We Indians

India’s 1.3 billion people are descended from a variety of races. The oldest are Negroid aboriginals known as adivasis (first settlers). Then there are the Dravidians, the Aryans, the Mongols, the Semites – and innumerable inter-mixtures of one with the other.

Nobody quite knows how many languages and dialects are spoken in India. Twenty-two are recognized by the constitution, but English, which is spoken by no more than 10 percent of the population, continues to be the chief language of communication between the different states of the union in the higher echelons of administration and the courts of appeal.

Although the vast majority of Indians are Hindus(80 per cent), almost every religion known in the world is practiced in India. Next to Indonesia and Bangladesh, India has the largest population of Muslims(190 million). There are also 25 million Christians, 22 million sikhs, 10 million Buddhists, over 4 million jains, and Zoroastrians and Jews in small numbers.

Racial, linguistic and religious divisions are older and, therefore, more deeply embedded in the Indian mind than the sense of Indianness, which is less than 150 years old.

Gleeful name dropping, worship of the successful, face flattery accompanied with back-biting, and envy to the extent of sickness are some of the highlights of We Indians. We Indians tends to be deeply religious, but religion invariably brings out the worst in us. As per my views I will try to give my best analysis for the good and the bad of Indian characters in my Blog “Indian Viravada”. Keep loving, sharing a special fervor to the Indian characters by my rare ability of Writing.