Saturday, October 30, 2010

Meaning of Being Sachin Tendulkar in India!

Indian middle class population is by and large busy with anxiety of future and concerns of today. Amid ever increasing demands of life, people seldom find an occasion of respite. Workload of office, tension of work commute, tight monthly budget, increasing prices of essential commodities, you name them and you will find a problem or two clutching this stratum of Indian society. In such situation, there is one fad of this class that helps it forget its problems and that is: cricket!
It is said that cricket is religion in India. Then there must be a god of the religion. Yes, this religion does have one. And the name of the God is: Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. This name has been synonymous with hope and dream for the middle class. With the flight of the career of Sachin Tendulkar , dreams of middle class also soared. This player gave the middle class belief to surmount the insurmountable and achieve the unachievable.
Through his cricketing skills, he showed that dream is slave of spunk, ambitions submit to grit and goals respect perseverance. There is always a vicarious happiness across the middle class, whenever Sachin is happy. Through his centuries and wickets, the middle class lives its own dreams. The deeds of god inspire generations to resist giving up and desist giving in. Like an indefatigable warrior he fights the cricketing battles to rewrite the meanings of competition, competitor, and victories.
As an indomitable competitor he describes the game in his own way that is just and sublime. Cricket has also got a definitive ambassador in him.
World at large is indebted to him for various occasions that he brought to the destiny of the game named cricket. Indian middle class in particular has witnessed several festive moments thanks to swashbuckling endeavours of the diminutive wizard. Sachin has filled new coloures to Holi and new brightness to Diwali. The power of the Sachin’s sleight turns a frazzled face into a sprightly pool of beatific emotions.
Sachin Tendulkar signifies rectitude that makes a life meaningful and fortitude that makes a person adorable. If we can cultivate these two attributes of Sachin in our life, then we can also make our life teeming with achievements like Sachin’s !

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Past Perfect!

Past is always glorious, bewitching and enchanting -- be it a life of a society or a nation. Past always conjures up a sense of supremacy for societies around the world. ‘We were this or we were that’ gives a velvety shed from the scorching challenges of present. Every society longs for a revisit of past. It wants to revisit the glory of past that it is bereft of in the dominance of present.
Several wars have been fought on the face of the earth to revisit the golden dream of past. Societies and Nations alike have sacrificed tranquility of present to repeat the sheen of the past. Blood and brutality has been used several times in the space of time to move the clock backwards.
The penchant for past is inseparably embedded in  human psyche. Whenever we, as a nation or as a society, mention the word past, we tend to skim only achievements and ignore debacles. And this tendency to embrace glory and avoid gloom is a cardinal force behind our infatuation for past.
Whenever archeologists excavate traces of forgotten civilizations, the integral to the exploration is always the word ‘imposing’. In a way we congratulate ourselves on being the heir of a magnanimous legacy. And that is why, there is hunger to dig earth layer by layer.  
With the word past, the word pride is subtly intertwined. And when societies rummage for their past, they actually try to delve for their pride that is buried under the dust of time. The major chunk of present is expended cogitating about the past that was immaculate and the past that was perfect.
Basking in the past provides soothing refuge to the tumultuous present. And many a times past has been inspiration to achieve something in present that is awe inspiring. Dwelling in the past is ok as long as the present is not being sacrificed. If present is strangulated perforce to make the past alive again, then a precarious situation emerges that engulfs the future as well.
So, we should always take care while submerging ourselves into hallucinating effects of past to give proper respect to our present and future. It is better to sprinkle experiences of past on the destiny of present than to expunge the opportunities of present for the nostalgic hubris of past.