Tuesday, December 18, 2007
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Friday, December 14, 2007
The Indian brides till date were seen in the traditional bridal wear for all their ceremonies. Their selections were always centered around the lehengas and the sarees for the engagement, and pheras. But the modern bride (latest fashion trend) has now decided to expand her horizon and wardrobe to include the western "gown", complete with trails and veils, which can be worn in ceremonies abroad. This bridal gown can be worn during the ring ceremony and the more traditional outfits are worn for the actual wedding ceremony.
This change of mindset of the desi bride has come with the entry of international clothing chains into the Indian market. As a result, the Indian Hindu brides are now beginning to adopt this fusion of Indian-western wear for their wedding ceremonies!
Now, I don't refute this outright, but being a woman myself I do not completely agree with this way of going about in a relationship. A relationship between two people is special if they "connect" with each other instantly. There exists a chemistry between the couple, and this is what helps them to stick to each other! No matter, if you don't get her flowers or a gift or send romantic notes! Yes, they do add to the romance, but only if you are already into each other!
What I am trying to say here is that if a guy is trying to hit on a girl that he finds attractive, then just by giving her flowers etc.., won't get him anywhere with her, unless she's equally attracted to him. Instead, the best way for a guy to get a girl's attention would be to charm her and be a perfect "gentleman". A girl loves to feel "special". So, make her feel special by being extra sensitive to her feelings, emotions, and showing her that you care by your small thoughtful actions, could go a long way in making a place for yourself in her heart.
Romance is something that all women love. Men need to bring romance into the woman's life. Romance is not just going for a candle light dinner on a full moon night. Romance, according to me, is what the man makes the woman feel during the time he spends with her,which could be anywhere on earth. Romance is when the man leaves the woman enough to dream and fantasize about and keep on wanting more of him.......!
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Tuesday, December 4, 2007
The industrial sector in India is growing at a much faster pace than what we are able to cope with in the terms of providing adequate and trained or skilled manpower (Human resources) to these companies. In order to overcome this shortage, a few companies like Mahindra $ Mahindra and Videocon, are planning to set up engineering colleges, five campuses of Mahindra college of Engineering in states like Chandigarh, Goa, and Maharashtra to begin with. The College in Chandigarh is expected to begin its sessions by the next academic year in June, 2008. The Videocon company following suit is also in the process of setting up two finishing schools for Engineers and technicians. Mahindra & Mahindra is expecting to invest Rs 250 Crores for the entire project, whereas Videocon is starting its project with an investment of about Rs 85 crores.
Soon, corporate education is going to be the new trend. Companies will realize that its better to train their own people right from the start and nurture them in their own brands. This is a fresh approach to the problem of ending unemployment and also increasing the standard of education in the country and using our own brains to uplift the country's economy. This will also attract students to stay on in India and look to a brighter future than going abroad. All the companies stand to gain from this as the students can be picked from these colleges. As stated by Mahindra & Mahindra, that in this project each campus will have speciality in different disciples and the intention is to tackle shortage of manpower, not only for the group but also for the overall industrial sector in the country. The students would not only be guaranteed absorption in the M&M group but also have the opportunity of other companies who are welcome to poach these students. This is really great news for all the fresh aspirants out there! Grab this opportunity!
Saturday, December 1, 2007
This robot was presented in Tokyo at the 2007 international Robot Exhibition that was held recently. This Robot has been designed for use in the clinical training at dental schools.
Japanese Scientists have come up with a new device that would help, by vastly speeding up the identification from the dental records, of victims of trauma and other disasters. How it works is like this: The computerized device will scan images of victim’s teeth and align them with pictures from unidentified people’s dental records and look for a match. This new system will help speed up the process of identification by automatically comparing the image of the victim’s teeth with other dental records that exist and offer a match in less than four seconds.
Dr. Eiko Kosuge, who is a dentist and radiologist at Kanagawa Dental College in Japan, led the study. This system will help reduce the workload of the forensic experts by 95%.
