Monday, October 31, 2005

CHILLY !!!!!!!

Lt.Col.Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is officially the first famous personality whom I’ve ever had a crush on. When he had won the silver medal in the Olympics, I was proud of him, but not really obsessed….However, when I had the most esteemed opportunity to escort him and assist him during the Miss India pageant….I was in complete awe of him….Yupp, his wife was with him as well, but that didn’t stop me from falling in love with him….although I must mention that she’s an amazing lady as well.

In my mind, he is The Perfect Guy !!! Such a perfect gentleman !!! And inspite of his success and his wonderful personality, he is very down-to-earth and has a child-like innocence, which is sooooooooooo endearing. I still have his autograph and I’m gonna frame it and it’s gonna go up on my wall for sure. My experience with him at the Miss India pageant is something I’ll never forget and it will be etched in my mind forever. Even in the recent Coco Cola ad, he exudes such brilliance (I’m not very happy about him endorsing an MNC product like Coke, but that’s another issue)…. I hope Lt.Col.Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore reads this, so that he knows how much I respect him and admire him. I couldn’t praise him much at the pageant coz my senior has specifically instructed me not to get all awkward and star struck…Sigh. (Btw, I love addressing him by his whole name because I think it sounds really cool and dignified)

Anyway, I think that army men and sportspersons like him deserve more attention and admiration from us rather than having people drool over filmstars or hot babes in remixed videos…..Urrrghhh….it makes me sick sometimes why people can’t appreciate true heroes like him, rather than going all gaga over people with 6 layers of make-up who shake a leg in bollywood, which btw is the most direct route into people’s hearts.

I’m not undermining the noble contributions of several filmstars who truly deserve the attention that they get. However I believe, that the true heroes of the nation who actually work to bring glory to our country should be appreciated for their efforts more often. Lt.Col.Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is a classic example. Also, I think cricketers are literally worshipped in India…and it should be the same for other sportspersons as well.

That said, I’m all in support of the new faces on India’s sports scene – icons like Narain Karthikeyan, Sania Mirza, Anju Bobby George and the likes of them.

Hmmmm….I’m not much of a sports fanatic, but my interactions with Lt.Col.Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has definitely made me one.

PS : For those who don't know....Lt.Col.Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is affectionately known as "Chilly".....I wonder if some ketchup company will now ask him to endorse their brand.

7 comments:

Pom said...

Hello there, I’m Thrivin Naidoo, and by my name you can probably guess that I’m no doubt an Indian. One exception though – I reside in the coastal suburbs of Durban, on the east coast of South Africa.

I must express that seeing how life is ‘carried out’ in India today really fascinates – and scares me. What intrigues me is the difference in culture between Indians here in S.A. and in India, I’d always thought that things here were much like how they are in India, but this is not the case.
I must come clean with you and tell you what scares me, though.
I’m horrified at the amount of culture and heritage I’ve lost. My roots can be traced back as far as my great – grandfather (my mother’s side) and then I’m lost. He was from India apparently – brought down to South Africa as an indentured labourer, most likely to work in the sugar cane plantations here, somewhere in the 1920’s. There is an 80 year gap between him and myself – yet I don’t know how I grew to be so ‘different’.
There is no heritage or culture or tradition I can remember , besides the more obvious ones like Diwali, etc. I’m not the only person here who feels like this – my friends concur with me. We have no real ‘culture’ to support and live up to. This has lead to some serious conflict between my parents and I, since we cannot see eye to eye because of this ‘lost tradition’. Celebrations that mean the world to them mean peanuts to me. It sounds harsh, but please understand this – I can’t help it. I’m embraced so strongly by the South African legacy that I often tell myself, “I’m not Indian, no. I’m South African.”
But is there a difference? Or am I missing something blatantly obvious?

I know that it sounds extremely prejudicial, but there is a part of me that hates being Indian and wants to forget about it all together. I just want to be South African, have one identity, and be free. It’s like trying to walk, but having a steel ball, which you cannot decipher or understand, chained to your leg. I just want to rid myself of this burden completely, so I can simultaneously rid myself of this guilt I take with me everywhere I go.

That is one matter I feel better about, now that I’ve got it off my chest…

One more thing I’d like to talk about is something I believe may help the city of Mumbai, or frankly any area affected by natural, uncontrollable hazard or disaster. I’ve heard and read about the terrible floods and rains in Mumbai, and it breaks my heart to see the loss and pain people go through.
I’d like to see if I can help.

In South Africa, we have an organization called the Four Wheel Drive Club of South Africa, or FWDCSA, of which I am a member. The club plays a major role in our nature/wildlife conservation sector, as well as providing the off-roading enthusiast, such as myself, to ‘get out there’ once in a while. As I’m sure you know, South Africa is a haven of open grassland, savannah and bushland – most of which is only accessible by either air-transport or 4x4 power, the former being very expensive. As a result, many South African’s are owners of 4x4’s and SUV vehicles.

I’m also a member of a sub-division of the FWDCSA, called the Off – Road Rescue Unit, or O.R.R.U. . The unit consists of non – paid volunteers who have identified themselves as trained operatives of their own fully equipped 4x4 machines, and offer their services to the country if needed. We all have our different day jobs, except we are on call 24 hours a day to assist in any emergency that requires the ability of a 4x4.
We provide logistic support, transport, radio communication support networks, search and rescue services, GPS (Global positioning system) navigation, 4x4 extraction, etc. We are scattered over the country in our respective living areas. We are trained in mock ‘emergency call outs’ once a month, where we are put to the test, night or day, regardless of the weather or terrain.
Quite simply put, one call to our Message Link control centre in Johannesburg can dispatch hundreds of well-trained 4x4 rescue operatives all around the country, ready to handle any emergency, and leave within the hour.

Our 4x4’s are not ordinary machines – they are tried and tested in all conditions, no matter how demanding. They are highly modified with every conceivable off-road equipment available, including high-power winches, multiple point floodlights, radio communication devices, GPS navigation systems, long range fuel tanks, etc. The drivers and owners of the vehicles are equally trained, as afore – mentioned.

The idea is that if India had a unit like this, many lives would be saved and many valuable possessions would not be lost due to the constant torrents of natural disaster that plague the area. The driver’s are non – paid volunteer 4x4 owners, therefore any member of the service would have to be dedicated and highly motivated, as I’m sure many people are.
I honestly believe that establishing this ‘disaster management’ organization would greatly reduce the damage caused by both human hazard, and the hazards of Mother Nature herself.

Regards and warm greetings from South Africa

Thrivin Naidoo

P.O. Box 95
Desainagar
Tongaat Beach
4405
Durban
Kwa – Zulu Natal
SOUTH AFRICA

TK said...

Hey there. First time I come to your blog and you are taloking about how gaga you are over a guy. For the record, I've never seen Rupal write this much about a guy, which scares me. If Rupal is an admire.

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