Day: June 9, 2005

The Return of the ‘Invincibles’

Cricket followers might know whom I’m referring to!
Go here to have a look.
Sometimes you wish time stayed put, that one could travel back in time…Sigh!
Given a chance I’d like to witness a few things in Cricket History:
  • Sir Don’s Majestic Batting
  • The “Invincibles’ in full action
  • The Series that changed the face of Cricket: ‘ Bodyline’
Many more to the list, this is just the beginning.
That gives me an idea. Every week I’ll list the moments I would like to witness live, given the opportunity to travel back in time.
Hmmm…not a bad idea for a weekly topic on my blog;-)
You can join in with your list too..

Memory Loss…

In a country driven by liberalization, MNC proliferation, tech gizmos, televisions, movies, cricket, dirty politics and victims to the money-madness and corruption in every walk of life, we the young generation are slowly losing our sense of history and becoming ingrate as days pass by.

The passion for patriotic songs arises only on two days in a year. Caught on a music channel a program where 80% of the current crop of youngsters did not know when the republic day was celebrated, who the father of nation was! Shameful isn’t it?

So why are we surprised that great sacrifices like this are not even remotely recollected by people living in the town itself where it happened, forget the rest of the country remembering them.

And that’s why the newspapers are the most powerful tool and will always be, bringing in stories and making us aware of a glorious past and news like the one above. It makes me proud, proud to be an Indian, someday hoping I’ll be able to give back something, however small, to my land India.

It also gives me hope that someday a generation will take inspiration from these sacrifices, of freedom fighters and our defense personnel and fight to make this country a better place to live in!!

To end a quote from John F. Kennedy:
Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.

Now only if we understood the power of our education! JFK’s quote puts it in the best perspective.

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