Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Social observation(Bapu..Bapu)

It was morning and the day was getting hotter,by hotter I mean peoples emotions
were getting fiery. There were news of clashes between 2 castes,there was a news spreading by way of hearsay that a strike had gone violent.In another part of the country there were rumors of regionalism raising its ugly head and a couple of people had been roughed up in that region on grounds that they were not born in that native place!!.

In addition the suffering old men and women were trudging on barefoot, this was the army of hungry old people trudging on bare foot expecting a meal or two from the flashily dressed people driving fashionable cars and bikes.. thier pumpled egos and fantasies driven up by movies and the feel good factor that economy was booming for them. An old lady begging for food was completely ignored by a set of young men and women poised in couple of tables on a road side famous eatery. The old lady clutched her under belly in deep hunger and the muscles in her abdomen were corroded by the gastric juices..symptoms like fainting and low blood pressure were assailing her senses and she had to endure this suffering of going without food for this day too..

Few couple of lovers were seen handing thier hands and enjoying the fleeting moment and time,oblivious of the scene that a young infant had been let to handle crumbs of breads in roadside while the mother was seen begging in the fleet of cars waiting at the signal which was about to turn yellow(those were the good old days..Mumbai Express!!!).

In a remote region of the country 2 sets of regious people were seen fighting with one and another. Blood was running freely on the roads and pavements. Children were burnt alive. Young men were beheaded while young ladies were raped. The rapacious nature of both the sets of relegion forgetting that there could be possibility of GOD being one if there was one GOD, and it was just the matter of religions being different.

All the events were paradoxical to fact that there had lived a man who had belonged to humanity.This man was frail in anatomy but had led crores people in a non violent struggle from his place called Sabhartamti. He had had been called Bapu and was one of the first ever social prophets.His sayings were much respected and admired by the western world. People had forgotten this social prophet called Bapu in his own land (and dancing to the tunes of Bapu.. Bapu..).

1 comment:

aishu said...

My first comment :)....
Nice one though reality bites.The descriptions were splendid
"her under belly in deep hunger and the muscles in her abdomen were corroded by the gastric juices".
"young infant had been let to handle crumbs of breads in roadside while the mother was seen begging in the fleet of cars waiting at the signal which was about to turn yellow".
These realities that we often see in our day to day life.