Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. Musings from someone who sees stories everywhere.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

terror

Today news reports, blogs and e-mails are flowing fast and freely. There's a lot of emotion and drama. People are rushing to light candles, attend meetings and generally charged to 'do something'. Many are also demanding that the authorities do that elusive 'someting.'

Others are saluting the 'spirit of Mumbai' and bravely trying to carry on as usual.

But at the end of the day, this incident may be as quickly forgotten as the previous terror attacks in Mumbai, and the recent bomb blasts in Surat, Delhi and elsewhere. I wonder how long it will be before the media and the public forget this horror and run after the next cricket match or a child trapped in a well.

Will any lasting lessons ever be learnt from this tragedy? Will there be a greater political will to prevent such thigns from happening?

Many of us are wanting to do something. IMHO a starting point could be if we mobilised opinion for a better pay package and more advanced equipment (weapons, bullte proof vests etc) for the true heroes who risk their lives to keep us safe. It's a sad anomaly in our country that youngsters who take porders for pizza from overseas callers can earn much more in a safe job than protectors of our security.

Ending with a prayer for peace,

4 comments:

Pradeep said...

It's quite a possibility. Unless we have decided to change. And the change to be a drastic one right from the way we all - esp the people inpower - conduct themselves. I have a feeling that this time it'll be different. And the media too might keep up the pressure, even at the risk of sensationalism.
PRADEEP

Ruth D~ said...

Horrible thing . . . I've been thinking about you and wondering how this affected you . . . mentally. Now I see. a hint of anger and resignation. Some realism . . . Horrible thing. glad your standing strong.

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