Khan and Pune

What a week this was for my country! It saw everything from dirty politics trying to divide the country based on religion and language - to a bomb blast in one of the nicest place in India i.e. Pune. The words 'KHAN' and 'PUNE' were all over the place and there was some reason behind this.

So where do we start? Lets start with another great city in India, Bombay. The city that never sleeps, the city that has seen so many things in the past, the city that represents true 'unity in diversity. In the recent past some of the dirty political parties have been targeting Bombay (a.k.a. Mumbai). Well if you don't know, Bombay was renamed by one of the parties when they came to power in the state of Maharastra in 1995 and I sincerely wish this party never comes to power ever again. That would be a sorry situation for Bombay. Having seen it all, from terror strikes to huge festival celebrations, Bombay was under siege again ... well apparently for no reason I will say. Now if you have ideological differences with me, would you kill me or ask me to stop writing? I hope not and it's not your birthright to do so! Some people in this city of Bombay try to enforce their ideology on the people. What the ....? We are Indians and we have the birth right to think the way we want. Please don't teach us what to speak and what not. There was huge police presence all across the city as the political party, who believes in 'Divide and Rule' formula was very much keen on enforcing their ideology on the people and they were trying to stop the screening of a film (titles 'My Name is Khan') of an actor (who is also names 'KHAN') who has spoken his views on some issue involving Pakistan. But eventually, the city and people of Bombay won ... they always do! There was no support to the political party. We the people of the country can do a lot of things and Bombay proved that ... once again!!!

Another beautiful city i.e. Pune was in news. This time for wrong reasons. Yesterday evening a powerful bomb blast ripped through the landmark 'German bakery' killing 9 people and injuring about 60 people. It's a shame that the Government had been alerted about this area being a target of the terrorists. The place i.e. German Bakery is a popular joint among the citizens of the city as well as foreigners who visit the city. It's no wonder that the terrorists always get bigger coverage when foreign nationals are involved in their targets.

(German Bakery in happier times)

It's very important that the people who did this must be punished severely. The first casualty in a terrorist attack is God ... No God, No faith, No religion can ever endorse inhuman acts like this! To my opinion, India was divided when one ambitious politician of a communal party took out a 'Rath Yatra' in 1989, not to reform or unite the country but to build ... don't laugh ... a 'Temple' at one of the controversial sites in the city of Ayodhya. This man, in his political career was never able to achieve what he wanted, to become the prime minister of India but he made sure the country was divided for his personal motives in life.

May the almighty bless those who lost their lives yesterday evening. Indian always unite after tragic incidences like the one in Pune and I hope better sense prevails all the time. We are a 'Democracy' which stands for 'By the people, For the people' and it's every Indians duty to take care of our country.