Saturday, January 02, 2010

Voice of Common Man

Recently I went to a nearby temple early in the morning,
As Hindus consider that day as very auspicious day and
visiting temple on that day is considered as very good.
So when I reached there, lot of people are already waiting
outside the temple in the quee, suddenly when the temple
volunteers went inside the temple to control the mob inside
the temple, they closed the gates of the temple, to clear the
devotees who are already in the temple,mob outside the temple
blocked the main entrance door of the temple. As the devotees
inside temple could not go out from the main entrance door,
they opted a narrow path where electric wires are lying of
the ground, people inside the temple are carefully comming
out slowly from this narrow lane, People ouside the temple
who thought that they are getting late to their offices,
started getting into the temple from the path where the
people comming out. Everybody identified the risk of going
in that path but still they are going ahead into the temple.
Slowly more and more people started opting the
same path, As there are no volunteers to stop the people in
choosing that wrong path, all the people were risking their
own lives. I was thinking some one need to stop them from
going that way, then it striked me why someone why not me.
I stood in front of that path stopping people getting into
that temple by that way, Some questioned me who am I to stop
them, Some criticized me of doing a devil's job by not
allowing them into the temple, But I started explaing
what was the possible risk if mor and more people choose
that path. Many who got convinced about what I am saying
joined hands with me and we formed a chain blocking that
wrong path to enter into the temple. A police personel
who came temple along with his family appreciated our
effort. Later everything got normal.
At times we may not be a authorized people to do
some task, but to prevent somthing bad happening and for
larger good of the peole, we can take some responsibilities
on our shoulders and act to a role that is required at that

Diversity in Unity

We feel proud when we hear that this nation(India) is a
Unity in Diversity. But today politicians are doing their
best to find out the diversity in that unity, They are
polorizing people on the basis of Region,Religion,language,
caste, creed and even the accent of the language used and to
a great extent they are becomming successful, also becomming
heros in that polorized group. People are started listing out
few uncommon things with others, leaving apart a big list of
Common things that they share together. Across Globe when people
are talking about rubbing away borders(European Unoion) we are
talking about drawing more lines, this is a bad sign. Yes there
are sentiments and we have to respect them, also there
are problems and we to find a solution to them but not
creating other big problem.
No leader is going to change the things and no government can do
everything. It is the responsibility of every citizen to findout
ways to reach the core problems and find a solution for that.
Every citizen should become a leader and they have to
lead by example and so not allowing our cunning politicians to
involve in divisive politics by playing with the sentiments of
the people. Let's save this nation. JaiHind.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Letters of Hope

One month back, I took tarak along with me for some
work of mine. After completion of the work while re
turning back, we visited his sisters house which is
on the way. Actually she is not his sibling nor his
cousin, but a few letters build that relationship.
The story began when Tarak was in college,
One day he was travelling in train along with his
friends, in the same train she was travelling, One
of the Tarak's friend srinivas started talking with
her. A NRI girl from UK who came to India after sudden
dismise of her parents by discontinuing her education.
After comming to India her own relatives rejected her.
All these events led to a feeling of lonliness, which
later turned to depression, She wanted somebody
to share her fellings of greif and srinivas provided
that listening ear.
After hearing this touching story of her from srinivas,
Tarak started writing letters to her hostel where she was living
alone. This continued for few years, One day when Tarak
met her for the first time after years he was surprised
to hear that the letters he wrote saved her life. Because
of the depression she often used to get a feeling of
commiting suside, at that moment she used to read the letters
of tarak again and again which gave her lot of strength and
confidence and later she even joined a call center and started
earning for herself making a step forward for a better future.
I felt very happy listening this story from Tarak and I
could not able to resist myself appreciating tarak for this
noble act, realized the power of good words which can bring
hope and can even save lives. I too decided to write letters
to people whom I come across who are depressed and sad and
who requires some hope to look at the future. Thank you
tarak for this wonderful message.