The Hindus. dead bodies are buried my father saide to me
i tried calling out to . " there , it is dangerous walking further , come back," i screamed. there were no life guards around. i repeated my plea as i threw my bag on the sand and raced closer to , lest the sea swallowed . as i waded closer to . he sensed my presence and turned.
"go away ! " he screamed. he wiped face and quickened stride towards the sea. he was still far from where i was and me moving closer would only ensure that he reached destination sooner.
"okay ! i wont come closer. but stop and listen to me ," i screamed.he stopped . he was now chest deep in water ."there is to listen or talk.i don't have to explain myself to a total stranger," he shot back.
"cool. you don't have to. but don't you you are too young to literally drown away all your dreams , wishes and hopes ? you are half my age . there is so much more you have to see. i really you should reconsider," i said as i tried to move closer to .
"don't you come closer! " he shouted back. i froze in my spot . "you have no idea what i have gone through. i have seen it all. there is more! " he said choking back tears.
"have you ever felt that queer happiness you feel when you love a girl so dearly ,and realize that she loves you just as much ? have you ever gotten down on your knees and told her how she means the world to you ? have you felt the when she says yes? have you held your little daughter in your arms just minutes after her first cry? have you felt the the myriad emotions you feel as she clasps her tiny finger around your finger and you make her a silent promise to love her , protect her till your last breathe? have you felt the hopelessness you feel when all that you have is snatched away from you in the wink of an eye and you are standing amidst the rubble of calamity life left you with? "
"no" , he replied. pulling me back from my trance. "there is a lot to life little guy " , i continued as i looked into sad eyes.
"have you seen meteor shower on a moonless night ? have you ever heard a flower blossom ? have you climbed the tallest mountain and etched your name on the rock ? have you built your own enterprise and seen it drop down like a house of cards ? have you the picked the remains and started again ? have you laughed like there was no tomorrow ? have cried like a baby ? have you gorged on food with no guilt ? have you danced like no one was and sang like the world was deaf ? have you ? " , i asked . i saw face soften. "no" , he replied feebly.
"there is so much more kid , now come back here . side is where we have it all. the happiness , the sorrow, the disappointment, the fear , the love , " i said as i stretched my hand towards . i saw stagger towards me and hug me as he broke into tears. "there there , you will be just fine," i said as i led back to the shore. i picked up my bag and offered to drop back to place . he nodded in approval. i held close as we walked towards hotel. we walked in silence. when we reached the gate i handed my card."you ever feel lonely , sad or down, just give a call or drop me a mail! "
" you " , he said as we shook hands. "there was a girl and a startup. both felt i wasn't good enough." , he said ruffling hair and looking at a distance. "then it is time to show them both how wrong were. you will do great kid ! i can see it in your eyes. so you better be up and kicking! ", i said .
"i will. i will. i will even send you a mail each week and tell you how well i have been doing .i promise " , he said . "i promise i will read them all and feel very proud " , i said as i hugged . i could see the will , the determination in eyes. the will to stay alive and strive for he wanted. i knew he would go places in a few years.
as i bid goodbye and walked on the moonlit lonely road. i took my wallet out and stared lovingly at the picture of my beautiful wife and daughter. "looks like you guys will have to wait a little longer before i cross the skies for you," i to the picture as i dropped my bottle of pills to the trash can.
i now had a new promise to keep.
i love my india. :
i love my india not because it is my mother-country. the people around me are lovely. the tradition is unique. my mother-tongue is the most beautiful language on the earth. the natural beauty spread all over india is really enchanting. the religious touch that we could find among indians is heart-. besides all these factors, there are many other aspects of india have attracted my attention to keep me loving it. i want to state only two aspects here because of shortage of time.
1. unity in diversity
we speak different languages. every 25 kilometer entertains different culture. all the major religions are followed here. communal clashes are the nature of the day. political parties are diverse at national as well as the regional level. in spite of all these differences, we feel one when it becomes the matter of indianism. the warmth and hospitality of the indian people get deepened in spite of diversity. the economic renaissance is amazing in the recent past. the economic progress of the people has maintained the unity of the people. indian of life is also called is called sanatan dharma is prime factor to sustain unity in diversity.
2. creativity of the people
to quote sri aurobindo, 'for more than three thousand years, india has been creating abundantly and incessantly, lavishly with an inexhaustible many sidedness, republics, kingdoms, empires, , cosmogonies, sciences, creeds, arts, poems and all kinds of monuments, palaces, temples, public works, communities, societies, religious orders, laws, codes and rituals, physical sciences, sciences, systems of yoga, systems of politics, administration, arts spiritual, arts worldly, trades, industries, fine crafts - the list is endless.' is the honest word to vouch for the creativity of my india.
of course there are many and many factors of india have attracted different people in different times. for all these , i love my india.
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