In this post, I assume that many of you' ve seen the film "3 Idiots".For those who've not seen the film ,Rancho is the name of the protagonist played by Aamir khan.
I am going to deal with only one point which Rancho propagates..."Follow your heart as far as career is concerned.Don't succumb to parental pressures".
In India,Is this possible Mr.Rancho?
Here our Hockey players have to fight for a paltry remuneration..and only mistake they ve made is ,they followed their passion as far as their career is concerned.I think that they deserve much more than what they ve really got in this deal with Hockey association.Do you think that the hardwork ,physical exertion ,amount of sweat is less than cricket or soccer?
Take any field for that matter,all talented musicians never end up like A R Rahman or Ilayaraja.Many of them struggle for their livelihood or conduct orchestras for meagre compensation.
Rancho's friend Farhan Qureshi(played by Madhavan) becomes a successful wildlife photographer after writing a letter and by sending some fabulous photos to an expert in this field
and get some interesting assignments..In India this is an absolute and fantastic dream of each and every aspiring teen,Mr.Rancho!.
In India, everyday million passionate singers(includes me too;-) are born and if all of them send their recordings to the handful of existing music directors and sit quietly without a decent degree
,do you think that they can fend for themselves?So,before following the passion please ensure that our youth have to be trained to face the brutal reality of denials and failures.
This is India! Rancho! Lots of cut throat competition is everywhere...be it Sports,Music.,writing,photography..name the field and u have a long line of competitors.
Have to wait in a long queue even in front of PAY and USE Toilet,if you are careless enough to miss the number in the Q,u may have to end up red faced with horrible consequences;-))
Abhinav Bindra could confidently shoot and get a gold medal because his dad is a millionaire and he did not have to worry whether he' ll get a government sponsored clerical job for his achievement in sports.He didn't have to wait patiently for sponsors . So he could follow his passion.But what about millions of talented,passionate Abhinavs who don't know how many zeroes are there in a million , but have lots of dreams in their eyes.At the end of the day there should be some decent remuneration for our passion to earn our bread and butter.isn't it?
So,many Indian Mozarts are toiling in Indian Call centres,BPOs and those who don't want to sell their passions for trivial amount end up as Homemakers, brooding and writing a requiem for their own passions.
Do I sound pessimistic? But am I not realistic too?
Are there good facilities,Academies with various interests(they have only one interest which increases the interest of the loan taken by parents;-))) which can provide indepth research facilities where we can connect with our passion? and above all We, Indians have the typical "Jack of all trades and Master of None " Syndrome, so before we start identifying our passion we find ourselves in the final year of a useless degree course:(,where we got admitted like cattle herd with so much unwanted nailbiting competition;-))
So,the conclusion is...
If the parents have enough financial backing ,then better send their kids to good Foreign Universities where they can provide good indepth research facilities for the kids to pursue with their field of interest and for the rest of us all Indians, Let us look upto the West to spot the Rising Sun;-)) and above all ...Sorry! Rancho! :-)))
CU in next post!