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My not-so-fair Lady

Posted by Rojit on August 17, 2012

he smiles and smiles like the innocent face of a kid whom everyone so fondly cherishes.  And like a soft wind that seems to have touched everyone, her beautifully shaped face shall never need to ask someone to fall for it. Her hair, long as it can ever be, may have melted plenty. Her job requires so many things apart from just skills. The way this society shall portray her, will differ and yet she was there brave and standing high with a leather stuff in her hand. She offers all the people who came inside the important thing for this small world of us to run and in return a few cash which she carefully inserts into her bag. She has only a straight pavement where she could walk up and down, and every point the customers will look at her. I too sat there waiting for her……for my turn when she shall walk up to me and ask for the cash.

 

 

 

 

As angelic someone could be, she comes towards me wit no hesitation at all. And I, on the other hand, dumbstruck by the way she tries to control everyone, already have forgotten how the heart pounds ! A woman she is, and there I see – a person with such humilty who is so honest and sincere about her job. She stands just infront of me as a part of her daily show and with an eye so deep, so meaningful,  she looks at me and just like that, the world trancends into silenceI hear nothing, I smell nothing. I just see the beauty and tranquility of her eyes and like a magnet, I was already down the road lost. Moments past when finally I could hear something pounding so hard and fast. I realized it was my own heart beats and a second later, I could hear her say something. And just like everyone I smiled and paid her!

 

At this place, she must have met so many kind of people and without an ioto of emotion attached, she knows they will leave this place, the place where she works. For almost an hour she was doing her job and I on the other hand simply couldn’t take my eyes off her. I felt like asking her name but that idea didn’t sound so well. So I refrained myself from doing that, and I sat still, enjoying the moments of her at sight! I remembered my school days when I was a victim of ‘love at first sight ‘ when I first saw a girl in our local playground. I don’t remember her face now, it never happened to me again but boy did I know… how magical I felt. I’m not saying this very moment when I saw this strong woman with black kohls and beautifully coifed hair,will be ‘love at first sight’ but I guess it’s the closest it has ever got.

 

After short stint with my not so fair lady, I’ve never been this much reluctant in my life to cease this wonderful moment. I guess her service wasn’t needed anymore and with a heart almost broken to pieces, I left her. I try to look back at her with all my might but to no avail. And all I could remember apart from those heavenly moments and her angelic face, was the simple smile she secretly made not knowing or expecting someone could already be shot by that infamous cupid’s arrow! Whenever I have a chance, I’ll always try to find one AP 01N 1439 of bus route number 113/M, the place where she works as a bus conductor!!

 

Someone truly said that ‘beauty lies in the eyes of the beholders‘. And sometimes when I meet a woman like this typical not so fair Telegu Bus conductor, I believe some beauty is just constant, never to be doubted, never to be judged, never to be ignored. Amen 😀

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Mary Kom from Assam? Thank You Sirjee!

Posted by Rojit on August 8, 2012

Being a Manipuri and despite not much of a news follower, yet yesterday was a day to remember for reasons weird world has to salute it! The simple yet funny thing goes something like this – The great Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan tweeted ‘out of joy’ that Mary Kom (a manipuri woman boxer) has assured a medal in London Olympics and she, a mother of two, is from ASSAM!!

Now this tweet was made at 2:01 am, 7th August which of course was unknown to many. Thanks to media and twitter world, the news came spreading and everyone including ‘mainland’ Indians as well as Manipuris were shocked. Hundreds of messages, facebook updates, tweets, blogs started pouring in commenting or rather mocking at this poor General knowledge shown by sucha great personality of India.

There are plenty of things to ponder over. First and foremost is the simple fact that I can feel the anger and disappointment shown by my fellow manipuris. This little tweet was just another to the list of reasons Manipuris feel totally alienated from India. If a well educated personaily, not to forget the KBC anchoring part, doesn’t know where Mary Kom is, and yet holding the Olympic torch in front of everyone representing this great nation then, something’s seriously wrong with Amitabh Sir and ever worse for the ranks and files who have no idea about the NorthEast.

Manipuris are proud people and this mistake can’t be easily tolerated and that too after a series of many incidents that somehow always have their punchline – India don’t care about Manipur!

I just have these following questions in my mind after yesterday’s incident.

1) Does it really matter to a great Indian like Senior Bachchan who is supporting India in this Olympics to actually know where Mary Kom is?

*Did you, yourself,(as an Indian) know where Vijender, Sushil Kumar, Abhinav Bindra, Saina Nehwal, Deepika are from? If you didn’t know that, does it really matter at all being a sports-lover? Coz I don’t. They are all Indians who love playing their games and on the path, make this country proud.

2) If you were that pissed off at Mr. bachchan’s tweet, did you actually ask yourself the full name of Mary Kom? Did you really know it by heart the full name? Coz seriously, I didn’t know. Now also, I don’t have a clue. I believe Mary Kom is a brand that will sell by itself and shall always make this small state of ours and this country proud.

3) Finally would Mary Kom herself be so angry with Mr. Bachchan for falsely mentioning her state’s name as Assam? She is such a humble human being. I believe she’ll be infact elated to hear a great personality mention her name.

This post of mine will have lots of points, various people across different states would laugh at my shallow thinking. But I’m happy with the series of things that happened yesterday. If Mr. Amitabh had mentioned Mary Kom’s state’s name correctly, many people who have now known where she is, might have not known. It’s very important to also know that Bachhan himself corrected his tweet within 5 minutes saying how sorry he was. That again shows his world of simplicity. Plus, his blog in tumblr contains a full length paragraph showing appreciation and happiness with how Mary Kom has achieved her feats. It’s heart whelming to learn people, like himself does care about a Manipuri like Mary Kom.

Btw, he again tweeted Vijender’s name wrongly which he rectified again. He’s really getting old, fellas 🙂

Where will we ever stop of this uncanny knack of mocking at someone’s mistakes? When will we ever stop of mixing sports, films and politics!? When will we ever stop hating each other!

As Russel Peters in one of his acts said, ” Indians can never be terrorists! Coz terrorists hate Americans and we Indian hate ourselves!”

Wishing the best of luck to MC Mary Kom for her match. Go for GOLD!!!

And congrats for winning a medal for India. And thank you Amitabh Sir as well.

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