Since last few years, we all gloried over the fact about how we are progressing, India shining & all that due to which brain drain seems to have considerably reduced.However,last Sunday TOI featured a report which brought forth the complete part of the story of NRI‘s returning to India. . Of course we did improve but unfortunately boasted more about it. The article had instances to show that how those returning back regret their decisions & are moving out of the country yet again. Our “Sab Chalta hai” careless attitude, no respect for other’s time & the fact, how one needs to be so dependent on others to get any work done topped the factors among various others which were cited as a part of their inability to continue with work here in their own country.
True indeed, especially in smaller cities, where professionalism easily takes a back seat to our comforts, traditions & any reason we name to escape our work. Being an Indian, its so much part of our work culture now , that we hardly realize it.Though differences do come up as one explores the scenario abroad & finds out how one’s efficiency increases under a more regulated work environment. Or on a smaller scale, simply look at the change in working style & hence the quality differences in a small town (may include even a state capital) & a metro city .It explicitly gives quite an idea about the differences which do exist.
Poor performance at Olympics could be another example of our lack of enthusiasm & inability to give the max. of our abilities, whether we talk in terms of infrastructure, support or dedication. This can be talked on & on but what we actually need is some action. A little more interest in our work could not only inspire those around us but also refuel our own efficiency & more than that, a little more respect for other's time even though they may seem to have it more than you & setting a better example, just another area where we can ape the west.