Let me clear that I am Indian too, and I proud to be an Indian but there are many things which I don’t like about Indians. It is not necessary that every Indian does these things, but many Indians do.
Showing off their English unnecessarily
Many Indians have a habit of showing off their English. They try to show off their English at every place. The British used English as a tool to divide India and to instill inferiority complex in Indians. British mad Indians believe that English is superior while their own languages are inferior.
Lord Macaulay once said
I have traveled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief. Such wealth I have seen in this country, such high moral values, people of such calibre, that I do not think we would ever conquer this country, unless we break the very backbone of this nation, which is her spiritual and cultural heritage, and, therefore, I propose that we replace her old and ancient education system, her culture, for if the Indians think that all that is foreign and English is good and greater than their own, they will lose their self-esteem, their native self-culture and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation.
Indians are still suffering from this inferiority complex. Many Indians feel shame in speaking in their mother tongue or Hindi because they feel that if they speak in their mother tongue or Hindi, they will be considered as illiterate. When someone asks questions in Hindi or mother tongue, many Indians try to show off their English. It is disrespect of the person who is asking questions. I can understand this if you don’t know Hindi or mother tongue, but if you are feeling shame in speaking Hindi or mother tongue despite knowing it, you are definitely suffering from inferiority complex.
Many countries in the world speak their language proudly but Indians feel inferior. French, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, etc. feels proud in speaking in their languages, but only Indians feel shame in speaking their language. This mentality is taking behind India. I am not against learning, speaking and using English, but feel proud in your own language also.
Even when speaking English, many Indians try to imitate American or British accent. Are you ashamed of your Indian accent?
Unnecessary desire for fair skin and color
Many Indians have a fascination for fair skin and color. They feel inferior being dusky or having dark complexion. They want brides to be of fair color. Aren’t people with dusky or dark complexion beautiful? Fair color doesn’t make you beautiful, but your thinking and behavior makes you beautiful. These beauty product companies make you feel inferior about yourself so that they can increase their sell by selling their product. Understand this.
Blindly following western culture and negative things
Many Indians have the habit of just imitating blindly what others are doing without thinking what is right and what is wrong. They think that abusing is cool because Hollywood movies and foreign TV shows used it often. I have seen many people they try to use the F-word just to seek attention and trying to portray themselves cool, but they don’t know they are looking idiot in doing so. They think that wearing short clothes is modern and wearing Indian clothes is orthodox. Everyone just wants to become an American or British. No one wants to remain Indian. I read somewhere that in some place in India, people are learning etiquettes of how to eat food from foreign people. Seriously, now you have come to this! Don’t you know how to eat? Don’t you know etiquettes to eat food so you are learning it from foreigners. I don’t like such people at all.
Voting on basis of caste, religion, region, etc.
Still, many people in India vote in the election on the basis of caste, religion, region, language, gender, etc. They lack voting sense. They become emotional by emotional speeches and gestures of politicians and just vote them blindly. They don’t vote on the basis of issues. Many people, especially poor people just sell their votes in exchange of freebies, cash and liquor. Politicians just use them, but they don’t understand it. Indians need to think how long will you keep voting on the basis of caste, religion, region, etc. They need to think how long will they keep voting for those don’t work at all and forgets them after winning election. Indians need to introspect them.
Don’t forget your roots. Respect your rich heritage and culture. Respect your custom and traditions.
Don’t take me wrong. I am not an orthodox. I am not against any country. I am not a bigot either. I am just against an inferiority complex of Indians and their habit of following and imitating blindly people and things. I am against their lack of voting sense. I am Indian and I am proud of that and you should be too.