Friday, September 21, 2007

Just Two!?

It's really outrageous. Whenever there is an ugly fight between politicians for whatsoever reason, why on earth are innocent lives claimed? You always see that happen. Just a few months back three employees of "Dinakaran" daily were killed owing to the bitterness between two politicians of the same family. Now 2 passengers, a woman included has been burnt alive in a bus bound for Chennai from Bangalore.

But the co-party members and other peers of Karunanidhi expressing their concerns over the attack on his daughter's mansion, but not about this. Why? because they are just two votes? They are two nameless persons, and it's not even election time. So why bother?

My simple mind is unable to comprehend this: Who is to blame for their tragic ends?

  • God?
  • Fate?
  • That stupid mob that set fire to the bus? - They are justified, you know? because they had asked all the passengers to get down, and these two were apparently sleeping.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Priyanka Bhotmange

She was a young girl of seventeen;

She was very good at academics;

She wanted to join the army;

She had doting parents and affectionate brothers;

Her family was educated, self-sufficient, and had self-esteem;

And that was the crime in this cursed land - for she was a Dalit...

I am not going to talk about it, but as September 29 draws nearer, as a whole year has rolled by after what happened... I just remember this:

"Priyanka will not be avenged as long as you have even one square inch on earth where a woman is held as the repository of male honour." - Annie Zaidi, Reporter, Frontline

Yes, that's the truth.. and truth could never be more bitter...

Time for tea? Time for two!

Lone lunches have never been uncommon or unpleasant. Even when work has kept your nose to the grindstone all through the morn, if you just...