TV channels often show us answering basic general knowledge queries related to our country. Many of us assertively give incorrect answers. But are they really incorrect? Lets analyse.
"Who is the President of India?"
Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam has been our favourite. We have kept him our President for the past 12 years and perhaps will continue doing that for some more.Yes that's our love for our
Anyway, these bold erroneous responses filled with amour don't restrict themselves to people only, they fan out to other areas too. Most recently, Delhiites were shown expressing their confidence in the Indian football team. They just knew our team would get the FIFA World cup this year. That's our LOVE and deep patriotism.
Such passion for our country only explains why some of my fellow Indians unleashed not-so-civil words on Maria Sharapova, a Russian Tennis player, when she said "who is Sachin Tendulkar".
"Who is Sachin Tendulkar"?!?!?!What a blasphemy! How dare she? How can she live on this planet and not know the God of Cricket? The God who lifted the entire world of sports. And mind you, sports mean Cricket. That's the definition of sports, period. So, good that many of my fellow citizens took upon themselves and flooded Ms. Sharapova's Facebook page and other social media spaces with their knowledge about the God, who when failed to deliver was pummeled and maligned by the same mouths.
Hey, but then that's our love for him, we have every right to do that and anyone who disrespects by not knowing Sachin's name will be provided with his background 24*7 x days till she apologizes to Tendulkar, coated with slurs and slanders.
So, what if most of us GK providers consider Hindi as our National Language while India doesn't have one?
So, what if many of us often shift Gateway of India to Delhi and India Gate to Mumbai. Does it really matter.
Who gives a damn if we mix and match our Presidents, PMs, monuments, etc. etc...We love Sachin and we don't care about other athletes and our Indian GK is fine.