I had read in the news that Salim Khan (Salman Khan's father) had given his Filmfare Award that he won for the movie "Zanjeer" to the makers of "Chillar Party". When I watched the movie I knew exactly why he did so. Its a very beautiful movie, basically a small team of kids trying to stop a corrupt politician from playing politics. In this scenario where India is fighting corruption and with the likes of Anna Hazare fasting and campaigning against corruption, this movie really got me some goose bumps. You know goose bumps rite ? the small dotted pimple like things which come on your skin and makes your skin look like a chicken skin :) :) Mostly people like me who stay abroad get them when we hear our National Anthem and get filled with patriotism, which slowly subsides when we see our currency exchange rates :D :D :D
So coming back to our Chillar Party, I was thinking watching that movie, when exactly did we start fearing the system ? Remember as kids nobody could rob us of anything. We exactly knew how to make our parents say yes to our little demands. We really did not care about what the world thought about us. Basically I think there was no fear in our minds. I mean we would try to walk and fall, but cry, smile, whatever and walk again. Nobody could stop us. Though we could not walk properly we would try to run and then hit ourselves against some furniture and fall down. But did it stop us.. nooooo :) :) :) So what happened after that, when did this emotion called fear creep into our minds ?
I am very sure most of the readers would agree that the root cause of problems faced by any adult is the parenting they have had. Giving birth to a child and providing food and shelter is not what parenting is all about. It is one of the most important things though. As parents you have to become now, what you want your children to become in future. Dont use fear as a mechanism to make them do what you want them to do. Talk to them see why they are doing what they are doing. Dont scare them, using fear of society, shame of colleagues etc., Your kids are not custodians of your social status, so stop using the famous tag line, "You do not care for your parents reputation". Come on we can all do better than this !!!