Sunday, February 21, 2010

Lyrical & Journal - SHAM(E)

26/11/2008, very few Mumbaikars would forget this date in their lives. This was a date that really changed our perceptions on the security system and made us aware that under the present system we are nothing but "sitting ducks". The zeal lasted for few days. There were candle-lit marches. Peaceful protests were done and people resolved to take their anger out in the upcoming elections. It was a different thing that the same government marched into power because there was no other suitable alternative to them. However, amidst this atmosphere of anger and frustration there were some people who were planning to encash the most.

I am talking about a very famous lyric writer who wrote poem depicting the frustration and anger in the people post 26/11. His words resonated a sense of deep anger for the system and admonishment for the enemies of our countries (who however have always been warned by words). There was a resolution that there would be no ties with Pakistan in any sense till the perpetrators of this gruesome attacks were brought to justice in their court of law.

However, just after 1 and a half years a prominent newspaper comes out with the Idea of "Aman ki Aasha". This was supposed to be a friendship endeavor with Pakistan, leaving apart the many attacks that the country has done on our sovereignty. The same lyricists now write poems in the honor of Pakistan. They hold hands with the pakistani poets and sing songs of friedship with that ungrateful nation and their denizens. They forget all the pain that we just had one and a half years ago. The pakistani poets, needless to say, got the footage in India that they seldom get in Pakistan and enjoyed every bit of it.

This is not the end. The objective of this event was to develop good relations with Pakistan inspite of all the troubles. The result just after four days of this cozy event you have a Bomb Blast in Pune, involving Pakistani hand.

My question to the lyricists are.

Would they be now writing new Poems admonishing pakistan again? A newer version to the 26/11 poems may be.

My question to the newspaper is.

Now that "Aman ki Aasha" has proved to be a disaster and totally bombed, are they again going to launch their "Enough is Enough" campaign to increase sales?

My question to the people is

Why to we need to have multiple evidences to ostracize a barbaric nation? Why do we get influenced by these newspapers and lyricists and forget our own pain?


  1. True kalyan, I don't know when India is going to learn that people in Pakistan are no longer our brothers!!
    India is getting used to such blast, which is a sorry story. How the hell can someone come from Pakistan to pune and plant a bomb. What are the security doing ?

  2. You know .. It is always easy to expain why we should go to war, then to explain why we should show restraint.

    We have a lot to loose if war breaks out (It does not matter who wins). If wars were the ultimate solutions we should have got by now as we have brought the pakistani army to its knees 3 times.

    I belive Peace always deserves a chance....

    It is because of this that I am fan of My Vajpyee. Not going to war with pakistan during the Kargil conflict has put us politically and financially in a better position while Pakistan is fighting the same war again, This time in its own land.