In 2008 when these gruesome incidents occurred, I had penned down my feelings.. sharing them now.
In the past few days my heart is in turmoil. I have been going through a myriad of emotions. I have been scared, angry, sad, depressed, hopeless and in a total flux. I just can’t operate normally.
People talk about the spirit of Mumbai. But do we really have a choice ? We just have to go on. In today’s day and age who can afford to sit at home wringing their hands and crying in a corner ? Even if you are scared to step out you have to, for how long can you remain holed up at home ? One has to go about their daily tasks, people have to work for a living, children have to go to school and college. We just can’t stop. Everybody has to work hard in whatever they do in their life to earn money, raising children, running the house or studying.
Everybody except our politicians, who are getting fat on our money and doing nothing but sitting on their fat rear.
Why do these politicians come to areas which are affected by any sort of mishap whether it is natural or man-made ? What is the purpose of this exercis ? Why do they waste the tax payers money to fly down from the Centre to any place ? Why don’t they take some firm actions ? I don’t think that I have seen an iota of anguish, pain or sorrow or for that matter anger or frustration on the faces of any of these politicians right from the head of the country to the minister of the state.
When the head of the state was touring the affected location what was the agenda to it ? Was he having a fun show for himself ? And was he having a party, where the feeling was the more the merrier ? As he had the whole jingbang along. Not to forget the minister who casually said that such minor incidents happen sometimes.
I would like to see the faces of these people if their kin were put on the firing line. They would never forget the gruesome image and would die a little every single day of their miserable lives. That is if anything in them is indeed alive.
The head of state was faffing around and talking to the journos in a jovial mood. He was telling them that they had enough mileage from the incident. Well they were just doing their jobs and had kept constant vigil in a place which was anything but safe. Where were all biggies hiding ? Did they even for a minute think about blacking out the press ? Why not ? Well because there was no planning, no strategy, no order, no management and no one voice that was there to say that I think this is how everything should be coordinated because I say so and I am willing to take full responsibility for whatever is the outcome.
This other head of state when called a dog had said that if the martyr hadn’t been a Major not even a dog would have gone to pay respects. Well calling him a dog was actually giving him respect because as we know dogs are loyal.
According to me all these biggies are like maggots who come to feast on dead bodies whenever there is any calamity, where the casualty is always the soldier or the common man.
These biggies are like the cops in movies who enter when it’s all over. But who do we have to blame but ourselves because a majority of our ministers are illiterate bumbling idiots. We need a younger more sophisticated, tech savvy, cultured crowd to take over the country. Otherwise there will never be any hope.
The neighbouring country kills us because they can. If our ministers don’t care about us why should be blame our neighbours ? They would love to have their hands on every bit of land they can get. Today it is the North tomorrow they will want the South. It is up to us to show them that we are residents of every state from North to South and West to East. We are all one. After all India is all about “Unity In Diversity”.