A Golden Beginning!

Here it is where it starts..... Where you and I can write what we want to and where nobody is going to tell us what to write and how to go about it.....

Forgive me if I break any rules, I should think there are none.....

What consumes me the most right now and will do so for quite a few months is the mindless devastation in Bihar. The fury with which the Kosi river has inundated thousands of villages with water, and made homeless millions of men, women and children, is completely unreasonable. Nature cannot cause such a catastrophe if man does not ask for it.....

As I watch Television and switch channels, what I see is all living beings drowning while reaching out for help.....

I feel hopelessly helpless when I want to reach out from the comforts which surround me and touch some lives because just when I pick up my phone to call one of the numbers flashing on the TV screen where one can call to contribute, the shot changes to a smiling face of an anchor who begins to tell you that it seems like Salman Khan and his brother Arbaaz Khan have a problem with each other because Malaika Arora Khan and Katrina Kaif can't see eye to eye.....

So this shakes you into realization that life is going on as usual and only when the next news bulletin begins will you get to hear more on the tragedy faced by an entire region of India.

While Mamata Bannerjee condescends to talk to the Government of West Bengal on the Singur Issue, and the Hindus in Jammu prepare to celebrate their victory on the Amarnth Land Issue. While the Christians in Orissa protest marginalisation and VHP attacks and burns churches, and Kashmiris protest against the allotment of land to the Hindus for three months a year for the yatra, while the rest of the year the said land, slides under tons of feet of snow.
The rest of India watches and debates whether the Unforgettable Show accross the Atlantic by the Bacchhan family was as forgettable as could be.

Big Boss goes on as usual and so do all other soap operas, comedies etc etc etc.....

Meanwhile the US expects a hurricaner Gustav to hit its coast, and it prepares for the damage it can cause. They are evacuating all those who are expected to be affected. The President of America gets a chance to rebuild the confidence in the people of America in himself, and puts all his might behind the operations that are taking place to ensure that there is least destruction. And the much awaited Republican Party Convention in Minneapolis is also jeapordised as John Mc Cain, the presidential candidate for the elections in November, dare not be seen campaigning at a time when one state at the coast of America is expected to face disaster.
This, they call good politics......

What we call bad politics......

While we should put everything aside and reaching out through all movements and channels, to the rest of the world to come help the 35 lakh people, forget the animals, who are sufferring desperately, we cannot even give up our daily dose of entertainment.
We cannot forgo our TRP race for a few days to direct all networks to only one cause and that is the saving of the lives of millions of men, women and children. We cannot give up our agitations for a few days and divert the force of people shouting slogans aimlessly against the Nano, to fight the might of the river Kosi.
We cannot put aside our political agendas in the name of God in both Kandhamal and Jammu and Kashmir.

We are a shameless people.

We are a selfish lot.

We don't give a damn because we don't get a damn.

This is the land where there is no God.

And it can be seen in the devastation in Bihar.....

Like America blieves that they can fight Gustav after having experienced Katrina....

There is no reason for us to be in this state after having faced devastation in Latur and Gujarat..... and Orissa..... and Kashmir and .......

Comments

Keya Banerjee said…
i completely agree madam... there is little left to be said for the species we claim defines humanity... we are a sordid lot whose grave is being dug for us by nature herself... I don't think anyone can grudge her being pissed off... politcally and otherwise!