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What is this nonsense about Sunita Willaims?




cdn_dude
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and MR. Dude sorry MR. canadian dude ask yourself how much % Indian you are?



I do not need to ask this question to myself - because unlike people like Sunita Wiliams, I am born and raised in India and my parents are Indian - both of them born and raised and currently living in India!


 
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Some people whether they live in India or western country, cant understand a topic of discussion. Its ok. They try to deviate (hijack) and quote things that are out of the world. Do I need to respond? Nah.

DIO


 
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I do not need to ask this question to myself - because unlike people like Sunita Wiliams, I am born and raised in India and my parents are Indian - both of them born and raised and currently living in India!




Is that your definition of being Indian (born in india by an indian and raised in india).............what about the desis who hold a canadian passports now .... do they still consider themselves Indian, even though technically (legally) they cease to be so after they hand in their passport. What about the kids of desis who are born here in Canada / US do they qualify to being Indian if they have both parents born in India or does one parent being Indian qualify you to being Indian.
It would be an interesting debate to say what qualifies one to be called an Indian.
I once met a guy from Guyana, probably his grand father was the one who made a move from India. But he still considered himself to be an Indian.


 
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Originally posted by cdn_dude

I do not need to ask this question to myself - because unlike people like Sunita Wiliams, I am born and raised in India and my parents are Indian - both of them born and raised and currently living in India!




Is that your definition of being Indian (born in india by an indian and raised in india).............what about the desis who hold a canadian passports now .... do they still consider themselves Indian, even though technically (legally) they cease to be so after they hand in their passport. What about the kids of desis who are born here in Canada / US do they qualify to being Indian if they have both parents born in India or does one parent being Indian qualify you to being Indian.
It would be an interesting debate to say what qualifies one to be called an Indian.
I once met a guy from Guyana, probably his grand father was the one who made a move from India. But he still considered himself to be an Indian.



This is not my definition of being Indian. You have answered the very core question of being Indian in your post itself - "when you met that guy from guyana, he considers himself as an Indian." So here, to be called as an Indian, the number one thing is you should consider yourself as an Indian. I am technically a cdn citizen, but at my heart I am Indian.

The point DIO was probably trying to convey was "does Sunita Williams consider herself as an Indian?(or has she at least once - proudly and voluntarily - acknowledged her Indian origin)? ". Most probably NOT. "Then why are we overdoing these things for her?" This was his question.


 
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I am technically a cdn citizen, but at my heart I am Indian.

The point DIO was probably trying to convey was "does Sunita Williams consider herself as an Indian?(or has she at least once - proudly and voluntarily - acknowledged her Indian origin)? ". Most probably NOT. "Then why are we overdoing these things for her?" This was his question.



Well now we are making a headway here..... so being Indian at heart should qualify her to be called an Indian. She took part in the independenace day parade in NYC ..... isn't that acknowledgment enough of her being proud of her Indian roots. Check http://youtube.com/watch?v=j-UX4VkeXYI&mode=related&search=


 
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Just listen this speech carefully. If she has not the heart of being an Indian he wouldnt have visited his ancestral village and Gujarat she is staying there for six days. She said that from space it was lovely to see India and India was looking green. She also said that borders are there in the mind of people and talked about principles of Gandhi.
If you feel by heart you are Indian that is a subjective matter and only you know. So how much by heart Sunita is Indian only she knows so dont try to bother evaluate her my friend.


 
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sorry not able to attach video speech. I'll try again

 
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Post ID: 107955 22-09-07 11:54:47
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If you feel by heart you are Indian that is a subjective matter and only you know. So how much by heart Sunita is Indian only she knows so dont try to bother evaluate her my friend.



Nobody is trying to evaluate her mind - do not misunderstand the post by using the "friendly" terms. I used the word "most probably" and what I was trying to do is make the point (made by DIO) clearer.

Also, the point made by him is simple, so do not bother to post any video.


 
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You are proud that nasser hussain is from your "gaon" .... same is the case with Sunita Williams ... she is visiting her "Gaon" .. now the BIG difference in the two is that Sunita has the distinction of being a women astronaut .... a rarety in India ..... while as , to borrow a phrase from a famous cricketer, we have nasser hussains in every corner of our cities. There are far better players in cricket then him in India ....... so no chance for him to get any big reception ......so dont sweat about it ...let her enjoy enjoy & let gujjus have their fair share of celebration ...... no need to get all fired up for no reason .....

I am absolutely agreed with Putoo's post, If Mr . DIO is prouding that nassir hussain from his or her village, why we should not proud that Sunita Willaims from Gujju's Community.

Mr DIO look at your mind or in your pocket before pointing out or talking some nonsense about any community without thinking.


 
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