Sunday, October 23, 2011

Why inventions aint happening in India?

It has been a long time since I have written something in this space. So let me try to connect with you all once again.

After lazy Saturday afternoon, I switched on TV and tuned to Doordarshan. People these days hardly watch this channel as there are more lucrative packages as in MTV, Bollywood, Hindustan Times, IBN, Times now etc etc . These channels show more refined news. Yes Doordarshan is funny sometimes but it shows the raw news, which is why I like to watch it sometimes.

As I switched to this channel, some interesting discussion was going on. It was about why inventions aint happening in India. IIT Kharagpur students along with the faculty members and dean of the college were present in that discussion. It was rather a debate than just a discussion.

Students were speaking about various obstacles they face to finally become an Engineer. (Those who are will be knowing that :P). There were many different views but what attracted me the most when a student of first year stood up and started something like “Fear of failure” doesn’t let us to try our hands in inventing new things.

Well he was actually very right and got exalted too. It takes around 25 to 30 year to discover something to get noticed. You have to put your sincere effort to achieve something good. In India it is hard reality that no one wants to take risks especially when it is related with life. Everyone wants to play it safe, may be a little less would be fine for them. They may not be satisfied with it but they can’t put themselves in danger in ignoring job offers and do some research because they have to look after their family as well. And for this they need money to take care of himself/herself as well their parents. It is not like western countries where son/daughter is separated from their parents and can do things of their on choices, but here we don’t have many choices.

Even if someone in a job is not satisfied, he would try to seek some other shelter without leaving the current position because he is never sure of that he will make it. If we are directive, then things ‘can’ happen but it is not certain they ‘will’. But then you have to live on the possibility sometimes to get the best out of live. The moment we make our self clear enough to lead our life the way we want, everything else just follows our path.
We are just wary of loosing our jobs in achieving the highest dreams.

We feel satisfied in clapping for others. The moment we are determined to get the claps back from the people, is the key to success.
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

Haha bahut ho gaya aaj ke liye. :D

Signing off
Anil Anuragi
Good Night ! XX ;)