‘The unlived part’

Hey there, Its Khushi. Please view this post on the site!

The day before yesterday was yet another day of my student life, studying, reading, listening to music and other routine activities. But there was a slight difference, a slight absurdness and also a slight meaning in it. A childish musing came to my mind. I remembered my younger self.

 There was one person less in the world.  Actually, there were many people who would have lost their lives the same day but only one with whom I was familiar – that of General Bipin Rawat.

You know I had never thought I would write such a post, and when I asked my friend Kunjal if this was a good idea, she said she didn’t even know him and he was merely a name to her. She asked, “You wanna write for some acknowledgement thing?”

Something , despite her jabs, still gave me all more reason to write this. 

On Independence Day and republic day ceremonies, my dad would ask me ” do you know who that is?” And I’d proudly say ” yes, the chief of defense staff”. The answer which he had told me some time ago and which he always asked for. 

It was not as if we had any personal relation, that I felt some emptiness upon hearing about his death.  It was merely a feeling of losing another Indian.

And it’s important for me to state that there were others who lost their lives, other defense personnel, his wife, the person who piloted the plane.

Right now for me, it’s not about how well I know the person, it is more of losing a citizen.Everyday people lose their lives, everyday some people sit down, look and reflect. And all of a sudden an expression of regret  comes over them.

‘They didn’t do enough.’

All regrets coming in out of a vacuum created on losing the person you love.

What about the person who dies? What about some people who die at the right time but too early? Hand moving ahead for the ledge only for the whole body to be whooshed back down by a heavy force.

Gen Bipin Rawat had envisaged a major change in the Army. He wanted to integrate the army, the air force and the navy. Just like a family bond which will respond better for future security needs. The work will be done by the next CDS officer.

Many people die with unfulfilled passionate dreams. I think all I wanted to say is that it was my realization that we do not live our lives enough, blaming others and trying to bring a change in what they do and how well they do is something , but carrying out the limited hours we have, that’s what we are missing.   

Let’s live more, act less. Let us be unprovoked by interventions and work hard to live. For what we continuously say is  worth living in our lives.

Hopefully some of us reading this post will achieve this.

And I hope one of them is me. ……





~ Written by Khushi

Edited by Kunjal


25 thoughts on “‘The unlived part’

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  2. It’s so sad when the good people die…..like, even though 2020-21 was a tough ride, we lost few of the many good people. Sushant Singh Rajput, Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Gen. Bipin Rawat and so many more people who lost their close ones. I can feel what their family must be going through after their losing them because even I went through the same and it was a terrible experience.
    “Let’s live more, act less” – This post touched my heart, Khushi! Loved it soo much, words can’t express how much🤍

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  3. Payoja Chauhan

    So true guys. Our brave soldiers sacrifice their life for our well being. Even we have lost a couple of great people in our families. So definitely spending more time with them is a must. And love the blog. It’s so heartwarming.


    1. thank you payoja!! it is definitely overwhelming because as this year ends by, their were months of great distress in the flashback.
      Yet we can still carry, on our loaded backs, a postive reasoning.
      thank you so much for reading.❤


  4. Girl, you’re not alone in this feeling. I’m glad we’re all in this together. All 1 billion of us.
    I felt it in my nerves, spine, bones and blood that day when I heard they all died and feel it even now. This is what unites us all, as Indians. It was the most tragic day, a black day for our whole country collectively after Pulwama.
    My WhatsApp dp is a flag in half mast as a sign of respect for the soldiers we lost that day, and will be for Atleast one week.
    I want to join the Indian Air Force, so this incident has affected me quite a bit.

    We can really make a difference if we fix our minds to it. Here’s one thing you should know: I’m so proud of you for writing about this. Your feelings reflect how deeply you care about our country. Some anti-nationals came out during this incident when they laughed at the death of these soldiers! Unbelievable! These people must leave the country rather than feeding on our tax money.

    Kudos to your nationalist soul and I hope to see more people like you. Hope you keep spreading your sense of nationalism. Keep it up. Keep rocking! You’re a star. Let’s make our country proud 🇮🇳💪 Jai Hind!

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    1. wow such a long comment!!. This is Kunjal though not khushi!
      Honestly feel ur sentiment! what has losing lives moreover taught us though, is that we need to continue peddling our To-Do- List!
      And honestly i wish i could meet u! its so fresh to hear ur opinions on the comment box!
      u live in kerala? let’s maybe hatch a plan some time!

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      1. WE TOTALLY SHOULD!! I’m from Chennai (though originally from Kerala) but currently living in Hyderabad. Okay, let’s just say I’m from everywhere 😅
        We totally should hatch a plan sometime.

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  6. I’m so glad to read this post and more so by the intent. The sad part is, we count life in days, years instead of how we are actually supposed to live it, and that is to be in the moment and work for the betterment of ourselves and others. Most people just let go of their dreams because they don’t want to work that hard and want an easy life, but what they don’t understand is, life is all about ups and downs and it’s worth a shot to try and reach out for your dreams. The reason I’m so happy reading this post is that you made it pretty clear that you didn’t personally know a single person who died in that crash but you still feel for them, for how much they have done. God bless their families and may their soul rest in peace. I’m so so proud of both of you, you’re doing incredibly well. Thank you for this wonderful post! Keep up the good work. Wish you well ❤

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