Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Violence in Guwahati

See the pictures. It was of the scuffle that broke out in Guwahati between the Adivasis(aborigines) and the local urban people last Saturday (24th Dec, 2007). An Adivasi woman was stripped naked by the rioters; she was running for cover while her shameless tormentors were clicking photo on their mobiles! Do you believe this was happening in a civilized society? The Adivasis were demanding scheduled tribe status. They marched to the state assembly. Their protests turned violent. They damaged shops and vehicles of the local residents. In retaliation, the local residents pounded on the Adivasis, beat the men up, and stripped the women without sparing even the children. It’s everybody’s guess what the police was doing. The Adivasis, of course, did a condemnable act but this does not justify the stripping the women naked. This is not only indecent but also a heinous crime to assault the modesty of a woman. Those arrested should be meted out maximum possible punishment.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Life is a balancing act

Have you ever thought that at every moment you have infinite number of activities to choose from and unknowingly or unconsciously you are doing just that, always? From doing small little things to taking big decisions you choose one over several others. You prioritize your day to day activities, you also make changes in your routine, and you postpone certain task to make room for other in your schedule. You also decide whether to study science or arts, whether to play guitar or tabla. But the interesting thing is you can not do all even if you want. In other words, you always have to make a trade off.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Unity is Weakness

Union or collection of people is a benefit and a bane. When many people come together and form a group for a common cause, it gives them the strength to fight against a strong opponent. But, unfortunately, these people use the collective potential for the wrong reasons.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Bong Connection - Review

Anjan Dutta’s latest film The Bong Connection showed the life of software professional (SP) working in US very poorly. This is gross exaggeration of the reality. He put the character Apu (played by Parambrata) in all sort of troubles while in US. He showed that Apu was staying with an American in an apartment. This never happens to be the case. (Also not every American has a gay partner!).