Saturday, November 3, 2007
1. Aai aai Diwali aai, Saath me kitni Khushiya laayi,
Dhoom machao, mauz manao, aap sabhi ko Diwali ki badhai.
2. Deep Jalte jagmagate rahe, Hum aapko Aap hame yaad aate rahe,Jab tak zindagi hai, dua hai hamari 'Aap Chand ki tarah Zagmagate rahe...' Happy Diwali !
3. Troubles as light as Air,
love as deep as Ocean,
Friends as Solid as Diamonds,
and Success as bright as Gold...
These are the wishes for you and your family on the eve of Diwali
4. May the Divine Light of Diwali Spread into your Life Peace, Prosperity, Happiness and Good Health.
Happy Diwali !
5. Ek Dua Mangte hai hum apne Bhagwan se...
Chahte hai Aapki Khushi Pure imaan se,
Sab Hasratein Puri Ho Aapki,
Aur Aap Muskaraye Dil-o-Jaan se!!
Happy Diwali and New Year that leads you on the road of Success.
6. Diwali aai, masti chahi, rangi rangoli,
deep jalaye, Dhoom Dhadaka, chhoda phataka, jali Phuljadiyan,
Sabko Bhaye, "Happy Diwali"!
7. Noticed ur phone got heavier with this sms? Thats bcoz it contains loads of love, affection and prayers to keep u happy this Diwali. HAPPY DIWALI !
8. Brighten this season with your smile... spread cheer, spread laughter. Happy Diwali!
9. Na zuban se,
Na nigahon se,
Na dimag se,
Na rango se,
Na greetings se,
Na gift se,
Aapko Diwali Mubarak ho direct DIL se…
10. This Is To Formally announce that I have started accepting Diwali gifts by CASH, CHEQUES & CREDIT CARD ect. Avoid last day rush. Send now!
11. Phool ki shuruvat kali se hoti hai,
Zindagi ki shuruvat pyar se hoti hai,
Pyar ki shuruvat apno se hoti hai aur
apno ki shuruvat aapse hoti hai.
* Happy Diwali *
12. I Pray to God to give U
Rahul Sharad Dravid was born on 11th January 1973 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. However, he grew up in Bangalore, Karnataka and in 1984 he attended a summer coaching camp at KSCA's Chinnaswamy Stadium where a former cricketer turned coach Keki Tarapore spotted his talents.
He has a brother, Vijay. His father worked for the “Kissan Jam” company and that’s where he earned the nickname “Jammy” from his teammates in St.Josephs, Bangalore.
He started playing cricket at the very young age of 12 and represented the state level at under-15, under-17 and under-19. He scored his first century when he made the debut for his school team! He was not only batting but also keeping wickets. However, senior players like Gundappa Vishwanath, Roger Binny, Brijesh patel and Tarapore, advised him against this.
He was selected for Ranji Trophy in February 1991 where he played against Maharashtra alongside future Indian teammates Anil Kumble and Javagal Srinath and went on to score a remarkable 82 runs to draw the match after batting at no.7. His first full season was in the year 1991-92, where he scored two centuries to finish with 380 runs at an average of 63.3. Since then he has been selected to play for the South zone in the Duleep Trophy for whom he has been subsequently chosen annually.
Rahul Dravid started his international cricket career in 1996, and is ranked among the 10 best current test batsmen by the ICC in world cricket. He has the highest test batting average of any Indian batsmen in history. He is also one of the only three batsmen to have scored more than 9000 runs in test cricket, the other two being Sachin Tendulkar and Sunil Gavaskar. As of now, he is the highest ranked Indian batsman in the ICC Test rankings and the 2nd highest rated Indian batsman in the ICC ODI rankings.
Rahul has always been one of the main pillars of the Indian batting with his blend of technical proficiency & stylish strokes. His strokes are so perfect technically that he is considered as the "wall" of the Indian Team. Initially, his batting style was regarded as “slow” for the ODI’s but with his imaginative placing of the ball & innovative strokes he made himself as an integral part of the Indian team for both Tests as well as ODI’s. His temperament for both the versions of the game is exemplary and has earned him respect from all the other players. The Indian Vice Captain has frequently played the sheet anchor role to perfection. . He was verily the batsman of the 1999 World Cup with two hundreds and the highest aggregate. For this, he was named as Wisden cricketer of the year, one of the few Indians to receive this special accolade. His good and innocent looks make him very popular among the girls.
