Sunday, June 24, 2007

Presenting India - for those who think it is a land of snake charmers !!

Here's an interesting conversation from the movie Namasthey London in which Akshay Kumar replies to an English man who writes off India as a land of snake charmers

"Namasthey, Sir my name is Arjun Singh. Because of 5000 year old culture, we Indians bow and say Namasthey like this and say Pranaam. When we greet one another we fold our hands in namastey because we believe that God resides in the heart of every human being. The kind of culture in which a lady of catholic origin gives up the chair of Prime Minister for a Sikh, and a Sikh takes the oath of Prime Minister from a Muslim President to hold the chains of a nation in which over 80 percent of the people are Hindus. Your mother tongue English is more spoken in India than anywhere else in the world. And probably you do not know that a lot of words in English have their origins from Sanskrit. Sanskrit's word 'Maatr' became Mother in English, 'Bhratr' became brother, 'Giamiti' became Geometry and 'Trikonnithi' became Trigonometry. It may interest you to know that in our land, we have 5600 news papers, 3500 magazines in over twenty one different languages with a combined readership of over 120 million. It is pretty large when compared to your nation. We have reached the moon and back, but yet you people still feel that we have only reached as far as the Indian rope trick and you care to still see a snake on our hands. In the count of doctors, engineers and scientists, Gentleman, we are only behind two other nations in the world. This was a talk of the brains, now let's talk of strength. The world's third largest army is ours. What is yours. And even then I fold my hands in humility before you and bow and say namasthey to you because we don't consider anyone to be smaller or weaker than us and we don't believe we are above or beneath any individual. Namsthey. "

Jai Hind. Jai Bhaarat..

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Strictly speaking our kinship terms are descended from a common ancestor with those of Sanskrit, rather than from Sanskrit's terms themselves.

Karthik said...

@Anonymous: My knowledge in this respect is very limited. I was only presenting a conversation from a movie :)

Thanks for updating about the same. Will try to research about the common ancestor..

Anonymous said...

U know why India is in such a pathetic state Inspite of false inflation and GDP growth rates it is going no where...Get rid of Muslims from India the chance may improve..India is a Hindu state and for ever be Even he is APJ i dont care...they should be weeded out of this land for sure to make it better....

As is Indian Cricekt strong on the paper so is Indian Economy strong on the paper. In reality Indian, US economies are going no where and watch out for Great Dollar collapse by the end of this year...

Karthik said...

@anonymous: I do not understand why you have such antipathy towards Muslims but I definitely do not share it. As they say in Telugu movie 'Kahdgam' or Hindi movie 'Insaan' they have as much right on the country as any of us do. But let us not get to those political discussions. For, we don't want a blog war based on religion as if the real wars are not enough :)