JAI HO !!!!!!!! / JAI HO?
Yesterday was a day of achievement
1. I got my WOW AWARD .thanx to Peggy. It’s a great honour to be recognized by a follow blogger and a great moral boost up for my ego that WOW even I can write and people appreciate it ( Check out my crown on my blog)
2. One of my post was recognized by NO GENDER EQUALITY and they published my post in their blog and in turn I got the privilege to adorn my blog with their badge. Another feather in my blog crown. and I can imagine Neha saying “Momma Aaageyeeeeeeeeee “
3. I became a registered blogger at Indiblogger and was allowed to put their badge in my blog ( I think I am a typical woman. I like to dress up and also I want to enrich my blog with lots of awards, crowns and logos )
I really feel like saying Anju , You are certainly going places!!!!!!!!!!
Talking about going to places even India is rising
Yesterday GAY SEX WAS LEGAISED IN INDIA. A great revolution in India’s history?
But I am not sure whether this is a condemnable step by our legal know hows? Whether this will lead to progress or encourage more and more people to opt for this and as one cynic put LEGALISING GAY SEX IS PROGRESS AS WE WILL BE ABLE TO CHECK THE POPULATION EROSION. So I will reserve my comments and feelings on it for the time being.
Coming to second part of my reflections
One of my blogger buddy has been wearing Red, White and Blue the whole week
Not only that, she makes it a point to see that her dining table is arranged with dishes in the same combination of Red white and Blue ( If cannot have blue dishes then she has blue decoration on her table).
She has also decorated her house with the same combination. You can check out her blog for all this.
When asked the reason for this, her answer left me stunned. She said they are celebrating their INDEPENDECE DAY and she is going to follow the same combination for the entire week. I am just dumbfounded by her patriotic feeling and the sense of belonging to her country.
And then I searched the net and was surprised to find that not only her but there are thousands like her who are celebrating their Independence Day throughout the week ( in USA)
And this forced me to go into self introspection.
What do I do to celebrate my country’s Independence day?
Depending on my mood I sometime wear a white or a combination of white orange or green sari. Or attend the flag hoisting ceremony in my building complex or at the most put a tri colour bindi. And that’s it.
Nothing more than that.
For that matter I wonder what most of my countrymen think of the Independence Day.
For most of them it is a day of public holiday, sleeping late, going for picnics etc. and for our leaders the lesser said the better it is. White kurtas, Gandhi Cap, one or two public functions and then forget about it.
I have seen in movie halls parents forbidding their children from standing during the national anthem. Or seen people searching for their seats even when the anthem is being played.
I read somewhere that people who cannot stand when national anthem is being played due to some physcial handicap they raise their right hand in respect of the national anthem and their country, Not only that one should rise to show our respect when national anthems of other country is being played. How many of us do it? rise for other country's? so many of us dont do it for our own.
what do the so many Indians settled abroad feel about this important day of our country. Admitted that they don’t get holiday on that day but do they plan something to celebrate this day or do they tell their children about India and its Independence or they treat it like any other day of their life?
I questioned myself that the feeling of belongingness which my blogger buddy or thousand like her has ---is it because of the faith they have in their Government and its machinery? Or is it because of the comforts and stability which their country is providing them? Or is it because of the progress which their country has shown? Or is it because of the recognition, importance and support which their system gives them or is it something more which I am not able to understand.