Thursday, April 21, 2011

The irony of life.

Life can be so ironic at times.. and it stares you in the eye at some of the most unexpected moments. I work for a youth volunteer network called Make A Difference (www.makeadiff.in) and as a part of the core team in my city, it's a part of my duty to co-ordinate efforts where these underprivileged children get to know the outside world more and be a part of it.

And that's what we did when we had 4 beauty queens from 4 different nations visit our physically-challenged children from a certain centre. They were Miss Canada, Miss Sweden, Miss Iceland and Miss Mongolia. They interacted with the kids, played games, drew pictures, sang, danced and did everything that would make their time with the children even more fun. Towards the end, the children were in a mood to dance and we put on a Bhangra song for them. The song was 'Saddi Gali' from the recent hit 'Tanu Weds Manu'. You'd say, 'what's so ironic about this?'

But it is..
for a song that says,
'Even though by mistake, come to my lane sometime'

And I saw these kids dance to this song like there was no tomorrow. Children who were living this song, who just want your time and love and consideration. Nothing more than that.. children whose faces light up when you visit them, teach them something new, respect them for the individuals they are.. it was one of the most difficult moments in my life when I realized this irony and tried hard to stop that lone tear from flowing down my cheek.

:')


12 comments:

Pushkar said...

All this in our dear Nagpur! What fun!! Superb observation and a wonderful service. Keep it up. :)

Rohneet said...

Nicely written. Understood exactly what you meant, as I too had experienced the whole subject matter of your blog that day. :)

Firebolt said...

Thank you Pushkar! Would love if you get associated with MAD Nagpur! :)

@ Rohneet : Thanks :) Cheers!

Manish Kungwani said...

Amazing post ... i missed it due to certain obligations, but this post makes it real for me ...

Firebolt said...

Thank you so much Manish :)

Hope you'll be able to join us the next time!

- Sugar Cube - said...

aww Sukhi ..touching post

Very proud to have been a part of MAD =)

Firebolt said...

Thanks a lot Sugar :)

Cheers to us and MAD!

Rondeep said...

This is touching, heartening and all so inspiring. Makes me wanna do something similar as well (which I will). My Best Wishes to You Sukhi and everyone associated with these ‘Difference-Making’ endeavors. :)

Firebolt said...

Thanks a lot Rondeep - you can also associate yourself with us - just go to www.makeadiff.in

:)

Ambarish Ganesh said...
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Ambarish Ganesh said...

The way you interpreted the "Saddi galli.." song is touching...!
Makes me want to do something too...! Inspiring post..hats off

Firebolt said...

Thank you so much Ambarish! :)