Throughout his illustrious career, Rahul "the Wall" Dravid has lived up to his moniker on umpteen occasions, stonewalling against the best of attacks to serve the Indian cause. Dravid, who averages around 60 in both forms of the game, can undoubtedly be called the most valuable player for India.
In the Year 2005, he took over the mantle of the [b]Captain of Team India,[/b] amidst a lot of debates and hum and haw over the matter, as Sachin Tendulkar, who was the chosen one could not seem to perform the role well as his batting seemed to be affected! Sourav Ganguly was removed from the position also amidst lot of controversy and politics.
But, Dravid proved his mettle even then, with his consistency and iron wall approach to his game and his cool exterior not giving away anything to his rivals in the field! For this sheer consistency, time and again, there are few equals and he has also managed to maintain a test average of over 50. His temperament and his concentration in the game are exemplary and legendary. Rahul Dravid will always be known for his “modest, unassuming and well behaved” manner.
Some special Awards: -
·Dravid was named World Player of Year at the inaugural International Cricket Council (ICC) awards. A 50-strong panel of former cricketing greats, national captains, umpires and referees chose him. "It is quite unbelievable, I am really proud," said Dravid, who was also named Test Player of the Year. "I am so happy to be recognized by some really great people."
·Dravid, who had also turned his hand to wicket keeping in the one-day game, received the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for being the best player in both forms of the game in the year to July 31, 2004.
The “wall’ did not crumble by itself, it seems to have been pulled down and the Indian team suddenly looks very susceptible in the longer versions of the game. Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly the so-called “stalwarts” don’t seem to be performing either! At least not when it matters the most! So the question we need to ask here is why was Rahul Dravid taken out of the team? Any answers…………..?!!!
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Sonam Kapoor with father Anil kapoor.
Hot and sexy Ranbir kapoor. Star of the next generation?
Everyone's eagerly awaiting the release of the movie Saawariya directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Starring the famous duo Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapur, who are appearing on screen for the very first time.
Ranbir kapoor is the next Hot "to be" Superstar, who is the son of Rishi Kapoor who has been the heart throb of the masses for many years, during his tenure in Bollywood. His wife Neetu Singh is also a Superstar in her own, who gave many memorable films and was a heart throb for the guys in those days!
"Rishi and Neetu" have together starred in several films which were instant blockbuster hits, not only for the movie but also for their music tracks which became the craze with the younger generation in the 70's. "Khel Khel Mein, Kabhi Kabhi, Amar Akbar Anthony" etc...
Both of them came together in the recent TV show Star Voice of India to promote the Movie Saawariya, and their son Ranbir. Ranbir is also as handsome and charming as his father and has instantly become a heart throb with the crowd. Will he be the next Super Star after ShahRukh?
Sonam Kapoor, is the daughter of Anil kapoor who is also a star in bollywood and has given many blockbuster hits in his time, with movies like "Tridev, Mr. India, Ram Lakhan, Beta, Lamhe"...etc.!
Saawariya songs are out now! This is one of my favourite songs in the album. check it out. Ranbir is truly Hot and charming. And Sonam is so sweet and refreshing!The video also shows some clips from the movie.
This is the second song track "mashalla" that you can watch right here, the full song.
Great Songs in the movie. This movie will definitely be a hit, I can assure you. Ranbir and sonam seem like a great couple, and so refreshing!
Amitabh Bachchan was born on October 11, 1942 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is a renowned Indian film actor. He is immensely popular, in the Indian sub-continent and the Middle-East, due to his acting style and also his signature voice. He has been constantly voted as one of the top actors in the Indian film industry. He is the winner of best actor award in 3 different decades and is one of the few Indian actors enjoying international fame, as indicated by his statue being in Madame Tussauds wax museum in London.
