Don’t Throw the Flag, Plant It and Grow It

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Did the title confuse you? 15th August is celebrated as Independence Day in India after fighting for 150 years for the freedom. It is the day when the patriotism overflows in every Indian citizen. I am not going to elaborate about the celebration but talk about the post-independence day.

The patriotism which had overflowed on the day seems to dry completely the next day. How? The flag which we proudly pin on our dress, our vehicle, and in every nook finds itself on the lane, in the dirt. Don’t even imagine how many footsteps it has to endure.

I am not a saint. The flags are down the lane which has to be overstepped because it is difficult to pick each as they are all over.

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What can we do to stop this? If we could, then there wouldn’t have been a single flag on the road. With so many laws and regulations set up by the new government it also has to take a stand with this situation as well. But then people find an escape route even after breaking the law.

If we can’t stop people throwing the flag after 15 August we can at least create something innovative. I came across the amazing concept by Gift Green India who created a new kind of flag made with paper infused with seeds and came with the simple motto “DON’T THROW ME, GROW ME”. Yes, that’s true, check the images.

I am going to sow it and wait for it to grow as is their motto too – Sow Love. Grow Happiness. This is not a sponsored post. I shared it because of their unique idea. 

Toilet- Ek Prem Katha

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Toilet – Ek Prem Katha (A Love Story), yes this is the name of the movie inspired by a true story in India. The newlywed bride runs away from her husband home because there wasn’t facility of lavatory.

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The story revolves around the struggle of Keshav (Akshay Kumar) to bring back his wife Jaya (Bhumi Pednekar) and she would return only if he fulfills her clause – to build a lavatory in their home. It may sound ridiculous or funny to non-Indian residents but it is the biggest problem here.

The brilliant dialogues hit hard to unveil the truth which is ignored by literate ones too. There is very thin line between believing in God and superstition. We humans twist and turn the beliefs according to our comfort which the movie mirrors thoroughly. What I liked was the movie highlighted that the blame shouldn’t be on government altogether. It is our duty to build a better society.

Kekka (Anupam Kher) echoes the inner voice of every human being – the liking of watching sexy songs which according to me wasn’t obscene. Sex education is the most neglected topic and still hasn’t been implemented in schools. His repetitive quote of “If you change nothing, nothing will change” is the take away from the movie.

It is so difficult to change the beliefs which our fore generations have carried with them. The liberal thinking of Jaya where women are made to hide their faces is commendable and no, there isn’t any trail of feminist here. How women restrain themselves from bringing about the change.

The best buddy of Keshav – Naru (Divyendu Sharma) will make you laugh and also some facts come from him. He is the star which shines through entire movie even among the other brightest and biggest stars.

The movie doesn’t have surprise package or is thrilling but Watch it for the fact – “Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi.

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