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It was another one of those days where one feels a little low.. I was wondering.... what was a free-spirited, fun-loving, emotional & art loving & a novel fanatic who loves to be in her own world, doing in the field of medicine?? Am I a misfit?? After all, I don't get the "perfect" scores, which boast of my ability to mug up lines nor am I the 'apple of the eye' of my professors...

But then I remembered how happy I feel after treating a few patients when we are at our postings, how nice I feel when I see the pretty smiles of the babies at SOFOSH* and how fascinated at times I am at the way our human body works in co-ordination to the minutest detail... Okay, so I decided may be I was in the right place after all.. besides, I couldn't really imagine that if not a physiotherapy student, what else would I be..so I left it at that....
I guess there are some trivial things in life which give you happiness.. here's my list for you.... let me think... u…

Anna Hazare. Uprising 2011!

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After years of slavery against the 'firangis' our country came together & fought for freedom & obtained it in 1947... But soon, we became slaves to corruption, & finally,after years of suffering, we are fighting to free ourselves from this monster in 2011... yes, this struggle isn't going to be easy....the time for the right to triumph over the wrong has come...the government's flimsy excuses for arresting anna aren't fooling anyone & its time that these inhuman people realise that no amount of arresting, beating or talking is going to scare us or change our opinion about them... we've all had enough...Anna Hazare isn't merely a person. He's the face of India... even if they manage to subdue him, more 'Annas' will stand up against them.. Its not just a fight against corruption, its a fight against injustice.. The frustration & anger at the government had already started reaching its peak, Anna has just added fuel to the fire …

Harry Potter: a fan's (my) journey through the years

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I was 8 years old, when I read my first Harry Potter book. Since then, I haven't ever looked back! At that age, reading Harry Potter was like making a new best friend, a friend, who stuck with me through good & bad times for 12 whole years! Harry has been a friend who made me laugh when I was upset, took me to another world, when things were not so good around me, in my world. I still remember how excited I & my friends used to be whenever the next book of Harry Potter used to be released worldwide, travel all the way & come to a bookstore near me.
Then along came the movies.. seeing the then tiny (now so very hot!) Daniel Radcliffe play Harry, was so perfect, he was just like I had imagined Harry to be; same goes with Rupert Grint & Emma Watson, for playing Ron & Hermione.

I was fascinated, gripped by & immersed into Harry's world.. I had even practised writing on a paper with a 'quill'!! (apparently a pigeon feather, in my case!!) Through the year…

Small incidences leave their mark

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PART 1

     We recently shifted to a new residence. After adjusting to a new surrounding, after finding a maid for the housework,a few months later, one fine day our maid came up to my mother and said, "Tai, mi udya pasun 10 divas nahi yenar, hi mulgi kam karel toparyant majhya jagi" (ma'm I won't come for 10 days, till then this girl will work in my place).. the 'girl' was a 12-14 yr old.. Along with her she had brought her 7 yr old sister..

Now, everyday these two young girls would come and do the housework. Whenever I was around I used to watch them, these girls (the 14 yr old barely 6 yrs younger to me) had the determination to succeed in whatever they did. I insisted always that the younger one shouldn't work, she was way too small! Child labour is illegal!

I used to see both of them eyeing me, my clothes, my books, and I used to feel bad. The younger one especially was so sharp at grasping things and was very observant and quick. I could imagine that …

Government vs Ramdeo...

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News channels, newspapers hoardings, protests..everything is buzzing with how baba ramdeo protested & how the government reacted.... after the ghastly incident which occured yesterday night, when baba & his followers, who were protesting in a non-violent, peaceful way, were attacked by 5 thousand policemen(or gundas???) ,who lathicharged heartlessly on baba & his followers, not sparing women or children....

Now I have certain questions in my mind... 1. When baba had obtained permission for his protest, then why on earth did the government do what they did? 2. why did they go there in the middle of the night? are they such big cowards? I guess they knew that if they had manhandled baba & his followers in daylight, they wouldn't have been successful 3. If our government can plan such horrible events properly, if they have the capability to do that,then why on earth cant they  plan more better & fruitful things like the country's delevepment, feeding the poor &…

A beginning..Jan Lokpal Bill

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Its been years....Every one is complaining about how corrupt India is getting day by day... Even internationally, it is known that Indian bureaucracy is bad... Whether is the education department or the transport sector, corruption is rearing its ugly head every where.... At such a time the introduction of the Jan Lokpal Bill is a huge relief....
Over the years, we common people have been discussing, cribbing & crying at our country's plight, there have been films,articles & news on corruption, on how difficult life is for an honest common Indian, but still our thick-skinned politicians have done nothing to improve themselves... 

Due to this, a general feeling of helplessness clouded over the common indians..All of us needed just a push, a reason, a support to come together against corruption in a concrete manner.... I guess the Bill is was the trigger point, it was all India needed to come together to fight against injustice.....

Anna Hazare is today's Gandhi....I know so…

cricket craze...

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Part 1- the Joy  

Its been days since India won the ICC cricket world cup on 2nd April.. I along with billions of Indians world-wide hooted & jumped with happiness with every run that Gambhir made & every "four" that Dhoni hit..there were messages with Jai hind, an atmosphere of celebration & joy... I too felt as if I personally had won the world cup... the firecrakers, the shouting n screaming, the clapping... all those emotions...!! I enjoyed it all..."dhak dhak go, India go!!" When Bhajji cried, & Tendulkar was lifted up & carried, the entire nation was crying with joy..after all it was a 28 year long wait.... how could any true Indian not feel happy with the country getting so much international glory?? After all, India is a cricket crazy nation....

                                       Part 2- Introspection


Immediately post the world cup victory, the news that the cup was not the original one, that the match was fixed,etc, etc started doing th…

Smile please???

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Early morning, she got up, readied & was on her way, Oh my,it was a busy day!! tired,frustrated & hurried, she rushed through the day oh so worried! even when all the work was done,  she still felt something was left totally undone,
Tried so hard but couldn't rembember what was it that was left to do? Still figuring out what she had missed, she walked through the streets, where evening ended & the night hissed,
She saw a child playing on one street, she stopped, he looked so sweet, the child looked up at her, expressed an emotion so pure,
he reminded her
and understood she 
that throughout the day, after walking for many a mile she had forgotten to SMILE!!!


Ah!! that was the work she had forgotten! ashamed was she,  that she had forgotten to smile, so, gratefully smiled she at the child, who smiled at her again and again......

friends, let not smile be just another work for you like this person in the poem,let your smile be that of happiness & contentment...like that of the child...smile &a…