Thursday, April 12, 2007

Singing National Anthem Might 'Embarrass' Foreigners

According to one of India's greatest 'patriots' (according to some sections of society), singing national anthem in front of foreigners will embarrass them. To avoid such an 'embarrassment' to the foreigners, what the 'patriot' did was to play an instrumental version of the song. But the infinitely wise 'patriot' - whom the Indian media and a certain section of our society exclusively credit for India's progress in the last decade, could not anticipate the 'embarrassment' even this ingenuity of our 'patriot' would cause to foreigners when people start singing the anthem alongwith the instrumental version. How frivolous the "patriot's" argument was!

When such a simple thing was beyond our "patriot Guru's" comprehension, how can one expect him to have some worldly knowledge which would have told him that singing your own national anthen infront of people from other countries isn't an 'embarrassment' even in the lands of those 'foreigners'.

You might say that why observe the protocol of playing the anthem at all if it's so irksome to you . But then our 'patriot' would not do that being a person "who prides himself on being an Indian". "Heights of hypocrisy" says the true Indian.

Well, why blame the 'patriot'? Probably our 'patriot' is blinded by corporate success and badly afflicted by the disease of being the fashionable global citizen at the cost of one's own nation and national identity. I personally feel that this nation is headed for doom and gloom if people like our 'patriot' are the role models for a young nation like ours. God save our nation!


swaroop said...

I think it's a harsh comment to make. Yes, he was wrong and that was a slip of the tongue. He tendered an apology for the same. Probably, the only thing he has done wrong till date as far as I know. I don't think we have a tenth of the patriotism that he has. We talk patriotism. He has practised it.

Guru Anandh said...

Lancha Kott Licene-maadsiruva neenu Patriotism bagge Gyan Kodadu swalpa sariyalla !! :-)

Harish said...

[Guru] Naa lancha koTTen maaDislilla. These are totally baseless allegations. I condemn you for making such allegations.

Harish said...

[Swaroop] It isn't harsh. It's just the plain truth. I really wonder how such a 'patriotic' person (as you seem to suggest) made such a statement. Maybe we aren't 'patriotic' enough to understand our 'patriot'.

Arjun Sharma said...

Neev yaako nan comment ondanna delete maadidira.

"Illi Guru Anandh ondu valid point-na raise maadidare" andidde. Ello kaanstilla.

Harish said...

Illa I haven't deleted. Aa Guru maaDiro allegations iro comment-nA delete maaDilla andmele adanna second maaDiro ninna comment-na yaake delete maaDli.
I really don't care about people making allegations that are simply not true.

Parisarapremi said...

ವ್ಯಂಗ್ಯವನ್ನು ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ಬಳಸಿದ್ದೀರ..

[ಸ್ವರೂಪ] ಅದು "slip of the tongue" ಇಂದ ಬಂದ ಮಾತುಗಳೂ ಅಲ್ಲ, ಹಾಗೆ ಹೇಳಿದ್ದಕ್ಕೋಸ್ಕರ apologyನೂ ಕೇಳಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಅಷ್ಟೆತ್ತರದ ಸ್ಥಾನದಲ್ಲಿರುವಾತ ಬಾಯಿ ತಪ್ಪಿ ಬಹಿರಂಗ ಹೇಳಿಕೆಗಳನ್ನು ಕೊಡುವುದೆಂದರೇನು? apology ಕೇಳಿದ್ದು ಜನರ ಪ್ರತಿಭಟನೆಯಿಂದ ಪಾರಾಗಲಷ್ಟೇ. ಇಲ್ಲವಾದರೆ ಮೊದಲೆರಡು ದಿನ ತಮ್ಮ ಮಾತನ್ನು ತಾವು ಸಮರ್ಥಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ..

[ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ] ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರಗೀತೆ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ನಾಣಿಯವರು ಮಾಡಿದ ಕೃತ್ಯದ ಬಗ್ಗೆಯೇ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಆದರೆ ನಮ್ಮ ದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಎಷ್ಟು ಜನ ಟಿ.ವಿ.ಯಲ್ಲೋ, ಶಾಲೆಯಲ್ಲೋ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರಗೀತೆ ಕೇಳಿದಾಗ ಎದ್ದು ನಿಂತು ಗೌರವ ಸಲ್ಲಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ? ನಾಣಿಯ ತಪ್ಪನ್ನು ಎತ್ತಿ ತೋರಿಸುವುದು ಬಹಳ ಸುಲಭ.

Harish said...