So much negativity in the world
these days. So much devastation. So many deaths. Don’t you stop and wonder why?
I do. Actually it’s not really much of a halt rather a question that keeps knocking at
my mind subconsciously. Innocent people being blown out of an aircraft,
innocent people dying in bombings around the world and then to top it all the
robbing of innocence of a 6 year old in town. What has the world come to? Is
this the apocalypse everyone talks about? Certainly seems so.
I don’t understand politics too
well. But I do understand humanity, the basic concept of it at least. I’m not
saying I’m perfect. Nobody is really. But I do recognize humanity in the
broader perspective. In any case I’d certainly like to believe that I do. And
that is why I feel that everything is not alright with this world of ours.
Imagine being on a flight and
watching re-runs of F.R.I.E.N.D.S to pass the time. I do that all the time.
Someone might have been doing just that when some Neanderthals fascinated with
the idea of regionalism and power, rather politics, ended that life. I say this
because I saw the picture of a laptop at the crash site, open as though it
might have been in use at the moment of impact. So many lives lost, of infants
and children too. I cannot bring myself to even imagine the horror. But is this
the advanced world we boast about where people are killed for no fault of
theirs and that too so terribly. What have we become really?
Gaza. It’s strange how convenient
it is for the world to forget about the people stuck there. Imagine living in a
war zone. It’s sad, these blatant mass murders on the pretext of selfish
motives. It’s just politics on both sides leading to deaths, thousands and
thousands of deaths. Life really is of no value. And sad part is nobody cares
or a better way to put it would be perhaps to say that nobody cares for both
sides of the story.
You might think why am I bothered
since these are things taking place miles away. Perhaps you are right but I
could as well have been on that plane you know. I had just flown through that
European corridor in June and so had my husband this very month. In fact it
could have been anyone. I feel so bad for those poor souls. So it bothers me a lot
especially when so many innocent lives are lost.
But still if you insist I’ll
look around closer by. Maybe that will make me feel better? But you know what
it doesn't feel better at all because what I see is a misogynist society that
has stooped so low that it has destroyed the childhood of a six year old girl.
What was her fault? Not only was she violated by that monster but by her
teacher too who thought it was alright to send her to a dark room for punishment.
I shudder to even imagine. Oh the horrors! Makes me wish to beat those responsible to
death with my bare hands. That I’m angry and disgusted is an understatement
really. Tell me all those who blame women for every damn thing, what was her
fault? Was it her school uniform or was she inviting trouble herself? No
From a 3 to a 6 year old, from a 22 to an 80 year old, no female is safe. Tell me then what culture do we
boast about? The next person that harps on that tune will surely get an earful.
What’s wrong with our world? If we
can’t even keep a child safe then what’s the point of anything at all. Who
abuses a child? Not a human certainly. Then have we moved towards being
animals? Disgusting, distasteful, appalling and more. With all the gloom flashing all over newspapers and new channels lately let's hope that our world heals soon and along with it the wronged souls.
You know I grew up in Shillong and
sometimes there would be curfews imposed suddenly around town. My mother tells
me that during those times our head-mistress would ensure each and every parent
that once the children are in school they are her responsibility and no harm
will come to them. But what I hear now is that the schools see children as
avenues to charge hefty fees. Nothing more. It saddens me really. I want to punish
them but honestly what can I do except sign petitions and protest? So I don’t
know about you but everything seems colored in the hues of disaster for now. I just feel we are on a collision course, don't you?