Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Apathy at its best

I usually refrain from writing about things which have been written and spoken about everywhere possible. But today, I can't hold back for I am saddened, horrified and disgusted to no end.

A teenager is molested in full public view by a mob. She is thrashed, manhandled, slapped, stripped, groped for good 30 minutes and people, a whole lot of people just pass by. A video gets uploaded of the despicable incident and shakes the consciousness. People (read power) give statements, strong lofty statements but in these statements the name, identity and picture of the victim gets slipped out. They had to make a point, how does it matter if their point mercilessly takes someone's barely left self esteem. Thereafter, political leaders to self proclaimed protectors everyone comes and preaches how a girl should get dressed. How the dress should evoke respect and not lust. And this is not where the story will end, my dear blog, it will continue for days, months, years to come. The accused are arrested but not punished, the smiles on their faces may have vanished but the face remains, the ugly face of devil remains, protected, guarded somewhere away from the victim who lost it all.

If being a girl makes me shudder everyday, then there was more to come. A senior level HR executive of one of my favorite car brands was burnt to death. The nature of death was such, that I tremble with fear even while casually talking about it. Mr Awanish Kumar Dev was made immobile and then his office was set on fire. Such brutal cold blooded murder of a decent, respectable, working man makes me wonder if life, work,  ambition, education, ethics have any meaning left. There was trouble brewing within Maruti and it is understandable that there was mass discontent, anger, frustration but a person being burnt to death cannot be fathomed. Nothing whatsoever can ever justify this ghastly incident. Nothing but shame is what I feel for the society, the judiciary, the government, the India Inc. and for myself.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

कुछ मैंने खोया, कुछ तुमने खोया
खो कर तुम्हे था, फिर से पाया..

जो पल तुम्हारे साथ बीते, वो एक याद बन गए
एक सुहाने सपने की तरह, बीती हुई बात बन गए
उन चांदनी रातों में, कुछ मीठी बातों में
प्यार के ख्वाबों में, हसीं मुलाकातों में

खो कर तुम्हे था, फिर से पाया
कुछ मैंने खोया, कुछ तुमने खोया..

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Work ummm weather!

There is slight mist in the air, the leaves are greener than ever, soothing breeze is blowing away and from my office window, world looks lovely. I was waiting for the rains to arrive and they have arrived, gracefully and beautifully. My only problem (yes, I still have a problem) is that I don't feel like working in such good weather. Every morning, I wake up and think of bunking office. I haven't done it till now, but the urge is so strong, that one day I think I will succumb to the temptation. I only was trying to console myself that in such good weather, no one likes to work when I realized that whatever the weather conditions be, I don't like to work. For example, only a fortnight back, sun shone brightly and stepping out meant literally getting oneself burnt. Now, even in that weather, I felt like bunking office and lazying around. Going further back, when it was freezing cold, all I wanted was to bunk office and snooz off the entire day. Only if wishes were horses!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

If only I could be with you..

If only I could be with you
Life would be a dream come true

In the hard days n lonely nights
All I thought of, is me loving you
All I cared about is looking in your eyes
And knowing that our love is true

I don’t know, how not to think
Of the house I built for the two of us
With curtains blue and walls pink
Of the togetherness which was so dear

It is strange that you don’t miss
Our endless chatter, the hearty laughter
The holding of hands, the sweet kiss
It is over as if it was never to begin

If only I could be with you
Life would be a dream come true