Skip to content
Home » Why is India So Filthy by The Ugly Indian at TEDxBangalore (Transcript)

Why is India So Filthy by The Ugly Indian at TEDxBangalore (Transcript)

Full text of Why is India so filthy by The Ugly Indian at TEDxBangalore

Listen to the MP3 Audio here: MP3 – Why is India So Filthy by The Ugly Indian at TEDxBangalore

TRANSCRIPT: 

Don’t let my mask scare you, I’m just trying to stay anonymous. My name is Anamik Nagrik. I’m a proud Indian and I have one problem with my country. And the problem is: why is India so filthy?

I’ve traveled outside India, in neighboring countries in Asia, my friends have been to Africa, and we can all agree on one thing: in India we tolerate filth on our streets. But why? We can send a rocket to Mars, but we can’t fix this problem. Why do we keep our houses clean and our streets dirty? Even McDonalds has come to Bangalore. It’s cleaning the steps of its outlet out there, but you can see how dirty it is outside. They’re either incapable or unwilling to fix what’s outside. So what’s the problem? Why are we like this? And I think all of us in this audience know the answer: “It’s not my problem. I pay tax. I vote. Isn’t that enough? What more should I do?”

And some of you will say: “Okay. I want to fix it. I don’t even know how to start!”

Let me take you to dreamland. In this dreamland, there is no corruption. The government is strong. Our budget goes up ten times. Do you think our cities will be clean? What do you think? The answer is no. I think we all realize it’s not about money or systems. It is about us as a people.

Pages: First |1 | ... | Next → | Last | View Full Transcript

ALSO READ:  The Universe in a Nutshell by Michio Kaku (Transcript)