January 28, 2006

Rang De Basanti

I watched Rang De Basanti yesterday. I had very high expectations about the film. I won't say it is bad or boring but still I felt that something was missing somewhere. I don't know exactly what. The concept was good and it's very close to my heart because I have always wanted the Indian youth to be more sensible and responsible toward the country, to make India a better place to live in. And, I truly stand by the route that the five of them choose to root out corruption and insincerity from the country. If nothing helps, choose the worst case to dig through the dirt. But, of course, such a solution is just temporary and sounds impractical.

January 11, 2006

Peace fetches a prize!

One of my cousin's friend, who is in her fourth standard, came home this morning. She told us that there is a drawing competition to be held next week at her school as part of the Sankranti (Pongal) celebrations. She tried to gather as much information as she could from all of us regarding the topic for the same. There were four options- village scenery, unity and peace, city life and something else, which I don't remember. The unanimous vote went to the 'unity and peace' topic because everyone felt that this topic alone could fetch her the first prize. Even I felt so. I told her that I won the first prize in my pre-high school days for choosing the same topic. Also, I gave her the most common and the easiest idea- A Hindu, a Muslim, a Christian and a Sikh holding hands together and an Indian flag behind them, flying high in the background. I was sure that this can definitely fetch her a prize because I got one for the same.

But, I sincerely hope such feelings don't remain just to be seen or to be read in papers. Let's keep these alive amongst ourselves. Let us don't margin ourselves as you and me, as Hindus, Muslims, Christians etc., as people of one state or region, as rich and poor. Let's be just what we are- Indians.

January 05, 2006

No resolutions

‘What are your resolutions for the year?’

Everybody keeps asking me this question and I am tired to answer every time. Let me say it once and for all that I have made no resolutions and I never make any. I do not like living life by fixed rules. I live life as it comes to me- in all sizes. I am happy about myself and I do not want to change myself for anything or anyone so long as I do not become the reason for troubles to others. But, I have made a small point this time that I would be a little more patient with myself and with others if they need to be treated so. This ain’t any resolution. It’s just a small favour that I would be doing to myself and also, I think it will benefit me.

However, I do not say that one should not make resolutions. One can if one finds it necessary and would want to stand by it. By the way, this year has started for me on a very positive note and I have learnt a lot from this one incident which, otherwise, I may not have learnt. Anyhow, the summary of the whole thing is- “Everything is in our head”.

January 01, 2006

New year wishes

I wish you all a very happy, prosperous and dynamic year ahead.

Hakuna Matata (means no worries)