Ranting in Anger

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There’s a world out there where men and women have no choice of life and the also ones who do have no bloody idea that something this extreme exists. Although in India and other similar societies the latter case is more serious. There’s a world out there where discrimination starts from the very moment of a child’s birth. And then there is this world where discrimination is physical, situational and temporary and exists because we are unintentionally attracted towards it.

In techincal terms like choosing someone who looks more beautiful over someone who isn’t, like looking in the mirror 10 times more after the haircut, like buying clothes that are neither too cheap nor too costly, like sitting in the CCD for a tea worth 200 bucks over tea worth 5-7-10 bucks, like marrying someone for money, like being friends with someone who you feel proud of, like being crazy for filmstars, like looking down at those who beg, like feeling pity for a kid with no slippers, like shouting at someone because you are angry at yourself, like blaming someone for your fault and choice.

 

Aren’t all these examples of discrimination? Yea but who cares? I’m am just too comfortable to make changes in my comfortabilities, I mean who cares about what I do, I am free, I have freedom of choice! Although i prefer Gucci, Reebok, Swatch, Disco, SRK, Designers, iPhone, but I dont prefer a sitdown with someone I don’t like because I am just too full of myself and my confined freedom of thought.

I mean I am just so used to attaching myself to material and superficial things that I dont really THINK about it. And why should it bother you? Afterall its my freedom of choice and why does it matter to you if this hoice is driven by external factors and not me? Why should it matter to you?

Oh please dont let this insult you, stop thinking, it might seriously insult your comfort zone. You are right, you should be allowed to use laptop whenever you want, you should be allowed to use phone whenever you want, you should be allowed to watch tv whenever you want, you should allowed to do whatever you want, because you are different and you have the freedom, dont worry about the complexity of your material freedom because its never ending and probably too tiring and boring to THINK, rather just watch Sheldon Cooper and decipher one of his geeky jokes to make sure your brain is functioning properly.

There is a serious problem of what freedom has come down to. The problem is so serious that the word itself is defying the very logic of it if you can look at it intrinsically. We talk of freedom sipping a cup of tea purchased from a store which is provided with the product by a brand, the brand that buys it from a middleman who buys from the farmers who employ workers to do their jobs, workers who are paid as low as Rs. 50 per day, even lower than the cost of your tea packet. Coming back to our tea topic, we were talking about freedom and then the government that does nothing for the people WHO THEMSELVES DO NOTHING but pretend as if they are doing wonders. Mindless peace of shits!

Maybe one day, just one day we might be able to keep our FREEDOM aside and start believing that the world is not just a few billion people, but a few billion minds. That our world is not what i think it is, but rather how I choose to look at it and maybe that day we might realize that everybody is free to take decisions (good or bad), that we all are different and cannot be controlled, but need to know what we do. That being influenced is good, but not by sacrificing the very identity, that the world is more than just a word and exists beyond me and my FREEDOM and that my life is the biggest example of it and my brain is just an unsolved mystery and that I shall not lay down my life to waste by taking actions that limit me to a mere body which is only capable of thinking that I am FREE and nothing beyond which would make me do something with my FREEDOM.

Let us make a society of individuals who live and respect each others choice and freedom and not overshadowing the low voices. Let’s not make a society in which an individual can only enter, when they have become that the society wants them to be. Let’s inherit our differences, but at the same time, lets be aware how different we are.

Is War and Hatred an Intelligent Solution to India Pakistan Crisis?

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The creators of Indian Constitution and the founding fathers of the Independent India knew that partition was not going to solve the problems of conflict that arose due to Hindu Muslim divide. Yet, they thought that it is the best step towards peace in the country. People will forever blame Gandhi for his decision of allowing this to happen, but can we really look beyond what has happened and see if war is the only intelligent solution to conflict between India and Pakistan and if not, then what else can bring peace to this ever growing problem of Kashmir and terrorism.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra during his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on September 25th, retaliated to Pakistan’s rhetoric of war for 1000 years with India by saying, “I accept this challenge. I want to tell you that India wants to fight with Pakistan. If you have the courage then why not fight to end poverty, unemployment, illiteracy. Let us see which country wins, India or Pakistan.” To be frank, people in the country have much stronger sentiment than these. There are many who feel India should go to war with Pakistan and take revenge for the loss our nation has borne. To those who actually feel so, might not really understand what a family goes through when a son, father, brother or any other member is fighting at the forefront of the war.
What happened in Uri (Jammu and Kashmir) has shocked the entire nation. Such acts should not be tolerated by any country, but who is to be blamed is a question that we all must ask. Is the entire country of Pakistan to be blamed? Are there people equally responsible for what’s happening across the border that they too should be hated equally as their army and politicians?
Banning Artists from Pakistan
Recently, Times Now news channel, under its editor Arnab Goswami was discussing the nonsensical remarks of MNS (Maharashtra Navanirman Sena) on Pakistani artists. MNS politicians asked for a ban on Bollywood artists from Pakistan and said that they would throw the ones who will not leave. Is this really logical to think of the people from across the border like this? Are we so dumb that we would actually believe in these words and start hating the people whose problems are similar to ours if not like ours.
In India, there educational institutions where students from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan come to study and only they know how much it means to them to get a good education to live a prosperous life. These are the students who will go on to share their experiences from India and tell their own people how different we are as compared to how we are portrayed. So its’ not about taking a stand for big Bollywood stars, but for the ones who are not so powerful and need immunity from political issues. It’s the only way forward when most of the so called ‘progressive world’ is under the impact of direct or indirect war/ terrorism.
People of India and Pakistan should be left alone. They should not be forced to take part in this business of enmity. They already have enough problems to deal with, being an imaginary enemy can wait for sometime.