…rang de basanti or dance basanti??

My dear pals I have been a bit too disturbed to be thinking about anything else other than, ‘PoK’, ‘ Uri Attacks’, ‘ 19 Martyrs, ‘Surgical Strike’. I am an extremely sensitive person. With age and experience I worked on it, so that it doesn’t really take over me… Like really???? Yes dude!!!!!! Anyway.

When I was an adolescent I used to watch these men clad in olive camouflage uniform, armed with weapons ( I am like haila!! ye asli hai?) on television. I see them only on news channels. See them in No Man’s Land, in jungle, in desert,in snow. And made me wonder do these men really exist???

Born and brought up in Bandra where we have grown up seeing celebrities, actors, actresses around. So I was sure they are just like us. Just that acting and glamour is their profession which makes them popular. Whereas, I see these men in uniform. I am like these men are not for real. I mean why would anyone on earth by choice, leave his family, friends, relatives, social life. Leave all the comfort of his home. Abandon just about everything. Also give away their lives. And that is their profession? Are you kidding me?

I wonder what makes them choose something like this. Why choose this? Choose to live every day as their last. I am sure their Dna not same like us. We civilians crib to stand for National Anthem, when played in cinema hall.. LOL! So as an adolescent and (obviously) till now and always they remain Super Heroes to me definitely the real ones, yet so unreal to me.

I came across this beautiful article on The Real Super Heroes and their not so ordinary life, dealing with ordinary emotion.

( Army Officer’s Wife On What It’s Like To Marry A Man Willing To Give Up His Life For The Country

https://www.scoopwhoop.com/What-Is-It-Like-To-Be-Married-To-An-Army-Man/#W.c4515bqft/?ref=WA )

Oh Yes! Dance basanti. Mera bachha haai!!! Dancing, Signing, Acting Reality Shows main participate karey. Mera Bachhaaaaaaaa!!!! Naam roshan karey. Make me also famous. Wow on teeee veeee. I and my bachha are stars. Mommy (daydreaming)…Ek do daily soaps. Jaise Balika Vadhu. Then hindi or regional movies. Actor ka tag lag jaaye. Shahrukh – Katrina bann jaaye. Life set!!!

How we get fooled by these so called Reality Shows fad. The shows dude seriously, only the channels and the judges earn a fortune. Leaving the participants and winners with temporary fame and a cheque of few dimes. I am not against it. But guys, especially to all the mothers, why can’t we teach our children about The Real Heroes ( we all are heroes to someone in someway..yo Bro! WE ARE!!!)

The Real Heroes are not who are acting. Those are actors, those are entertainers. The Real Heroes are on borders, in wars, who lay their lives for us. Who guard our motherland from enemies, without a single complain. So that we can sit in comfort of our homes peacefully and watch those entertainers on television.

Please dear all, especially mommies and youth learn, know, educate yourselves first about The Real Heroes. Then pass on the knowledge, show our children what it takes to be The Real Hero. Teach them to respect our flag, our National Anthem, our martyrs. Instill a feeling of pride and patriotism like any other emotion and values taught.

Teach them about Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru, Vallabh bhai Patel. Many more magnificently historic freedom fighters. Like we teach about hare and the tortoise. As parents and guardians show our youth and children the way to become one of those Real Heroes. It’s absolutely their choice what path they choose to walk on. Least we can do is show them.

Mera Bharat Mahaan every single day ( not only on 26th January or 15th August) because of every single Real Super Hero from then to now.Let us remember them, thank them, celebrate their spirit, look up to them, take pride in their valour and salute their families every single day πŸ™Œ

84 thoughts on “…rang de basanti or dance basanti??

  1. Well thought of . real hero’s are there on border and no hero’s are always on television. I salute our army and its sacrifices. Bharat mata ki jai .


  2. Real heros are those fighting there on the border coz of whom we are living in peace.. it takes courage for the family to send there kids to such a profession… I salute those families who send there kids in such professions…

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  3. I can relate to this, My dad is in Indian Navy & my grandfather too was πŸ™†most people never meet their HEROES but I’m blessed that I grew up with them πŸ™Œ thanks for sharing such a beautiful msgπŸ’• Proud !

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  4. Woah..! An army soldier’s daughter salute you for this effort Jay behena..β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯ I am glad that now people understand what it means to be a soldier and how his family survives without him. With fear that he may not come back home again. Oh those small moments we cherished. I am so gald and touched by your kind gesture and words. β™₯β™₯ more love and power to you. πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh I didn’t know. Oh this is nothing… Yes people must understand it’s about time.. I’m very glad πŸŒΉπŸ™thank you. I don’t deserve any salute.
      Lots of love and respect to you and your family 😘🌹

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  5. Hi Jay,

    you are doing a great job in your blog, and especially in comment section πŸ™‚
    I believe that real heroes are among us, in our everyday life. Heroes who think differently, the heroes who stand upright when everyone else is tearing their heads.Keep writing, and as I can notice, you are a hero for your readers πŸ™‚

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  6. Agree with you cent percent Jayshree. We have got all our values screwed up by the fake glamour the reality shows create. We honour actors out of proportion but forget the true heroes, our soldiers whose courage and achievements hardly garner any mention.

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  7. Wait, I guess I unfollowed your blog and that’s the only reason why your posts were not appearing in the feeds. Well this was a very thought provoking post Jay.
    We still remain unaware of the sacrifices soldiers do to save their mother nation.

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  8. I grew up under the nourishment of a mother who always wished to do something for her country, she would have even fought wars but she was already fighting a never ending war not on the country border but inside her house border. Now she has a dream to make their kids capable to fulfill their dream and her kids surely will. And now I got another mother who has same feeling and love for her nation. I’m feeling so blessed.Jai hind.πŸ‘Œβ€οΈ

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