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December 01, 2014

Attitude Cleansing

Every civilized human should have a basic sense of hygiene. Personal hygiene is very important for good health and so is a hygienic approach to the people around you as well as the place where you live and work. The most common disgusting habit of the Indian is spitting. I see people spitting everywhere as they please. I also know of an elderly person who did not approve of the flat system because he wasn't able to spit through the window whenever he wanted. That is the most pathetic need of a person. To be able to comfortably spit. I have often noticed the dark red stains of chewed pan on the windows of the lobby our building. Feel free to spit, every window seems to say. So does every road. Feel free to urinate, says every corner to the Indian man.

It shows of a basic disrespect to the society in which we live. How would this spit obsessed Indian feel if someone came inside his house and spat right in his living room?
Why does he feel differently about every other place?
Why does he have the attitude that he can go and dirty up every other place outside of his own home?

The moral police are very busy these days. It doesn't seem to bother them that many women and girls are using open fields and railway tracks instead of a walled clean toilet. It sure seems fine by them to see hundreds of children in broad day light sitting along the roads of Mumbai and just piling up human waste. As long as no one kisses or hugs anyone. As long as no one mentions Valentines day. The grand old Indian culture is all safe guarded.

A couple of leaders sweeping some dried grass and crumpled paper doesn't lead to a cleaner India. It needs to begin from the numb mind of that Indian who only bothers about his living room being clean. It is all about patriotism. Not to just show off to the so called developed countries. We need to love our land. And our fellow Indian brothers and sisters. To care about not causing any harm or any discomfort.

So do you have it in you to speak up ? Can you show the not so patriotic Indian his grave mistake of spitting or throwing stuff on the road? Who will bell the cat ?

When will the government install garbage bins at every nook and corner, we do not know. When will the policeman stand at the corner and grab those who dirty the strests, we do not know. But we can start right away. Before you preach to a stranger, you can start at home. Parents, spouse, kids etc It s time for us to do our tiny little bit for our beloved motheland. Time to speak up, without any hesitation or fear. Time to start cleansing out attitude. Not silent or numb any more. Not passive any more. Your nation needs your voice, your actions and not your sighs and shrugs.

Strepsils have launched a digital campaign to encourage Indians to speak their mind, to voice their discomfort or opinion. No more to suppress. Your words should be heard. Even when its embarrassing for those you respect, you need to speak and show them gently but firmly the fault in their attitude. 

An exclusive online platform at discusses such scenarios.

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