Saturday, November 7, 2009

Meera & English Speaking Pakistani Class!!!

Meera has lately been talk of the media, recent video on facebook made me laugh on our English speaking proud Pakistanis.

Once the video was made public, it was loaded by every other person on the facebook. Meera was on a show with ‘I guess’ Tappu Javeri, she was struggling with English sentence and constantly pronounced it wrong. Uff Meera’s struggle with English made every other person on the internet to have laughing strokes but most of them survived.

Anyways, I am sure most of our so called partially educated English speaking class thanked God that they speak English and some of speakers with accent must had felt proud.

In no other country language skills considered superior than the substance or the thoughts of an educated person. Unfortunately, so called educated English speaking class lack social consciousness and substance, focus more on linguistics skills than the actual knowledge base. No one denies the importance of English in today’s world but it is not the only criteria to judge a persons skill or depth.

All of them who shared the video, must had been to colleges or universities and their comments made me laugh and depicted the depth of their academic profile.

I am sad to see this in Pakistan, in entire globe, for instance during my last trip to Japan, I saw people giving a lot of importance to education not English or the language. In Pakistan, most of the elite make it to English medium schools to learn the language, when it comes to substance; unfortunately hollow generation is being developed.

If English is the criteria than lets laugh out loud on majority of Pakistanis, I am sure they can not speak English.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

, very intresting!
Imran, to be frank and sincere with my understanding power, i did not understand your last two sentences of this blog. Can you please explain?

Imran Baloch said...

I mean to say, elsewhere English is not at all the criteria, education is all about substace....in Pakistan people speak good English but dont know much about society, culture, history even lack basic civic sense.

If people are making fun on Meera, coz she doesnt know how to speak English, if that is the case majority of Pakistanis can not.

She is into movie, dancing and art...why dont we judge her as performer why English is sole criteria..

zee.kay said...

totally agreed ..i saw it to but didn't comment , may be its cause she was my childhood sweet heart :)

Anonymous said...

You know I wasn't laughing, I was just sad.The struggle that she putting up and trying just so hard to fit in so called 'The English speaking Elite' was just way too painful to watch. You could see the extreme pain of an inferiority ridden individual who just wants to be hip and kool with while conversing like the Elite. But looking at her past in hind sight, I will say she will keep doing this, till the day she die, that means keep she will do anything to keep herself in the news.

Anonymous said...

You know I wasn't laughing, I was just sad.The struggle that she putting up and trying just so hard to fit in so called 'The English speaking Elite' was just way too painful to watch. You could see the extreme pain of an inferiority ridden individual who just wants to be hip and kool with while conversing like the Elite. But looking at her past in hind sight, I will say she will keep doing this, till the day she die, that means keep she will do anything to keep herself in the news.