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The age of rage

God bless the souls of all those who sacrificed their lives to save ours. There is no reward in death, only grief and I want to share there grief with them, says Rohit Bal.

entertainment Updated: Dec 05, 2008 18:19 IST
Rohit Bal

India is angry! Burning with rage, and an uncontrollable feeling of helplessness, ‘We the People’ don’t know what to do. India has been plundered and tormented. Her space defiled and her integrity snatched away in a matter of hours. There has been a complete lack of a sound and effective leadership and an even greater lack of security.

We stare in horror and disbelief at all that we thought India stands for — Integrity, honour and strength. We the People thought that India is about ‘by the People’, ‘for the People’, and the ability to withstand all that would threaten her stability. Obviously we find that there is no ‘for the people’.

We also find nothing but an emptiness. A hollow feeling of despair and a frightening reminder of how easily lives can be taken senselessly for no fault of ours! That ‘We the People’ are in fact the common men and women, defenseless meek gentle and soft targets.

There should be no blame game here, but what can we do. Maybe, we need to act upon our own initiatives — maybe, we ourselves are at fault — the fault of believing that we are living in a free country; a country where lives are sacred and the feeling of security is sacrosanct .

Maybe, our fault lies in the fact that for some strange reason we feel that we have the right to live, to breathe and feel free. Maybe, our fault lies in depending on a system .

Maybe, we need to stop thinking this way right here right now. There is no system, there is no security and there is no life. The only truth out there is that we need to build a system witch is going to protect us from these invasive and lethal attacks —a system that is practical and infallible at the same time .

We need to act and we need to do it now . We need to show the world and even more to ourselves that we are an ‘Intelligent and United India’ which will no longer turn the other cheek .

God Bless the souls of all those who sacrificed their lives to save ours. May He give strength to the loved ones of those who died for no reason at all . There is no reward in death, only grief and I want to share there grief with them .

Jai Hind!

Rohit Bal, Designer