or the other does pop up in the paper. Crimes. Thefts. Rapes. Murders. Sorry for interrupting your deep read but if you noticed all of the above words are pleural. Face it. Its a big country with a population close to 1.5 billion. About a 100 crimes happen in this country daily. Yeah, One Hundred. Out of which, hardly twenty-five are reported. (Shocking right?) And out of those twenty-five , ten or lets say fifteen of those are threatened and are hidden. And those which you get to read in the The Times, are the ones which read the eyes and ears of the media. What is going on in the country! An absolute ridiculous jurisdiction has resulted in our country being backward in almost every field. We had an unqualified goverment, which resulted in the country going down in drains. But this is it. Enough Is Enough. We cannot let this go on the way it has been going on for the past few decades! In 1947, we were promised a democracy which would make the country reach the top of the food chain. 67 years down the line? We are still are on square one. Politicians were human representatives who were chosen to lead the country to new heights. Well that seems like a joke now doesnt it? Feel bad? Do you feel as if you have a rusty knife in your gut? Thats exactly how I feel. Not too old. Actually not even old enough to vote. But I doubt there is an age limit to raise your voice against the weak hold of the jurisdiction of the country. Today's youth have the capability to change anything. We are not afraid of taking risks in lifes. Given the title as "casual chaps" "cool heads" and " chilled out" , we showed the government that if things start going out of hand we have the power to change. ( And, boy, didn't we prove it! By a clean sweep innit? ) So we proved the adults wrong who criticized us and always called us immature. This is it my friends. India will rise. Again. It will be the Golden land. Again.