Friday, May 16, 2008

Where the mind is without fear....

What has this world come to?? Darwin says we have evolved... common sense says that we have become civilized... Civilized! My foot!

Chaos still reigns. Terrorism still triumphs. Whether we agree to it or not is a different matter altogether.

Couple of days back, tragedy struck the innocent residents of Jaipur. 7 bombs exploding within matter of minutes ... dead bodies strewn everywhere... survivors without limbs... and a letter - A letter that declares that the terrorists have triumphed once again! And that they will continue their terror activities till Indian economy is destroyed.

This letter was all about arrogance. It also hinted that the attack was so meticulously planned and executed. But, why? I don't know.

All I know for fact, as I am an Indian, is that India will never bow down to terrorism. The fact that Mumbai, after the blasts that took place in 2006, didn't even need couple of days to recuperate and springboard back to its normal routine speaks for itself.
This is what a friend had to say after the blasts in Mumbai

"What happened yesterday was horrific… The death toll is sure to reach 200 (unofficial more than 500 dead and 800 injured)... It could have been one of us.. We are back to our own offices hoping everyone around us is safe.... We carry on with our regular lives just a day after our “nervous system” the Mumbai metros are bombed.. We carried on with our regular lives just a day after our houses are flooded with water... We carried on with our lives just a day after some SENA people burnt buses and other thing just to prove a point... And we still carry on as though nothing happened. "

Mr. Terrorist! If you are reading this, I confirm you that our faith cannot be shaken by such despicable acts of terrorism. What you term a religious war is nothing but acts of cowardice.
I do not know your religion or your nationality. But, one thing I know for sure is that terrorism has no nationality. It has no faith, religion or caste. It is not a religious war that you are waging. It is a farce! Just like any other scam to make money or build power.
Mr. Terrorist! India is a very big country and a very sound economy. If we close down all ties to Pakistan/Bangladesh (whichever country you belong to)? Just imagine that we (India) stop importing stuff from your country, helping your local talents (singers, actors, musicians, comedians alike) to serve Bollywood and earn moolah...

And in case, Mr. Terrorist, if you are from Pakistan; Just remember that one half of your cricket team is participating in the Indian Cricket League, the other half in the Indian Premier League. And your hockey players have already been a part of the Indian Hockey League!
How will you thrive, Mr. Terrorist?
Does the thought send shivers down your spine? I know it will. Because, Mr. Terrorist! You know you cannot survive?
You will die. Not as an individual, but as a nation.

As Tagore once wrote:

"Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;

Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit; Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action---
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake. "

I pray that God opens your mind and thoughts and that you will realize the way to true faith and victory.

Cheers to us Indians. Cheers to Life!


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