Posted by: Prem Piyush | September 18, 2007

Its about a Hand(Shake)

A firm handshake to someone, or your palm you put lightly on fellow employee’s shoulder (who is struggling hard to meet the deadline) or just one line SMS to wish someone on occasions. How much these little things do costs? Practically nothing – but matters a lot to the other end and so the world. They are just small pieces of gesture to convey our respect for feelings of someone, who matters to us.

Now welcome to the stage of National Film Awards 2006. The best persons of expression on silver screen are invited there, but – Shri Priyaranjan Dasmunsi (Minister of Information & Broadcastings) seems don’t have this piece of information that little gestures make a lot of difference.

Our President Smt. Pratibha Patil was presenting the awards to the winners – she did a light pranaam gesture to them and vice-versa. She, of course signifies Bhartiya Nari – I do salute you – (no handshakes). I may recall one episode here – At home in Carom or Ludo – when I and my sister will win the game. HandshakeThen in victorious gesture, if I do to handshake with her – she will shake hands for a while and quickly do namaste and say – Bhartiya naari haath nahi milati hai – namaste karti hai. 🙂

Anyway after receiving the award, the winner moves towards Shri Priyaranjan Dasmunsi. He just gave a smiling gesture and no handshakes, not even a pranaam gesture. And sometimes his body language included his right hand movement – that says – Please move forward – “Chalo aage badho bidu – Baki ko bhi prize dena hai na.” Even the best actor Amitabh Bachchan took his best actor award like a school kid, who gets a consolation prize in a local function. Touching.. is not it !

Dear dada Priyaranjan, bhadralok, with your dry gesture towards them, what kind of information did you broadcast from stage – the common man’s antennas couldn’t receive the signals.


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