Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Bombay rocked by serial bomb blasts, once again

There seems to be no abatement in the bombings taking place in different parts of India. I've reached a stage where I don't care who is creating unrest, I just want it to end! The story is all over the News; I can't go to a single website or walk more than a 100 feet without some mention of the carnage in my beloved hometown. True to form, government relief efforts were lethargic and lackadaisical at best. I wonder what the death toll would've been had local residents not stepped up to the plate.

No doubt, there are members of the administration involved in these attacks; the Indian government(if you can call it that) is diseased and infected to the point where personal gains outweigh public health and safety. You would think that the flood related loss to life and property during the Monsoon season of 2005 would result in infrastructural changes in the city. I know that a lot of money was "ear-marked" for such development because the press reported it. How can one then explain the victims of flooding during the 2006 monsoon season? Worst still, year on year, the same areas fell prey to the floods. Whose pockets is the money lining?

Is this The New India that everyone is agog over? If a description of the financial capital of The New India is replete with "IS NOT"s rather than "IS"s, what's does it portend for the future of The New India? For the sake of the country's growth, I hope that something changes for the better and galvanizes my people from their stupor. The pervasive indifference needs to be supplanted by a sense of entitlement and accountability so that the sections of our society that violate every law of the land can be brought to justice.

1 comment:

  1. I love your use of words! Hope all your friends and family were unharmed.