Again another great article from Dilip. It made me cry that is all I could. His article will be remembered for ever by all conscious minded Indians and they themselves will ask " what am I doing to my country " which I did. I pray for all the volunteers. Finally, if I die like any of the victims, then these young great souls are always there to help me to attain my Moksham. Dilip keep writing.
Till date I had different opinions about most of the organisations he has mentioned in this article. Mr. D'Souza - I change my opinion. Each one of these organisations that Dilip has mentioned in this article stands for different ideals. A case in point is DYFI, RSS & the various Christian missionaries. But they have all come together when the situation demanded. Irrespective of their organisations' ideals & standpoints, these humans have come together for a common goal. I guess the human in them stood above their organisations which is a triumph by itself.
My faith in India refuses to falter because of people like these
by Dr.S.S. Bakshi (View MyPage) on Jan 19, 2005 03:17 PM | Hide replies
We will remain not because of military strength but because of our humanity ..india exists nd there is hope for it due to people like these..i wish i cold be one percent of what they are...my salute to them
It is indeed very noble of the people who make themselves available for such jobs. After such events, without this cleaning up, the toll can be very high because of the aftereffects. Indeed they should be praised, they do it by choice. On the contrary, look at the treatment meted to our fellow dalit contrymen, who have been doing this cleaning up for the society, without a fuss. Even at the time of such a disaster, the people discriminate against them in giving the relief/compensation. And thanks to the caste system, and the age old supression of dalits by others, they have not been able to generate other choices for them, and are forced to do the same jobs for generations. I sincerely think it would have been better if all the dalits had died. That would have forced the other caste people to take care of the dead bodies. Not only of high caste bodies, but of dalits bodies also. Just for a change.
Hi Dilip, I have been amongst the fortunate Indians who did not have to bear the ire of Mother Nature. But, through your article I have experienced, if not the tragedy, atleast a shade of it. The article "My Future in a Pyre" is really heart clinching. My perspective towards Life has been broadened by this article. Regards, Akshhaye.
What started off as a balanced and touching article that struck a chord in me ending up as a one-sided trumpeting of the DYFI and Commies. The saving grace is, Dilip doesnt sound as depressing as in his other articles.