It feels great when you see Facebook updates of girls’ gangs going out on weekends, all by themselves! (read it, without the so called ‘security guards’ from the opposite gender)! You are like ‘So what! Today, girls are independent, and they have every right to do so!’
Though, we would definitely love the above idea, had we not witnessed many inappropriate incidences occurring around us. I am a firm believer in equality whether it’s a matter of education, work, duties, responsibilities… and even FUN. Yes, we all should have an equal right to enjoyment! But is it so?
Recently the Newpapers talked too much about ‘Bengaluru issue’. Even we as human need to ask ourselves, ‘Why such accidents occur?’
It is sad, really. Do celebrations mean only to get deadly drunk and spread anarchy? or do people get drunk only to cover for their regrettable animal behaviour shown while intoxicated! Well, when a crowd is high, it’s stupid to expect decency from them.
During a recent trip, I witnessed this absolutely ‘never-going-to-fill’ gap between two genders, no matter how modern they claim themselves to be! (By modern I mean the ones who boasts of not believing in the ‘Set’ norms in a society). But unfortunately, I didn’t notice any modernisation, except for the emptying bottles, raising voices, and declining etiquette! ‘Sanes’ were mutating to some ‘Junkies’; adopting some alien language as the booze was getting over their heads. We saw them spoiling the fun for the opposite gender. There were many girls’ troops also who spent equal money, for what?
Hundreds of the ‘joy-blind’ males were having ‘their’ kind of fun and tens of the ‘fun-hungry’ females were helplessly staring from distance…the chaos. How could they join in, carefree? I question?
With such wrong expression of joy, how the females were expected to have fun?
The latest anarchy in Bengaluru is nothing but an advanced stage of such nuisance!
So does it mean girls should let people mistreat them for showing courage to venture out and call it fun or should they remain confined to four walls and time limits of their house and work places, and always calculate all the pros and cons before trying to enjoy outdoor?
I don’t have the answer. I only have questions! And one question that keeps bothering me all the time is not ‘Why should boys have all the fun?’
but ‘When would boys know this is no more…fun?’
First Week of September has been awesome till now! First the birthday bash and now the Teacher’s Day Celebration. It’s Gala time folks…
I always knew that I am a good hard working teacher but as good as to be able to touch young hearts, about this, I was kind of sceptical!
Just imagine when students walk over to you to tell you how special and significant role you play in their life, and genuinely, their actions speak louder than their words… You feel elated, confident and proud… as if something’s been accomplished! 🙂
This was the best thing to hear on this special day. It’s one thing to adore a teacher but to convey the feeling in plain words, without buttering up…I am amazed how students do that!
I just wonder why we loose this innocence and clarity of thoughts over time and start keeping our feelings to ourselves. Why don’t we let loose…why don’t we ‘be’ what we ‘are’ and show what we actually feel! Why there has to be pretending?
No matter how much we pretend…the truth somehow manages to show up saying- ‘Happiness increases if we share, and Love multiplies if Care… and…
this is no ‘secret’ but a proven ‘mantra’ for a happy fulfilling life.
So on a happy note,
Cheers to sanctity of Teacher-Pupil Relationship since time immemorial. 🙂
Ever met people avoiding a slightest noise over their birthdays! Yes I have; they let the day pass just like any other day. Not me folks! So hear me loud and clear…
Listen, beautiful people of this amazing world! Today’s my birthday and tell you what, I am having a blast. Credit goes to my gorgeous family─ at home and far, as well as the one at work. You all made me meet the ‘younger’ me, once again.
Birthday eve was made awesome by the bunch of sweet-smelling blossoms, carrying the message of friendship and understanding, from continents apart brother-in-law J. He also managed to send a lip-smacking black forest cake, which of course found its way down the gut of my enormously sweet-toothed ‘GlowinGal’ well before time ;). I could bar her just for 2 hrs and eventually gave up. So basically, I cut a pre-birthday cake…Haha.
The new day dawned with so much positive and a blissful mood. Thanks to so many loving and caring people! “I DEARLY VALUE YOUR GESTURE AND THANK YOU SINCERELY FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.”
The most amazing part was when all my students wished me happiness, and actually gifted it wholeheartedly…I totally loved it. And an unexpectedly pleasant moment came when my final year students made me cut a scrumptious cake in the LAB itself…Wow, I didn’t expect that!
They are a darling bunch of bubbly youngsters. I see so much love in their eyes and treasure that. I consider myself fortunate to have such sweet people in my life. 🙂
Thank you people, for being there, and reminding that age is just a number but celebration of your existence every year, is a way to be grateful for everything that you have…for everything that you do!
So who’s wanna party tonight? 🙂
Do you consider yourself lucky?
I know many of you will say ‘Yes’ which is understood! All of us have many things that others lack, isn’t it enough reason to feel lucky?
But what I am asking here is that have you ever been lucky to the extent that good things start following you wherever you go? And you are like what is happening with me?
