Monday, December 27, 2004

Can't turn away

I am so glad that I don't have a TV at home. Looking at the pictures on the net is bad enough. A Tsunami in India, who'd have thought of it? If media reports are to be believed, about 20,000 people have lost their lives. Shocking! One morning, you lie half-awake in bed, or take a walk on the beach, enjoying the sunrise - and before you know it, the ocean opens its mouth wide and gobbles up everything - you, your home, your loved ones, everything.

1 comment:

Prakriti said...

You know, what I can't believe is the rest of the world moving as nothing has happened. I marvel at this ability of people to just lay it aside, forget and the start planning their dresses for the new year's party!

It's not some out of the world south african tribe that has been affected, that it seems so far far away. It's here, at homes, at friends. A batchmate had his parents in the islands, both on separate ones, and his sister in Chennai. A whole frantic day dealing with phone calls when he couldn't contact anyone. It was scary, all when placement revelry was happening all around. Earlier, I thought this sort of inane inertia was just prevalent in Bihar, but this is not a localized phenomena. The world citizen gets his heart and wallet out if an earthquake stirs things up in far far india. The indian turns and sleeps!

You should really get down to

It is a very very brave attempt.