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July 4, 2007

Sunita william’s Syndrome

Filed under: India, My Experience, my views, News — Tags: , , , — nitin @ 8:14 am

Me and my roomie were having a conversation one morning,just casual.Then we heard in the radio abt sunit’a safe landling and her thanking to all the indians..who were lighting candles,doing “pooja”,praying and maybe sacrificing some animal just for her safe return. 

I asked my friend “why is there so much hype arnd her”, after all she’s an American and we have no contribution in her success, we are not in any way responsible for her achievment except the fact that she is of indian origin”.

I never heard of her.I didnt knew if she existed and no one else.she has an indian name “sunita” thats it.she even has an American accent.
what have we(indians) contributed to her success?
why the news channels,media and people of indian try to grab every opportunity to show how grt we are,by showing how she was an indian .we shudn’t take her success in our belt.

The news channels had shown sunita’s home,her dog..her relatives ..what school she went ..what toothpaste she used ..and wat not..etc..why the hell??

As if she went from india …went from ISRO (Indian Space Research organisation)…gaining all the knowledge from Indian Universities..
she’s just indian by her origin.Don’t count her achievment as our achievment..We should not take any credit …bcos there is remotely any thing india has done or contributed to her success.

What have we done for our women to reach the heights acheived by sunita in America.Our 24 hrs news channels are again a pain in the ass.First they blow the thing out of proportion and again realising the mistake a debate as to why are we wooing her.Utterly shameful and stupid act by the Indian media.

Bcos of some Such news channels and some crazy indians who are blindly glorifying Sunita success story , shows how we are behave like a third grade colonised defeated people and also our inferiority complex;which is certainly not the case.

I congratulate Sunita for her marvellous feat of achievment.Still its the Americans who should take her victory as their country’s victory.America is a country where she got the opportunity to excel.America is the country where our students run’s for Higher Education.

India has and had tremendous potential and no doubts regarding that.We are what we are…regardless of what the west does or will do.We have our own achievments which doesn’t need any pat from Uncle SAM.
So we shud stop looking for our achievments outside india unless it is genuine.

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  1. Wow, very true and nicely written. The thing is we indians are still not giving as much opportunity to the youth as they deserve.

    I highly agree with this…”Our 24 hrs news channels are again a pain in the ass.First they blow the thing out of proportion and again realising the mistake a debate as to why are we wooing her.Utterly shameful and stupid act by the Indian media.”
    The quality of the indian media is degrading day by day. All they do is to earn and there is no social responsibility or matureness in their work.

    Comment by Akshay — July 4, 2007 @ 2:31 pm

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  3. thanks Akshay for ur valuable comments….

    Comment by nitinrohidas — July 5, 2007 @ 8:25 am

  4. Nitin,
    So many 24/7 news channels & so less to report from the soil, they have become ” news hungry”. One tries to outdo each other, later realising they are actually trying to ape each other.
    Thank god, we have blogs 🙂
    Surely, a good post to read.

    Comment by khadaksingh — July 5, 2007 @ 6:52 pm

  5. the same thgt crossed my mind when I was listening to the news.
    good post 🙂

    Comment by sree — July 6, 2007 @ 3:09 am

  6. I agree with this post completely. All that news about an American woman was hogging the headlines when more important news needed to be aired. And guess what, she isn’t even a complete Indian by blood. Her mother is Slovenian! I think the Indian media made a fool of themselves.
    About why our news media does this, well, I think they assume the public are idiots. Some of the public is I guess. You will be surprised how many people read this kind of frivolous news.

    Comment by Nita — July 6, 2007 @ 12:23 pm

  7. Nitin,

    Well written.. I am not sure why this happens but people of India go ga-ga over someone who has a remote Indian root. Sunita is truely why are we acting like she is part of family?

    Ha! and talk about the media.. they are just too good at blowing things out of proportion.

    All this apart.. congrats to Sunita.. her deeds are truely commendable!

    Comment by Vidhya — July 6, 2007 @ 5:15 pm

  8. No doubts the news channels are making a mountain out a mole at the same time making a mountain loads of money..

    no doubt Sunita williams is an american citizen..

    she dint fly out of india and got a chance only from US..

    i agree with all these.. the only thread which is a reason for people to talk is “Indian Origin”. Also let us understand there are emotions attached to these… unfortunately last time when the space ship came back we lost Kalpana Chawla.. another american citizen of INDIAN ORIGIN.. so there were more emotions attached to the return of Sunita Williams than just anything else..

    Comment by Sivakumar Jayaraman — July 6, 2007 @ 6:22 pm

  9. maybe you are right siva…but still the kind of attention and the hype was totaly uncalled for…

    we should avoid showing such emotions which is totally uncalled for.Most of the ppl praying for her were small kids ,who may not be knowing anything abt sunita and abt her origin.
    There are some people who try to grab media attention by making such stunts.

    Comment by nitinrohidas — July 7, 2007 @ 7:48 pm

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