Sunday, May 24, 2009

Proud of my Dad!

I know, its kindda a redundant statement to make, everyone is proud of their Dad's, unless he is really not worth it. 

My dad finally launched his English weekly on the 21st May with the best reception any newspaper has got in our town. We have had a small printing house back at home, and since my grandfather's time we have this evening daily newspaper in hindi - Bayar. I always had heard my papa wishing and dreaming to start an English newspaper, but due to monitary issues, career concerns, and other family responsibilites he never could. But I am so happy that finally his dream came true. It's remarkable to see him at 59 and still having the strength to go achieve his dreams. I am so so so proud of him. It's a weekly English newspaper cum magazine with only 8 pages as of now...that too of a little smaller size than the normal biggish newspapers. 

In his speech in the lauch ceremony, he requested the city folks, "to not judge the newspaper by the size of it, as it is smaller, but said its an initial effort and would expand in terms of pages." He later added why he chose the size, "I decided to keep the size small, as in her growing up years, when I was trying to cultivate the habit of newspaper reading in my younger daughter, she used to come up with this wierd but practical excuse saying the newspaper was too big for her small hands, and it was such a pain to keep folding and opening it. So, this is for my daughter and a lot of such people who find it cumbersome to read large newspapers."

When I got to know about it, I actually remembered the painful mornings when my Dad used to ask me and my sister to read newspapers. I found it really a task to go through this ugly sheets. I am so happy, my Dad kept this in mind while coming up with his newspaper. I only and only wish that it is a success and Papa can achieve everything he has dreamed off. I really have no words to explain how happy, content, and proud I felt on the 21st evening. 

12 comments:

Hamsini said...

Good luck n wishes to him :) Its few who get to their dream sooner or later.

Supreethi Pandrangi said...

Hope the newspaper becomes popular really soon:)
Good luck to ur father.

wasted said...

thanks for your wishes guys.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

I'm glad that you took time out to appreciate him! Good luck and God bless!

Priyanka said...

Good luck to your Dad!
Hope his newspaper does splendidly! After all not everyday does one get a chance to fulfill one's dreams... :)

Anonymous said...

I have smelt bayar and the press air myself. Just happy and a lot emotional at how invisible someones dreams could be to the world. World is just blind to itself. Pass on my regards to a fighting old journalist more young than all. Congratulations. Ramesh. Tukun should participate. Is papa in?

Anonymous said...

I recommend that you encourage ur dad to have a blog news edition of his newspaper. Free to air...priceless. Bunny ....Tukun...pitch in please.

Meister said...

everyone is proud of their "dad's" what??????
:-)

Nilamber said...

i have seen the news paper. Effort is too good.praisworthy. But filling news (to fill the empty columns of it)is quite resembling with yellow news. Please ask him to avoid it to save the image of the news paper. Thanks.

wasted said...

thanks everyone...

wanda1234 said...

thanks for sharing....


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jessica said...

Its great to hear bout your dad...
let god gives all the happiness for you..


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