While I could draw up a comparison list of 1947 items and their pricing from Independence to present day, I decided to use the cinematic survival guide of Roti, Kapda, Makaan.
But when you think 2018, the definition of essential survival products is very different. Its not the price of grain, clothes or housing that determines our life, Instead its the lifestyle itself! So here’s what you would have paid for the current lifestyle in 1947!
72 years gone, despite over 2000% appreciation on some items, we still make most of the above purchases without batting an eyelid. What a time to be ALIVE!
As I sat in the middle of a bumper to bumper traffic, witnessing, the choicest of words being hurled from the Audi driver to the two wheeler driver, incessant honking from those who can’t see the bottle neck and the pointless revving by the frustrated bus driver showing off his horse power, I wonder if any of us realise that it’s upto us whether we waste hours in a traffic jam , or reduce half our travel time daily.
Scowling yet curious?
I only have one word for you…. RESPECT
Respect Yourself: Think about it, most of the times the reason for jams is that we choose to behave like goons on the road- bullying the guy next to us, because we can.
Respect your Neighbour: Intruding into someone’s personal space at the workplace can lead to disciplinary action. So why should the road be any different? Keep enough space between cars to avoid scratches, bruises and unnecessary
Respect your Vehicle: Just like you would keep your Jimmy Choo’s away from any dirty, swampy ground, avoid driving your car on the wrong side or unpaved roads to get ahead of traffic.
So the next time you’re on the road, take a second to Pause. Reflect & Respect for a better, faster,safer drive.
I have heard various criticisms from professional film reviewers, cricket fans and Sachin worshippers about SACHIN- A BILLION DREAMS.
What’s new they say? Yeh toh hamme pata hai!
40 cricketing years squeezed into 140 minutes- ofcourse fans wanted more!
But for a cricket by-stander like me, whose love begins at the start of the match and ends with it, I loved the film- because it means every ordinary person with a dream has the power to rock the world.
So, Sachin fans are disappointed I get that, but here’s the best of a billion reasons why you should watch the film…
BUILD DREAMS NOT BANK BALANCES
I had a dream growing up, and I totally understand how a dreamer fuels their passion,beyond all odds. Hardwork feels hard without a dream.
‘MAIN KHELEGA ‘ PLAY THE NO QUIT POLICY
Life is not fair. Choose who you want to be. Physical pain, Mental trauma, Emotional setbacks, are just some of the roadblocks en route to being the best in your trade. A broken nose in his debut test series match, did not stop him from playing.
PLAY THE OPPONENT, NOT JUST THE GAME
Take the best practises from industries other than yours. A fresh perspective, helps not only strategise, but also change the game.
BREAK DOWN UN-ACHIEVABLE GOALS
Not all targets can be dealt the same way. Sometimes, spin the target on its head and attempt it using smaller goals that add up .
Accepting defeat, being the centre of fans ire during bad performances, having every move scrutinised by experts and couch potatoes, sacrificing family time that will never come back, keeping your cool, never doubting yourself and dealing with team politics shaped Sachin Tendulkar from a middle class poet’s son to a cricketing superstar…. and for that I salute the legend.