(Beware…unedited content… point out any kinda mistakes dat u find..plssss )
(its raining posts...!!! so i need u 2 go thru all de updates...!!! dis is de second one 4 de weekend)
“Nothing has been left undone, by either man or nature,2 make India de most extraordinary country de sun visits on his sounds”- Mark Twain
I typed in with full speed and without a second thought, hit the send button…and there went a ‘patriotic’ message to half the contacts in ma list. Within minutes I got the first comment,”wow”.
Getting a reply to forwarded messages is something that lets the sender free of regrets (de regret of havin wasted a penny on an sms).
I captured the marvellous quote while flicking through the Independence Day spl edition of Outlook…
The smile soon vanished. I accidentally re-read what I had sent. Gosh!!! I had typed it wrong…misspelt ‘rounds’ as ‘sounds’.
“Nothing has been left undone, by either man or nature,2 make India de most extraordinary country de sun visits on his rounds”- Mark Twain
‘Hi hi…’ was de new expression dat drove in within another couple of seconds…
Probably none of the sloths bothered to actually skim through the entire message…hence not a single fathead spotted de error…or dats de way every forwarded message is treated.
No no…Im not trying to call myself a patriot…!!! 2 b honest… not a single extra drop of adrenaline surged through ma body on August 15…DONNO which nook of ma brain is serving as a hideout 4 my patriotism …the only reason why I forwarded de sms was ‘I had a huge (free)sms balance’.
I was more or less feeling frustrated thinking about August 15!!! When more than 1,129,866,153 ‘brothers n sisters’ r gonna celebrate de Independence Day…I had to sit tight-lipped attending a workshop on PSBH (Problem Solving 4 Better Health) hosted by our department of Social and Preventive Medicine. Where is my freedom to sit home…watching a documentary on nationalism…or a wonderful movie like Kalapani (de Priyadarshan flick)…or searching 4 a channel whose makers are kind enough 2 telecast Gandhi(1982) by Richard Attenborough…or sleep wid one of de tracks from Vante Mataram (by A R Rahman) playing aloud…or listening to de blah blahs of crooked khadi wearing patriots!!!
If u r one true chauvinist who has already started to turn red reading all these lines…tell me how a true patriot must feel on de wonderful day… I am one proud Indian…donno what de level of freedom I enjoy…donno how much I misuse something dat cost ages n lives 2 achieve…
I am fed up of speeches and articles highlighting de beauty of India…what right do v I hav 2 sit back relaxed…’feeling good’ dat u r part of de world’s greatest democracy…de finest example of ‘unity in diversity’…?
A scanned image from The Hindu(july 26,2008)
De worst part is de weirdest feeling of being screwed up wen u r out 2 do sumthin n den sum1 tellin ye “son…u can’t change it yerself”…!!!
This is what I’ve decided… (Not just another Monday special resolution)…do my job…at least that…n dat includes: 1) as a medico…make ma parents proud…become de right person 2 wear a stethoscope…!!!
2)as a blogger…post this (wat at least few will think is ‘crap’) n sit assured dat der will b sum1 out dere in dis blogosphere who will understand wat I was trying 2 tell…!!!
(dis is being posted at a time wen im feeling weird…simply weird…sorry 4 de bad language…n de ‘chatroom’ slang here…never intended…perhaps I may delete it soon…
N can’t help praising this gal Priya Joyce…had a chat wid her few hours ago…felt so happy dat there r still people who really CARE about spreading awareness…no no..dis ain’t sarcasm I mean it…)