Thursday, July 2, 2009

Usually I don’t get time to go through the newspapers in the morning, because mornings are the most chaotic time at my house.. no time.. no time…no time, but today I managed to take a passing look at the front page, and since then I am down and out… I am angry, upset and very sad… There were two news items which contributed to my state of mind. One is the news which says that a young woman who seems to have been a victim of hit and run accident case and who had already died, her body had been run over several times by many vehicles on a busy Delhi –UP road , her body was so much mutilated by all this that the police had to pick up her body parts from several places in pieces … while I read this news I could not believe my eyes that Delhites have become so ruthless, they have lost their soul and heart and humanity … this is how they treated a fellow human being… she died the death of a street dog… which we see everyday on busy roads… I could not fathom the depth of numbness and selfishness of each of those people whose vehicle ran over her again and again and her lifeless body was put to some more torture.. The news also says that there lay a cement sack at the place near to her mutilated body,which contained a few rupees, some coins and a blue kurti… that means may be she was a desolate woman, may be she belonged to the poor section of society .. but is it a criterion for getting help when a person is dying or is it a criterion for showing respect and some humanity to a dead body of a human being…??? does it mean people would have stopped and did something or at least inform a PCR if she was well dressed and carrying a leather bag… what is it ???… where have we lost it.???. where are we heading to ???…I am clueless and scared and totally upset to whatever is going wrong with all of us…. God save the mankind….

Another story which caught my attention was the news of a lady Doctor in a reputed hospital in Delhi, she checked into a decent hotel in North Delhi along with her four year old twin daughters, she later bought some medicines, called up her husband to inform that she is in this hotel and going to kill herself and her daughters, she then injected some poison to both her daughters and then on herself, her daughters died and she is now battling for life at a hospital in Delhi.. by the time her husband , himself a doctor, reached the hospital .. they had lost their daughters…. I know you must have heard this kind of news many time but I was aghast after reading this because this involved a lady Doctor, who belonged to family of Doctors, her husband also belonged to a family of Doctors which meant they were well educated, upper class people who it seems had everything going for them in life. I do not know the reason she did it, if she survives would she be able to survive actually? wont the innocent faces of her daughters’ haunt her for life?? Even if the issue was a grave one for which she took this extreme step, why she did not talk to anybody and try and solve it before taking the life of two little children? Why did she not confess even to her parents or husband or some friend or some helpline??.. I do not know the reason but it could be an extra marital affair of her husband, her own, or is it that someone pestered her for having only daughters .. this blame game is prevalent in even the highest upper class families… I do not know… but I can’t bring my self to work peacefully , to eat my breakfast properly.. I just hope she does not survive.. may be that’s a cruel thought from me but as a mother I feel she would die a thousand deaths daily if she survives.. because whatever the reasons for which she took the life of her children would seem too ordinary for the extraordinary pain which she would have to endure every day when she would have to live without her children around!!! GOD Bless the departed soul of her children…..and give her the strength to bear the loss……

...and May God rehabilitate mankind soon…very .. very soon…


  1. oh Rekha..thats really heartwrenching!both the stories are diametrically different in its approach but they both show the same sorry state our country is in!
    Where is this world heading to?

  2. gives me the creeps at hearing the incidents.
    What are we thinking when they take these actions?