As usual there was a huge crowd of reporters, journalists, public and fans outside his bungalow in Juhu "Pratiksha" early in the morning today. The crowd went totally bersek as soon as the big B made an appearance outside to greet his fans and have a word. So much so, that things got a little ugly as there was a lot of jostling and the women journalists were molested in the whole affair.
Dozens of other fans in his home town, Allahbad,lit firecrackers and danced on streets alongside Bachchan's posters to wish their hero a happy birthday and offered prayers for his good health and happiness.
Apparently, Amitabh wanted a very low key affair and tried to evade the public. But, being a superstar of his caliber, he just cannot escape from it, can he? Well, it's tough being a superstar.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Oh! My, what a game! A nail biting finish to the last over! But Indians Are on the Top, the undoubted Champions of the Twenty20 world cup Finals. They showed great courage, grit and determination and some good strategy from Dhoni, got us the requred wickets at regular intervals.
RP singh proved a hero by getting those crucial early wickets and Pathan got the middle wickets that turned the game in our favour. Great game all along! I really enjoyed it. Am going to celebrate the victory, It's been 24 long years since we won the last world cup!Congratulations Dhoni, and Team India! You have shown what you can do without Tendulkars and gangulis and Dravid's. Hope it's an eye opener to all those BCCI mandarins out there.We don't need TWO TEAMS, OR two captains for that matter. This is our DREAM TEAM, that we had all been looking for.
Great going guys. KEEP IT UP!!!
Sunday, September 23, 2007
While Sreesanth took care of the danger men Gilchrist and Hayden, RP Singh and Harbhajan did their bit by bowling the tightest 18th and 19th over. It was very important because the last over was to be bowled by Joginder who was low on confidence and had been belted all around in his previous overs. 24 runs in the last over were still possible and Dhoni once again showed trust and faith in his bowlers by handing over the ball to Joginder in the face of a possible defeat. That is what did wonders for Joginder’s confidence and was clearly reflected in the first ball. It was a no score ball and Joginder smiled for the first time in the innings. And when one does that, smile in the face of adversity, there is little the adversary can do to stop him / her.
I doubt any of the previous captains, barring Kapil Dev would have had the guts to hand the ball to Joginder in the last over after he had been taken charge of by the Aussies. In fact, under the circumstances, you would have seen the faces of the big three i.e. Sachin, Saurav and Dravid turn pale and droop as long as gravity wished. Instead of planning strategy for the last three overs, they would have started planning how to justify their loss.
BCCI has unwittingly selected the best for this Indian team. I wish they had made this mistake for the ODI World Cup also. I don’t think the Indian team needs Sachin, Saurav and Dravid anymore because these three, though immensely talented individually, know nothing about teamwork, leadership and conviction. Moreover these three have been so over hyped by the media that the youngsters playing alongside must be having a tremendous pressure for fear of being admonished or being negatively talked about by the big three.
Dhoni’s presence in the team as Captain has given the team an individual they can relate to. He does not have any airs and does not mind walking up to anyone for advice and guidance. His being the Captain also has forced his seniors Sehwag and Yuvraj to bear more responsibility. The result is there for all to see.
Pakistan also was knocked out in the ODI world cup and has come in with a younger team. They will be under tremendous pressure on Monday since they had lost to India in the initial stages of the tournament. Maybe it was a wake up call for them, but they have not looked back after that.
The final of the Twenty20 world cup is going to be an electrifying affair. A clash between these two teams is exciting enough without it being an important match. Finals of a World Cup is going to be breathtaking you can expect a lot of heart stopping moments. It will provide all the ingredients for a reel life blockbuster. May the best team WIN.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
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But now, slowly but surely, the Indian sports configuration is being redefined and other games, other stars are emerging. One of the biggest among them is Jhulan Goswami, the only Indian in the list of the International Cricket Council’s award winners.
This woman has proved it yet again that women can excel at anything if they are determined enough about it. She has been praised highly by all the former players of both the men's team as well as the women's team! The women's criket team has always been treated as an unwanted step-child in our country! Jhulan Goswami who is now the only fastest bowler in India and that too a woman, has made us all proud of her! She has been given the ICC Cricketer of the Year (Women) award at a ceremony in Johannesburg. Chak De India!
