Tuesday, April 25, 2006

How much time is enough time?

The clockworks seem to have caught up with everybody..... the BC-ological content of room gatherings has already given way to nostalgic, even melodramatic at times, ponderings of what it s gonna be like when 'this comes to an end' and we all 'walk away, never to be seeing each other again'.

Makes me think as well.... tell me, how many days in our life do we have that we can call memorable? The day u got a job? The day u cracked JEE? First bicycle ride, with ur dad pushing u through? How many? 5? 10? 20? I don't know. But what I know is that we all have a chance to create many such days out of the ones left with us out here.... So stop thinking too much... enjoy... talk... listen...

And above all, Live!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

A real Hero

I would like to dedicate this post to a real life hero.

From the article:
When Javed, an 18-year-old class XII Delhi student, escaped the Meerut trade fair inferno unscathed he could have thanked his stars and returned home. But he did not. Aware of the grave risk he was taking, Javed moved back to the blazing pandal and pulled out nine kids to safety. In doing so, Javed suffered 70 per cent burns. The superhero succumbed to his injuries on Thursday morning.There are allegations that he was not treated properly at the hospital, and then there is the issue of the reason of the fire in the first place. Overall, a sad occurance. [also, I wonder what one's chances of survival are after 70% burns]This post is for you Javed. May your soul rest in peace.-A

P.S. Can anyone from Meerut/Delhi reading this confirm how his family is doing? I mean do they have other children? How are they financially? Are the 5 lakh rupees given to them by the UP govt going to be enough [if the money ever reaches them, that is]?