Monday, December 31, 2007

Life is moving, where is the destination?

Life has become more and more uncertain. You can’t judge it. A motorbike came from the wrong side when you are crossing the one way is enough to take your life. A terrorist may have fixed the bomb in the train you are commuting. Despite of the fact that you are a person with all the good habits, a deadly disease may hit you without any reasons. Leave alone these grave worries, life hampers you from taking a very little decisions. You anxiously wait for the month’s salary as you have set your mind to purchase a new model cell phone that has hit the market very recently. But at the end, you will be forced to change your decision. Because the commodity turns old at the time you count your salary. In such an odd situation we are stepping into the year 2008. Wish you happy New Year!
Well, the uncertainty of life certainly should not lead us towards pessimism. The uncertainty of life holds a great philosophy which tell us ‘Live the moment’. Waiting is a good thing. But it becomes worse when it possess never ending nature. We, most of the time live in that bad manner. Postponement of dream. That is the best suited phrase.

We wait for our education to be complete. It is easier to settle the things when the studies are over, we think. Then the question of job. Once we see ourselves in a good job, the life is settled then. But the wait not ends there. We told ourselves, let get marry to find ultimate satisfaction. Don’t relax. Children and their education bother us. Even after they complete their education we still not happy as finding suitable match for them invokes. Till our last breath we spend our life in the hope that we meet the destination called happiness.
Let the wait end. Let us enjoy each and every moment of life. Because this life has become more and more uncertain. You can’t judge it. A motorbike came from the wrong side when you are crossing the one way is enough to take your life…
To conclude, happiness is not a destination but a voyage.
(photo : internet)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

A monologue before an epilogue

We are standing at the threshold of 2008. For the moment let us have a light heart. We may suppose to see more bomb attacks, more blood and many number of Nandigram in the coming year. Let us go back to the same old saying ‘hope for the best, prepare for the worst’. Setting the serious issues apart, enjoy this short story if it can be called so…

He had known that one day she would abandon him. Now the moment has come and he is finding it tough to manage himself. A floodgate of reminiscence has broken in the mind. Every wave hitting his heart contains her love.

No it is not the end of a bond. In fact, the bond which he has with her is not something which can be broken. But still it bothers him because she is finding another man to share her feelings.

She no longer reports him her day over a cup of evening tea. Soon he will miss the voice which commands him “We should dine out today. How long is it since we sat face to face? And enjoy the relishes outside the home?” He always liked to hear the appeal which asks “can you pick me up from the college … please?” How can he forget the innumerous times when he did console her with the words, “nothing to worry, I am here”, whenever she feared about her exams, about something which is silly and about a strange stalker who followed her in one late evening.

He loved her, that’s all. How much? The very question itself is meaningless to him. But one fine day, she introduced a guy only to tell him that he is her lover. So, within a few days, that guy will stand in his place to feel and share her love, dependency, command and all. “Am I feeling jealous of him? It is not right to feel like that. It was my fortune to have her love and every moment with me till date. Now it’s his time. Let him have her love. That young and energetic man needs her affection to make his dream come true.”he concluded.

Suddenly she appeared in front of him. “I have been watching you from more than five minutes. You are lost in thought. I know, what you are thinking about. You are too much bothering about missing me. Aren’t you?” Dad, poor dad, come on. I am not leaving you for another planet. After all, I am getting married. I love you dad…”

She gave him a hug and he gently kissed her forehead.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Let us outsource our security task to US!

They set up their companies in India in order to meet the demand of IT professionals, BPO and KPO. Now, how about we seek their participation in our army and internal security force?
It may be sound very strange and eccentric but that’s what the bitter reality is! Soon we may have no men to serve the frontier. The attitude of government is paving way to this ugly situation. A series of instances occur to mind in this regard.

*Recently a lathi-charge incident made a headline in one of the regional Kannada channels. It was happened in a recruitment camp. What was the camp about.? Was that an IT recruitment camp? Or was that about banking or some other business? No. There will be no such incidents like lathi –charge if it was concerned with any above mentioned industries. The police showed their strength on the youths who came all the way to materialize their dream of joining the Indian army. In the confusion many were beaten and few lost their certificates. Is this the way we are welcoming the future guards of this country?

