Hi, I am a 25 year old software professional living in Central delhi (which some people treat as a posh area) with a single parent and a moderate earning and living. I have lots of issues bugging me these days besides my personal struggles:
1. The area around me (and it seems the issue is prevalent in other areas and cities as well) is degrading by the day. Population growth, immigrants, dirt, parking issues, sewage bursts, tobacco spitting everywhere, constant fights over everything, rickshaws everywhere has made it difficult for me to breathe and survive in a peaceful environment.
2. There are no rules: no traffic rules, no rape laws, no theft or property laws. It seems that those that are making huge moolah (black money I'm sure) are buying more n more cars and range rovers and spilling their big machines over small roads and creating havoc.
Those that have connections and money are surviving happily and those that are not are merely surviving until they get a chance to immigrate to another country.
3. I for one can go abroad if I want to (anyone can) and I am not that patriotic either. Countries are mere boundaries. However, I cannot function independently in my own country. Also, I have a mother who is obviously not in the pink of her health and I cannot go abroad with her/without her.
Moreover, it seems like a temporary escape to throw everything up in the air and find a decent country with law abiding citizens and a sense of ownership and respect and immigrate there. I don't want to be an immigrant when I hate immigrants.
It is not the recent Delhi rape incident that opened up my wound. It is the 25 years of growing up in a city that is falling down like a stack of cards right in front of my eyes. No amount of protests, aggression, good boy behavior etc. from our end has helped or will help when all other humans around us are just acting like vultures.
Please suggest me how to get out of this mess. It is difficult to leave everything behind and find a city in my own country or any other country that can provide a decent transition vis a vis my current career and care/relatives of our present surroundings.