My Father

He stands in the rain so I won’t get wet.

He stands in front of me so the sun won’t hit me.

He hears me out patiently so I know I’m not alone.

He guides me so I’ll shine a day.

He would take all the bullets aimed at me.

But I won’t let that.

Because he’s my FATHER.

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

3 Day Quote Challenge – Day 1

This is my very first quote challenge and I thank ApM for the nomination.

Day 1

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

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My nomination

Teena

The rules

• 3 Days challenge with quotes on each day
• 1 Nominee each day, not repetitive.

One Lovely Blog Award

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This is my very first nomination for an award. And I want to thank itsgoodtobecrazysometimes.wordpress.com for nominating me for this. Everyone, check out her blog because it’s awesome :

https://itsgoodtobecrazysometimes.wordpress.com/

The rules

  • Thank the person that nominated you and give a link to their blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Display the award on your post of the award.
  • List seven facts about yourself.
  • Nominate (up to) 15 bloggers for this award and comment on one of their posts to let them know you have nominated them.

 

7 Facts about me

  1. Reading is my favorite pastime.
  2. I am the youngest member in my family.
  3. I’m currently obsessed with the song ‘Castle’ by Halsey.
  4. Birthdays mean a big deal to me.
  5. I love surprises.
  6. I wear specs.
  7. Forever a Potterhead.

My Nominees

https://apm26.wordpress.com/

https://simpleheadgirl.wordpress.com/

https://myselfexpressions.wordpress.com/

https://ayangerling.wordpress.com/

https://touchofmysaint.wordpress.com/

https://ipekseyhanpoyrazkarayel.wordpress.com/

https://literatureismyporn.wordpress.com/

https://themissshweta.wordpress.com/

https://poemhobby.wordpress.com/

https://eyewillnotcry.wordpress.com/

https://onlyiknowthetrueme.wordpress.com/

https://myastheniagravisladycas.wordpress.com/

https://wordsandnotion.wordpress.com/

https://ajay14vyas.wordpress.com/

https://trappedinworld.wordpress.com/

Life is Worth Living

He stood there
At the end of the cliff.
Wondered if his life
Was worth living or not.
No, it isn’t,
He decided.
Took a deep breath.
Took a step forward.
Only to have his mind
Fill with memories –
“Tears rolling down his mother’s face
When he fell at the age of three.
His father’s proud face
When he took his team to victory.
The laughter on his friends’ face
At a joke he said long back.
The smile on his girl’s face
At his compliment…. “
The scenes fought to find
A place in his mind.
The more he stood there,
The more came up.
He had touched
People’s hearts.
Only he hadn’t known it till now.
He took a step back
To make many more memories
In his people’s hearts.

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Caste? Please, no…

One of the school office staff came into the classroom while we were practicing for the English skit. He called my name and told, “You must collect your lump sum grant within the next four days.”

As soon as he went out, a group member of mine asked in a pitiable tone, “Are you a SC?”

Scheduled Caste/SC/Dalit – the ascribed status which gets embedded in a group of people from the moment they take our first breath in this world. Centuries ago, someone conceptualized the ugly caste system. No advancements brought any positive change to it. Rather, I would say, they deteriorated the whole condition.

You said our skin is not pure. But how can you know the purity of my skin unless you to touch it?

You said we aren’t worthy enough to study. We don’t have the skills. But how can you know unless you give us a chance to show it ?

You said we aren’t competent enough to govern the country. But how can you know when you yourselves are the only ones who are allowed?

You go on complaining about the reservation system in the education field. Only when you give a second thought would you understand that if reservation wasn’t there, the so-called lower castes will forever be in the dark and the world – dominated by the so-called higher castes.

In central-government funded higher education institutions, 22.5% of available seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) students (7.5% for STs, 15% for SCs).

77.5 seats are available to the other castes. But you just want to make it look like we just consume all benefits. However, give heed to the fact that there are hundreds of desolate and oppressed Dalits living in rural areas still bereft of these opportunities.

Surely all those fortunate to get into the educational institutions would have gone through some type of discrimination. May be, at least a look of detest or totally ignored to false charges and physical abuses. Although many manage to escape the clutches of evil, few give up their lives.

Gazing up the sky tonight, I saw a star shining bright and knew Rohith Vemula was there.

I looked at my classmate in the eye and said, “YES”. It was a mixture of broken pride, sadness and anger. But I knew this tag doesn’t define what I am.

 

 

What is “DIFFERENT”? (Snippets #1)

I might be different to you.                                                                                        

So are you to me.                                                                                                        

And therefore, what is actually ‘different’?

Everyone in this world is unique; no two persons are the same. I wish we all would accept this fact and thereby respect the choices of others. If we do, half of the world’s problems would vanish.

So, from this year onwards let’s try to give each other the space they need and let others be happy and be happy ourselves.

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