The other game that has come in the limelight again, after a long time is Football. India beat Syria in the Nehru Cup football final at Delhi on August 29. Did we hear anything in the media about it? Chak De India!
Then came the Indian men’s hockey team’s victory in the Asia Cup final at Chennai, where the home team beat South Korea. This is another long awaited victory for our team. ChakDe India!
The only woman in India who is truly shining in glory is our Sania Mirza, in the game of Tennis. She has proved herself again and again. There are other women too like Tania Sachdev, just 21, won the Asian women’s chess championship in Tehran. And Anjum Chopra has won the coveted Arjuna award. This is gender justice with a vengeance! ChakDe India?
This film is being shown to most players before every match and can we see the difference it is making?
This is the current debate going on in India. The School authorities are very much against the use of these devices within the campus and are of the opinion that children should not be encouraged to bring their cell phones to school! Schools in Karnataka have banned the use of mobile phones and confiscate any phone that they find on students! Some parents, on the other hand, are anxious about this new ruling for the simple reason that they are not able to keep tabs on their children!
It has become a rage among students to carry their cell phones to school. The debate here is whether these phones are safe or may prove to be harmful to their health in the long run! There have been various studies on this aspect, and there is as yet no conclusive proof of any sort!
This is a ridiculous debate, according to me! I personally feel that there should be no doubt that any such devices should not be allowed on school campuses,(students below 18yrs of age).It is a known fact that mobile phones can be very addictive, and students get distracted easily with these kind of gizmos. Today, the electronic world is filled with a variety of such gizmos and the students are only interested in the kind of gizmo that they have! There will be a competition among each one to see who has the latest one and with how many features in it! To add to it, These gizmos also have games in it that are equally addictive, especially for kids who really have nothing much else on their minds or lives to do!
Then comes the fact that most of the mobile phones now come along with the camera feature, whether you actually want it or not, you are forced to get one simply because all the good models with the basic features will have a camera in it too! This as we have all witnessed several times is again a dangerous tool in the hands of students who are of the tender age of 13-16yrs, and whose hormones are going berserk! this will only lead to mishieve! How can you curb this?
Therefore, there are several reasons why a student below 18 years should not be allowed to carry a mobile phone within the campus at any rate! It doesn't matter if the school is Private or Public, the rules should be same for all!
Cell Phones are harmful to the Students! Does anybody else feel any different? Other than the mobile phone companies who are trying to target this very "gullible" segment of society for their personal benefits and are not really bothered about the health or effects of the device on the kids!
Monday, September 10, 2007
All over, women belonging to various religions, casts, professions are fighting to survive in this male dominated world. It's a daily chore for them, trying to prove themselves and for what? It is to gain that respect which has eluded them for centuries.
It is one step forward and two back for them. The male chauvinists want and keep pushing them back to where they think women belong and what they are, mere sex objects. And women like Vanessa Hudgens are abetting with them to help them achieve their aim. It is because of women like Vanessa Hudgens that women all over the world will not be respected by men other than their own fathers, sons and brothers.
Do such women not have any self respect and dignity? Trying out such a sick stunt for their fifteen minutes of fame. Why do they try to hide behind the excuse that it was leaked. Because they do not want to lose their dignity. Poor miss innocent! She has been maligned and her trust broken. Maybe women like her do get away with it, but the damage they do to the gender of the species is irrepairable. She will retire respectably to her secure mansion away from the glaring eyes and millions of women will continue facing the harassment in their daily lives. Vanessa Hudgens and the likes couldn't have done more disservice to womanhood.
Does it stop after that? No i don't think so. There will be many more like Vanessa Hudgens who will be at this very moment asking their boyfriends to take their photographs in the nude so that they can claim their fifteen minutes of fame and glory when the time comes.
