I’ve seen the Republic Day celebrations in the television but haven’t been part of it for a long time – to be precise: after the school days.
This year, I’ve been part of the celebrations in our township and enjoyed watching my girl playing the role of a patriotic leader – Lakshmibai, the Rani of Jhansi, who fought for India’s 🇮🇳 freedom.
This celebration had one more surprise – the chief guest. An Indian meteorologist, former director of cyclone warning centre in Chennai, who is fondly called as ‘Rain Man’.
The kids completed their performance, I was busy clicking pics of the kids in the backstage, and the chief guest had started addressing the audience.
Some positive force made me listen to Ramanan’s speech which was about doing good things without any expectation. The example he cited was the relationship between (Pianist turned Prime Minister of Poland 🇵🇱) Ignacy Jan Paderewski and Herbert Hoover (President of United States of America 🇺🇸).
This relationship made me realise how a small good gesture to a boy multiplied over the period of time and helped an entire nation.
Failed to observe the speech, I would have been unaware of this great event. Thanks to S R Ramanan.
A flight travel for the first time.
A distant vacation for the first time.
long longer weekend for the first time.
All these calls for a great amount of excitement, right?
For some reason, I don’t see the enthusiasm, excitement or the buzz among the people who are about to make this trip.
I hope 🤞 they enjoy the trip and make it a memorable one.
I got cold on 15 January after drinking tender coconut 🌴 and eating kulfi ice cream 🍦 back to back.
My instinct said don’t have the ice cream now but I failed to listen 👂 to it. My bad 🤗.
Since then I’m trying to recover from the cold and a bit of cough in a natural way. My attempt lasted for a week but there’s no improvement.
At last, last night, I took a couple of tablets and 5 ml of cough syrup (Ambrolite), and I feel better this morning.
I’m happy that I’m recovering but worried 😩 that my body is dependant on medication.
I gotta set up my body to recover naturally not medically.
I hit the gym for two months in Q2 2016 and followed the diet -suggested by the trainer- religiously.
The hard work paid off!
Due to the shift change at work, I wasn’t able to continue going to the gym. My idea to hit the gym during evening hours at workplace did not see the sunlight.
A year had gone by. Though I maintain my weight via food diet, I badly miss the feeling of sweating 😅.
I’m not an early bird, so hitting the gym in the early morning is ruled out. The gym at work is also ruled out as it’s not functional post-cyclone vardah. The only option is to jog around the open space available at workplace.
Let me start this habit effective this week.