On terror

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..

6 thoughts on “On terror

  1. Sorry for intruding in…. i just happened to see ur blog… and thought probably might even add a comment….Mumbai will recover, it has in the past and it will in the future… but why should it be hurt in the first place…The politicians are being blamed because, they fail to take certain actions against certain countries due to their political ties and bilateral issues. What would USA do if it had a similar attack… send in troops into another country, create mayhem over there… OH YEAH… Everyone hates George W Bush Junior for sending troops into Afghanistan and Iran…. But thats the reason they did not have a terror attack after 9/11. If our leaders can stop being that sugary soft, nice, peace loving or rather in reality, incapable of taking stern decisions which are necessary, maybe then India could stop self targeting itself to bloody terrorists… WHY LIVE IF WE HAVE TO LIVE IN SUCH CONSTANT TERROR??I know its a different perspective altogether… but you know what? I am fed up of these things…

  2. We could blame the IAS and IPS officers if not the leaders šŸ™‚Ā Together, all of them are there to do their duty but then when some other forces are equally focused on causing damage, it\’s bound to happen and we can only learn to fight it better with each occurence. "Prevention is better than cure" – holds true here too.
    Nice round-up of activities that\’ll happen after the incident…life indeed moves on.

  3. ammm i think you have a some good points here … yes i am not from India butĀ  well we have been there too šŸ˜¦ it is a very complicated matter but i cant really balm ppl who balms the leaders but again what you said here "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." make sense too wish you peace and happens … glad that you are ok TC

  4. it\’s the same story every time sups… people get killed, terrorists remain absconding, politicians act dumb, and mumbaiĀ  recovers… dunno who is to blame… a serious implementation of a serious plan is needed… dunno where it\’d come from and how it\’d be done..

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