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.