Saturday, 29 November, 2008

Eat, Strive, Live & Evolve to Die another Day...

War on Mumbai, Mumbai under siege, Terror attacks on Mumbai... written in bold, coloured with all sorts of frantic shades and painted on the huge 40 inch canvas of my living room.

Shaken I was...but not shocked, I guess most of must have NOT had our knee jerk when the first words of news on the recent Mumbai Tri holocaust penetrated our ears, there was a time when one would listen to these things and interpret, but we as humans evolve and adapt in every possible way... we have Evolved the listening to a Hearing now... I had heard of the blasts at Gate way, I had heard of these blasts in Mumbai Locals... I Heard...

You and me no longer need to interpret...quite astonishing for a human who is generally born "Caring and Kind" if I were to quote so... to have a un wavered reaction of the sorts "Where exactly ?" ... "How many dead ?" .... "Is it Big ?" rather than "Oh God !" or "What ?" after Hearing of these acts.

Charles Darwin theories said..."Animals must evolve to adapt to survive... it's the way of life for one to be a superlative of your predecessor.

well we have evolved haven't we... ? Look at us... We are the Fearless Breed of Mumbaikars a Decade & a half later... since 1993 we have been evolving... Mr Jadhav(a fictional mumbaikar) who almost with difficulty got back to mumbai which he fled from to his native place after 1993 mumbai blasts...has now left for his office the very next day after the Mumbai 7/11 blasts in 2006... what a remarkable evolution !!!

But I'll tell you what...there are some things that dissolve away with time as one evolves...we lost our tails didn't we ?...well now Mr Jadhav has lost something more than his friends & his city...something that belongs to him and aided his Fearlessness, he has now lost his patience...he has now lost his temperament...

I once over heard a local guy tell a foreigner replying to his question on "whats the best thing about mumbai ?"...the guy replied "its people man !" people here have an attitude dude... we are Bindaas ... "Bin... what ?" he said... "Chilled dudes, cool about stuff around us dude !"...but this was a year back ...aaah did I hear you say "The Spirit of Mumbai !" of course now... cheers to the High spirits man...!

Spirits yes...but not of the ones living damned damn it !! , to those spirits which were once a living bunch of joy and happiness... to those people who were sacrificed and died a death of butchers lambs in this decade and a half long time of evolution... !

My damn foot this is evolution !...I choose not to be a part of this ever evolving breed of "resilient" Indians and Mumbaikars... over the time I have lost my patience and evolved it into Hate and Anger... I AM AN ANGRY EVOLVED MUMBAIKAR, I HAVE MY EYES WET WITH ANGER AND NOT SORROW !

For once and as Ironic as this sounds... I Choose not to be a part of an Evolution, I don't want to dawn the Colors of "The Spirit of Mumbai..." I am an Indian who is resilient not to the attacks, but to its attackers...Iam resilient but not to the Fears of dying in a Bomb Blast....but to the people whose intolerant and irresponsible behaviour leads to those Blasts...

I strive day in and day out...I work hard to live...I live to Evolve...but I Will choose to Die as a result of my own actions, not a an Irresponsible act.

Its time we Re-defined the spirit of mumbai, Its time we re defined the term "the Resilient Mumbaikar"... me & you my friend; fight day in and out to live...but not to live this day...not to die like this another day...











1 comment:

annesthesia said...

Much love with you and your city... it can, and has, happened in all of our cities... we have to stay strong and stay together as global citizens.

The world backs Mumbai, and India. You will persevere, because you must, as have those before you.

~hugs~ over 8k miles....

love!

Rosie