Well, recently I had one such lucky moment. As one of my New Year resolutions is to socialize more; I am honestly working on it by managing my time. And when a lady from the social group, joined recently by me, asked for my immediate presence at a small gathering, I couldn’t refuse!
I was supposed to be at the decided place at 4:30 and there I was dot on time. After seeing very fancy decoration outside the restaurant, I thought for a sec, “Am I dressed to the occasion?” I immediately called the organizers who were nearby, collecting the cake from a bakery. My concern pushed me there and it was revealed that the decoration belongs to some other bunch of people and we are coincidently reaping the benefits for free ;). Haha…Nice!
Fun was on top of the list; therefore, different kinds of games were on card. I always enjoy playing games and even try hard to win but getting lucky… is not my thing, you know! Even then I pooled money and participated in each game. To my utter surprise, I swept almost all the prizes and guess what, my make-up-kit which was in a dire need of makeover, automatically got a new look. J. I loved the idea of coming there. It’s not easy to believe when luck suddenly start favouring you over others, especially, this is the case with me.
This reminded me of another bizarre thing happened in the past. Once I bought a hand bag from a hill station and after coming home while unpacking, I felt something in the bag. It was not surely mine so out of curiosity, I started to look what it was like? I nicked open my new bag only to discover a lipstick and a Kohl pencil inside the inner lining.
“Where did it come from? Who put it inside and then sew the bag?” I never found the answers but I definitely used them…ha-ha. Who doesn’t like freebies! 😉
And if that is what we call luck then I have been lucky like thousand times but God limited my luck only to such little surprises; he forgot to attach some big happy miraculous aha moments like a Jackpot of millions. All right, lakhs … okay…fine, at least thousands!
I am done with this occasional drizzling. When the luck’s gonna ultimately rain? I just hope that there is one such moment out there… waiting just for me…:) Fingers crossed. 😉
“Rain” has different meanings for different people. For some, it’s a sign of relief from the scorching heat of summer; for some, it’s an opportunity to get wet deliberately and do some cha-cha-cha; for children especially, it’s is a time to do splatter; for elderly it’s a time to sit back and relish their favourite home made cuisines. Likewise, for a seed, it’s a hope of rejuvenation and for a bird it’s a blessing to quench its long time thirst. In fact, it won’t be wrong if I pronounce ‘Rain’ as the lifeline of this Earth.
Just like everyone else, rain used to have significance to me too. I come from a hill station and for me, Rain always meant an emerald mood; the revitalization; the rainbow extending between mountains; the fog, rising up from valleys to cover the mighty hills and playing hide and seek with them; and a time when umpteen waterfalls glorify the mountains and even the barren rocks turn green in celebration. The ambiance used to be such that you couldn’t resist the feeling of picking up your favourite umbrella and handy camera and just disappear to soak in this nature’s jamboree. It used to be a time of jubilation. But as they say, Change is the law of the Nature” and same is true for me. However, in my case “The Nature” didn’t change its nature; I changed nature of ‘The Nature’ by changing place where the meaning of rain changed altogether.
The onset of rain (which is seldom) is welcome here as well because it signals the end of ‘Loo’ (summer hot wind); But along comes a huge crisis. The rains if scanty, makes your life miserable. You can barely stay outdoors as it is too much humid out there. Your entire body is drenched in sweat all the times and it is simply impossible to get rid of. You can’t bear the uncomfortable feeling. It’s a hell tough job to travel, deliver lectures entire day and demonstrate the experiments in such horribly baking and soggy conditions. You are completely exhausted; mentally, physically and environmentally. There is only one place where you can be optimistic to have some respite from nature’s bane that is the air-conditioned area of your abode. Consider it equivalent to heaven in this awfully trying time. You can’t stop yourself from blessing the person who invented AC. He made life worth living in such dreadful places and appalling times.
Though, I am aware of the fact that the usage of AC is not good for our environment. Air-conditioners are known for the emission of chemicals which are responsible for depletion of the life saving ozone layer in the upper atmosphere. Ozone is the safety valve against the harmful UV rays (the agent behind skin cancers). I am from science faculty. I often come across various other environmental hazards and frequently motivate my students to do something for the betterment of humankind. I personally do have good intentions and constantly try to improve my habits so that we have a green and clean environment. But when it comes to AC, I just want to go deaf even to my inner voice. Though, I never heard anybody dying of excess moisture in air. I mean you won’t die but you won’t feel alive either. All day, you just keep mumbling, “Oh God! It’s too hot today.”
Please people bear with me or pray to God to be little gentle and make seasons slightly endurable. I can’t explain how I miss that refreshing monsoon of hills; that misty beginning of the day; that floral umbrella of mine; that roaming on The Mall in the rain; that impromptu escape in to the countryside; that hot cup of tea at a stall along roadside. How I wish to get lost in those extensive woods and that eternal miasma. In short, I totally miss the fun that ‘Rain’ used to be.