Bhumika Desai Shah

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How woke your patriotism is?

In Uncategorized on February 20, 2019 at 8:02 am

“What theme we should follow? how about using colorful candles this time for a change- I have few from last Diwali stalk. Achha how about going to dinner afterwards as we will be tired?”-She was painting her well-shaped nails and talking to her friend.

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Guess where she was planning to go? – to a candle march to express grief!

“Beta, Its too simple to reply you want to be teacher. You should aspire like- I want to be a soldier and protect/serve my country. Just to brag about, you don’t need to be one in real. Patriotism works everywhere. You will get vote of sympathy!”- He was preparing his daughter for elocution competition on the topic- My dream career.

Welcome to India.

Let me talk about “we average Indians”, who conditionally love country.

We are self-proclaimed patriots of highest degree of hypocrisy. Our patriotism is seasonal. Mostly our patriotism is on fire on 15th August, 26th January. Though our patriotism wakes up on certain specially triggered events also. Like one happened on 14th February at Pulwama.

Nearly 43 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and many others injured when terrorists targeted a convoy with a car bomb at Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday, in what is the worst attack ever on security personnel in the state. Reports suggested that the vehicle used by the terrorists was a Mahindra Scorpio carrying more than 350 kg of explosives. The injured have been moved to the army base hospital in Srinagar, 20 km from the attack site.  Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility for the attack.

As soon as out Facebook, Twitter,Instagram , Whatsapp accounts started crying about above incident- our passively sleeping patriotism sparked.

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We – everyone felt the competition of posting emotional-cringe worthy-sentimental long patriotic- terror bashing posts with pictures(Too inappropriate to be posted on SM!) . We had to prove our love for our country and hence we finished our candle light- valentine dinners at fancy restaurants little too quick, clicking only few romantic pictures(to be posted once our patriotism hibernates!).

And we worked few extra hours at night- posting our anger-rage-frustration-incapability of government, uselessness of opposition etc in virtual world.

We also changed our DPs on various social media platforms to black for showing our grief.

We had to also post relevant whatsapp, insta, FB stories and hence we searched for appropriate posts, edited them and posted in no time. (So much work to be done!)

We did our jobs well and slept under our cozy warm blankets putting our AC on.

The next day also we had to work harder and longer. We had to post all possible videos, images, posts and keep our patriotism ignited. We did it. We did it well.

The day after next day we felt little relaxed. We resumed routine and booked movie tickets, changed back to colorful DPs, started posting sick humor and sliding into DMs to flirt. Oh Boy! Time flies! Our Patriotism woke up, worked it off and slept back!

If you are still reading this, You must ask me- So what? So what I want average Indian to do? They should not even express their anger? Should not post their rage? Should not ask for revenge?

Yes. Yes. Yes. With all equal and valid rights Yes! Show your anger, Ask your questions, shower your love but also do something in real- REAL for your love for your country.

Ask yourself and your loved ones-

  • Will you motivate and guide your kids to join armed forces? if not- WHY?

We aspire for our kids to be engineers, doctors, CA, MBA etc- but never a soldier. Living under constant insecurity and life threat is not easy. We want our kids to be safe, happy and enjoying life all ways and we also ask for war in anger without thinking of its consequences! Its easy and convenient for us as the one who is going to war front is not our loved one. Think about it.

Asking for war is asking for blood, blood of so many soldiers and families. War should be last option and our patriotism should respect emotions of our brave hearts and their families while commenting, arguing, posting logic-less stupid content.

Lets be wise. Lets experts decide.


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