Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Why politics, why terror, why religion?

This blog has been up for nearly 3 and a half years now. As the name suggests, it is mostly about Indian business at a street level and few meanderings on humour, management, new ideas and design. How Indian business, be it retail, real estate, IT and others are doing in the face of globalization. This blog is pro globalization and believes that capitalism is the way to go as you might have seen in the various posts. I am also a firm patriot and a lot of things India stands for - not necessarily what Indian politics today stands for.

Recently, however, you might have observed a change in the tone. Especially in matters concerning internal security, terrorism and politics. Yes, these events keep happening, but should a blog (this blog) be concerned with all of this? This was a question that was put to me. After all this blog is not really about politics, religion and terrorism. That is true. But the fact is that at a street level, these events impact people as they should.

The places where the bombs exploded in the last few years - the Mumbai local trains, the Jaipur market shopping area, indeed the very bus stop where a bomb exploded at Bangalore have all been places I have frequented.

Which means, just being at any of these places at the wrong time could have killed me as it killed many a citizen. So, what are we doing about it? Where is the outrage? It is only probability that separates you and death due to a bomb blast. If you have ever gone to a doctor and taken0 medicines to cure your illness, you will realize that there has to be a medicine for this which the governments are unwilling to administer.

To close your eyes to this as we often do, look at the other way, close your senses, believe in a temporary reprieve or believe in our gods and offer a prayer thanking that you are spared are all but cargo cult science reactions to terror. At a very basic level, it is important that we identify the enemy and react. React by waking ourselves from the stupor we are in and being more alert about the surroundings. This blog, at best a street level blog, aims to do that. A week into the terror attack, it is slowly being overshadowed by other news, as it perhaps should. But it is important to know that the shadow of terror has not shortened by any means. If anything, it has only lengthened.

And, while there are many who believe that band aid can cure cancer (terror cancer), I am not one of them. Early detection usually cures cancer, but believing that it does not exist or it can be warded off by charms has never helped anybody. If things continue this way, it is only a few steps away from travel advisories, businesses shutting shop and the economy withering away, not to mention our entire way of life. If any of these are important for us, it is important that we sit up, take notice and do what we can to rid the country of terror.

4 comments:

Raj said...

I don't think anybody needs convincing that 'something must be done'. The question is, 'what can be done" and 'how" and 'by who".

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Daniela said...

Interesting post. I have been wondering about this issue,so thanks for posting. I’ll likely be coming back to your blog. Keep up great writing.

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