Friday, May 23, 2008
Time just flies....
Just yesterday, I felt a need to write..what..i dont know...But i wanted to. I suddenly remembered my blog..one that had been part of my resolution..But who knew the writing that pays my bills would keep this writing at bay...so much so that this little blog has become an unwanted little nobody who hangs around, somewhere pricking your conscience because you are ignoring him, but you know you just dont have the time for polite niceties... But whats the big problem in penning a couple of lines every day..on the face of it nothing, but then again...but its one of those procrastinated jobs...resolve: to improve the frequency of blogs the thought for the week however is...is the world getting too perverted..too sadistic? this week, my role as a journalist, exposed me to two macabre faces of humanity...i dont use the word macabre lightly...how else can you explain a young actress helping her boyfriend chop up her lover into 300 pieces? And then carry those in two bags to the end of nowhere to burn and destroy the evidence? did they really think they could get away with it? murder in the fit of rage, yeah, that can still be comprehended...but this kind of cruelty...what kind of perversion of mind allows for such cruelty.... and then again..the story of a 14 year old girl, murdered by her own...what is honour killing? when you stand in a court of law, having to admit you killed your own, what kind of honour have you preserved? The shock value of each murder reported these days seemed to be just getting worse....Each incident makes me sick in the stomach and sicker at heart...and having to cut and chop these incidents into palatable forms for India to hear, digest and even tut-tut over...each day sometimes seems like a never-ending assignment... But then India has to know...know of what hypocritical society we are turning to be...embracing the West, but harping about honour killing.... Politics and mudslinging and sting operations showing bribes being given and taken seems so civilised next to these stories..... Wonder where we are headed?