Hello! This is my first blog for wordpress. I was invited by one of my legendary friends darkmatteribh. My first reaction was a sarcastic smile on receiving this invitation today – 13th February – Headlines – 9 dead and around 60 injured in a gruesome blast in Pune. Apparently I couldn’t think of any other topic to write on but just oogle out my frustration with these (repeating headlines – as they’ve now become) ’terror attacks’. Co-incidently, my ipod was playing songs from the movie 3 Idiots which had the caption ‘All is Well’. My grin grew sarcastically wider. What is ‘well’ anyway?
The media came up with a very sophisticated idea of telling the nation that it is ‘not confirmed’ that it is indeed a terror attack. There were rumours that it ’might’ be a cylinder blast. I was wondering why this diversion from the truth or why such a ‘hazy’ picture given to the people? Can a cylinder be so strong to kill 9 people and injure so many? Is it because only yesterday Pakistan publicly said that there should be a composite dialogue with India? Will this be postponed if it is revealed that again a terrorist attack has taken place on the Indian soil, hampering further improvement of relations? I wonder!
I am not hinting towards the usual ‘rumoured fact’ that Pakistan must be responsible for today’s attack. Its the terrorism which is playing a spoilt sport. Both the nations keep saying that the other is a culprit. The blame-game has become a play which is hosted by the politicians from both the sides. The actors – The Media! The audience – The World! This is so hurting as a citizen!
Today’s attack in Pune was in the landmark German Bakery of the posh Koregaon Park. Apparently, the Osho Ashram is at a walkable distance from the Bakery. People of many nationalities visit the German Bakery. Just like the Leopold Cafe (Colaba, Mumbai) of the ill-famous 26/11 attack! Apparent Motive of the attack- Inducing terror in minds of the free people! How long are we going to get active in switching on the TV’s, logging on to the news sites to check what was the magnitude of the attack and forget the next morning? I wonder.
I don’t believe in killing in the name of killing. No. But, I want a solution. I can’t stop accidents, but I want to make sure the ‘terror killings’ come to an end – once and for all.
I, as a citizen of India want to take a pledge to devote my service in uprooting this vampire of terrorism. I was thrilled when last year I saw an influx of people lighting candles in the memory of those who got victimised on 26/11. Some politicians who wanted to create an internal hatred within the country on grounds of which language a person speaks, went under ground. That was so much fun to watch. It was a reiteration of the fact that India is a ‘Democratic’ country – Of the people, By the people, For the people. Indeed! The wave was against terrorism! Internal and External. Unfortunately, over the period of one year results haven’t changed much. The same terrorism, the same internal divide is still happening. Not done. Sad.
Valentine’s day is here! Is the cupid interested in ticking the terrorists with its wand? That’ll be great, if it happens! Amen!
मेरा भारत महान!
गिने चुने भेड़िए ले रहें हैं इसकी जान
मर रहा है आम इंसान
किए जा रहें हैं ज़िंदगी का भुगतान
मेरा भारत महान!
भरनी पड़ेगी एक ऐसी उड़ान
जिससे जागे एक नयी लहर और मिट जाए आतंकवादियों का नामो निशान
मेरा भारत महान…मेरा भारत महान…!!