Showing posts from December, 2012

RIP My Unknown Friend

We lost you today. We don’t know you, we don’t know your name but it seems that we have lost someone who was part of us, who belonged to us. It’s strange, for the first time in life, we are not feeling that it has happened with someone else but all along it seems that it’s us who have been violated and left to die. For the first time in our history, this country is crying and grieving for someone who is absolutely unknown and  who is not a leader, not a celebrity nor a star.
Your valiant fight on that fateful night and the fierce battle against all odds for last thirteen days gave us so much hope. You gave us the new meaning of fighting spirit which we never know existed. Even against all odds, we dared to believe that you will survive. You retold us the meaning of Bhagwat Geeta’s verse that even if body is destroyed, soul never dies. The soul which kept fighting for thirteen days and the soul which will live forever in our hearts.

Cry India, for your daughter

I am ashamed to call myself citizen of this country where such an outrageous act of brutality has been committed at the very citadel of power. The hapless girl was subjected to the most inhuman behavior  we can think of and our system could do nothing to protect her. Her pain, her trauma, her unimaginable misery and torture during those horrifying hours is beyond any comprehension.