The Fauji Brother

Last week I received a voice mail from my brother saying he is all right. That was the first time in two months I had heard his voice. He is up in the mountains somewhere, in depths of snow and no communication. The time difference doesn't make it any easy. 
 
We are very proud of our little Captain Saab, but we worry endlessly.  Recently he was caught in a landslide while climbing up, in an attempt to save few horses which had fallen down. Although he escaped with minor injuries, there's a sharp pain that keeps tugging our heart, making us wonder about his safety, 24/7.



Away from the luxuries of life, kindling fire in snow, strangely this is his passion in life. And being a veterinary doctor, his profession aids him to fulfil his lifelong dream of treating and taking care of animals. I marvel at his diligence and perseverance. But somehow I can never shed off his image as a little boy, with whom I used to fight over Maggi noodles and mobile phone. Now he is up there, somewhere, sworn to protect his country. Just a year ago he would dump all this laundry in front of mom and bribe my sister to make chicken curry. Now he is all grown up, painting the roof and getting electricity lines fixed.

Except for a handful, I have despised every movie or TV series made on Armed Forces. They think they get everything right with their flowery lyrics, famous faces and fake tears. I tell you, it's a mockery of emotions that a Fauji family goes through when their most beloved are protecting the borders.

Then comes up incidences like these!! (Manipuri student attacked)

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/manipuri-student-leader-attacked-in-bangalore-told-speak-in-kannada/article1-1275549.aspx


There's absolutely no importance of life. Each news items further proves that we are totally devoid of compassion and tolerance. 

And I couldn't help but wonder, the minds are so filled with hatred for each other, what exactly is my brother protecting the country for? To be demolished by it's own people?

15 comments:

  1. I agree with every word you said here. Sauté!

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  2. Kudos to all those out there, protecting us. It must take some strength for the family to steer through his absence when he's gone.

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  3. Cheers to our heroes and yes its a live or die situation everyday. http://blogatcynthia.blogspot.in/2014/10/inspiring-quotes-from-alchemist.html

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  4. I always wanted to be a vet but...:P

    These cases of violence towards NE people show the appalling side of our society and govt. must take such cases with utmost urgency before the sentiment goes against the system.

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  5. I always wanted to be a vet but...:P

    These cases of violence towards NE people show the appalling side of our society and govt. must take such cases with utmost urgency before the sentiment goes against the system.

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  6. I think there is some issue with the blogger, my comments are not going through properly

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  7. really a big salute for the people who protect us day in and day out

    Tina from The Sunny Side of Life

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  8. A big salute tub ur bro.... Respect! Hugs to all of u .....

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  9. Respect for your brother and on the other issue of why within our own country we are treated like that ..Well honestly I feel the rest of India is ignorant about the north east ... While we from the north east know about every other part of India ..It's sad to say that India doesn't know it;s north east well...which makes me very very angry!

    Random Thoughts Naba - Found You!

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  10. Your anguish is genuine.Very well expressed

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  11. First the incident happened in Bangalore - I am ashamed. Bangalore I know was not like this. We welcomed everyone from all over and didnt make them feel intimidated at all.
    And the ones who are the backbone of our country's stability, our saviours - the soldiers well nothing said and done can match for their sacrifices. Kudos to them!

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  12. Soldiers and teachers are among those people to whom we only pay lip service.

    We get worked up every time there's a report of Chinese incursion into Indian territory, but we shamelessly discriminate against our own countrymen from those very areas.

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  13. I agree with almost everything you said. And the incident in Bangalore infuriated me. I dont get why people are filled with so much prejudice and hatred when it comes to people from other states. India is one country. States dont matter. And I thank your brother for keeping us all safe.

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  14. Your brother is doing one of the noblest jobs. Salute to him and all such people who make our lives safe. That's really sad about the Manipuri student. :(

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  15. I know I am effortlessly typing my comment since I know I am protected within the boundary of my house; because someone out there is guarding the country 24x7...and respect to all the soldiers....
    NE has always attracted me...it is a magnificent place. Regarding selective violence, only some really filthy mind can think of such stupidity.....as a normal indian citizen, I respect everyone irrespective of where they belong to. Those who are wrong, must be served with a severe punishment to set an example....

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