Thursday, January 31, 2013

India- A land of Veers

India is known as a land of     ‘Veers ’ such as   ‘shoor veer’, ‘ dharamveer’ ,’ karamveer’, ‘daanveer ‘   etc. etc.- so much so that  a batsman who scores a century or more in a cricket match   innings  is   called ‘shatakveer ‘. However , courtesy  Etv, another ‘veer’   namely  ‘Bayanveer’ (बयानवीर ) was added to the list  when under the feature  tirchhi nazar’  a cartoon by Abhijit was shown  close on the heels of the Republic day . The cartoon could not have been better timed  as it shows a neta type , mounted on a  vehicle wearing the Gandhi topi , his long tongue  shaped like a sword ,   jutting out - the cartoon captioned as  - बयानवीर.  However  it is not only the netas   but also  our  intellectual  elite  who  on account of their off the cuff remarks and statements find themselves in the eye of the storm , quite often. All of a sudden phrases like  -think before you speak -  &  -  gaj bhar ki zabaan – come to mind . Speech may be silver  but silence always is gold.

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  1. Yea sometimes people let out words in a jiffy and repent for it later. Silence is any day better.

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    1. Yes Ashwini, most of the time we forget that along with a pair each of hands, feet, eyes &ears, we are endowed with only one tongue , which means we should use it cautiously and sparingly or rather wisely !

      Thanks !

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