“What happened to you, dear? Why are you upset??” asked Poorvi to her husband.
“Nothing!” replied Padmaj.
“Tell me, no! What is the matter?”
“I just read the news that Major Mukund Vardarajan & a soldier died fighting terrorists in Jammu & Kashmir, cremated with full state honors. And his father is so brave like him. He lost his son but he said that he is proud that his son laid down his life for the country. Not everyone can get a 42-gun salute in a ceremony complete with full military honors. Our contribution to society, to nation is nothing in front of these lionhearted officers.“
“The crazy fact is, even a salute of respect from us can’t equal the level of safety he was providing us.”
“In these situations, we, common people can just salute him & extend our condolences to his family members. That’s it! So I’m more upset.”
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“Madam, I got only 72. I burnt the midnight oil to by heart everything. You ask me anything right now, I’ll answer you. But Manasi copied answers from me & got 78. Why?” asked Nupur.
“Hey, you jealous! I didn’t copy. You are a big liar,” replied Manasi.
“Both of you, keep quiet!” said madam, “Manasi, I’ve compared your answer sheets, so don’t lie. And Nupur, I can’t take any action right now as superviser didn’t catch her copying. The crazy fact is, you both are at the same place as before the exams, because you didn’t learn anything. You copied & you learnt by rote, so no one learnt & grew. So make sure you get educated!”
“We will not go for exercise,” screamed twin brothers Steve & Stephen in unison.
“You are hardly doing anything in these days. This way you will get lethargic & lazy,” said mother.
“But we want to sleep more, it’s summer vacation,” said Steve.
“No doubt that you should enjoy vacations, but the crazy fact is, vacation is the time to inculcate good habits which you can carry for the entire year, not the bad habits which are difficult to get rid of.”
Hot summer days are so taxing not only to human beings but also to birds when it comes to fulfilling the thirst.
We were talking outside our classroom and a stubborn, vicious, wicked man came to us with smiling face. He was an assistant in one of our labs. Whenever we went in his lab, he was always there to teach us how to behave in labs! So every time we mention him or discuss about lab, we always used these adjectives in reference with him. We always detested him.
He showed us water cooler placed at the corner. We saw a crow standing over panel of water cooler from where all the dripped water goes into sink. Then he added that he kept the tap slightly open. Because when he went to drink water, a thirsty crow was in search of water drop, but all the water sank. And when he went near, crow flew. So after drinking, he kept it open for the bird.
We were staring at cooler & that crow was fulfilling his thirst through a slightly open tapped, dripping water. Everyone was happy & acknowledged him for his smartness. The crazy fact is, we will never know about good things in other, if we keep stressing on their negative things.
Also let’s help birds who are dangling on the chain of thirst by keeping water in bowl in our balcony or terrace.