Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Bang Bang Bangalore …

A weekend eve is generally filled with a lethargic aggression of finishing the "must-dos" which we seldom have choice of foregoing….. anything to do at a bank is one such thing and ur zeal ‘to get out of that place and get done with it’ always seems to beats the necessity of the very chores….Thus I land myself into this persisting endeavor on this fine overcast Bangalore Friday, eager to chop the last few crops for the week leading to a relaxed weekend…. soon realised that I was not the only mellowed "Friday-dressed" creature out there…. Smiles flied around between the know faces followed by the usual addresses as if it was the last time they met before the eternal weekend.

The known surroundings ………the known people …. That makes it a very much "known" ComfortZone…..

Untill……… the tranquility broke, followed by the news of broken-peace voiced by a couple of privileged sources with gr8 communication network…. Suddenly you have a few celebrities getting undivided attention of a curious mob waiting for some sound bites… realizing eventually that the havoc did was of sound bites--much louder though… shattering not only the matter on its vicinity but also the hearts across the radius…. The bombs blew…one after the other systematically every 10 min across the city on this peaceful July friday….

The mob in the bank seem to have for once forgot the basics of banking n money… with ears getting crushed by the cellphones to get in touch with the near n dear… to assure them n their own self of their safe being only to be frustrated to find out that our telecom co.s work on first-come-serve basis….

The news did create a stir of emotions at the bank…. 7 bombs in a row at a well distributed interval….. It was not an event in some distanced unknown land, it was our own city,our own home …. The park, the bus stop, the junction which we all knew so well …. Jus as our backyard n probably the path we all traveled every other day……

Suddenly things turned scary …. The very known surrounding became hostile……… the known people become the intimate strangers …… the "known" ComfortZone did lack-- COMFORT…
Trust seem to slip from people … from place… from oneself …. from GOD…. .

As the sun moved…. as we sneaked back safely to our adhobe........ as facts came into light.......... as we realised that it was jus some small affair with small bombs and not with any intent to hurt people ….…. Our minds were getting out of its worst fears…. Things slowly started turning out to be not so horrible ….

Untill next day ….. Ahmedabad happended……

And as days passed by the news poring in of live bombs being found at various quarters seemed like a normal affair.Looks like… like poverty, corruption, traffic, indiscipline, incompetence, politicians, bureaucracy, pollution we are going to be tolerantly-comfortable with diwali being celebrated every other day….

7 comments:

Gowtham said...

Glad to see a post/update - wish things would have allowed you to write about something else though...

Sree said...

hmm...I was in a class when the untimely diwali began, n a little one all of 8yrs tells me "ibbre ante ma'am sattiddu"! thats what scares me the most...the indifference that seems to be growing in us!!

Rags said...

Saddening ! well written

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