Monday, August 14, 2006

Are You Patriotic??

Somebody asked me if I am patriotic?

This question was asked as a thread on a mail group forum.

My simple answer would be: Yes I am Patriotic. I am patriotic in the sense I have never sighed away from my commitments to my Country.
Till now I have been required to do certain duties as a citizen of my country. I have attended all the duties entrusted on me.

Somebody can ask a question; Will you go to the border and fight for your country, if required. I am not sure what I will do in this situation.
I have never been tested on this till now. Therefore I can safely say I am patriotic till now as I have never sighed away from any commitments to my country till date. In future my patriotism may be put to test…. May be I may fail in that… Then also I feel I will be always patriotic in my heart.

One thing more , I sincerely feel that we should be not be loosing the meaning of the words like Patriotic by trying to assign it so many motives and associating it with lots of ifs and buts. Lets try to keep it simple. If yes then YES.. If no then NO. Trying to treat these words like any other literature word somewhat lowers there significance.

One thing more Patriotism always should not be associated with bravery. Even lesser mortals can also be patriotic.

P.S. We are discussing patriotism for one’s native country. There can be other shades of patriotism as for community, religion, caste or World as a whole.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Feeling Light!!!!

After completing the exams yesterday, am feeling quite light... Last two weekends were gulped done by my exams. It's not easy to take up any assignment besides your regular job. It's sort of fun also to give these exams now. It reminds of the old college days. Many a times I picturise myself sitting there in exam halls and trying to come up with as best as I could.

Any way Life has suddenly become very hectic. It seems lots of things need to be attended. I hope to pay proper attention to all the pending stuff.

On somewhat philosophical note:
Where can you find true happiness?
.... May be in a kid's smiling face... That's how I find it.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


I am one of those who celebrates his B'day twice a year. The first one comes on Nag -panchami. That's why there is a relation with my name. I was born on Nag panchami day. As we know Lunar calendar is not so straight forward stuff. Every year Nag panchami falls on different dates. This year it was on 30th July.

Morning itself I got lots of wishes from my relatives. The count of B'day wishes was maximum this year. Normally this fact of Nag panchami B'day was only known in my close family circle. That's why the wishes are restricted from this close circle. This time somehow it went further than my close family.

M prepared lots of stuff for this day. R and S had also come. We had a nice time all in all.

Personally I am more for my straight forward Birthday which falls on 14th August. This I consider my real B'day. That's official also. Looking forward to have a nice time on that day also.!!!! Selfish naaa....!!!!!

Life moves on!!!!!

I have been busy with my MS exams for last one week. 5 more days to finish it off. I plan to give a final attempt(last try) for ...... I won't reveal much here!!!!!! Once I finish it off I will be talking about it. Need to streamline my daily activities.

It seems lots of things are changing around me.... May be it's time for a change??? What say???