Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Peaceful Protest

Everybody, except a few, in Darsana is not teaching today. Orissa is burning and Christians are fleeing. All Christian institutions across India remain closed today, so are we. I had committed to a few students; I would come; so they were there.

Good that the protest is peaceful. It is an easy chance for people to make use of it, and whip up passions, blaming it on wounded feelings. Today, people are easily hurt and wounded, in the name of religion and never about any other brutality or killing. Wounded hearts can wound and kill.

Let the storm slowly subside; let the state take action without any prejudice and punish the guilty. Except for the media, all, for good, have downplayed the happenings in Orissa, quite sensibly. Am I not sensitive...may be, but for good.

Today, I had more students, more than what I expected. May be, I am doing okay. In the class, sometimes, I think I am dramatic, sometimes very harsh, sometimes witty and humorous. I think, I do make an effort. Am I overestimating myself? I really enjoy when people appreciate my worth, but surely not when overdoing it. Am I blowing my trumpet today? Again, may be...but I do enjoy it.

6 comments:

  1. Hello, thanks for visiting teck.in and leaving a comment. Nice to see the new blog.

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  2. Hi Georgekutty uncle. Nice blog. What's this protest all about?

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  3. അജ്ഞാതന്‍August 31, 2008 at 9:29 AM

    നന്നായിട്ടുണ്ട്. എല്ലാ വിധ ആശംസകളും നേരുന്നു
    ശക്തമായ നിരൂപണം പ്രതീക്ഷിക്കാം

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  4. അജ്ഞാതന്‍August 31, 2008 at 9:55 AM

    പ്രതിഷേധം ആചരിക്കേണ്ട ദിവസം ജോലി ചെയ്യുന്നതിന് എന്ത് ന്യായീകരണമാണ് നിങ്ങള്‍ക്ക് പറയുവാനുളളത് ?നിങ്ങള്‍ ജീവിക്കുന്ന സമൂഹത്തൊട് നിങ്ങള്‍ക്കുള്ള കടപ്പാടുകളില്‍ പെടുന്നതാണു ഈ പ്രതിഷേധം. ഒരു അനാവശ്യ ഹര്‍താലില്‍ നിങ്ങള്‍ ജൊലി ചെയ്തിരുന്നുവെങ്കില്‍ നിങ്ങള്‍ അഭിനന്ദനം അര്‍ഹിച്ചിരുന്നേനെ

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  5. Dear Anjathan,

    Thank you for your lively comment. I accept your criticism, I may be wrong. As I said, we only know one way of protesting. I just want to make sure that this doesnt lead to anything further. I appreciate your effort in reading my blog. It is an encouragement for me. I love seeing you again.

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  6. Thank you Jesil....keep reading and post your comments for sure....George Andrews

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