Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Sweet Eighteen!!!

I turned eighteen yesterday. Oh yes you guys must be wondering huccome that's possible this female must have turned eighteen long back(well not so long back people!!). Ok ok let me break your thoughts and get to the point right away. I exercised the full meaning of my becoming a major yesterday. Yes, I voted for the first time in my life. And as I am typing this out that indelible(or so they say) mark is smiling up at me bobbing its head in rythm to the movement of my left hand. It is a great feeling. And all you people out there who either have'nt had the opportunity to exercise your franchise or dint think much about pulling your lazy selves out of bed to go to the booth to do it, don't think am exaggerating. Not many people get this freedom to choose their leaders you know. Look at Nepal where people had to get to the streets to fight for something like that. Yes, getting back to how I felt immediately after my very first vote, I really felt I had done something really useful for the first time in my life. I know my one vote is going to make no big difference in this state of 4.2 crore voters but just imagine what happens if everyone starts thinking that way. Not all of us have the guts to get into politics because most of us think its dirty(well i should not be saying most of us 'cos technically only I and a miniscule number of people around me think so). Anyway let me just assueme so. We cant get into politics. But at least we can make sure the wrong person does'nt get in. I know this post has been extremely dry and drab and tending too much towards the advising tone but when a lot of people I know seem to have taken it so lightly and refrained from voting I din't figure out what else I could but vent out my feelings in as public a space as this. So, friends, next time there is an election, please vote 'cos voting is as much a fundamental duty as it is a fundamental right.

10 comments:

Calligenia said...

Hey,....nice one....but unfortunately i am one among the lazy ppl who didnt vote yesterday......heh heh.....

Balaji Vasan said...

Nice one.. Hmmm.. I am one of the few who believes Nepalic govt would serve better than power-crazy politics as in TN.. I have had the right to exercise my duty (VOTING) twice now.. On both the occasions, I used the day to extend my holiday by a day.. One may think I'm not a true citizen.. But then it's just that I'm ot interested in voting.. And now, abt the blog, as always its fantastic and good..

Ramya Rajachandrasekar said...

hey nice one...me voted for second time...u see i voted in parli elcetions toooo

Minnu said...

nice one kavi..n me felt d same way wen i cast my vote..for d first time very anxious for d election results..

ivak said...

results have proved our thoghts wrong minnu... but we wud stil strive hard towards success

bLitzKrieg said...

hmm...votes dont county much in TN !...its eithr the goons..or the goons again!

cummone..itz high time..we change the political order!!..wat say??

bLitzKrieg said...

hey tnx for da cmmnt..m equally clueless abt whr the future of the country is to lead...

btw funny one..on iimc experience...can i know the outcome?

bLitzKrieg said...

whoooptish!!!...datz amazing!..congratz!

can i giva link 2 yr page frm my blog.. :)

bLitzKrieg said...

hehe..datz a swt way of saying "okey, no probs"..isnt it?

btw..can i add u in gtalk mam?

sober said...

Hi good thing u have done.. many people miss this opportunity of choosing and selecting the right people..due to this..the wrong people enter into politics and spoiling everything...people like thayanidhi maran should come..people like Indira Gandhi should come... people like Lal Bahadur Sastry should come