Thursday, November 27, 2008

"HOME" CALLING...


"Tokyo Drift". I have felt the music to be appealing. I usually let the phone ring for a few minutes, when the call is from 'Home'. I liked listening to "Tokyo Drift". I did the same thing today. Mom- with her ususal list of Do's and Don'ts. I reply to her call with only "hmm.."s and "ya"s. "Don't go alone, anywhere. Don't go in the auto, alone. Don't go to BIG hotels.." . Mom, I presumed, got upset after watching the news. Of course, she was. The whole nation was. Only that, the 200 and 300 people who are dead- they don't seem numbers anymore.

Gopalakrishnan. P. K., AGM., State Bank Of India, Mumbai, a father, a husband, a brother and a maternal uncle, received a fatal gun shot at Taj, last night(26th Nov) where he had been dining with some of his friends.

News of terrorists shooting down people pops up almost everyday. But, being some where so secure, protected., they have never had an impact on me. I feel bad about it. But I also forget about it. But now, when a mere number flashing on screen right below the yelling Barkha Dutt, remains no longer a number- I feel as though something's over there- up and above my head- something evil, mocking at me, saying to me- "What would you do now? I am now, into your life too..." I am helpless.

Away from home. Away from people who I know. Nowhere to go. Yet, no tears come out of my eyes. A strange numbness, has become a part of me.

Mama's last words were the names of his two children. I hope, they find strength enough to carry on...

PS.: thank you, Karthik, for the link.. A report about his death in Times Of India.. Click Here..

27 comments:

Kartz said...

My condolences...

RIP.

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Suchitra said...

We have become so much used to things like this 'happening' all over the world that we have stopped feeling the sting. We move on if it does not hit our own backyard. I am really really sorry that it has, this time. Lives are not mere statistics, another number on the roll. They matter, every one of them.

My condolences.

vanilla sky said...

Don't know what to say.
its really bad and sad.
may God help them sail through the bad times

Arjun said...

Feels very sad and restless.....

It's time we started a movement... No more vote-bank-politics and blame games....

Anyways, Keep Posting..

Cheers..!!
Arjun

Think Tank said...

I'm so sorry matangi. its hard wen it touches u personally ..so much more easier 2 forget as part of the news..n it makes u feel those bastards had some goddamn conscience.

The Rat... said...

Damn.. Mr. G was your uncle???

to me he is a friend's Husband... smarting with pain since i got the news...

dunno wat to say... :-(

The Rat... said...

yup laxmi aunty worked with us... ppl are worried for her, here in my office.....

Matangi Mawley said...

hmmm... its sad tht most of couldnt be there with mansa n aunty.. i hope things get well soon..

RiverSoul said...

My condolences, Matangi.
I have nothing to say except that i'm saddened and enraged beyond all reason.
My nxt post is regarding the same but i'm unable to go online coz of xms
And on phone i can only comment but not post
:(

AV said...

My condolences n prayers..

Podiponnu - பொடிப் பொண்ணு said...

I feel really sorry for what had happened... :( unexpected thing turn up in people's lives :(

May God give your family members enough strength to bear this irreparable loss !

பொடியன்-|-SanJai said...

may his soul rest in peace matangi. :(

Raphael said...

my condolences...
they have returned to God and are at peace.
unlike us, who have to live on with the pain caused by the separation and violence.

i actually cried out today [the tears are still brimming]
not because anyone i knew was killed or injured,
but now,
all of a sudden,
things have changed.
this home of mine,my country is not safe anymore. i have to be strong and show these men that iam not alone.
my whole nation is with me and we wont cow down to their heinous crimes.

lets hold hands friends. [no matter which religion u belong to]

indians, UNITE!

Phoenix said...

:(
my condolences are with you...

*hugs*

Leo said...

may his soul rest in peace...
may another war like this never ever happen...

Priya said...

My condolences ...

siddhu said...

Condolences..may god give you the power to return to your normal self..





siddhu
www.siddhumokkai.blogspot.com

Ramanathan Palaniappan said...

my sincere condolences...

Kartz said...

Oh no... Mention not. Glad to help.

Siddharth said...
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Sid said...

I agree with Suchitra... such things are always around us but we dont rather cant feel them till we are stung...

My condolences...

May we hold on to each other and ourselves as we move on.

rampantheart said...

I can relate to the way you feel. Even I don't feel secure anymore. In fact, the vulnerability that is part of a woman has taken its full form I guess. The world around is cruel and is crude, that much is sure. The path we drift along seems to be a delusion. Uh,huh! Whenever I think about the ones that died, my eyes cloud. But the emotions I feel at that instant is indecipherable.

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Indrajit Ghosal said...

Sorry to hear that..
take care and hw have u been ??

:)

olimpia said...

...Im here too Raphael...and all of you there ..take my hands holding !...even im from Romania that hurts me too ... God bless you all!

ShantanuDas said...

Sorry to read about this!!

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