Being Indian.

Well we talk alot on T.V. on Radio other possible Communications where we can reach the masses that we should be proud to be an Indian, we Indians rock so on and so forth. But i want to relate this to our system now. Talking everyone does, executing is the real challenge. I am talking about Indian Passport System. I wanted to issue a new passport and so my friend told me to go on the Indian Passport Website and check for the details there. I did that, its’s just simple to fill in details in the form, that’s not the issue. The issue is, in the form there is a question ” Are you Indian by Birth/Citizenship”, i filled in i am an Indian by birth as i was born in India and also my birth certificate has registered me in India only so it is obvious for me to fill the option by birth in the form. But this is applicable only on the form just to increase the question and not knowing the worth of the question. I had my Birth Certificate, P.A.N Card, Driving License, School Leaving Certificate,  My university certificate and all possible details which proves that i am a Citizen of Indian, I am Himanshu Parmekar, I stay at my given adress which is permenant and mind you all the above document which i mentioned is issued to me by Government. But but but my friends hold on inspite of me showing them these documents they still ask me for my Ration Card which i have but its of the older address. I mean i have showed you all my legal Government Documents and still you ask me if for my Ration Card. I mean even in Ration Card what they want is my name on the Ration Card and the address proof but dude that is already there on my driving license which is issued by the Government. But yet they cry crib for the Ration Card so i asked them for another alternative they said get the electricity bill and telephone bill of April 2009 and 2010. I mean April 2010 is fine but April 2009 who is going to keep such an old bill. But still they insist me on doing so otherwise they won’t issue me the Passport.

Frustration is what is in my mind now but i cannot help it, because it’s the Indian system after all and nothing can be done about it. I may have to issue a new Ration Card which is of no use in today’s Mumbai or i have to open my closet scatter all the files as if it is some Chartered Accountant’s office and search for the Telephone and Electricity Bills of 2009.

So the moral of the story is you can never be an Indian by birth (which is mentioned on your Birth Certificate), You have to be an Indian by Registered Books. So why are we calling us “Born Indian”

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Saw something called ‘Humanity’

Yes i know many people must be thinking this word called ‘Humanity’ is nothing new and why the hell am i writing about it. Well yesterday i just experienced what Humanity is exactly like. I myself agree that being human we don’t act like one. Well it’s not our fault at all it’s something called ‘Materialistic Pleasure’ is what has to be blamed.

Yesterday my granny’s old fridge had some problem with it’s compressor. I am not an electrician so i don’t know what the problem exactly was but yes i knew there was some problem with the compressor as the freezer was not accumulating any ice. My granny is in love with her 35years old godrej fridge and so she gets very tensed whenever she sees something wrong with her fridge she takes the makes the whole world upside down. But that’s not the case. Well she called me quickly from down where i was playing football to call up this electrician called ‘Joseph’. She said that this guy was trust worthy and knows her fridge like a family doctor knows his/her patient. I saw the watch and told her that it was 9pm and that no one would come so late. But she insisted me to at least try at once. So i did i went to his place as his cell was switched off i met him and called him. Poor guy was busy with his friend joking and fooling around after a long day work. I asked him politely to please come and fix up the fridge as there was food inside the fridge which would get spoilt. It was chicken after all i had to save it, I love chicken, jokes apart. So he came after half an hour saw the fridge saw the compressor and within 5 minutes he fixed it like it was before. My granny went and opened her purse to pay the guy. He saw my nani and said no need to pay ma’am. I was shocked listening to this he almost takes 50rs per visit and that too in the night around 9pm, i know it’s not that late but after a long day coming and resting, chilling around with friends and then suddenly going for another visit. I thought he might charge at least 100rs because it was not his working hour at that time. He said No need to pay me ma’am and just left. My granny told me see this is called ‘Humanity’.

I know friends this is not a great deal i mean you must be thinking how am i relating this to humanity. But to tell you a fact is humanity doesn’t mean you have serve humanity at a large scale, it starts from bits and pieces, adjoining them will make a bigger and a better world. This story is one of the bits and pieces of humanity

FIFA Country Specific

Sorry, There was a huge time gap of me writing anything on My Blog, well it’s not because of me not getting any issue to write on it’s just because I was busy with the exams.

Well coming back to the issue. I am a huge soccer fan and love to play soccer almost whenever I get time. The other day I was playing soccer with my good friend who plays soccer at a national level in India. A superb player with stamina, skills, and everything what is needed in a good footballer. I know him personally and I know a little bit more about football so I can judge his capabilities. Played for prestigious clubs of India and also currently pursuing his football career in one of the most prestigious football coaching institutions in India. Well leaving everything apart this individual played in South Africa against some greatest clubs juniour squad. As I told you about his skill and everything one of the managers from this junior’s team came up to the guy and told him “son you are good in football keep it up”. And I am not talking about manager of anyother team but a manager of a well reputed team from europe. It is natural and is anyone’s dream to playfootballin Europe so he genrally asked the manager knowing his qualities that is there a chance for him to play in his team. The beat part comes now the answer was “We don’t take Asians”.

I mean after listening to this I was shocked there is still so much discrimination happening on the basis of caste, color, creed, and that too in a game like football. FIFA what is it that you want to prove are we Asians not good at our sport? I am sure FIFA must be knowing about something of this sort happening. That is why you don’t see any Indian not playing or getting selected in a European team to play any league. FIFA should not be world oriented and should be more country specific if this thing happens under the eye of a governing body like FIFA. What is it that FIFA or other instituions are trying to prove or potray is it that we Asians or Indians do not have the talent, skill. Why is FIFA called the federation of international football assosiciation? When it itself does not associate other countries?