This 62-Year-Old Lady Has a Spent Her Time In This Lockdown Rediscovering Her Love For Bollywood Dance. Her Spirit Is Contagious
The thought of someday being in the sunset years of my life scares me. I don’t want to be sick, ailing and perpetually crabby. I mean, it’s a nice thought that by then I’ll completely have my life together. Or at least that’s the hope. Maybe I’ll be done with the rough patches? Come on, you’ve to give me something.I just can’t picture myself sitting on a chair and yelling at the maid all day long. The good news is though, I have a vision for myself when I am older. I want to be like this 62-year-old woman Ravi Bala Sharma who has spent the lockdown rediscovering her passion for dance. Without a care in the world, she has made several Bollywood-inspired dance videos and shared them on social media. Her enthusiasm and spirit are as contagious as the coronavirus.
From Pinga to Kamariyaan to Madhuri Dixit’s Ghaghra, Ravi Bala Sharma is blowing our minds with her grooviness. And her expressions in those video’s are to die for. You know, this lockdown a lot of us have spent it moping around while we too should’ve been discovering our passions. Ravi has done the lockdown right. She is proving every day that the phrase, “age is just a number” is more than cliche thing to say!
In an interview with Brut India, talking about how she found her passion for dance Ravi said, “Now we are old. No. Our life has just started.” If you are thinking why her name sounds familiar, you are probably referring to the time in August where one of her dance videos had gone viral. That particular video featured Ravi dancing to Diljit Dosanjh’s song G.O.A.T. She had not a care in the world and the biggest smile on her face. It caught the attention of Youtuber Bhuvan Bam who tagged Diljit who then made the video go viral. After watching that, Terrance Lewis offered Ravi a spot in his online dance classes free of cost.
The thing I love about Ravi the most is, of course, her dance, but also the fact that she has never shied away from sharing her videos with the world. Usually, people around her age tend to be reserved and not in touch with social media and its workings. Not Ravi. Since she started posting her videos a few months ago, she has garnered a following of 57k people. That’s insane.
Talking about her social media usage, Ravi told Brut that though she is still not addicted to social media but likes to use it wisely. She said that she likes to reply to the people who are praising her because that brightens her day. Further in the interview, Ravi also talks about how she was never hesitant to post videos on Instagram.
She said, “I didn’t think of what would happen or what people would say if I posted it. No. If you are doing something staying within your boundaries and limits you will be appreciated. There is nothing to be afraid of. I am not doing anything wrong. I am dancing and people are happy to see it.”
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This is something I think, a lot of people in our country need to understand and register. The thing is, people are very quick to judge. But if you own it and flaunt your talent like Ravi is, then people will acknowledge you. Her spirit and carefree attitude are honestly inspiring. She is the kind of social media influencer we need. Her dance videos spread positivity all around. It’s hard to watch any of her videos and not grin.
After working for 27 long years as a music teacher at a Delhi government school, Ravi Bala Sharma is now retired and living with her son in Mumbai. She talks about how people think that after retirement a person just has to sit at home and pass down all the responsibilities to their children. But Ravi believes that when a person is sitting idle they tend to experience a lot of negative thoughts that in turn affect their health. We couldn’t agree more. After retiring, she is living her best life by honing her talents and passion. That’s exactly how I want to spend my retirement.
Everyone needs to have the kind of spirit Ravi does!