Never in my life had I been glued to my tv set like on the 27th of Nov, 08. Bullets, guns, explosions… DEATH.. I have seen all of it before, on t.v. itself, yet somehow never ever felt it so closely.
But its been 3 days now, since the horror ended. A lot has been said, read and written about it already. I do not wish to add more to it. What I do write here is, some of my own insights, and a few questions, un-answered…
♦Seen the lone terrorist who was arrested – Azam Amir Kasav?? An innocent-good looking, speaking flawless English, and Highly Trained ‘youngster’ was bombing hotels. Had he been in some School, other than that of LeT, he would have been a Topper. Now, he’s a Terrorist. What a waste of Life..!!!
♦RGV (Ram Gopal Verma) is pretty fast. Thanks to the Maharashtra CM, we would soon be having a film based on this Attack. Starring – the CM’s son, of course.
♦”Had it not been for Sandeep, not even a dog would have visited them” – Kerala CM Achuthanandan. A dog wouldn’t have, but he did. So that’s pretty simple to analyse, right?
♦Sanjay Dutt A.K.A. Munnabhai was asked in an interview, if Gandhigiri was truely the answer to what’s happening. He said, in Lage Raho, when a security guard slaps Circuit, Munna asks him to turn his other cheek. But when the guard slaps for the second time, Munna himself hits him back saying that – “Dusra thappad lagne se kya karna hai, Bapu ne ye nai bataya..” – Gandhiji never told what to do, when you have been hit for the second time as well.
Now, that we have been hit not once, not twice, but more, its surely the time to Hit back!!!
♦The Puppet Prime Minister, as well Sonia Gandhi did not feel the importance of visiting Mumbai, until L.K. Advani had already left for the city. Such politicians, seeking political benefits out of a National Crisis should be…….well…that’s one of my un-answered questions!
♦The local police had been informed of the RDX brought in boats, in writing, by the fishermen’s committee.. But – no Action!!
♦The Intelligence had warned the Govt about probable terror attacks. But – no Action!!
♦ Everytime we get to hear, “evidences pointing towards Pakistan” But Action?? – No!! Although this time, the Govt is trying to take a firm stand but that’s probably because the Election Bells are already ringing in the distance. I guess its first more important to deal with the “National Terrorists”, before the International ones!!!!!
♦The India-England ODI being cancelled, the tests in gloom, the Champions League being postponed. C’mon guys, don’t we need to come out of the trauma and start Living again?? It’s probably not an easy job to prevent such tragedies. But what’s important further more is to COME OUT of it.
There’s too much to write about. So, I would like to add something by written by Simon Barnes – The Times, London. I don’t find better words than his. Please DO have a look. Following are excerpts:-
“… In triumph and disaster, in embarassment and in joy, they’re part of us, and that’s what we pay them for. The contract states that if you wish to become a professional athlete, particularly one representing his country, then you forfeit a good deal of your right to be considered a private person…”
“…It follows, then, that an England cricketer is not morally entitled to think like a private person. Like me, for example, or you. An England cricketer can’t duck out of a tour like a tourist. He has to think bigger than that….”
“…India needs sport as the recovery process begins, needs the cheerfulness, the triviality and the nonsense of the battles in which no one dies – and it is England’s job to make it possible…”
“…England have an opportunity to say something important, loudly, triumphantly and publicly. It is something that I believe is best said in the most robust language possible, and it is this. F*** all terrorists. You’re not going to f***ing win.”
Words like these, and that too from an Englishman, shows that its not these TERRORISTS who represent Humans. Its HUMANITY which still remains to be the Human nature –Our human nature. An attack, like this, has surely shaken us upto roots. But what we need is to get over with it, rise above it and Fight!!!!
Have a Thoughtful Day,