The fight for the women of this world will continue and one day they will succeed because for every Vanessa Hudgens there are many women of integrity, self respect and honour who still have the urge to live in a better world. Their indomitable spirit, never say die attitude and faith in themselves will see them through.
The Vanessa Hudgens of the world are not going to stop them. Bring on the next one!
Friday, September 7, 2007
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The drums would have hardly stopped beating and we will have the Ganesh Chaturthi on the 15 Sep. The festival is celebrated for three/five/seven or nine days depending upon the family / locality decision culminating with the Ganesha's idol being led out in a large procession for immersion in the water.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2007
"Teachers mold the lives that they influence. Lessons learned from teachers remain with their students throughout life. Teachers that break down barriers and reach into the souls of the students that they are responsible for do not get the recognition or gratitude they have earned. Many teachers are exhausted from their workload and responsibilities. They have their own families, financial and life stresses that challenge them along with everyone else. We should always respect our teachers."
"Socrates was an example of a good teacher. He considered himself a learner as well as a teacher. For Socrates, love and friendship were the proper contexts for the pursuit of wisdom and goodness. Socrates saw himself only as a catalyst. He felt it was not his teaching, but actually the power of the Divine which enabled the person he was talking with to improve himself."
"In India 5th September is celebrated as Teachers' day. 5th September is the birthday of a great teacher Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. When Dr. Radhakrishnan became the president of India in 1962, some of his students and friends approached him and requested him to allow them to celebrate 5th September, his "birthday". In reply, Dr, Radhakrishnan said, "instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers' day". The request showed Dr.Radhakrishnan's love for the teaching profession. From then onwards, the day has been observed as Teachers' Day in India."
This was an address given by our ex president Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on the eve of Teacher's Day in 2003.
But, of late the teachers have been featured in the news items very often for stories that are horrific, and shameful. Teachers have been abusing their students and children of all ages, not only in India but all over the world, by beating, and other such horrific physical abuse and mental trauma that has even caused death.
Here are some facts and figures about Teachers and Corporal punishment that is bound to leave you cold.
1. CHILD ABUSE NUMBERS THAT WILL LEAVE YOU COLD.
Think of it another way. If you have two kids, it is highly probable that one of them will be beaten while at school.
I don’t know whether the numbers looked at all strata of society and whether the percentage represents number of school going children beaten every school-year or number of children beaten over the course of their school going years.
I don’t think I care. These numbers are terrible in either event.
get the facts and figures on this site:
2. What Is Wrong With Our Teachers?
Right after the news of death of a student because of teacher atrocity comes the report of electrocuting and beating kids to punish them for their “own good”. There is this other teacher who paraded a kid naked for taking a dip in the school tank. At least this one got one year jail. Another case is that of Munir Patel who started getting siezures after being hit by the teacher on the head.
Read the full report Here:
3. India 360: Kids not safe in India
One in every two children in India is sexually, physically or emotionally abused.
Seventy per cent of abused children do not report it to anyone.
Maternal and paternal uncles are the biggest culprits in most abuse cases
Boys are as susceptible to abuse as girls
Spare the rod and spoil the child – in a country where this age-old dictum seems to work comfortably with both parents and teachers, a shocking study has confirmed that there is a conspiracy of silence surrounding child abuse in India.
Read the full article Here:
4. Porn racket in Delhi school triggers violence
Hundreds of agitated parents damaged public vehicles and hurled stones at a state-run school here Thursday after a sting by a private news channel showed one of its teachers allegedly forcing girl students to act in pornographic films. Nine people including a municipal councillor were injured in the violence and police retaliation.
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After having read all that and seeing the conduct of teachers at large, doesn't it make you wonder, Why are we celebrating Teacher's Day at all? What's the purpose? Are we saluting these teachers?
In India, we had a huge amount of respect and adulation for our "Gurus" as they were known then! They were always put on the highest pedestal next to God and they deserved every bit of respect that they got. Those were the real teachers. They put their karma of imparting knowledge to their "shishya" above everything else and wouldn't give up until they had succeeded in their mission, no matter how long or how many years it took to achieve it. Their incentive was only to see their pupil succeeding in life.
