Thursday, February 12, 2009

Jai Ho, Mangte Chungneijang Merykom

I almost felt like copying the whole post. It deserves to be all over Bloggywood. But I am just going to give a link to it. I must admit, I had never heard of this female. Do read Pseudo Intellectual's brilliant reminder here, then come back here.

I am in awe of people who have the guts to do something about their status in life and actually pursue their happiness -- juggling career, kids and community on the way. They learn to take the knocks that life sends their way in their stride. What they are not prepared for, though, is to see the very colors they proudly wear turn their back on them. The colors of India.

As a nation we seem to celebrate mediocrity in Ash, crudity in Bhajji and even criminal celebrity in Raju... but we allow true heroism to be lost in the fires of domesticity. I am sure Mary will go on to greater glory in Boxing. Maybe even play for a different country.

That is the day we will proclaim her as "Indian" and scramble over each other to shower awards on her petite 46Kg frame.

4 comments:

Angel's Flight said...

Sad state of affairs....Cricket was always the favorite Kid...and nothing else was ever given that much importance...and now with IPL the favoritism only gets worse

Indian Home Maker said...

Thanks for the link. I didn't even know of Mary Kom until this post ....

Toonfactory said...

Hey thanks for the link Vidooshak...I didn't knw anything about Mary Kom (sorry I typped exactly what IHM has said above, but its true)...Aishwarya Rai of all people....I mean Padmshri Aishwarya Rai...what were they tripping on while deciding?

pseudo intellectual said...

thanks for linking. also, i love the name of your blog. i admit, i hadn't thought of the city like that :P
"As a nation we seem to celebrate mediocrity in Ash, crudity in Bhajji and even criminal celebrity in Raju... but we allow true heroism to be lost in the fires of domesticity"
very well said. and very apt. it's just such a pity that national awards get trivialised in this fashion.