But, is it nothing to know when you are dying, when you are about to take leave of this world, of its joys and sorrows, when the past of your life is unfurled before you, when eternity opens wide its portals, is it nothing to know at that last awful,supreme moment of your lives, that you have not lived in vain, that you have lived for the benefit of others, that you have lived to help in the cause of your country's regeneration?

-Surendranath Banerjea

Friday, July 24, 2009


It was utter blanch and disbelief apart from rage n fury,that was meted out to Ajmal kasab's brazen revelations and plea for guilty of charges on the 26/11.. What's the big deal about him revealing all those now, is something which i don't understand..He has been long accepted a convict with the adduced evidence more than enough for a layman,if not the court..Of course,the court has its own procedures,which i feel is shitty in this case becoz it's been about 8months since the catastrophe and the lone surviving culprit still enjoys the whiff of air..Indians,for sure,need to be proud of our tolerance and meticulousness in delivering justice to every human being.. But since it is 'Abalanam Balam Kshama', i fear if we are considered 'powerless' owing to its converse..

The fear is ratified when the racial attacks on Indians in Aus is taken into account,and is reinforced when the frisking of our ex-president at Delhi airport is pondered..I'm definitely of the opinion that every individual must be treated equally when human lives are at stake,and no VIP must be exempted from a security check..But the double standards of the western system deserves more than mere reproach..If they exempt Mr.Bush from a security check,then frisking of Kalam is nothing less than breach of diplomatic ties which needs to be dealt with strongly..But what was even more shameful was the reaction of some of our politicians,Yechuri's,if i need to quote one,who asked the govt to clarify if the frisking had something to do with his muslim identity!He must at least have given the past episodes a thought when George Fernandas and Somnath Chattergee had to undergo similar procedures..India is a secular nation and religious sentiments is one of the most fragile ones..When we are grappling with a state of affairs when many of the Indian muslims are replete with the feeling of insecurity in their homeland,such remarks would prove detrimental..People with public profile should at least be cautious of what they speak,if not act..

Speaking of detrimental and shameful speeches reminds me of Rita Bahuguna-Mayawati catfights..it was really stigmatic of these so called 'representatives of people' trying to gain mileage with filthy toungue on a rape victim's chagrin..And what was even more obnoxious is the aftermath when the congress almost extended full support to Ms.Bahuguna,and BSP allegedly reacted violently with an arson attack towards Ms.Bahuguna's residence..

Equally obtrusive is Mr.S.M.Krishna's statement on 'bargaining with the sovereignity of the state' ,in the context of the ENR trade with the US,which invited diatribes from every nook n corner..There has to be a minimum dignity of speech that must be maintained,especially when pertaining to matters of The State..

Speaking of dignity,i'm forced to mention Ms.Karat's remarks on the language of the CBI charge sheet against the accused,in the Sister Abahaya murder case,which has been an unsolved mystery for about 1.5 decades..She warns the CBI to mind the words,and maintain the minimum respect for a woman whosoever it be..I don't understand what kind of a 'respect' a woman,who was dangerously audacious to murder a nun, deserves..If it's the 'feminism' thats playing the tone of outrage,there are a plethora of more important matters to look into..

'..Who would have thought that there are people who think it is a sports body whose job is to organize the Commonwealth Games every few years! Or that it is headed by US President Barrack Obama(oh,the poor queen)!..
..Ignorance apparently runs deep with many Indians being under the impression that it is some sort of a UN outfit whose boss is Kofi Annan!'
Courtesy:The Hindu,24/07/09
I couldn't laugh more.. !!

PPS:50th Post!

Khuda Hafiz


Aw.S.M said...

Congrats g3 on the 50th post...!!
u beat me to it :)

Oh a political post..not my fav topic but thanx for keeping it short n concise..easier for me that way :D

And haan i read abt abdul kalam s frisking. wats the big deal..everyone should get frisked..yes double standards suck..but u cant create a hue and cry coz of frisking an ex pres can u?

unfortunately my political knowledge is very limited...do bear with me :D


Sandy said...

Oh yes, the politics in today's world do seem unfair. The people in high places seem to be driven by their greed for more power rather than the well being of the masses that they are supposed to be taking care of.

Hopefully the next generation of power-mongers will have a bigger heart.

Have you visited my blog yet? If not, do check out The Village Idiot.
Thanks :)

Aparna said...

Indian politics leave me feeling enraged at times. The politicians just indulge in catfights and do not pay importance to the real issues. That Mayawati is a disgrace. So are a hoard of others.
Did you see the images /pics of the woman in Patna who was molested in public? Nobody stopped the hooligans.Shame.

ZiLliOnBiG said...

A lot is going on which makes one wonder over the hypocrisy and leaves you angry and frustrated.

But guess things are slowly changing. Only way is for the citizens to be aware of whats right and wrong.

