Gone are the days when a person's contact and interaction with others was determined by his mental aptitude and skills. In a world where we reside today fashion has become an instant language of communication.
Whether a person is apt for a particular act is judged by the way he presents himself. In short, his fashion is directly proportional to his character. The more fashionable you are the more respect you get in the society.
The way you dress is now far more important than your intellectuality and wisdom. Your knowledge about a subject isn't as demanding as the way you can present yourself in front of a gathering. False pretences and ostentatious and flamboyant manifestations of one's richness has become a growing trend in the modern era.
Things need to and should but can't change, thanks to the massive upsurge in want of material possessions. An insignificant part of our alarming population of billions can fill up columns in newspapers and magazines expressing the gravity of such change but even we know that things in countries especially like India hardly ever change for the better; at times they deteriorate further.
To those who want to strive to change the situation.....a nice advice... either you will waste your precious time when at the same time you can go about chewing pan masalas to taste success or you will devote your entire life and still face a terrible fiasco. And yes rather than getting any appreciation for your efforts you would face criticism at the end for your unsuccessful attempts.
"MERA Bharat mahan"('Bharat' is always going to remain 'mahan'). But greatness comes from actions and not from exaggerated words or slogans. A real Indian, a true patriot is the one who believes in achieving what he desires rather than trumpeting his prowess.