Are We Free From Mental Servitude…

15 August, 2007

No, we are not. It is tragic that even while celebrating the 60th anniversary of our Independence day we still are slaves to some practices that make us blindly follow the Masters. The Masters might have changed but our tendency to follow them, right or wrong they may be, has not changed. We are not free of mental servitude and this form is doing more harm to us as nation and as people and we need to get freedom from this harmful tendency. Are we prepared for that??

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2 thoughts on “Are We Free From Mental Servitude…

  1. Dr. Mohit

    Mrs Thakur,

    You are right! I think it’s just a manifestation of the Indian education system. India, a country, whose citizens assess the country development in terms of economy-growth. British education system must be better than our present system when Tagore wished India to be a country where the mind is without fear……..

  2. Dr. Mohit

    Some questions to Indian Intellectuals after 60 yr of independance

    A german friend of mine Richard Kowitz wanted to stay couple of months in India. To know the country before he actually moves, I asked him to visit regularly the Indian media internet sites. After 25 days Richard told me followings about India
    1) Criticising Muslims is seen as patriotism,
    2) Indian army is brave, high-charctered, peace-loving, but kashmiris are someone who just hate these qualities,
    3) USA and UK are the only counties worth of reporting foreign news.
    4) A terror attack in english speaking contries is a big concern but the thousands dying in Iraq due to armed violence doesn’t worry Indian Media so much.
    5) If a successful American likes Indian food (palak panner), it is a matter of proud for every Indian.
    6) Engineering & medicine enjoy a higher status in studies, but music, philosophy, sports (other than cricket), social sciences, probably we dont need for development.
    7) Quite a lot people are impressed with Nazi Germany’s Hitler. A shame to education system!
    8) English is not just a language tool but something more than this.
    9) Media is not making aware the common mass about the need of hour in industy. What infosys is going to sell to the world when outsourcing is over?
    10) WHAT IS DEVELOPMENT OF A COUNTRY? WHY TO FOLLOW BLINDLY USA CAPITALISTIC MODEL WHY NOT IDEAL SCANDAVIAN (e.g. Finland, Sweeden, etc.) SOCIAL SYSTEM that suits better to our country.
    11) Why does not media channelize the largest man-power of the world, as resources, instead of criticising the socially backward people for increasing population?
    12) The journalist studied from DOON school dont want to discuss the stand of indian govt. on North East, but they discuss that If Bombay is excluded from Maharashtra, then Maharashtra is Bihar.
    13) Ofcourse, Bollywood & cricket being India’s religions should be promoted.

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