problem with India in general and Hindus in particular is that we,
effectively, are not aggressive people; in fact we are not even
Our Bodhisattvas, Tirthankaras, Shankarachaaryas,
numerous saints and bhaktimargi religious icons have led us to be
evolved into a nation of people who flinch at the mere mention of being
assertive and recoil with horror(both innate as well as presumed) at the
prospect of being aggressive.
The end result of this pacifism in our modern history:
1. The most unfortunate and tragic event- the partition of India that is Bhaarata.
2. Invasion of Kashmir in 1948 resulting in loss of thousands of
squares km of our strategic territory as well as tragic death of
thousands of our people and soldiers.
3. Himalayan blunder of
surrendering "imperial British advantages" in Tibet to China in 1950
resulting in absolute chinese control of Tibet by 1955 and India having a
border with China which we never had! The next consequence: the
humiliation of 1962.
4. The perpetual insurgency in our north-east since the 1950s...do we care to solve it!
5. 1965 and 1971 wars with Pakistan and not resolving the Kashmir
problem in-spite of having their good chunk of territories and 93000
pakistani PoWs, not to mention the sad loss of our own brave soldiers.
6. Kashmir imbroglio since the 1980s.....do i need to elaborate any further!
7. Naxalism since the 1990s which has engulfed more than one third of
our nation, in fact our rule does not extend there in that Indian
8. Unabated and festering infiltration from
Bangladesh skewing the democracy in favour of anti-national elements and
depriving our own citizens of a right to live,earn and thrive
9. Rise from near 5% to about 15% of our
population of those very people who truncated this ancient country into
three sparring and warring nations. Unfortunately those elements are
even more radicalised and militant with the catalysm as well as aid of
petro-dirhams and oil-riyals along-with information technology of the
21st century;all put together inspiring and guiding them to make India
that is Bhaarata a medieval nation of their choice and command!
10. Tolerating or even encouraging ethno-linguistic regionalism and
sub-nationalism in the name of decentralisation, 'dis'unity-in-diversity
and short-term-gain myopic please all, but, save-one's-own-assets
My dear Indians! Dear Hindus! Assert yourselves. If
needed adopt an aggressive posture. To be frank I have no animosity for
the minorities; but they must earn the goodwill and benevolence of the
majority. India is a tolerant and kind country for many millenia not
because of some recent constitution or lately imported misplaced
european ideas but owing to its rich inheritance,resilient and long
history and glorious heritage.
And its the responsibility of all of
us to not abuse it and molest it. In fact i am seeing routine rape of
it being committed in the name of equality,freedom,democracy and
We should shun such attitude and behaviour which is
actually pretentious calm and delusional magnanimity. To be politely
impertinent, its taken as timidity and cowardice!
friends adrenaline and testosterone are not just for thrills and
pleasure! They are for defense and procreation as well, we need to use
them in this way too. We need to be proud,dynamic,yet cautious,
strong,vibrant, yet steadfast,resolute and of course yes: ASSERTIVE as
well as AGGRESSIVE.