Monday, July 6, 2009

Lets Communalise India

Its been a long while since i had the pleasure of talking with you. I was on an extended sabbatical, a gap year (if I may say). To tell you the truth, this break that i had has been...well...very different experience for me. I was like a machine in the last 9 years, observing only what was good for me, cutting off everything that was not helping me move further towards my aim/goal.....simply put, a programmed machine. It surely had its pleasures, m not complaining at all, just talking.

The last couple of months alowed me to experience life from a different perspective and the pleasures thereof. In my interaction with a lot of you it was very nice to know that there were a quite a few people following my blog. Well its courtesy all of you that i have started writting again ( I have to stick to a few topics as I dont enjoy the freedom of speech unlike most of you; upon joining the Army we have to surrender this civil liberty).

In this blog, let me communalise India.

I have to admit, sportsmen/sportswomen are an altogether different community. You could belong to the Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Bengali, Punjabi or any other community or you could belong to the sports community (only entitled for sportspersons, not officials). What a pleasure it is to talk to people who have been sportsmen/sportswomen in their life. To hear about their difficulties or the sheer uninterupted pleasure of playing back then without the weight of studies/exams. All the "badmashi" that they did together (this community seems to be having all the fun). Listening to how, while representing India as latest as 1992 Olympic Games at Barcelona, one of the federation was receiving fax all the way from the Olympic Games through a paan shop, needless to say, the federation was housed in a shop too. Some things dont change much. Talking to people, its interesting to hear of their ability or the inability to play now and fresh vows to start again no matter what. Like me, I am sure a vast majority of sportsmen, find themselves amidst sports community (people who have been sportspersons in their lives) at common places be it at airports, parties, parks, hotels lobbies etc. Believe you me, there is no community like this community, there still is time, join this community: it has the power to change your life and the people around you.


Anonymous said...

Awesome! Let more people join the sports community over all other communities - as players, fans and enablers of change! Great thought Chilly and don't stop! You have many fans in India who would love to hear from you.

Vishwajeet Dangat said...

Hi..great thought...Nice to see you blog after a long time.Please keep blogging. I am a rifle shooter too and a big fan of yours. Hope to meet you someday...

Jit said...

Chilli, I concur with you word by word. I still remember the words of my Taekwondo coach, once he said look at our team, we all in same dress n tracks .. nobody can differentiate who's who and which religion, cast one belong to. We all will be seen as Sportsmen or Athletes, thats our ultimate religion !

I think all great sportsmen think alike, their way of life is same. So I support your cause!

Let there be only one religion that is Indian and lets spread one communalism SPORTS !

Cheers n Amen !!

Rock on