Another disgraceful assault on the countries financial capital, bloods of innocents shed. But the citizens had some consoling speech from the inspirational ministers. This will make the souls of the victims rest in pieces…uh…I mean peace. Did someone say that there are more people dying from lightening strike than terrorism? Like Mr Chidambaram says, it is a blast in Mumbai after a gap of 31 months. Government has kept the people safe for such a long duration is actually an intelligence success, not failure. That really comforts me; since the most eligible bachelor…err…PM has already said that it is impossible to stop terrorist attacks. Should I say thank you? What is also impossible to stop is giving people like Advani and Arun Jaitely the chance to promote themselves in their otherwise silent era.
But amidst all the sad events there is some good news. Our Intelligence, within such short time, has already identified the attackers. They are an “organized group of terrorists” and “all hostile groups are suspects”. Big deal! And what is more reassuring is that our beloved Prime Minister and the Maharashtra government, along with many other poignant politicians, have strongly “condemned the attack”. Well, they had to say something. Thank you again.
Our finance minister also shares "the pain and agony of those affected by the Mumbai blasts." He has gone to the extent to say that he is “fully confident that our economy and markets will rise above this incident and continue to show robust growth." At least our pockets are safe. The "indomitable spirit of Mumbai, the financial capital of India, as always in the past, would once again respond with courage and renewed vigour to such challenges."
Mumbai will show the world that these blasts are failure. The resilient Mumbaikars will still go on with their daily life unafraid, unaffected, as if nothing has happened. The trains will still be crowded, the offices will still be open... and soon the incident will get erased from our memory.
Just a question though, how long can these poor people survive without going to work, without boarding the trains, without going to crowded places? Does our empty pocket, that feeds people like Kasab, give us the luxury to grief? Is our growing GDP (along with our growing inequality) more important than peoples life? How safe will India be in the hands of a person who is confident that he cannot stop all terrorist attacks? But those questions are irrelevant.. You are supposed to be silent about them. Let’s celebrate the re-SILENT spirit of India.
P.S. 26th August 2011 is a FRIDAY!