My dream proposal at Taj Mahal

I have seen many people with different ideas in order to express their love and emotions. Some people are very creative and innovative. I have read in the newspaper about throwing heart shaped balloons from the helicopter, climbing the hill top and diving under the sea in order to make a marriage proposal on the valentine day to their love ones. But nothing can beat my idea to make a love proposal in front of that beautiful and immeasurable standing monument of love Taj Mahal which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and symbol of love.

My crush on girls and love started at early age.When I was in my school, I had crush on one of my class mate and felt in love too and on the valentine day, I tried to pass her a friendship band and teddy bear with chocolates through my friend but she rejected my offer and gave it back. From that point of time, I was like a guy with black heart and without emotions. After completing my education and getting a job, I got married as per my parent’s choice and for few months it was difficult to adjust and show my love. But with time I feel like having her is the best gift in my life and there is no single day that I can spend without talking to her.

After so many years and having such a strong bonding in our relationship, my heart has become soft again and I feel she is my real crush. Now given a option of propose her on valentine,expressing part will be difficult for me but in order to make it special for her, I have a dream plan to take a day off from my office work on Valentine day and take her to Taj Mahal. The trip would be a complete surprise to her as I will tell that we are going to visit my relatives and keep her guessing about my real plan.Once inside the Taj Mahal and standing in the middle, I will hold her hand and then bend on my knees and propose her that she is one of the most beautiful people and my love of life. Then I will take out the diamond ring and sing a song for her. This will not stop here and once she accepts my diamond ring then I would take her for a camel ride and share the ride with her and treat her for a candle light dinner at Agra famous five star hotels. I will serve the dinner myself and order as per her wishes for both of us.

My proposal would not end her but after the dinner; I would take time out from her for few seconds and then come out with a bouquet of flowers with a personalized thanking message from my side and make it memorable.

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The Great Indian Litterbug

Let me introduce you here to the famous character “Litterbug” which hides in all of us and do notorious things and  still takes pride and has no shame or feeling of guilt.In a creative way,I introduce you here with a small poem about the litterbug character.

Dustbin Dustbin where ever you are

How I wonder what you are

I will not use you till I die

Throw the wrappers where I like

Urinate on the walls and make it white

All my efforts makes me wild

I love the foul smell and dirt lying

Because I dont have control on my mind

Proud of me as I litter with any fear

No fine for me or any fight anywhere

I will smile and litter everywhere

It is sad that we all know everything and learnt the lessons of cleanliness and its importance but we continue to live in dirt and spread garbage in the area.We try to improve our standard of living and try to wear the reputed branded clothes and keep our homes as clean so that we can welcome guests and show them.This all things stops here and then the story of litterbug starts as soon as we come out of our house and leave the main gate.We have water bottles to throw where we want and spit out the chewing gum or paan opening the car windows. It is just the starting as we reach our destination, the litterbug in us has already done the damage to the place or surroundings.Littlebug is still not afraid and goes further ignoring the ethics and values learnt in the school. With no respect to women dignity, the litterbug is always up and ready to pee on the side walls or open defecation along the roads or near the public property.

There are certain different kinds of litterbug who take it to another level besides polluting the atmosphere and burning cigarette packs in public place, they indulge in eve teasing and chain snatching and it goes on and on. Then there are bigger litterbugs who are more dangerous than even terrorists. I am talking about industrial factories that transfer all the waste affluent directly into the river bed which harm the marine life and affecting people who consume that water. It is also found that in the past certain industries are engaging in corruption to get no pollution certificate.

I am happy that our new government has come up with a plan to tackle this litterbug which is next to corruption in the country. The plan to spread awareness about cleanliness and keeping our rivers clean. It is good to see Delhi government imposing heavy fines if they found any litterbug has thrown plastic and other waste material in the Yamuna River. Swatch Bharat is another initiative and corporate social responsibility taken by various private organisations to build toilets in rural areas will help to tackle the litterbug. I think time has come that all we stand together and fight out to make this litterbug out of us and make India better place to live.

This post is written for The Great Indian Litterbug  started by The Times of India and indiblogger