#365DaysOfWriting — Day Ninety-Nine

The big 99

Ninety-nine consecutive days of writing. It’s quite a bit, if I may say so myself.

And it coincides with India’s Independence Day. 70 years complete as an independent nation. There’s a long way for us to go to be truly independent, but I hold out hope for the future. We have survived the best and the worst of times, after all.

Olympics update

The day began with a proud yet heart-breaking moment — Dipa Karmakar finished 4th in the vault finals. She was just a whisker away from the bronze, and performed really, really well for a first-timer. But that was one of the moments that gave me hope for the future. That meant though, that India were still medal-less at the Olympics. Disappointing after 2 good campaigns in 2008 and 2012.

Just an hour or so back, Kidambi Srikanth gave India hope by beating World No. 5 Jorgensen of Denmark in the Round of 16 to proceed to the quarter-finals.

There will be a few changes tomorrow.

Is it in the way I write? The topics I choose to write on? What? You’ll have to wait for one more day to find out.

That’s all I’m saying for today. If you’ve liked my journey so far, tap the little green heart at the bottom!