Beverly Hills, Park Avenue, Eton, Stanford….., Cambridge…….
I see these names while traveling in the heart of the capital or in and around Delhi.
Have we lost all self respect? Doesn’t it prick our conscience a bit? If anyone is buying a flat in Gurgaon, whatever I chose to name that apartment, it will never be Beverly Hills. No matter, how hard we try if you are putting your kid in Cambridge….. in Noida, it will never be THAT Cambridge!!
Then why we chose to imitate the western world so blatantly? Is it so difficult to shake off the colonial mentality? The current generation, hyped as generation X, have never suffered or had the pleasure of ruled by Gora Sahib, still we look up to him when we name our apartments, schools, restaurants, shops, colleges, and recognize our scholars, scientists, artists, film-makers ( We conferred Bharat Ratna to Satyajit Ray, after he won the Oscar……)