Friday, July 1, 2011

Just A Dsiturbing Thought

I have been following the Anna Hazaare campaign very closely by keeping myself updated through internet or their interviews on news channels or by sharing it with people who are following it too. Now suddenly I think what would have all the freedom fighters who have fought for us and gave their life’s for us would have done today.

Will they would have picked up a gun like shown in the movie “Rang De Basanti“ but somehow I feel that in the movie they all fought for a friend and not the country. You can say it was a personal revenge though trying to bring a bigger picture and they all didn’t fought or do something about it till their close friend died. So I was just wondering what would have provoked the great leaders like BHAGAT SINGH, NETAJI SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE, CHANDRASHEKHAR AZAAD ETC the list is endless and am sure there are many who have gone unrecognized too working in the back and only a few handful have been able to get their names recorded in history.

Well the answer that comes to my mind is the upbringing and social, cultural values that was inherited by them and which I feel is at lost in our generation. We care more about the brands, holidays abroad or securing our future and even I am in the same group.

Somehow the whole backbone of this fighting back attitude is been broken due to getting people more engrossed and busy with materialistic things in life. I genuinely feel it’s a very cautious approach to make sure that the youth gets so busy competing with his life that he doesn’t get anytime to think about his country and the one in a million who tries to raise his voice is often laughed out “ ye paka raha hai “ ya “ aur koi kaam nahi hai kya “ nothing will ever change and trust me from more than last 60 years nothing has changed and we all know the situation has been worsen.

So now the thought that was disturbing me was what would the great men’s of history would have done today that would have helped us because there is no enemy whom u can target as there was british people in their times. The enemy is we ourselves and no one else coz why do we blame others and as rightly said by Anna Hazaare and his team that why do we need another government or another set of people, these are our people only and we just need to make sure that they work properly because even if there is an another party forming government, they wont be passing the bill as u can see no party has strongly came forward in support of the bill in spite of the fact knowing that its right and would help reducing the corruption on a bigger note.

So by pointing a gun to all the ministers or hoping that they all should die somehow or we get a clean set of people wont happen but passing this lokpal bill supporting it in all the means and way, cause the team might be wrong on few points but atleast we know there is not a single agenda which is going to benefit Anna Hazaare,Arvind Kejriwal, Prashant Bhushan , Kiran Bedi and their team and the government trying to fight and to save themselves the way they have been doing it because the fact till date we have not seen any Politician been sent to jail or been convicted.

So I guess its time for us to join a small hand to the great leaders of history for the benefit of the society, to do a selfless act which in turn is very selfish to make sure the future of our country is secured and let us achieve the dream of all the freedom fighters who had a vision of a INDIA who had sacrificed their lives for our future. JAI HIND……..

Saturday, June 18, 2011

My first trekking trip......

Wowwwwww……..was the last thing tht came to me. We went for a trek route at chanderi which is near to badlapur station. Not knowing anything about trekking we (me n manish) accompanied uday n vivek who trek on a regularly basis. We started our day by waking up at 3.30 n reaching dadar station by 4.40, from there we took a train to badlapur where we arrived at 6.30.Having an early morning tea n a very light snacks we reached chanderi (a very small village). We hired a guide(Rohit a 15 yr old guy) we started our journey having no clue what its gona be like as for me trekking was like just walking in the nature.

The first half an hour was like very easy and I was thinking we will come on a regularly basis. Than we found a waterfall which was not flowing that fast, one can easily walk through it. But the stones were very slippery and wearing a wrong footwear for the occasion added to the experience. The waterfall was long and all the way I was thinking that I m climbing this up but how m I going to climb it downwards while on my return journey, than uday came to my rescue saying just enjoy climbing up we will figure out how we will come down. Every step taken was careful, all the focus n attention shifted to the next step. Though the waterfall was very narrow n empty at places we found a place to take a shower, the water was ice cold. Now as waterfall ended I thought we might be near to the destination and the guide said still we are not half way yet.

The trek was so dense u cannot make out at ne given point of time where exactly are you.

Now after waterfall came a very narrow path climbing straight upwards with crabs n snake holes everywhere which were easily seen. Even that was a very long path with actually no place where one can sit n relax for a while and just with one line of encouragement that upper chalo waha lagega ki u r in heaven we were heading with all the fears in our heart. Than we came in open and we could exactly see the place where we were going and still looked so far having thought so many times of rehne de yaar…upper jaake kya dekhna hai…..though somehow didn’t uttered a word n kept on.

Manish was in bigger trouble as the soul of his shoes came out but still was managing bravely. Now the wind was blowing at a speed which I have never experienced in my life. And the path was so narrow with one side rocky stones and complete open space the other side not knowing whats gona happen if we put just 1 wrong foot. Somehow with all the bravery(whom m I kidding) with having no other option I moved upwards surrendering myself to god.

We reached at 12.00pm at the top and thn wht we saw was just mesmerizing. It was one of the mountains which u see many times while going to hill stations on the way tht who might climb these or why some1 will ever go on top of this mountain. But the wind the scenery the villages which were barely in sight surrounded by other mountains was simply awesome. Forgetting all the pains n fear of how we will climb down we rested there for an hour had our snacks and listened to few songs on our phones every1 lost in their own thoughts we spent an hour.

Than around 1pm we started our journey back which was more difficult n my footwear not having a proper grip (though I just bought a new pair the previous day specially for trekking the a*****e sold me the wrong one) I was left with no choice but to sit n use both my hands too which took me more time than others but they waited patiently not asking me to hurry at any given point of time. Uday n the guide were having the same pace as though they were walking in a garden though me Vivek n Manish each had a slip with very small injuries(bruises n scratches) which made us all the more cautious. We ran out of water so we refilled at waterfall having one more shower and somehow waterfall looked a bit simpler thn it was at the other stage. Thanks to rain god indra devta jo poore raaste bares nahi else I dunno what wud have been our conditions. The rains came at the end of the journey I guess the god saying I was holding myself just for u guys. We reached the village completely tired my both hands swollen arms n legs having no more energy to walk. At village we didn’t find any means of transport forcing me and Manish started walking while Uday n Vivek were buying some soft drinks for themselves. After Walking for about half an hour we saw them coming in a village auto in which we hopped in and headed towards the badlapur station.

Every1 was so tired n soaked to the skin that neither of us was uttering a word still having tht feeling of the small achievement in our hearts we headed to our homes. I would like to thank Mr Uday n Mr Vivek who were calm and composed all the time lifting my spirits and not to forget Manish who invited me for the trip.