#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.
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.