Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Growing up as a Hindu girl in Slough

oct 3rd, 2006

being meek isnt going to let you inherit the earth, sorry! you need to be aggressive and assertive.

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From: Aum

http://www.hinduvoice.co.uk/Issues/9/Slough.htm

Growing up as a Hindu girl in Slough

Nidhi Bhatia

It is generally understood that Muslims and Sikhs dominate Slough. However,
unknown to many, there is also a large Hindu community in Slough. The only
difference is that Muslims and Sikhs are vocal, whilst Hindus lurk beneath
the wood works. At least that is my experience as a Hindu growing up in
Slough.

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2 comments:

bly243001 said...

Here in US, I see it everyday so many hindu parents raising their kids in complete religious vacuum. Just recently saw whole Navratri and Vijayadashmi pass by, these parents did not even mention or explain significance of these days, but the same ones go so quickly to buy christmas tree and put presents around them and then explain we do this cuz our kids feel left out. Makes me sick to my stomach just thinking about their religious identity just after two generations. But then when parents themselves are clueless about Hindu beliefs what will they teach their children?

mahashivaji said...

I know what you mean. As Hindus we don't have to wave swords. The sword should lie within. True power is unseen but understood by all.

Believe me, there is a tremendous power in logic, intellect, etc. People who are "vocal" about conversion have a deep-seated insecurity and in the end it will unravel.

You have to be tough and ask questions. I think it's absolutely pathetic and sad that Nidhi's parents did nothing to support her. It's downright disgusting. Remarkably, Nidhi seemed to find the right balance.

Being aggressive is good, but there is a right way and wrong way. Remember, dogs bark loudly and get shot. But the wolf, which is far more powerful and deadly than any dog, does things through stealth. Also, all dogs will defer to a wolf. The wolf doesn't have to bark or howl to get respect from the dogs.