10th December 2011
Currently I am in Staines, UK staying with three Bengali friends. I am here from last three months for my work. This blog is all about how did I find this place so far.
Staines, beautiful small town in south west of London, situated at the bank of the river Thames, colored with English culture. The first word come to my mind about Staines is small but beautiful!
London, what should I say about this city! This city is one of the most famous, and historical places in the world. You will find all kind of people here from all different parts of the world (Asian, African, European, American… ), Belonging to different religions of the world (Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Jews, Buddhist and many others). This city has huge network of Tube (local train like our Metro rail in Delhi J).
When I was told that, I am going to UK for six months. I had mix feeling for leaving home and my country India but got a chance to see other parts of the world. Little sad, little excited!
Finally I arrived here at World's busiest airports by international passenger traffic Heathrow, London on 22nd February 2011.
During my UK stay, I saw places here and I missed India like anything. I never imagined myself longing for India like this! That freedom, that oneness, those people, that “MY” feeling. I am missing INDIA badly. L
Today India has almost everything what other developed countries have. Yeah we may have some broken roads and may have more numbers of poor people and may be far behind in terms of cleanliness. But we are far ahead in one aspect that is Corruption! ;) But then what we got?
We got really good infrastructure (now, yeah after 64 years of independence, but we got it, and yeah definitely we need improvements!), best educational institutes, better and cheap medical facilities, best businessmen in the world, good transportation facilities (I do not expect AC trains or bullet train all over the country!), good communication facilities, one of the biggest cinema industry in the world and many more...
But what other countries don’t have is, our rich culture, our rich past, our education (yeah, I believe that we have better educational system, just one thing we need to improve is that we need to ease the pressure on the students.), our cheerful youth, and our spirituality (I am not talking about any religion, I am talking about meaning behind every religion, Spirituality). I saw a huge difference in terms of youth here and in India. Our youth is far more responsible and more progressive.
Anyway we are still progressing and with that we also need to stick to our culture...
I am just missing India! L