Monday, October 31, 2005,6:39 PM
What kind of people are they?
Just a few days back there was a breaking news on almost all news channels over the world. It was when quake hit northern Pakistan and some parts of Jammu and Kashmir. Initially, when I came across this news, (actually one of the Pakistani net friends told me), I thought its just some small quake. Even the websites mentioned that a building or two had collapsed in Islamabad.

Slowly, it turned out that it was a huge tragedy. A huge portion of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir was destroyed, devastated, and the after shocks still continued to frighten quake striken people. Fortunately, there was not much damage in Jammu and Kashmir, or Delhi, etc.

Then came the repair-work, to restore life in affected areas. Pakistan was obviously not self sufficient in handling this. The international community came out with a lot of aid, including India (as a responsible neighbour). Its not been long, they are still in the :rescue phase: ... reconstruct is far far away.

Anyways, I just wanted to highlight the great tragedy that happened, but the main thing is not the quake. I want to talk about the Serial Blasts in Delhi. Just days after the quake, they do serial blasts in Delhi. THEY = Pakistanis ... (yeah, there is some militant group taking responsibility of it). I mean, what kind of people are they? They have been struck with the greatest tragedy ever. Their own leader says its a huge task. And what do they do? Kill people in India. Why? I don't know if its linked with change of head in J&K or something else. They attacked their neighbour who is helping them in the hour of need, the PM of which is asking its people to help people of Kashmir, in India and Pakistan.

It really requires a really inhuman heart to do such an act. What should India do then? I don't think its time to forgive and forget. Even Times Of India(Hyderabad) 31.10.2005 mentions that. The headline is Enough is enough, and its true. Enough is enough. Its time India shows its anger. Actually I am now mentioning the thoughts expressed there. It says, anger should be not thoughtless. It should be one which is in our interest. Why should we compromise our citizens' security just to be nice and friendly to our neighbour.

My personal view is, if they are so heartless that they attack you when they in the most miserable state, then, we should stop helping them. I would possibly think of praying for another quake to hit Pak. Anyways, this view is controversial even to me. I mean, its just some fanatic people doing this thing. It is in no way connected to the common people of Pakistan or PoK. That ways, on human grounds, I feel that its a great tragedy, and should never ever happen again. Alternatively, we can at least force Pakistan to let Indian army clear up the militant camps operating in Pakistan. I guess I am talking a little non-sense, too much into emotions and all. I guess its just my anger on what happened in Delhi.


Okay, now another thought process.

People are generally asked questions like, what if there is a situation that if you give your life, 1000 people will be saved. And the next one is, would your answer change if its 100000.

If we really look at the most practical so called rational answer, it would be NO, for both. Why is that? If you want to justify it in the shortest possible way, it'd be, "Jaan hai, to jahan hai.". It means, if you have life, then only you have the world. Without life, there is nothing (for you).

Well, this is certainly a really really selfish thought, one could say. But then, who remembers any dead person, however great he/she was. Einstein, Newton, Gandhi, Nehru, Churchill, or for that matter Hitler, all have been forgotten, swapped out of memory. Generally people don't begin their day by remembering anyone of them. When I am in any class, they say, this formula, this algorithm was made by so and so. Even the professor doesn't SPELL his/her name correctly, and says, forget about the name, concentrate on the invention/discovery. We seldom thank any of the scientists, artists, poets, writers.

This just explains that its just alive when we are alive. Life over, game over, free the memory. This one life, my own life, and the life of some 1000 or 100000, whats more important? Not more than 10 out of these 1000 or 100000 will thank you each day of their life, or for that matter each month. Whats the use of saving them then?


Regarding my life, its going smoothly. I am wasting time like anything, not studying, seeing movies, going out, missing classes. Its really enjoyable and alarming too. I want myself to secure a nice SGPA. Its also because I want to reply to people who said, 6 courses, 1 project and a quarter TAship is too too heavy to survive. I want to show them that I did it. Lets hope I come back to senses and begin some study.

I am thinking to go home on 15th. If work doesn't stop me, I'll be going. By the way, Tanu was angry that I didn't mention her in my last post, hehe. There is nothing to write now, so just mentioning that I am mentioning her, hehe. Pray for me. Exams are coming.
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  • At 10:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

    they even fire at the helicopters which are working for them for charity:

    They deserved to be lined up and nuked...Thats all they deserve!! Let a 1000 more quakes strike these people who are out there to kill innocent people.

  • At 12:32 AM, Anonymous tanu

    gr8 thanks 4 mentioning my name...
    nyways.. i feel tat givin up ur life is worthwhile if it ll save 10 ppl if not 100.. i'd say... "i may die u may live".. at least i ll b able 2 give something 2 those ppl...- a chance to live life there ways.. may b i ll b forgotten but.. fame doesnt matter .. does it?

    n i think 90% ppl think of givin away there life 4 others.. but only a few can actually do it... i dont say i ll give up my life 4 ny1.. but if i get a chance 2 save a life... i'd surely try 2 save tat one life...

  • At 5:19 AM, Blogger Anurag Singh Rana

    Well, its really not about fame. Its like, I have only this one life. How can I give this up? What will I be left with then? This is the only chance, in the billions of years before and after us, which is ours.