The biggest issue in India is female infanticide – 3 lakh baby girls have been aborted, it is a daily affair. The criminals are the conniving doctors, witchy mothers in law and shamefully, the ruthless husbands. It is in all strata of the society – rich or poor, illiterate or PhD’s, Hindus or Muslims, Jains or Sikhs. The evil is pervasive and we are all in this together as good people, criminals and reformers.
|Bollywood Star, Aamir Khan in Satyamev Jayate show|
I watched the show “Satyamev Jayate” – the truth ultimately triumphs. It is 1:08 Minutes on you tube. I cried, and you will too, and it will make you feel human all over again. The show is in Urdu/ Hindi language, but now some one has written a summary of it in English, which is appended below.
This is a very inspirational show; you see solutions and not judgments. Aamir has clearly stayed out of the judicial jurisdiction, but has gone one an appeal with this Sonay ki chadi, the golden rod. He appeals the the audience and those watching the show to take responsibility to fix the society. If we don't, the flames will engulf us all. India needed a social hero very badly and Aamir has taken that step.
Think about the Helmet laws in India and Seat belt laws in the United States, it was a pain when it was initiated, but over the years through fines, penalties and education it has become a part of us. Indeed, we feel guilty if we do not wear the seat belt. Over a period of time, I hope the Mothers in Law, and husbands feel guilty about how they treat their new woman in the family.
I had the pleasure of meeting with him and sharing the stage facing 8000 people at the Dallas Convention Center. He is an inspirational guy.
The documentary “American Together” is about Americans working together in building a cohesive America, where no American has to live in apprehension or fear of the other. This could very well be adapted to Indian situation when no Indian has to live in fear of the other and, over the years one should feel like a Rakshas when he intimidates the other. I am looking for script writers and screen play writers as well as a story to weave the film through.