Sunday, October 30, 2005

Its the festive season, but......

Its that time of the year again! Diwali is coming up in about 24 hours and so is Id/ramzan later this week! So, its celebration time for a lot of people all over the country and to those desis living outside India.

However, this year in itself has been characterized by quite a few calamities resulting in a lot of people losing their lives. It started of with the Tsunami (techincally, it was in 2004 but still.. ), then there were the hurricanes Katrina and Wilma (nice names for hurricanes!!!), the POK quake, the floods in Mumbai (Bombay), rains in Chennai. There have also been other terrorist attacks both in London and in New Delhi. Not to forget the train accident a couple of days ago in Andhra due to the rains!

So, while we celebrate, it is only fitting that we take a moment to remember the poor and innocent souls who lost their lives for no fault of theirs.

If you're planning to celebrate and have fun, please remember that there are so many people out there who have been deprived of their near and dear ones and who can't celebrate!

Happy Diwali and have a wonderful time this festive season!

Cheers,

12 comments:

Gounder Brownie said...

*sob*sob*sigh* Let me throw my gulab jamun into the sea!

Camphor said...
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Camphor said...

*Spell checks and reposts*>>

*takes a moment*

You know, I never wanted to spend a moment of pure celebrations thinking about something sad.
Time to enjoy is time to enjoy, and that to think, work and sorrow are for those function respectively... letting it spill over, for me at least, can get emotionally draining.

Imagine spending every a second at every weeding sorrowing at the 5000+ dowry deaths. Every birth out of the tens of thousands thinking about the swelling population.

A remarkable sentiment, but lets DO something about the calamities and acts of terror - some other day.

I waited till Diwali to post this. Do you think I actually follow what I just said?

Happy Diwali to you too.

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Abhi! said...

gounder:
You can still have tour gulab jamun! Just asked you to spare a min !!

Abhi! said...

camphor:
true! You have your opinion, I have mine!
Happy Diwali to you!
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S said...

agree wit you n camphor....let's spare a moment and be grateful for our present....and freak out the rest of the day!!! :D

Abhi! said...

S:
thats the spirit!
Hope you had a fun diwali!

Hellbrandt Grimm said...

Honourable sentiments *tips pointy hat*

Hope y'all had a nice Diwali.

Abhi! said...

zydar:
hope u had a fun diwali!

Hellbrandt Grimm said...

Haha. Thanks for asking. I was left wondering the whole day if Diwali could ever get more boring!

Abhi! said...

zydar:
Yeah, I can imagine! That too, with no internet and STB!

rk said...

i was already depressed.. :((.. how could you do this to me?? thats it.. i am going to eat myself..