India and India

What they told us about Indian
was just the story of cities and towns
of ideal villages and imaginary utopia 
What they told us about the Indians
was just a sample size of handful privileged elitists
What they told us about the culture
was their idea of culture
The culture of rich, privileged, capitalist patriarchs
What they told us about freedom
was the freedom of rich to steal from the poor
They told us feel proud you live in the largest democracy
Did they forget to tell us to be mortified of
the largest military occupation existing in the same democracy?
Is anyone ashamed of inanimateness of democracy in Kashmir,
in North East, in the red corridors?
They convinced us about the tangibility of romantic delusional ideas
and taught us to see reality as some disgusting myth
When all this happened??

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