The Delhi Sarkar ad and the need for a change in our system

The Delhi Sarkar ad that has been airing on television for the past week has been much discussed by political parties, activists and social media commentators.

The 2-minute ad portrays the overburdened lady of the house desperately trying to make ends meet, taking care of all the household chores, including dropping her son to school, buying vegetables, keeping track of electricity expenditure and cooking. Not to mention, praying for the well-being of her family’s saviour. All this while her husband sits watching television, while drinking tea and being served his food.

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Bring out the Gandhi in you… be the change

Saluting the national flag, singing the national anthem, listening to patriotic songs and dancing to their tunes, saying that we are proud to be Indian… we need to go beyond these if we love our India as much as we say we do.

“India will change only when we change. Each of us must contribute to this, by being conscientious in our work and, though this is an old-fashioned word, moral with one another, even when we are inconvenienced. For that to happen no politician is needed. No new government can or will bring it about.” – From the article “Time to be the change“, by Aakar Patel, Hindustan Times, August 15, 2013

Hindustan Times, August 15, 2013
Hindustan Times, August 15, 2013

Each of us needs to “Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi