Is it right to blame the leaders, every time there is a catastrophe ..Or am I being too soft on them? I think the world attaches too much importance on leaders, the days of the leaders are gone, it seems. We’re too big a country to be controlled/governed/handled properly by a set of leaders.. No leader can control the unforeseen..and no measure can prevent the unexpected. Why then blame the leaders, and the system and politics?
The next few days will be full of media reports, shocking stories, thoughts, reflections, lessons, suggestions, drama..and that will be followed by rise up Mumbai, rise up India, peace offerings, avaaz uthao, support for families, public movements..Eventually life will move on..we’ll remember this..the ghastly incidents..some of us, much much more than the others. Some of us were in the middle of it, for them life will be different, some of us lost someone we know, some got wiped off..some are shaken, and some if not most, will behold the spirit of the nation, Mumbai et all. There shall be movements, memories, condolences.. Condemning… I don’t know if the news channels are helping, by keeping people at the edge of their seats by showing footage, second by second updates. They’re doing their duty, salute to them..but I’m wondering if 24 hour news was not there would people be getting excited/panicking in the same manner. Something somewhere on TV stimulates much more than required, is what I personally feel.
The suggestions will pour in, yes you and you and you think this or that should be done.. The suggestions may or may not be implemented..Even after implementing the suggestions things can go wrong? I’m not saying we should not try and prevent attacks, just cause most of them are not preventable. All I’m saying is that this is definitely not the time to blame the country, nation, leaders, pakistanis and the defense system. Agitation, aggression and discourse is normal..but has anyone tried to wonder..Why this is happening? What are they thinking and what’s running in their minds? You can’t say Bomb Pakistan and Kill terrorists like Rats in the name of solutions. People of Pakistan are like you and me..Terrorists are human too, they’re being conditioned in ways that are unimaginable..the irony is..they all know they’ll be killed somehow or the other.
Bombay will recover, it has the spirit..these attacks will remain as a dark memory. Life changing for some, Lessons for others. We’ve got to hold strong, move on and maybe as individuals think about our own country..not necessarily at a time when some ghastly event like this occurs. Maybe exercise our voting rights, stay alert and learn to deal when the going gets really really tough.
I know..I haven’t personally faced any of this..and I am a nobody to be talking without experiencing it or witnessing it all for myself..Mumbai’s my birthplace..Colaba and Nariman Point hold many a stories in the chapters of my life. I don’t know what the solutions are, in fact I wasn’t even aware of the extent of this attack till a day after..but as someone very dear to me says: Have Faith. So we’ll try that also..