Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Happy Deepavali : Are you a bollywood fans?

Happy Deepavali to all my Indian friends.

Ok, I know it's a bit late to wish. Already passed 3 days Malaysians are celebrating Deepavali and for this year no public holiday is being given by most companies because it falls on Saturday. Some of my Indian friends a bit pissed-off but what to do.

So my topic today is not to discuss on how happening this year celebration. But there is something I need to bring up. Malaysian peoples are celebrating all of this festive season regardless of the races. This is align to the constitution of Malaysia where we have these 3 main races. Moreover the new theme of 1Malaysia by our latest prime minister, Dato' Seri Najib is emphasizing in living with the multi-racial society.

If you study history, Malaysian is consist of 3 main races which is Malay, Chinese and Indian. Indian in this context means Tamil, no hindustan or other races. But the media, even some society or company (which is one of them is my ex-company) when they trying to emphasize on the multi-cultural based society, they will use the hindustan songs and dance the hindustan dance. This is, for me, not fit with what we have in our society. Are they trying to show people (especially foreign people) that we have hindustan people in our society (maybe because of the famous bollywood) whereas in-fact we are having tamil as our part of society.

I'm not sure, I might be wrong on this because I definitely cannot understand the languages. But I know that the language is different between tamil and hindustan. Also stated in the social contract that Indian language that will be the taught in school is Tamil language.

As I said, I might be wrong. Feel free to give your comments to agree or not with my opinion. But, if I were English and people are celebrating my festive season with Spanish culture in my country, I don't feel right about it.
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