When it comes to hypocrisy, Indians have inherited it so ardently that it has become not only an unconscious part of their lives but a necessary element of consideration in their day-to- day lives.
1. LET’S BE LOUD ABOUT CORRUPTION SO THAT NO ONE QUESTIONS US.
People fight for a corruption-free India and blame politicians for being corrupted but they don’t realize or rather pretend not to realize that in their day to day routine, they themselves practice corruption, like giving ‘donations’ in schools to get admission easily.
I believe that pretension is at the heart of human being’s basic nature.
2. “I LOVE MY COUNTRY” – STATUS UPDATED ON 15th AUGUST.
Another profound example of pretension would be to be patriotic. Throughout the year people criticize India, blame their country, don’t do anything for their country but when it comes to republic day or independence day, they start loving their country and want to die for it ‘only that particular day’ all of a sudden.
3. FEMINIST HYPOCRISY
If we talk about feminism, the hypocrisy of feminists is easy to point out when they fight for equality and claim to be equal to men yet they want a separate boggy in metros for women and separate colleges for women which itself breaks the notions of equality.
4. I’M INDEPENDENT, I EARN.
After marriage if both husband and wife are earning, the household works on the income of the husband and wife’s income is used for saving or other purposes.
And even women who boast of being independent don’t have any problem with this type of set up.
5. WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
Women empowerment is the most discussed topic in India time and again, and you would rarely find anyone who is against this. But when it comes to empowering our own daughters, we pull our hands back.
Such a developed country and still struggling with “beti padhao”!
6. RIGHT TO ‘EQUALITY’
Daughters are, right from the beginning even in the most elite class societies taught how to cook or do other household chores. It’s almost mandatory for girls to know cooking because according to their parents no boy would want a girl who doesn’t know cooking.
Sons, on the other hand, have the liberty not to learn to cook because they don’t need to and then these same parents talk about equality in public discussions.
7. WHAT TO WEAR?
Parents ask their daughters to dress well (not revealing) because they might get raped if they wear shorts, skirts etc but they never teach their boys to behave properly with girls when they go out.
I think it’s high time to question boys wearing shorts while going out. What if they get raped?
8. WHAT IS CULTURED? WHO DECIDES THIS?
According to the general point of view dresses like sarees and suits are traditional and should be worn by their daughters and especially daughter in laws. These dresses show their good character and are not much revealing whereas if you compare a saree and a jeans- top then saree, I believe is more revealing.
We are, indeed stuck with stereotypes which have no logic.
9. ARE LGBTs EVEN THERE IN THE LIST?
Apart from these gender differences, when we talk about equality why do we forget LGBT communities? Why are gay marriages banned in India? They too are humans and naturally they have certain desires. Can we take a break from these conventions and try to think more humanely about these issues which shouldn’t concern us?
10. ‘FIGHT’- NOT A BIG DEAL! OH, THEY ARE KISSING, LET’S INFORM EVERYONE ABOUT IT!
It’s almost a crime to kiss in public or showing any other kind of so-called ‘Public Display of Affection’. But it’s okay to fight in public or eve-tease(such a petty word given to this act) in public and people don’t care much about it as compared to the level of attention they show to couples kissing or any such stuff.
Instead of fighting, people should start kissing whenever they are in need of attention!
11. WANTS TO BE ‘NRI’, CRITICIZES INDIA AS UNDER-DEVELOPED
The majority of students in India aim to study abroad or get a job there. We get our basic education in our own country, but we want to be NRI because we think that it’s more high class and there is more profit in it. And then, we criticize India of not being a developed country such as America. How do you expect it to be developed when you are focusing on generating the national income of some other country?
12. MAGGI – DANGEROUS, SMOKING – HEALTHY
The government has banned Maggi as it has lead in it, and because it ‘can’ cause cancer but cigarettes are still easily available in markets as they will ‘definitely’ cause cancer and other such diseases.
Well, the government too has to keep the death rates intact!
13. DID SHE SAY ‘SEX’?
This word ‘sex’ is such a taboo in India that even the most educated people talk in whispers while talking about this topic.
No doubt government banned porn!
14. PORN- WHAT IS IT? , BANNED- WHY?
If we talk about this breaking news of porn banned in India, people who used to say that we don’t watch it or even better, ‘what is it?’ are the first lot of people who have a problem with it being banned.
Well, their anguish is justified. The government shouldn’t have taken something from them which they weren’t aware of!
15. DONATE IN TEMPLES, SHOO BEGGARS AWAY WHO SIT OUTSIDE IT!
Religious hypocrisy is at the center and the most widely spread issue here.
In the name of religion, people are killed, bombed, harassed and what not, without realizing the fact that God loves all his children. People are blindly donating money in temples without realizing that they are contributing to the problem of the ever-increasing gap between the rich and the poor.
16. I LOVE MOVIES WITH FIGHTS AS THAT’S THE ONLY THING I MUST SEE!
Coming to the point of media, censors give an A certificate to movies with nude scenes or intimate scenes because they are not good for children and can destroy their innocence. But Salman Khan fighting and boasting off his masculinity in his movies is much appreciated by the public and is never given an A certificate.
It is suitable for a child’s psyche and would definitely develop his mindset in the right manner!
17. IT’S IMPORTANT TO CLEAN OUR COUNTRY WHEN THE CAMERA IS ON!
Posters, articles, and various blogs are written on keeping the country clean. ‘Safari Abhiyan’ and what not is initiated for cleanliness. The irony is that the most educated and rich people throw garbage out from their cars on a running road and the poor and petty people clean that as a part of their everyday job. To keep the place clean, people are paid. Well, it helps in employment, though!
Again,show off is an important activity to be undertaken each day!
18. OH ACCIDENT! LET’S RUSH AWAY FROM HERE.
In this script, lastly a point that struck me is the hypocrisy of helping attitude. From infancy up till now we are taught to help people always but if we witness an accident on road and the victims are in need of help then the speed of our car increase and we rush off as we don’t want to engage in it. We don’t help the needy at that time because then we will have to go to the police station. It’s a strange fact that we are afraid of the police appointed for our safety.
Thanks to our judicial system!
I personally think that for most of the acts which are hypocritical in nature, there is a certain social construct that functions at the base of it. It’s the society and its construction being followed since ages. It holds a certain kind of dominance in our heads.
People should start acknowledging the facts maturely and act accordingly as for Indians to brush off hypocrisy completely would be next to impossible.