Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Spring Solitude - A Renga

the formation of spring
those native wings of a butterfly

being called in
the aroma of kheer from somewhere

a soft light
on an old napkin
the initials that were put on

we talked for hours
the length of our stories stretching

sliding into
another loop of crochet
the spool reaches my feet

Friday, 10 April 2015

No Easy Thoroughfare

Strife-torn Yemen with pressure building everyday on the opposite forces, Shia Houthi has reached almost an anti climax. Though unverified Shia Houthis are said to be backed by Iran while the forces loyal to president Hadi with support from Saudi Arabia, Sunni Muslim dominant country are in fierce combat with them. UN has reported the war causalities as par the war standards. Despite the loss of life and absence of peace protocols, Shia Houthis are advancing fastly towards the central Aden, considered to be last stronghold of Saudi coalition. Aden and Sanaa, two prominent cities, where the Indians predominantly from Kerala state are presently trying their destinies in healthcare sector as paramedical staff are under direct threat. 

India despite its track record of no sea war experience for the past decade and recently being in news for accidental drowning or collision of its submarine and warships, has been able to give very impressive and decent feat at Yemen. The local port, Al Mukalla where the warship INS Sumitra was first anchored was unable to board Indians due to indiscriminate firing in the connecting zones. The warship took another route to reach at Djibouti from where the final rescue mission was initiated. Above 1,000 people have been rescued so far by the INS Mumbai, the INS Sumitra and other missile destroyer warships.

Local air and ferry services too played a significant role, a reminder of justice to human life. The incidents like the recent plane crash including one of the co-pilots being suicidal and digging a grave for over 100 along with him often makes us feel detached from the idea of humanity and believe in the fragility of the system in some cases. However, it is proved wrong.

According to UN, the main supplies to basic groceries of food and health are blocked, and Aden could anytime be a disease breeding ground with the corpses a common sight on city roads. Due to wide possibility of being on the unfair side, it is really wise of the Indian government to start negotiating its citizens out of Yemen city of Sanaa and Aden. It is heart warming to welcome the Indians back from Yemen and hope with passage of time, the scars of war and strife will be healed and life will restore to its normal.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Post 66A, Freedom Should be Omnipresent

Democracy is the essence of freedom in which the citizens breathe towards their evolution and that of the country. Revoking section 66A and granting the lease of internet freedom of speech, the Supreme court has led another step in corrective behavior for the Indian citizens. How charismatic it is in our diverse culture and the mundane life interspersed with complex events and dialogues or might be regular ones, on any pivotal event another grasp of events taking the form before it could turn any uglier.

But yet, we have to go to the Supreme court. There is no idea regarding the non-scrutinizing but gullible eyes that unable to see through the whole process, often even the victim reduces the matter beyond the social scrutiny, lead to other problems. Internet freedom is achieved, but what about the distinguish between the cultural potholes which can be greatly curbed.

You know why, because today person from lower caste (jati) is an advocate or a lawyer or a lecturer or an academician. These people cannot control their own destinies and are moving along with the tide. Cultural maltendencies can be devolved once people look back at their own and try to improve their impressions. However, it is not what the general outlook should be.

Women empowerment movement got its roots and strength both from independent, struggling women fighting for a voice and the government but have you ever observed why for so long, a better known species remained in the background. Because of their histories, the general perception which we fight even today of being weaker sex and yes, not only the matter have made women incompetent of handling some affairs, men too. Professionalism involves the skills and up to level both the sexes can acquire to perform for their good and for betterment of the society.

The lingering aspects are not wrought by this knowledge of capacity but because of mighty strings attached behind a woman's success. About a man, it is said that a woman is responsible. The same cannot be said about a woman. These general perception affect us in more than one way. It is hilarious to how equal status would have allowed us to work on more better situations. For ex., in normally understanding the health is not affect due to donation of certain organ. See, this knowledge is medical in nature and is difficult to understand beyond every kind of bias which one class may rule out and other cannot. The enlightened masses however, gain far more then slicing through the crowd.

It is advisable to illustrate a desirability rather than a particular quality related to either sex, class, religion and what not. The biases, discrimination has to go away before the Supreme Court could flung into action. Believe me, societies change seeing the regional culture and families change due to better societies, and that is why even desirability factor works, a tool the government uses and is right.

Meantime, I really congratulate the lawyer Shreya Singhal for going ahead with the case and the Supreme Court for taking this decision and keeping the light burning for the right direction.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Plan Beyond the Borders

Playing with the guns, do you ever think of the future of the kids. Many theories which have their background often tends us towards liberalization but thanks to development this is no longer an issue to ponder over. Every day, there are new means of learning developing. However, there are men or say terrorists that have not given up their guns and it is difficult well, for them to stop playing with them.

Besides the reputation of America, Russia, Egypt, India is definitely might emerge as an example sans Mahatma Gandhi but my respects and due recognition not to negate that we gain our confidence from our past, a game changer. As we wash our hands before meals, remember the God before undertaking a task, blowing off guns to enter a territory is hardly a mannerism we observe. On a daily basis our etiquette are changing that we are becoming peaceful and we depend desperately on our forces for our safety.

Nationalism is not rooted in angry, protesting demonstrations but in the rationalist view of circumstances and largely bending on to the constructivism. Thereby, we will hardly in the future argue with our enemies or a disengaging country. We will point out the specifics related to us and if the government, which it is in present, transparent and playing much bigger and realistic role in talks, we will be like an audience in a global meet who will expect the opposite leader to make a valid point.

Whether we reach at this stage at an early or later stage but the terrorists have to get out of the notion that this is terrifying us anymore. We are becoming confident of our ideas and theories and fond of our forces but certainly the beginning is quite terrifying but not long only to eugolize their heroism.