India Still A British Colony

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    I saw a hour-long travelogue by a Briton, Paul Merton, on Channel 5 of UK a couple of nights ago. It seemed nothing has changed between the two countries. The Britishers, if I may generalise on the basis of one silly programme, still think India is a country of cows-on-streets and snake charmers. Only, the illustrations have changed to monkeys catching monkeys in Delhi, a western-minded finishing school again in Delhi, and last but not the least, nude males who think they represent God and play their penises to the gallery, literally. That's the image of 21st century India Merton's travelogue introduces us to.

    Extending the colonial spirit to the modern day are a bunch of Indians who, like the Raja Bahadurs and Sirs and other Bahadurs of the colonial era, are unflappable in their role as the brown psychopants.
    I thought a travelogue means looking up new places and discovering what they store. But Merton tells us differently.

    He is not even worth the ordinary Britishers who do the Golden Triangle - Jaipur-Agra-Delhi when they come to India. Merton was stuck in Delhi and only his phallic mind perhaps made him go to some place in Uttar Pradesh.
    He shows us how in a Delhi colony monkeys are being driven away by bigger monkeys.

    He then visists a finishing school in Delhi, run by the multi-lingual daughter of an ambassador. She had an accent more western than Merton. Should ask her how she got it. She teaches Merton to eat food the Indian style and caper of all capers, she aks him to sit cross-legged, 'the Indian way', on a chair! Yes, she actually shows how to sit in such a position on a chair. Kept wondering when was the las time I saw an Indian used to sitting like ethat in a chair. Of course, the Merton show!
    If that wasn't brown catering to white, there was more. Merton had a person tagging along, someone called Ruchira Gupta who, I am told, was or is a journalist. She, I found, is a repository of half-truths and outdated gossip on Indian history: religious, social and cultural.
    This lady did some tip-toed analysis during the monkey episode of the show, which I really didn't care to remember.

    But she outshone herself when she went with Merton to Uttar Pradesh durng some kind of festival. Their focus was on the Nagas -- fake babas who sit in the nude and smoke charas or cannabis with impunity and never jailed for it.

    Now these Nagas are no different from the monkeys who are trained to somersault and walk and dance and earn their trainers some coins on Indian streets.

    The Nagas happily displayed their penises -- Merton's eyes bulged seeing them and the camera really went close -- and performed tricks like lifting weights with them. The 5,000-year-old Indian civilisation on full, naked display for a western travel show. Advani and the RSS-- where are you guys?

    All this while, the Gupta lady was telling Merton about the Trimurthis and Shiva in particular. Shiva, she told him, is the 'god of arts' (eh! since when!!). She got one correctly...about him being the 'ardhanareeshwara'. Then came the tut-tut thing. She was talking something about 'orgasms', atrtributing them to the Lord. I dont want to go into the actual details for shaming my own Indian moorings.

    This is 21st century India-- still a British Colony in the sense of the mindset of Indians and former British masters alike. Even Indian foreign policy is pro-Briton/Western. Democracy in India is a big fat joke-- India will always be a British Colony.
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    I dont think british really think so. British know more about India and Indians than any western country.
    We all know all these stuff are good for tv shows,but their news coverage is quite accurate.
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    Isn't it weird for a European to see Cows claiming stakes in every part of roads,shops and naked sanyasis representing divine powers and 18th century infrastructure in central northern India for eg? Merton or even a 3rd world country tourist won't get impressed by Delhi's malls or Business or Young people..... when sickness of the society is easily spottable as like above examples ? :-|
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    The mentality of Indians play the biggest role in this. After being colonized for hundreds of years the minds of Indians have changed dramatically -- our women eagerly and voluntarily offer their bodies to them, our men obediently cooks and serve them. India has become a country of servants and slaves for the Britons. I can ask myself why this trend still occurs after our suppose "independence". But the truth is very clear -- We are still a colony of Briton in every sense; society, government, and mind.
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    :lol: Maybe for you, not any place I've been to though.

    Yes we have adapted customs from the British such as the custom of saluting, colonial games such as cricket, snooker etc.

    However we've also adopted medieval Persian/Mughal customs as well such as the architecture, literature etc.

    The settlement and influence of each tradition has allowed us to create a unique mixture of various cultures not only in parts of India, but any other former country such as pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh etc
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    what retarded statement is that?? may be ur family does all these things...the irony is u sitting and working in USA are talking about western slavery..
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    ..and atleast put a link ..when u spew such idiotic anti-indian anti-hindu crap
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    Talk about yourself mate, you probably do all that.
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    Well as a Briton I would have to tell you that this is simply not true. On the whole I have found that whilst we accept we once had an empire we understand it was achieved through brutality and exploitation and at the cost of MILLIONS of innocent lives. It is not something very many (educated/rational) Brits would be proud of.

    We don't see India as our colony, infect nothing could be farther from the truth, instead there is a growing perception of India's superiority in some cases and rising power and sadly our declining power.


    And in regards to the tv show, yes I watched and I really don't understand how you came to the conclusions you did. Yes, Paul Merton went to India to find all the interesting, obscure and sensationalised things he could in India for the purpose of entertainment of the viewers. To show them something different from their ordinary lives in mundane Britain. If he had gone and visited the skyscrapers of Bangalore or Mumbai it wouldn't have been very interesting would it?


    Yes there are some cliches that still exist about India but it is not just British who hold these views but, undoubtedly the rest if the world. Ie the snake charmers etc just like Britain has the Bearskin Guardsmen at Buckingham palace and the bad teeth cliche about the Brits! Just look at the Simpsons ep where they go to India- you see all the cliches but also some modern twists aka call centres!

    I think you're reading waaaayyyyy too much into it.
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    Didn't you say you were an Indian Sikh? I guess you are speaking as a British citizen?

    I agree though, in my experience, British people do not seem to be proud/boastful of their past British empire.
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    Simple bull$hit.

    I live in London and am doing my MBA. Not one day goes in my class without the mention of rise of India and China and its impact on business, polity and economy of the world. The India Club here in my school is the most popular club not only among Brits but also among other western students. The rise of India is taken in awe
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    I think Briton may become a colony of India after sometime. Look at how India companies snap up british companies.
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    Doubtful.

    Britain is still considered a "great power". India is not.

    Great power - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    You are very right. If British can keep Hongkong as its colony for after 50 years after World War 2 and China couldn't do a jacksh!t about them except having to kiss Prince Charles feet to get it back and even have to wait for more 50 years till 2047 serving British interests, Britian is really a Great Power:lol: .
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    You are very right. If British can keep Hongkong as its colony for after 50 years after World War 2 and China couldn't do a jacksh!t about them except having to kiss Prince Charles feet to get it back and even have to wait for more 50 years till 2047 serving British interests, Britian is really a Great Power:lol: ..