Thursday, September 14, 2006

Journey of Life

With much pains I tried to create a rhyming poem. Much of the lines & words had to be painfully contorted to keep the original meaning intact. Whew, poetry is tough!

We are all born blind with open eyes
To the truth at first no one finds
Then there occurs at some point a strike -
A ray of light from the inside
Not any lightning is ever so bright
Than this calming, soothing light
A light so divine that makes you realize
'Tis not in the oceans, hills or skies
But in the depths of our own heart lies
The light of joy that is truthfully right
No more illusions of daily life
Can block your vision to cause you plight
In keeping this light is one's true might
That guides you through to Moksha's heights!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Friday, September 01, 2006

Hitlers of India

After a media expose about the beating to death of H.S. Sabharwal, a professor of Madhav College by two ABVP activists, the sole person to testify against the criminals is left in the open threatened that his life will be taken away any moment.

Komal SinghWhat is startling is that the media has exposed the video of the professor's plight (which yet is not in its full version for reasons still unknown!). It clearly shows there were atleast 50 people witnessing the cruel beating to death of the late professor. Despite all that, the only person to have bravely testified as a witness is Komal Singh Sengar, a peon at the Madhav college in Ujjain. This, despite orders to keep quiet and offers of money and a good life for his children thereafter. But who with a clear conscience can accept anything like that? And it takes extraordinary love and courage for someone like Mr. Komal Singh to shout out against the wrongdoers. Although he fears for his life now, he will surely have a better life eternally. Kudos to the real hero.

SSChauhanNow to the whole political dirt of the matter. The two people who beat the professor to death are ABVP activists. The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan gave a clean chit to them even before investigation began on the case, clearly exposing the much behind the incident. Sad part is such political gundaism still exists in a nation priding itself on its values.

Full marks to the media for exposing this and atleast providing a chance to hear out the truth from the sole 'human' in the tragedy. Incidentally, the late professor's son has also braved all odds and come out against the murderers in public. Pray that no one else gets hurt in letting out the truth.

How many lives have been taken and how many more will go before India eradicates itself off its Hitlers? Even fatal diseases like malaria can be eradicated by a nation wide vaccination program within a few years. But more murderous diseases such as our politicians..?