What have they done to the profession? They are killing it and the students and crippling the future of the country! Can we blame the children for not wanting to go to school again, ever?
Sunday, September 2, 2007
I disagree with this article/news report! The fact that the people concerned with this movie project even thought about this topic and decided to go ahead with it, specially in a country where people do not think beyond "Cricket" and more than that, it had the guts to not only focus on a dead sport but, focus on a "woman's hockey" team, goes to prove the good intentions behind the Movie.
Besides this, the movie also focussed, rightly so, on the spirit and jest and energy and the right amount of patriotism required to win a game. It reminded people what team spirit is all about, and that a game can be won only if the team is united in its goal! This comes at the right moment in our country where people had forgotten how to think beyond themselves and their personal glory to win matches!
Todays newspaper features an interview with the coach "Mir Ranjan Negi" who personally trained the girls to play their role realistically in the movie. In the interview he has stated that the movie has indeed made a difference to his life and the attitude of people with regards to the game of Hockey. There are young girls now calling him to ask if they could start playing hockey. This is indeed a positive step and shows that the movie did have a positive impact on the people and also potrayed Hockey as an interesting sport.
After all, a movie is made to inspire people and motivate them to a certain level! They cannot, go and put hockey sticks into everybody's hands and force them to play the sport!
According to me, the movie has done enough justice to the topic and the game of Hockey. It has potrayed the game and the need of the hour, Team spirit, in the right manner! What more inspiration could you need?
It was also reported that a TV serial (Left, right, left) now, following in the footsteps of Chak De India, is shooting an episode entirely on Hockey and will feature the local state women's hockey team in it.
This is a sure indication that the interest in the game of Hockey is definitely getting revived. And also goes to prove that the media can indeed play a very big & important role in inspiring and motivating people in the right manner. Kudos to ShahRukh Khan, and the entire team of Chak De India.
You can Also read my earlier byte on this topic:
Saturday, August 25, 2007
It is this same single minded dedication that is required at this juncture in India to take it to the path of true progress, not only on the hockey field, or any sports ground but, in the global arena of all spheres of life!
In order to achieve this, each and every citizen of India needs to awaken, yet again, from its deep slumber and this false sense of freedom and security that we have since Independence Day. We may have got rid of the foreign rulers but they left behind the legacy and the mantra of their ruler ship that our politicians have been following very diligently, the mantra of “Divide and Rule”. They have surely and steadily broken down our country into small states, territories, religions, caste, etc.
We, the citizens of India need to break these shackles once and for all. We need to remind ourselves of the fact that we all belong to a great nation that is INDIA. We need to feel patriotic towards our country in our hearts and minds! If we only rewind time and see a few examples in the past of what we had and what we are capable of, then we can reassert that belief in ourselves and build an identity of our own, in our own image as INDIANS and not in the shadow of western or any other influences in our country!
“Jahan daal daal par sone ki,
Chidiya karti hai basera,
Who Bharat desh hai mera”
“Jahan satya ahimsa aur dharma ka,
pag pag lagta dera,
woh bharat desh hai mera, woh Bharat desh ahi mera”
And the song,
"Meri Desh ki dharti sona ugle,
ugle heere moti, meri desh ki dahrti"
This song, very truly brings out the truth about our Country! Maybe we need to teach this song to our children in schools from the primary level, so that they can grow up with this song in their hearts and minds. I know it for a fact because I was also taught these patriotic songs during my school days. But, my child does not know any of these songs, as they are not being taught or emphasized upon anymore.
After having said all this, I also wish to say that I do feel it in my heart that there is something happening. There is definitely a change brewing, a wind or a storm, only time will tell. But, people are stirring from their apathy and things are slowly taking a turn! Will this be the new revolution in INDIA? Are we creating history again, are we going to achieve our true independence? Are we ready to take things into our hands and change the destiny of INDIA yet again? I certainly think the time has come, and I believe that our youth will LEAD INDIA into the future as the true superpower and a country that would be respected in its own identity! This is my message to the youth -
CHAK DE – INDIA.
Chak De India
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