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Not that we did not know of it already but this incident has revealed the utter insensitivity of the people who rule our country. A woman loses her husband and they want to placate her with One Crore rupees? A man loses his son and they let their stupid insignificant ego say that not a dog would visit their ancestral family home? Citizens mourn the loss of their innocent loved ones and they say that women in lipsticks should not have any say? Can they stoop lower than this? Can they show any more signs of lack of basic human emotion and understanding?

If the ghastly terrorist attack was not enough, the so-called care-takers of our country, have made the atmosphere completely unbearable and bitter for me. At a time when I see people waking up around me to go to work / party / school / etc and instead get shot down by an incomprehensible species for absolutely no fault of theirs, a species that seems to be targeting anyone and everyone in their fight for a cause that most of us fail to understand, a species that is using religion brazenly as an excuse to make a complete mockery of any normal sense of mutual co-existence. Wasn’t religion supposed to be a code of conduct and principles to lead our lives harmoniously and with as less problems as possible? Whoever said this code of conduct was supposed to become an entry into a global competition where participant parties could any which way possible to make sure their contestant wins? Well, if the intention was this then this Miss / Mister Best Religion of the Universe has become too gruesome a competition to be played by civilized human beings now. And mind you this is one forceful contest. So forceful that now people from the same religion have started bombing each other and when caught, they cook filthy allegations against people trying to stop them (read ATS chief, who by the way, later lost his life in the Mumbai incident) and use every possible deplorable tactic to win. Let us put a break on it before it usurps the very mortals who were hypnotized by it into going crazy. We do not want to see any more of our people die for no reason or for foolish reason.

The so called intelligent media of our country hasn’t really lived up to any expectations either. Whoever said the responsibility of media is to report facts should sample out any news channel on Indian television right now for a rapid reality check. Before any expert committee or panel could be set up to discover the culprits, reasons, loopholes or logistics behind the attacks, our beloved Barkha Dutt and Pranoy Roy are all over the gaff already. So now these journalists are suddenly telling us what we should do / how we should react instead of telling us what actually happened. For that they obviously have their own cock and bull story.

The one satisfactory development is that people still seem to be talking about it and the much abused Mumbai spirit has thankfully had it away on its tows. But the cynical me says that just like the Jessica Lal or the Parliament case, nothing much will be done again and people will obviously have to go out to fend for themselves and get killed in the bargain. The British, when divided and ruled our country decades back did not know that they are setting a legacy. India, today is hopelessly divided in to two sets of people and one of them is the one that will vote for money, food, cloth and even alcohol. This is not to say that the other is particularly celestial or gifted – they will lift up their hands and say “What goes of our father.” Whenever you ask them about the country. But both the sets do not really want to have anything to do with the other or at least the latter doesn’t and the former has to accept this. And so the seasoned old politician divides. And rules. And we collectively stay right where we are. Need I say more?

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Cathy said…
Thanks for dropping by :)
Good day to you in Delhi!!
It is cold and snowy here in eastern Canada and I am watching the fishermen haul in their lobster traps as I type this.
fondfire said…
I suspect the media in India would have to function much like the media in the U.S. or in just about any large democratically run market economy: a public opinion management system. If you're describing a divide between conservatives (who want to despise modernization of personal behavior) and liberals (who want more freedom in their personal lives and probably take tradition less seriously), well, that's a big pressure valve here in the U.S., too.

This morning on public radio news shows, they were discussing whether or not India would retaliate against the attackers in Mumbai by retaliating at camps within Pakistan, which seems to me like a great way to escalate the hell out of things . . . I hope y'all don't fall for it like we fell into Iraq!

On a side note: I never thought religion was as much about making for a harmonious human race as it was about making for a harmonious community, able to make due with few resources and repell the advances (cultural or violent) from outsiders. It brings out some of the best in people, but some of the worst, too . . .
Ganja Turtle said…
I hear you and we are all angry... I hope all this anger spurs us to do something - educate the masses who vote, start grassroots movements to influence voter opinions, file PILs like Palkhivala demanding modern equipment for the police - any action that gets us to move as a country, like you said, from "where we are" right now... did you read about the political party started by IIT students in Chennai last year?
Tarsh said…
hey there,

been following your bloggings for a while now. eh, i must confess that sometimes i'm engrossed in the prose than the content as i romance the former as much as u seem to, sometimes just read the short write-ups, sometimes drop by ur blogspot jlt. well, that being said, i must acknowledge that you possess the flair for writing.

okay, lemme cut the c :). i love ur blogspot and everything in/about it. write on :)!

tashu

p.s. if u aren't smiling, u aren't reading this :)
Voice said…
Lets not forget this...
Unknown!!! said…
hey canary....Happy new year
PSR Chaitanya said…
Happy New year !!!
satishds said…
we certainly live in dark ages. scared about what future holds holds for us.
Unknown!!! said…
guess you are deep in your thoughts...... hope to see you soon with a blockbuster post :)
Canary said…
@everybody
Thanks for your comments!! :)
Prasad :D!! said…
hmmm...like the para on media...so true
workhard said…
HI, this is a really nice post....Ur writing is very powerful..

Write poetry
Canary said…
@Prasad
Thanks! :)

@work
Thanks! :)

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