Thursday, July 13, 2006

Go On... Stop!

Yup. Stop.

I am tired of hearing this. The City never stops. The City goes on. The Spirit of The City. Salaam Mumbai.

We dont Stop. And this is what higher administration feeds off.

Bomb Blasts. The next day, the city is back to normal.

Water Flooding. Next day the city is back to normal.

Come what may, the city is always back to normal. And hence, whatever may happen, it just passes by as normal.

Develope a better infrastructure from the taxes we pay, or eat up the money. The city will always function as normal.

Develope better Emergency Medical Services and Crime Response Teams from the taxes we pay, or eat up the money. The city will always function as normal.

Its become normal to function as normal.

Hence, Stop. For a city which lost 200 lives in a matter of few minutes, how can you go back to normal? Look at the families of those 200 dead. You think they are back to normal?

Nothings going to change if things go back to normal.

15 Comments:

Anonymous Because of B said...

oh how i hate that "chalta hai" and "raam bharose" way of working.

when will it change?

July 14, 2006 5:40 AM  
Blogger Madame Mahima said...

you know..you read my mind on this..
its good to see the city carrying on..but carrying on as if nothing happened?
is it really efficiency or apathy?

hardcore post apoo..cant take your case on this one

July 14, 2006 5:58 AM  
Blogger APOO said...

#B: Donno... its a long way to go am sure. I dont really blame us for that attitude tho!

#Mahi: You can never take my case anyways :P

July 14, 2006 6:21 PM  
Blogger Menagerie said...

I agree, it's good to show that we are not crippled, but another to go on as if nothing happened...

July 14, 2006 7:03 PM  
Anonymous umm said...

he he nice to see the nris talking about the taxes they pay ;)
my best guess is we dont do nothing since we cannot do nothing...
expect having modi speak at a rally against terrorism. how ironic...

July 18, 2006 7:47 AM  
Blogger SCRIBBLEZ TO WAKEUP said...

Huh... Normalcy my left foot. Only abnormals can think things r normal!

July 18, 2006 12:36 PM  
Blogger APOO said...

#Menagerie: I'm with ya!

#Umm: LOL! Well, lets say I am talking from the futuristic view of when I move back.... but I guess I speak for many RI's.

#scribblez: Well, you almost made half of the newspaper editors abnormal!

July 18, 2006 11:39 PM  
Blogger abhi said...

oki, i'll stop

July 19, 2006 2:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as they say: zindagi jeene ke do tareeke hote hain: ek jo ho raha hai use hone do, ya phir use badalne ki koshish karo..which category do we belong to???

-Aditya.

July 19, 2006 4:38 PM  
Blogger Bird said...

Adit: What Zindagi?

July 20, 2006 2:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this sham of an existence which we continue to lead..dreaming of a suburbian utopia..either we can keep it the way it is, or we can try to change it...

-Aditya.

July 20, 2006 1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nanguys, please note. Shaayari/thought provoking comments left above, were not from me. I leave my creativity/imagination for times when I'm taking pals's case.

Bakshi

July 20, 2006 7:19 PM  
Blogger APOO said...

#Abhi: No. U go on...

#Aditya: Shabaash!

#Bird: some people do have a life.

#Bakshi: Stop acting innocent!

July 20, 2006 8:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not fair, I'm being set up!

(Aditya) Bakshi

July 21, 2006 1:06 AM  
Blogger Debalina said...

Absolutely.
They said in the news, no matter what happens to this city, it comes back to normal, trains are packed with people, etc.
Even though, people have gone back to their offices, trains are loaded again, but is everything normal ? No it isn't.
Just two minutes of silence won't make any difference.
And this holds true for any city, be it Mumbai, Delhi or Srinagar.
It's like they are trying to fake themselves.

July 23, 2006 2:36 PM  

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