The Choice

Date: May 23, 2017
To: Stone Pelters in Kashmir
From: True Indians
Subject: The Choice

As you have sworn your allegiance to Pakistan or whichever terror state of your choice, there is no need to remind you again that Jammu & Kashmir is a part of India. We rejoiced when the Indian Army shot down terrorists like Burhan Wani, Sabzar Ahmad and all their successors who chose to be terrorists instigating stone pelting in Kashmir. We rejoiced when an Indian Army major used a stone pelter as a human shield to save lives.

Stones are free. Bullets aren’t.

Before you pelt another stone at the Indian Army, stop for a moment and ask yourself: “How do you want to be recognized after you are gone?”

A good Human Being OR A good Human Shield.

Make a choice.

Sincerely,
True Indian

The narration of Stone Pelting incident on April 9, 2017, by Army Hero Major Leetul Gogoi. Courtesy: @republic #IndiaWithMajGogoi

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The Journey

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Dear Brother,

I wish you a very happy birthday today. I also wish we would be celebrating your birthday together. Understandably our professional commitments disallow the luxury of celebrations. Last year we couldn’t celebrate Diwali. Nonetheless, if wishes were horses even dummies would ride.

We are noble steeds. Celebrate life, brother! Celebrate life in its total grandeur and royalty. Cut a cake and have my portion of it… a large one! Be chivalrous to dummies. Be rest assured, I am with you in the celebrations.

The Journey of life may seem elusive. You’ll be told that the grass is greener on the other side or a meadow has NO grass on it! Just Believe in yourself. Believe in righteousness. Lastly, if you’ve finished eating the cake, please dispose of the waste in the ‘dry’ bucket as instructed by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modiji.

Be rest assured, the Prime Minster of India is with you too.

Yours Sincerely,

Yogi.

Never Assume

Symbie

Wagging the Tail to Throne

Ever since childhood, I loved dogs. Baba (my father) played an instrumental role in connecting with these wonderful animals. A lovely Indian Pariah used to frequent us. Baba called her “Queen Elizabeth who wags her tail to the throne!!!”  We never got his political jokes. But they were funny! We laughed and Queen wagged her tail happily!!!I loved that sight.

“Why do dogs wag their tails?” I asked one day.

“Becuase when they are happy they show it.” Baba used to strike some awesome smilies. “They’re happy even if they don’t get any Laddus…, unlike some people.”  He was referring to me as I was upset for not being allowed more than two Laddus at a wedding. “Now you know, why dogs wag their tail…!” he continued.

“Is it..?!” The tiny ego of a 4-year-old was hurt after all! “Dogs should shake their heads when they are angry then.” I countered with the wee bit of developed intellect and instinct of an inquisitive child.

“Hold it there, young man,” Baba said in an authoritative voice of a good father. “Have you ever seen a dog shaking his head in anger?”

” No…” my voice trembled. Baba did not like anything that was wrong. “My friend says that they bark loudly, when angry. But…, I don’t think so.” I replied. What my Dad said next was just epic dad-son chat which I’ll never forget in life. He said and I quote:

“Believe in yourself,
Never Assume.
Always speak up if you don’t understand
Else speak against if incorrect.
But Never Assume.”