Thursday, September 25, 2014

Women from this part of the world

You know dear blog, we are in an era where our nation is doing so many things. You know like the "Made in India" brand, the spectacular Mangalyaan mission and then that streak which we sometime show in sports. All this makes, me feel so damn proud, may be because I know that nothing comes easy in our country. But what makes me super smug, is the fact that women have come a long long way in our country. I saw this picture below flashing on my laptop screen and all I did was clap in joy. Women scientists draped in sarrees, eyes gleaming with shine, faces radiant with jubilation, what a sight dear blog, what a truly spectacular sight. Amazing is the only word that can describe this.



While a section of society widely acknowledges the contribution of women, it is only a small percentage of our population that actually respects women. If only we could respect women a little more in daily lives, if only we could deal maturely with an actress wearing clothes the way she pleases, only if we could stop portraying them as anti-national if they choose to marry someone from the neighbouring country, only if we could give them the life they deserve. A life of freedom, dignity and equality.

 By the way dear blog,  I watched the movie on the boxing star - MC Mary Kom, while the movie may be slightly over the top and melodramatic, I think it was a story of unbeatable grit and determination.  The sheer hardwork that a young girl puts in to follow her passion can sure inspire millions of little girls. We need more such stories, we need more such sportstars. You remember, Kalpana Chawla, the Indian origin astronaut, whose life was cut short, we need more such lives, lives of inspiration, lives of real women. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Happiness oh happiness! Part 2

You remember dear blog, I had once written that how amazing it would be to have a lot of happy people around. How fantastic would it be, to just feel happy, each day and every day of this life. I don't know when I had written that post, but I certainly know now, that happiness attracts happiness. It comes in various forms, shapes and meanings and all it expects in return is to be acknowledged and wanted for.
It is no great philosophy, that happy is one who is content, happy is one who is grateful and happy is one who opens up while happiness stands at the door and knocks. 

AD and I had gone for a small vacation to Goa, while we were busy doing nothing but being with each other. My attention was drawn towards a few couples, who were caught in their own silent web. They looked perfectly fine, in good health and financially secure but they weren't happy, for some reason. I wondered, why that would be. Why happiness eluded them, why they were too in Goa holidaying like other happy people. There was something amiss, they were certainly on a vacation, their little girls, circled around them and wanted to take a dip in the pool, but the lady and the gentleman were in no mood. Their behavior towards each other, was far from normal.

I know some other people too, who are perfectly fine but a large part of their day goes in cursing and being unhappy about their workplace. They feel that they are badly treated, not given their due and are overworked. I get slightly worried for their mental health and being. You know, if there is so much of negativity about a place where you spend 10 hours a day, it is certainly affecting you somewhere.

I don't have a solution dear blog, neither do I intend to preach about what should possibly be done but I know for a fact, that it is a choice to be happy. It is a state of mind, which tells you that you are doing great. You have a healthy body, an agile mind, a steady source of income and someone who cares for you. And that in my view is more than enough.