Skip to main content

Day 117: Why war?

Picture Courtesy: Google Images
Common man in every part of this world is fighting his/her own war every day. Syrian war is a perfect indication of the displacement of millions of people from their homeland to places that are far away. Some and most places do not need them as they have their own issues and politics to play and face. It saddens me as I read their journey and their stories. I'm sure, that their purpose in life will be met as they settle and build their roots in these new cities and villages that they move. Even though these Syrians are trying to find space in European countries, most of them are in and around, Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan. These people struggle to meet their ends meet. The so-called ruler Assad and his glamorous British wife and family are living a lavish life and watching their own country men suffer and die. ISIS on one hand as an external threat and Assad on the other as an internal threat. We do not know if they are playing this together or if they are against each other. Whatever, the common man is the one to suffer. When I used to read about the Jewish horror stories that happened many decades ago due to Nazi oppression, I used to wonder how these people from rest of the world watched it happen without knowing what to do. Well, that was the previous era. Now, even with advancement in technology, virtual connectivity, and travel options, we still are witnessing these problems without doing much to it. This is not just a Syrian issue or a one-time issue. There have been issues in the past and still continuing in other parts of the world too like, Sri Lanka or Myanmar. If we actually dissect these issues and try to understand the root cause of these problems, we know that these are probably due to very silly reasons like drawing graffitis on the wall, raising voice, or what not! The power hungry think it is okay to eat these innocent men and women and the unrest leads to idle minds who turn to terrorism and again eat these innocent hardworking people. These make me wonder what happens if suddenly, all these guns, bombs, and everything just disappears, and we all go into a 'zen' state even if it were for just a day. I'm sure, it will be a great and wonderful world to be in. Even now it is. It surely is, but we are taking it for granted and killing it as we kill those innocent folks. I can only wonder why and pray it ends... soon....
Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Day 307: Happy Chingam !

Today is Chingam 1 (to be read as onnu). It is the new month according to the lunisolar calendar. This month is also called as Avani and Shravana. So, why is this month special?  This month marks the beginning of the festival season back home and the it is fun to have small celebrations through the months until  mid- December. It is also the month of Onam (Harvest festival in Kerala).

The first festival we have this month is the 'sacred thread' changing ceremony for men/boys who wear that. This is followed by usually the birthday of little Krishna and then the elephant-head god, Ganesha. Then comes Onam followed by the beautiful month of Navaratri or Durga Pooja. So, the big set of festival season is here and here is a wish to all of you on Chingam 1. Wishing you all blessed and excellent months ahead. Have fun!

Day 315 : What's on your bucket list?

Bucket List. A term that has become popular much after the famous movie with the same title in 2007. The term would have probably taken after the euphemism 'kick the bucket', which was again popularized in the movie, 'It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world'. The 2007 movie was a massive hit and how would it be not? It had Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in the lead. The term was meant to have a list of things you wish you can do before you leave this world.

It is like a goal list that can evolve as you grow and change perspectives in life. I used to have a wish list that worked as a to-do list mostly like a work list for short-term goals. However, off late, I have decided to make one and keep it as an ever evolving list.

The first one on my list as of now (that was from the past too) is to get my biggest degree in life. Hopefully I will tick that one off my list soon.

Do share your thoughts on your list and how do you plan on getting it all checked out.

Love,
M

Day 306: Most beautiful things in this world

"What are the most beautiful things in this world?", asked a little child.
"Ah! well, the list is long, really very long." , said I,  Do you have the patience to listen and hold on? "Yes, I do", said she.  I smiled,  "I will first tell you all that I have been told,  and then will narrate all that I uphold."

Listen, oh, little girl,  I was told it was in places to go by a long way,  Like the light blue shores in the Caribbean isles,  and the beautiful Icelandic summer nights.  It was also in the streets of Tokyo,  and the serene charm of Canadian winter snow.  Some said it was the street food in Bangkok,  and yet others claimed that it was the chaat masalas of India.  The haute couture in Milan fashion show,  or for a few, the royal palaces of big Europe.  I was confused just like you, for,
all these are places afar very distant from my present home .
But what if I wanted to enjoy a few beautiful things,
should I go this far or are they just wi…