I found the incident of Frisking of Kalam a gross insult to my pride as an Indian.and moreover it occurred in India.

Nice post there.keep writing. TC:)

Thousif Raza M.B said...

Congrats on the 50th post, mave you have 50000 more of them, you have come along way and have brought i ignorent guys like me :P, a long way

and india, gayathri what can you say, some people just want to take advantage of a situation,

moral values and things like that have gone in the old days itself, its just push the person into shit more deeper than you are and move on, no one cares for another person like they did before

and as you have mentioned in several instances in the post its just getting worser and worser, there is just no damn hope

back in you strong form are you, good but still i prefer the other side of you, i.e. the fun side :) bring it back the next time ok

take care and keep writing......

~ manish ~ said...

Well, this is like it. Well written!!! Congrats!

I know the situation is getting worser day by day. But who is going to stop this? It is easy to complain but really hard to do something.

Everyone says that todays youth is the only hope. Well, for today's youth, patriotism is confined to the running time of RDB, or Swades or Bhaghat Singh and 1 hour after that. They are not the only one to be blamed. How many parents actual wouldn't mind their children getting involved in campus politics or some other NGO activities???

And todays bureaucracy is just a show off, be it politics or civil services. Who doesn't know that the LK Advani, BJP, RSS and VHP were involved in the Ayodhya case. Its no better in case of Kunjalikutty's case. And recently, CPI (M), a party based on the very ideas of communism and equality made a mockery of itself in front of the whole country when it went along to declare that Pinarayi Vijayan can continue as its Party Secretary in the state while reprimanding the CM.

Who would react? Who would point it out? Every party has its own political ambition. Guess they too believe that there are no permanent enemies in politics. No wonder they call the "aam aadi" the donkeys!!!

sreehari said...


wud like to know ur opinions.. i m commenting only gals bcos if i get a gal to comment u indirectly hit d guys hehehe so plz co-operate ;) atleast consider d time i spent on it :D

hary!! said...

Trouble is we all wud like to find fault with others and finally none of us take up the resp and try to change the system, though most of us predict its outcome..we never try it in the first place. We are to blame for the consequences as we voted,raised for the politicians...not themselves. We i meant generic and nothing personal.... as usual nice write up! yu are swell :)

Chriz said...

If you know tamil, you should listen to the speeches of Mr. TR. Raendhar.. he is a great orator..

Amrit said...

Great post Gayathri. I was thinking on this whole Kasab trial thingie for quite sometime now. I am amzaed the way this trial is going on. What India wants to do with him..I mean if he don't say anything then there is a problem..if he confess anything then also there is a problem. And more importantly, even if Kasab admits that Pakistan is behind this..I really dont think our Government is capable to do anything except pleading Pakistan to stop terrorism!!

Add to all these..is series of mud-smudging altercation going in between politicians. Mayawati..for god sake..do something for your state..apart from ordering hundreds of own statue to built across the state!!!

Well written post Gayathri.

Thousif Raza M.B said...

gayathri where r u yaar? not updating not visitng hope all is well and good with you and please net time gimme you email id so that i can send msgs to you directly ok, take care be back soon c ya

ZiLliOnBiG said...

Thanks, Arun is a simple name, just 4 letter. So its easy for me to repeat it.I am a naturally by default a Lazy man.

How did u know about me a mech engineer? huh???:)

ItAteMyBrain said...

Politics IS dirty.
Congrats on ur 50th post

Gayathri said...

@Amit,yeah i do? nice..
Yeah,i can't bear with long posts,on anything,let alone politics..so i better put short ones myself :D

@Sandy,yeah..politicians are power mongers..and i don't think even people of our generation would be any different!!
I'm sorry,but i've nt been to your blog..will not delay much :)

Gayathri said...

@Aparna,yeah i saw that..but it was quite encouraging to see another girl in assam,who slapped a soldier who tried to misbehave..people need to retaliate strongly..

@ZB,yeah awareness and vigilance is the only way out..

Gayathri said...

@Thousif,survival of the fittest huh??drag and push someone into a deeper mire than u r in..

@Manish,huh!!so at last i get a compliment from u huh???thanks..
and,we can do something,by being vigilant,and be aware of our rights and duties..now,no one even cares who rules,and how he rules..
even in cpm shit,no one even cared what was going on..
to change a system,u need not be an active player..even an active critic will do!

Gayathri said...

@Sreehari,sure..thanks for dropping by :)

@Hary,as i told earlier,u need not be actively into politics to change the system..if u let go the i-dont-give-a-damn-abt-politics attitude,things will start becoming better!

Gayathri said...

@Chriz,yeah sure..

@Amrit,thanks :)..
yeah,kasab thing is exactly how u said..everything seems shitty there..

Gayathri said...

@Thousif,already done!

@ZB,taureans are good at clairvoyance and intuition!! and i'm no exception!!!

@itatemybrain,thanks :)..for dropping by as well :)