* December is the dreadful month for the Indians as it remembers the terrorist attack on Parliament. A couple of days back, newspaper carried the picture of a woman who tried to enter the Parliament, only to claim that she had not received what she deserved after her husband died in the parliament attack as a brave security man. What would be the fate of these politicians if the security persons cared for there own lives?

*What make our worry even more worst is the some facts revealed by ‘Times Now’ news channel. Only 19% of young men and women of this country like to join the army. That is what the Survey carried by the channel tell us. Once again, it is the low salary structure that made the young mind to arrive at this conclusion. Many mind about the risky life but 43% respondents found no problem to join the army if they ensured with good pay and career growth.

*A months back a MP caught up in the airport while indulging in human trafficking. Not considering this fact, an order was passed by the government to exempt some VIPs from the security hassles including politicians but excluding army officials!

* ‘I am ashamed that I served India.’ This is the shocking statement by a Param veer chakra awardee! He is Captain Bana Singh, the man who played significant role in recapturing Siachin glacier. He gets Rs 166 per month, while any militant surrendered to the army gets Rs 2000!

Do we have any moral base to talk about patriotism? Leave our politicians. We the people in general, always wish to have a Shivaji in our neighborhood and software son in our home.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

The last article of Veenadhari focus on some hard facts about HIV and AIDS

Every year on December 1st we observe AIDS day. This year we certainly miss a person who bravely stood up to face the battle against HIV. Just before a couple of weeks to her death, she wrote an article about her struggle which was not only against the disease but also against the ill mindsets who are trying to reap benefit in the name of HIV. Her name is ‘Veenadhari’ and what follows is the gist of her Kannada article. Being a sub editor, it was my great pleasure to publish this insightful write up in ‘Vikrama’. I never forget the moment I spoke to her over the telephone only to appreciate and ask photograph of her. At that time she was admitted to hospital and she had promised me to send the photographs as soon as she recovers. It is sad to note that, before her promise being materialize, Veenadhari herself turned into a photographic memory. Perhaps this was her last article.

Is ‘HIV’ means the end of the life? Majority of us hardly see any doubt about that. But, Veenadhari, social worker and herself was a HIV victim had different take on this issue.

She had firmly said “it is not for HIV that one needs to bother, but the vulnerable threat is from the section that turned the fear of HIV into a money making industry”. “Most of the AIDS awareness campaigns are nothing but a well planed conspiracy. They project the disease as if a death certificate, in order to gain economic benefit. They purposefully hide the optimistic points from the HIV victims. When I tried to deliver the real things in front of the public, the people who are working in the field of AIDS awareness had not supported me and tried to stop me from the objective” Veenadhari, who was a well known name in Karnataka for counseling the HIV victims had revealed her anguish in her last article to the newsmagazine ‘Vikrama’.

She further admitted that HIV may affect the person who is not an AIDS victim. There is no evidence to substantiate the claim that HIV causes AIDS. AIDS is nothing but the total of some 30 odd diseases. Apart from the unsafe sex, the disease may also occur from tuberculosis, bad habits, work pressure, depression, malnutrition and odd lifestyle as they deteriorate the resistance power. The scientists exploded all these things through websites, medical journals and conferences, but the pharmacy companies and the NGO’s are not letting the people to know these developments. She never hesitated to set the blame.

After experiencing the truth about HIV Veenadhari wanted to take this information to the people. “When I was came to know that HIV has affected me, I lost all the hope at the initial stage. But I did not want to give up so easily. I met many scientists and doctors working in this field and also studied the life of HIV affected. It helped me to break the myths about HIV” she shared her experience in her last write up. “There are cases in which parents possess HIV, but their children are free from the threat. It also happened; the parents are HIV free while their children found HIV positive! Some people who are labeled as HIV positive as early as 18 to 20 years back are still leading a healthy life”. This claim of Veenadhari emphasizes the need of serious research on AIDS. The points which were made by Veenadhari are debatable. Striving to find the fact by making this debate alive is the best way to pay our homage to Veenadhari.