Resilience againt terrorism

Light shines the brightest??

Light shines the brightest??

Terrorism is weapon of weak – a cloak draped by someone who wants to hide the weakness by terrorizing the innocent who are strong enough to survive every passing day with love, compassion and affection. Those innocent souls who are somewhere out busy shopping for the daughter’s wedding, the innocent woman negotiating with the grocery seller, the rickshaw puller ignoring the sweat on the body, the children learning the tunes of ‘Jana Gana Man’, an old man trying to get his old watch repaired! A sudden jolt comes and turns the sweet chaos of city into an eerie silence! A silence so deafening that punches you right in the middle on your heart with such great force that for a second you wish you were killed too! You pray for the trauma to end! But it doesn’t. It comes back and back – sometimes in your city, sometimes in other. You watch the hungry media shoving the 5 inch long microphone into the mouth of survivors for one nice byte. You read the front page of newspapers telling stories about how many died, how many injured- you are never to sure- all papers show different figures. Terrorism is not novel – its been hackneyed upon us deliberately- its a tattoo on our bodies – we take pleasure in showing it through our bleeding shoulders! Hope to see just one day during my life time where I can proudly say – ‘Sanity prevails’. Lighting this candle in my heart for this hope.. 

I am lighting candle for them!

I am lighting candle for them! I request all the dear readers to light this..... thanks shades of grey for this great endeavor- GOD BLESS

Lets pray what we prayed back in school..its powerful! Lets chant the powerful Gayatri Mantra three times

Aum Bhur Bhuvah Swah, Tat Savitur Varenyam

Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi, Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat

ॐ भूर्भुव: स्व: तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं । भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि, धीयो यो न: प्रचोदयात् ।।

Oh God, the Protector, the basis of all life, Who is self-existent, Who is free from all pains and Whose contact frees the soul from all troubles, Who pervades the Universe and sustains all, the Creator and Energiser of the whole Universe, the Giver of happiness, Who is worthy of acceptance, the most excellent, Who is Pure and the Purifier of all, let us embrace that very God, so that He may direct our mental faculties in the right direction.

~*~ AMEN ~*~


15 thoughts on “Resilience againt terrorism

  1. Oh!! you were lucky? I have memories with was always our meeting point-we always said- regal pe mil jaana..and the small shop nearby-I always had slush from there…
    I am so scared..I immediately called up family back to ask for their well being..
    my cousin sis was there too…..she reached home quite late.

  2. Regal….a place in CP , Delhi…….One saturday evening it blew away in a blast ….. Just two days back , we were standing at the very place where this incident took place …. so easily we could have been the victim …… But we were lucky ….. some other people weren’t though ……

  3. // Terrorism is weapon of weak // exactly … and we really need to do something about it … since “terror has come home closer than ever” ( from ndtv, ) and because we usually, “get used to it” but do not react ( from the movie “a wednesday” )

  4. @ Dear Pankhuri – Thanks dear for taking time to visit the blog post.
    Well as per comparing terrorism to tattoo to our bodies – I mean media, politicans and us. The way media glamorizes the acts and the way we sit glued to the TV sets and worry – how many and who did it. We appreciate the spirits of Mumbaikars and Delhiite- as in how their life never stopped after those blasts- but isn’t it barbaric in some sense? The train services resumed- everything was back to normal- we wrote about it, made films- but the act was repeated. That’s why it is a tattoo. The politicians show it off to garner vote banks! I can’t be prejudiced to say the general public doesn’t shows it like a tattoo- we do!

    Anu di

  5. Hi Anu di
    Nice article.I agree with you in some parts.Though i cant see how you can compare terrorism with a ‘tattoo on our bodies – we take pleasure in showing it through our bleeding shoulders’ How can someone ,other than the terrorists ofcourse, take pleasure in showing it.Or were you referring to the media-it may make sense that ways bt then it shoud not be reffered to as ‘we’ cos i think these days media is so removed from reality.Neway thats what i think about it.
    It was nice to know you care so much.

  6. I can understand the pain and trauma. It’s scary these days to check the news. Everyone is living in fear, and seems like this is now a part of our lives. When is the next attack, every one seems to be wary and cautious about it. But when would we all stop in our tracks and think how long are we going to live in a shadow of frightfulness? Everyday we live as though as it’s the last day of our life. So unfortunate. The world is no longer our sanctuary. Why? Who? What? When? How? All the unanswered questions begging for attention.

  7. I loved your beginning. Terrorism is indeed for the week. And its sad the way we’ve started accepting it as a part of life now. We don’t even get shocked out of our skins when a blast takes place. Sure we feel scared and have pangs of anxeity but we’re not shocked. We go on and watch news channels to know how many died and how many were injured. We wait for them to tell us who did it and how their channel got the first e-mail about it. It doesn’t matter who got the e-mail. What does matter is that people died and many more will die. I wonder when all this will end.

  8. i too agree with you mahak.cold vibes of hatred , jealousy and above all the aim thrash the democracy have swept across the entire world…..everyday i come across news of blasts , riots and
    shootouts. a mother weeping for her dead child who was the sole bread winner of her family , a child crying for his parents who succumbed to their injuries……..when will it end???….each day you live as your last day, just because you never know the next target may be you or me !

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