SHED NO TEARS...the aftermath

Shed no tears for 26/11 because the resilient spirit of Mumbai will soon forget all the horrific incidents. The victims and martyrs will suffer no less. The news channels that now glaringly show the funerals of the brave heroes will soon switch over to Rahul Mahajan's latest love interest or to Abu Salem's love life or even some equally insignificant happening in some rotten saas bahu serial. Mumbaifolk will carry on with their daily chores and dreary lives maybe with a hint of fright stored at the back of their minds , ready to pounce at the earliest rumour. Our ministers (who never did anything rather than fight amongst themselves) will continue to do what they do best....all those things that i need not mention. Soon we will all go back to fight over casteism, regionalism and religion , thereby forgetting that the terrorists took advantage of this very situation. Bloggers will blog , newspapers will print, tv channels will broadcast and it will all be stored away in some archives either hard copy or in our memories deep down.

Unless...... unless.....we shed no tears....Coz this is not the time to shed tears, for they will take away the pain and anguish of the recent happenings and make you feel better. It is not the time to heal. It is not the time to recuperate. It is the time to fight back. It is time to fight the system which we ourselves are corrupting. It is time to hold back those tears and channel the anguish towards a better tomorrow. It is time to lead from the front and work our way out of this mess if we dont want our children to point out to us and ask why...why didnt we act?..why?


This is what you should do :

1. Dont accept OR GIVE any bribes. Corruption begins from the very grass root level and that is what is eating away into our moral and social fabric.
2. Dont spread rumours (however jocular) especially in times of crisis.
3. Be alert. Keep a watch for antisocial elements, any strange happenings or people in your neighbourhood.
4. DO NOT , I REPEAT DO NOT GIVE IN TO INFLAMMATORY SPEECHES GIVEN BY POWER HUNGRY POLITICIANS. HOW MANY MORE YEARS OF HISTORY LESSONS WILL IT TAKE TO MAKE YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THESE PEOPLE ARE TAKING YOU FOR A RIDE?.
5. Develop a sense of intellect and participate more in discussions and debates. Read, listen, look, understand, research before you comment or act.
6. Respect the environment. Do what you can to save water electricity, paper and everything else that need not be wasted.
7. DONT REITERATE THE STATEMENT OF " WHAT CAN I DO AS A SINGLE PERSON?"
Believe in your individuality and develop a sense of confidence and pride in what you are. At the same time develop a feeling of love for the Nation that you belong.

And then....when we accomplish all this.....then cry your heart out. Then you can weep tears of remorse, for had we acted earlier , we would not have faced this tragedy

4 comments

descrying the shadows said...

he he .. Indians ... ephemerally instigated ...
why has 26/11 been glorified so much ???
tragic ?? yes beyond doubt ...
have such events never occurred before ??/
well yes if you consider the death toll .. but its the way this happened that was a first of its kind...

so what are you suggesting ..?
the extremely portentous display of boldness shown by the terrorists has caused the tremors ?? or the loss of life ??
in a 24x7 interview ofa columnist on whether would Mumbai recover from this attack as well .. the columnist goes on to talk about how the proceedings of these attacks is what will have an impact and that a mere bomb blast does nt have as has been shown by the ppl of Mumbai in the past .. called the spirit of the mumbaikars..
what is it ?? the spirit of Mumbai ???
one difference here .. this attack claimed many foreigners hence the international attention ..what about the jaipur blasts bangalore blasts ?? or u tell me 70 lives wrth more than 10 ? and 10 is a small number and we shudnt be bothered...
its gud to let scars heal but as u rightly pointed out .. we shud also ensure tht we dont get scarred by the same instrument again .. but then .. again .. Indians ...
one thing I will add .. it's necessary for us as indians to be aware of problems every part of the country faces to be able to empathise with it .. and tht lacks in our country hence the callousness of govts. is soon forgotten ..

Anonymous said...

http://war-on-pakistan.blogspot.com/2008/12/is-this-just-indias-war.html

Ramanathan Palaniappan said...

really liked ur seven point agenda..

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