Saffron, white and green

’tis that time of the year again when patriotism is in the air; the tri-colour all over headlines and timelines.

The one thing that binds all Indians together irrespective of religion, caste and creed.

It may be short-lived in this modern world, but it is genuine – something that brings the worldwide Indian community closer; something that makes us proud.

You can take an Indian out of India, but you can never take India out of an Indian.

The one time when the sense of patriotism supercedes all the ills that plague us.

The I-day school march past in childhood, the jalebi, the national anthem – pleasant memories. 🙂

Long Live India. Jai ho!


How replaceable am I?

People often gauge their achievements by the amount they have earned and learned or the success they have achieved.

My own version of achievement (which I myself discovered recently) is that I cannot judge my success. I frankly don’t know what is that threshold which will give me the, “Ah! Finally!’ feeling.

That made me think. And I came to a simple conclusion. How replaceable am I?

It may be at work or with personal relationships or any damn situation. If I am replaceable, then I am not fit to be in that place; I have not reached my goal. If someone would miss my work or my presence – now that would be something.

But then again, that would be being selfish.

I am confused all over again!