Life hacks from Agony Akka

If you insist on being a sportsman in actual life, it’s essential to know your loved ones historical past

Dear Agony Akka,

I’m a youth primarily based in State of Telangana and I’ve change into very a lot impressed by seeing Neeraj Chopra win gold medal within the Olympics. I’ve been rewinding the video many times to see him in motion. I come from respectable middle-class household and my dad and mom are saying I have to change into engineer solely. But I’m very eager to change into javelin thrower or discus thrower or another form of sportsman. They are additionally giving good non-veg meals in coaching camps it appears. Please inform me how I can obtain this ambition.

— Acutely Inviting Mentorship

Dear AIM,

I’m deeply impressed. Very few youths at present are serious about something besides smartphones and selfie sticks. Mind you, that doesn’t imply they don’t seem to be eager on out of doors actions. Selfie Taking is a sophisticated and life-threatening talent that’s practised on mountain tops and on railway tracks simply earlier than prepare arrives and mows you down. Still, it’s not but recognised as Olympic sport, so it’s good that you’re focussing on different areas.

Let me inform you prematurely that you’re already at an obstacle. In India, respectable center class and higher class individuals don’t play sports activities. Upper class individuals typically play tennis however principally their youths are too busy mowing down individuals sleeping on footpaths or weight-reduction plan to suit into sherwani for marriage ceremony events. It is a busy life.

Middle class individuals are busy making an attempt to change into higher class individuals, in order that can be very time-consuming. If you had been poor, issues could be simpler. You received’t have a automotive to mow down individuals and also you received’t be fearful about your complexion changing into darkish by taking part in within the solar.

Thankfully, you might be eager on non-veg meals, in any other case this can be a main cause why privileged Indian children are unable to concentrate on a demanding sports activities profession. I don’t blame them — by the point they determine which gravy they will eat and whose room they will safely share in coaching camp, they get mentally and bodily exhausted, poor issues. On prime of that, regular food regimen of paneer will be very debilitating.

But if you’re watching Telugu movies, you’ll know that actor Chiranjeevi can throw javelin throughout the stadium to land straight on decide’s desk. Maybe you may discover the cinema route for sports activities. It has many benefits. For e.g., there aren’t any age limits. You will be 40-50 years previous however simply put on shorts and immediately take part in all highschool sports activities meets. Second, you get the chance to discover a number of sports activities. You can play basketball in soccer discipline carrying tennis garments and that’s three sports activities earlier than interval itself.

If, nonetheless, you insist on being a sportsman in actual life, it’s essential to know your loved ones historical past. The Chairman and Editor of Sudarshan TV, Mr. Suresh Chavhanke, has intricately traced the historical past of Neeraj Chopra again to the ‘Chopde’ clan that fought within the Maratha military towards Ahmad Shah Abdali within the Third Battle of Panipat 260 years in the past. Apparently, the Chopdes belonged to a fierce spear-throwing division of the Maratha military, which explains his success.

Do you might have any such household background? Did your ancestors throw cannonballs at invading hordes? Can you furnish proof that 350 years in the past, your forebears bravely fought the Qutb Shahi dynasty with bows and arrows or bayonets? If your reply is sure, then immediately enrol in a sports activities academy of your selection. If not, nicely, you may throw calipers and spirit ranges in your free time.

— AA

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