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The Government should something about this!


The poor Indian didnt ask for this ...

The poor Indian didnt ask for this ...

“The government needs to look at this,” Crowden said. “Budgets are being cut. If they don’t do something, it’s going to be a serious public-health risk.” (via Coming to a bin near you: rat pack takes Britain by storm).

As a child, growing up in Hyderabad, for every problem, there were two common remarks. One, “The Government should do something about this.” The second was, “It is not like this in foreign countries.” Whether it was overflowing drain or a pothole on the road.

Looking back, I can see that things have changed. Over the years, Indians use this phrase less and less. This phrase is now close to becoming either extinct or may even become a parody. It may make its way into Indian films as a joke.

The other thing was that the people who could do something, the educated, the elite, the Westernized used this phrase, hankered for this solution more than the poor or the desi and the dehati types. In all my years, I have never heard a desi say that “the Government should do something about this.”

Curious eh!

Coming to the Brits! Till they get up, and stop asking the Government to do something, the decline will not stop!

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  1. May 6, 2009 at 1:35 pm

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