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Am I an anti-national?

March 21, 2019

10-best-Inspiring-Quotes-from-3I am happy. This is my 100th post. I have done it at an astounding speed of about 0.8 blogs/month. I started blogging (if you can call it that) somewhere in October of 2008. It has taken about 126 months to complete 100. I can only comfort myself saying it has been quality over quantity. After all you must be knowing about the story of the dog and elephant. So even if there is no earth shattering tremble when I ‘deliver’ my blog, there is always a thud and shatter of my ego breaking when there are no readers. Anyways, I am happy, not because it is my 100th post. I am happy all the time. Well, most times, to be precise. There are times I have to pretend that I am sad and I am a pretty good actor, even I would not be able to make out that I am just acting. It is not that that there aren’t anything that makes me unhappy. Right from the moment I step out of my house to the time I get back, there are a myriad of things that make me unhappy- roads, pollution, traffic, people on the roads, people in office to name a few. There are also things and people inside my house that are capable of making me unhappy. Before you jump to conclusions, that it is my wife and children that I meant, it is actually the television, the Dish, Arnab, Rajdeep, Nidhi, Navika that I was referring to. Let’s leave it that. Nevertheless I am happy. There are a lot of people who are unhappy about this fact. But I remain happy. Truly happy. Period.

There is one problem though. It makes me an anti national. No, I never asked for any proof for anything. Maybe a couple of days back I had asked my friend Gulshan, the limerick queen if she really knew if Morarji Desai drank whatever he drank instead of vodka. It was just for clarification and not asking for proof. Then why? Recently UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network had published the World Happiness Report as of March 2019. It ranked countries based on happiness index. And India is ranked at 140 among the 156 countries that were part of this survey. It was ranked 133 last year and 122nd the year before. So here you have it, in a country where the citizens are becoming unhappier and unhappier, there is this guy who is happy and doesn’t that make him an anti-national. Though I have to admit that I am statistically insignificant.

Life is simple. It is not very complicated as most make it out to be. It is as simple as posting your 100th post 126 months since you started blogging. Really.

Indians, I will leave you with this.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. March 22, 2019 08:59

    What does it matter if being happy makes you anti-national? 🙂
    Happy hundred!
    I love that song!
    This post really perked me up!

    Thanks Usha, Glad you liked it. The song I meant 😛

  2. March 22, 2019 11:00

    What you said here is right….quality is here, so quantity/number of posts doesn’t matter. I envy people who are always, well, nearly always happy. It is a gift/blessing. We need more people like you around us/in our country.

    I am hearing/watching this video for the first time and liked it a lot, esp. the happy people around. People from different races, age group are all happy! Thank you for sharing this song.

    And CONGRATULATIONS for the hundredth post! Great, really!

    Thank you Sandhya. I was only joking about the quality part. 😀

  3. March 22, 2019 12:09

    Pretending to be happy when you are sad
    Makes you a rather remarkable lad
    Cheers to your century
    (With whatever you savvy)
    If a tongue-in-cheek rejoinder spurred it, i am glad!
    Comments on Social Media are often misinterpreted
    And get many unnecessarily agitated
    For my offence
    I offer no defense
    Whether vodka or gin-and-tonic, it’ll not be debated!
    I’ll not comment on your title
    Am trying to be a-political
    But your lovely song
    Made me sing along
    Thank you for sharing it — ’tis lively and lyrical!

    Thank you Gul for the triple treat

  4. March 22, 2019 13:13

    Govind, in the previous post, e’en my comment is missing, along with Usha’s, and just now when i tried to say so, it wouldn’t!!! 😦

  5. svenkataramana1 permalink
    March 25, 2019 12:11

    Hearty Congratulations for 100th blog Sir..
    It’s really a great achievement.Its not the time taken, it’s the perseverance to continue. Sustaining the enthusiasm to do these is more important.All the best sir..
    I wish to publish a book with your blogs..

    Thank you Ramana

  6. Mahesh permalink
    March 25, 2019 16:15

    Congrats on the century Govind 🙂

    Thank you Mahesh

  7. Mahesh permalink
    March 25, 2019 16:20

    I really love the integration of the “Happy” song at the end. Been sometime since I viewed/listened to it. Instantly uplifted my mind. Thank you 🙂 Happy blogging Govind sir 🙂

    Thanks Mahesh

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