Posts Tagged ‘destruction’

Breaking (What ?) News

Every day we wish to live in a better India. Every day we want to move ahead. Every day we hear about India in 2020. We talk about moon mission, construction of bridges and road, superpower, economic power and blah blah blah. But there are too many forces within the country who are pulling it back. It’s the people of India themselves.

I was watching the news this evening and two headlines made me think all this. The first one was about the former chief minister of Jharkhand, Mr. Koda who is alleged to have a property more than Rs. 2000 crore. This proves that greed has no limits. If the purpose was to become rich or secure future, he would have stopped at few crores at most. But here it’s for what, creating records ? This was all money of public and was supposed to be spent on development of state. Now no one will ask why the state is not developing.

The second news was about accidental killing of 6 people by Shatabdi Express. The disturbing thing was the reaction of crowd after the incident. The train was stopped by throwing stones on it and mass destruction to public property was done. This is a common practice in our country that whenever an accident, a fight or riot happens, public properties like buses and trains are burnt and destroyed. The loss that families of victim suffer is tremendous but this kind of mass destruction will not help them. In this case the people who died were crossing the railways lines instead of using the foot bridge. How can the crowd justify their carelessness and the destruction of train. If u want to support those people, try to help their families. Breaking glasses of trains will not do any good.

A very small portion of the population actually works towards public welfare as everyone is taking care of their survival needs first. But at least everyone can contribute in an indirect way by avoiding such things. The net resultant will be the steps taken ahead otherwise this will lead no where and we will continue to stand helpless. The need of the hour is to convert all anger and aggression into some positive form.

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A Dream

Post Type : Short Story

Guest Author : Dhiraj Chawla ( A friend from IIIT-H)

I was standing on the balcony of my house. I could see, from a distance,  a huge wave of about 200 feet coming towards me, engulfing everything on its way. I knew my time had come as I could see the destruction of the world with my own eyes.

Suddenly I heard the alarm ring and I got up, just to see myself in my bed sleeping. I was relieved  to find out that it was just a scary dream…. :). I got up from my bed, and as I was about to leave my room, I happened to have a glance at the calender. It was December 23rd, 2012…, was it a dream?