2012 – when India stood stripped
December 31, 2012
They only predicted doom, but the world’s largest democracy was pushed into one by some ruthless beasts in the national capital.
Yards of the tricolour will not drape the shame. Umpteen speeches, demonstrations, laws, punishments [in no particular order] will not cover the scars.
That is human nature. When you are thrown in the deepest and darkest pit, after the initial shock of discovering where you have landed, you strangely find the solitude in there to determine how you landed there. That’s when the actual realisation dawns and you make efforts to climb up.
However, are all the hands that are holding a candle lightening another.
Demonstrations, threats, statistics, emotions and viral content ever since that shameful act on December 16 have spruced up the administration.
I am not suggesting that the 23-year-old be forgotten. She should not. But let’s not cry for the brave heart. She has started a revolution. One that independent India never fathomed in its wildest imagination.
Morality is the catch. It should be ingrained in our breath and flesh.
Morality is when you tell your child to handover that last crayon to the neighbour who comes requesting for one.
Morality is when you stop resorting to the cheapest of ploys to gain that promotion at workplace.
Morality is when we live and learn to let live.
[Pic courtesy: NDTV]