I am not a very soft person. When it comes to Islamists and Pakistan, I turn harder(with good reason). But this girl just stands out of all of it. I will write little in this post. Words won't do enough justice to a child like her. We know what happened to her. So I won't go elaborate and repeat what the entire world knows. I just wish to convey a message - I love you. Simple. Go conquer the world. Best Wishes.
Burhan Wani – The man and his mission
The death of a young ‘hero’?
On the 8th of July, Burhan Muzaffar Wani died in
the Valley of Kashmir. Thousands poured out on the streets to commemorate his
services to the movement that he had come to symbolize of late. The relative
calm of the region was shattered with curfews, killings and allegations of
human rights abuses. His father was proud for the services his son had offered
in the name of their faith, convinced that he would go to Heaven. Amidst all
this, the romantic ideals of a young boy, just off his teens began to shake up
the youth of the entire country, both in and beyond India.
There is a lot of unrest in the Kashmir Valley recently,
especially in the aftermath of the death, nay execution of Burhan. All of this
is not unexpected in any way. In fact, this was foreseen. Even his
glorification, his elevation to the status of a martyr in the service of Islam
does not come as a surprise to me.
There is a section of the media and a sig…
In this Information age, the opinions of people are shaped
by the discourse that happens in the media – the newspapers, the internet
forums, the videos that are shot, the letters, open letters and counter
letters. A vast majority of them are full of half-truths and that is not
surprising as every side has skeletons to hide. The problem arises when a
gullible population (read Indians) digest these printed words both offline and
on as the ultimate Truth without question. Secondary sources and even imaginary
accounts becomes Gospels to be used to shut anyone who dares to oppose the
The Quint has recently published an open letter by a veteran
soldier of the Indian Army named Major Gaurav. They apparently waited for a
counter to that which was furnished by a Wasim Khan, a ‘Kashmiri’ who now is
settled in Mumbai and runs a successful media agency (not surprising).
So before we go into braindead blaming attempts, let’s
analyze the two pieces one by one and check the m…
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Let me remind you of a picture of the beautiful river here, the river that flows by the Taj Mahal. Yes, the picture above was real. The river supported a population of 57 million people. It continues to do now. The water was pure. Animals were aplenty. The air was sweet and the birds flocked to the area in thousands. The local forests on both sides of the floodplain were thicker than those in the Amazon and the waters were filled with fish. The standards of conservation of biodiversity was impeccable and often produced as an example to other river management bodies.
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