Patrioism

Real Patriotism

The general stereotype among the commoners about patriotism is that the soldiers who risk their life at the border, 24X7, for the sake of country’s security are the most patriotic persons. Though there’s no denying the fact that they are true citizens, for they sacrifice so much for the country. But that dosen’t mean the common people have nothing to contribute. They can contribute to the nation by not spitting unnecessarily anywhere, dumping garbage in a proper dustbin, paying taxes regularly, by not violating the laws, by getting involved in the idea of improving nation’s economy, and practicing & promoting various such activities that shall add to the Nation’s pride, honor and integrity.

So fellas, feel a patriotic person within you, love your country, and act, because each and every act counts. After all love for one’s own country is the ‘Real Patriotism’.

P.S. Feel free to add yours too in comments below.

©innorishabh

Daily Life, Moral Stories

The tale of a mere CROW: Where there is a will there is a way

You all must have heard the great grand tale of ‘The crow and the pitcher’ where a thirsty crow comes across a pitcher containing a little amount of water at the bottom. Failing in reaching the water the bird uses her wit and starts dropping pebbles into the pitcher until the water reaches the top, and thus finally is able to quench her thirst.

Here I tried to blend the old tale with a new idea. And guess what! It is based on a true incident.

So go ahead and give it a read.

Just sitting leisurely on the sofa, sipping the first cup of tea of the day and rolling my eyes through the newspaper, something flashy at the balcony dragged my attention towards it. I inquisitively moved forward to find that a little crowie is sitting down there and randomly moving her head in every direction maybe in search of something. I made myself comfortable on the floor and decided to squander some time observing the puny creature. The crow seemed to be a bit confused as she was continuously looking here and there aimlessly and fluttering her wings stupidly in order to stand stable on the iron railing. This observance made me think of myself, as I can relate it to one of my characteristics of being spontaneous at doing any work. I always aspire of being stable and think wisely before I act but unfortunately, I end messing things up.

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The next observation: The crow was looking for something to eat, she found a millipede inside the pot out there in balcony. She tried to pick it up through her tweezers beak but the aloe vera leaves were blocking her way. Now the next incident just took the hell out of me (and I am sure it will make you remember one of the Aesop’s fable: The crow and the pitcher) when she flew away and in no time came back with a small wire, a straight one, then she bent it in the shape of a hook and finally she used the wire to take that defenseless millipede out.

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She then ate the millipede with great relish right in front of me, as if trying to mock me for interpreting her wrong.

This whole episode taught me two things. First, that never judge anyone on the basis of just one incident and second, never underestimate yourself. If a mere crow can do such miracle (logical thinking) then why can’t I ? “Where there is a will there is a way

(Why did she made a hook? Well the answer to this question is out of my understanding too, maybe perhaps she was aware of the fact that the millipede coils itself round when approaching danger. So she rather thought to use the hook to pick it up rather than pin it and then pick.)

©innorishabh

Daily Life

Slip of the Tongue: That silly moment.

Slip of the Tongue
 

Slip of the tongue may be defined as an unintended slight deviation in speech from what one actually intended to say.
(Or, it may be explained as an awkward situation where you find yourself silly). It is said that such speech errors reveals a great deal about one’s repressed thoughts. Well, I am not going too deep into it but hey, below here is an example from my own experience.

I was sleeping tight as usual topless, in my sinchan boxers on the bed at my room in the Tokas Apartment, 2nd floor, Munirka. Perhaps dreaming of something, I don’t remember.
Then a lady happened to turn up on my doorstep at about 7 o’ clock in the morning. And then:

‘Knock, Knock, Knock’

I, sleeping hard reluctant to leave the bed, drooling heavily ‘zZz…’

Once again the sound came, ‘ Knock, Knock’

I still sleeping as carelessly as a baby, visualizing that the sound came within my dream.

But this time the lady banged the door so hard that it made me stand at once and left me surprised ‘What? When? Why?’.
Then instinctively, I went to open the door, and on opening it I found a nicely attired lady in formals perfumed from tip to toe, looking not less than a appealing modern sales girl, standing in front of me and telling, “Sorry, sorry, I thought that this was my room, actually mine is at the next floor, sorry for disturbing, sorry haan”.

And then unexpectedly,
SORRY SORRY ma’m” quoth I, as I struggled to be awake.

After that she went off to her own room and I was like: ‘Why did I say sorry to her, I didn’t commit any mistake! It wasn’t my fault that she banged the door and disturbed a peacefully sleeping person, then why the hell I be sorry!’.

I kept over pondering on the thought of the incident for few minutes till I fell asleep again.

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Here, I intended to speak “It’s okay, no problem!”, but I ended up saying “Sorry”.

Daily Life

How to deal with leg pullers?

We all must have faced such situation atleast once in our lifetime where a person or a group of persons (friends, colleagues, classmates, etc) tries to mock you in front of others, though in a friendly manner, just for no reason (or it would be just their favorite time pass).
A very simple and common advice which everyone can give you is, “just play deaf and blind”. Well it seems very easy to say but not as easy as ABC to follow. It really becomes very irritating when someone unnecessarily pulls your leg and tries to demoralize you. And in that case where ignoring is not an option, you feel like gouging their eyes out right then at that moment. (But surely you won’t do so).

For this I have a short and simple remedy. As far as I have experienced, changing the topic of the conversation, something irrelevant to the first topic, will definately do the magic (e.g. “Hey buddy! When is the holiday for Diwali going to start?” or, “Oye! Your shirt is nice, from where did you buy it?” or, some other topic worth talking about).

Trust me friends this will do the job as it will help in diverting their mind and will create a safe escape for you. And seeing the right moment just leave the place.

Or, some other ideas may work for you, like, “I don’t have time to talk with you, morons”, just say and leave the place. Or, just counter attack with a tincture of sarcasm in your voice (If you are capable of).

But remember one thing, don’t dishearten yourself by their lame comments and don’t waste time thinking about what they think about you. Think of them as a group of braying donkeys. And at last smile, and leave it all on your middle finger to salute them.