Sunday, December 20, 2015

Yes, it Rained!

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Rains , seen as a respite by many that includes humans and beasts who stroll around the jungle  in search of food. Rapid deforestation and other factors  have  contributed to the Global Warming that has  not only caused a big hole on the stratosphere but also impacted the lives of many. We see wild animals dying each passing day and farmers succumbing to pressure. Poor thing do not know anything else apart from farming. But the rain god plays with them by not pouring what they demand. 

Let the clouds burst and pour out waters that quench not only the thirst of those animals but also help the poor farmers!

"Look baba! see there ! "  A smile grips the face of the farmers son as he experiences the first rain of the season.

Yes, of course it rained! They feel jubilant and exhilarated. Such is the scene in the regions where it rains less and when the rains knock their doors they embrace it with open arms. 

"Yes, it rained!" 

But excess of rainfall can be hazardous. A sagacious saint had once said that things look good only when they are in the limit. Once the threshold is crossed, disaster awaits. That's what happened in Chennai this winter! Ouch! Winter for the others, Monsoon for the Tamilians. Retreating Monsoon they say! 

That sect of the country that eagerly awaits the rains  during the month of November had a lot to say! 
Because this time the clouds were kind enough to them! Yes, extremely kind and generous. IT showered not just rains but along with it some kind of associated pain. The pain of losing the loved ones, the pain of losing the home, the pain of  watching everything go topsy turvy in front of their own eyes! There is a good in all bad and bad in all good.  Almighty showered too much rains over the south Indian state that couldn't handle the havoc. 

I have no inkling about how much it rained , the specs , no no idea about that! But yes I know it rained too much... so much that it let the commuters travel in boat instead of buses or cars. God forbid, never again!

You can't avert such situations. But  when such situation arises you can't do much.  Even during the moment of crisis, devil in disguise tried to make most of the rains and started selling basic products at a hiked price. One litre milk for 40 can be affordable but the same quantity for 250 isn't!  The Rich might shell away few bucks but the poor can't. But then came the angels in form of benevolent  such as few actors, activists and the social media warriors. 

Through Twitter and Facebook, people got together and did their bit to help those who were affected by the floods be it retweeting tweets by volunteers or be it creating excellent logistics medium for the Chennai floods.
The Twitter sena unlike the other days didn't quarrel over  sending people to Pakistan. The Bhakts  and the Sickulars came together in Twitter and helped the volunteers looking forward for help.

Narendra Modi lovers and supporters are fondly called as Bhakts in India. Sickular is the antonym of Bhakts( If you are wondering what those words mean).

Some kind B town and C town celebrities donated  their money for the Chennai floods.  Isn't it amazing? Politics and Politicians divide us on the basic of caste , religion and what not. And then natural calamities unite us. We are least bothered about the guy if he is a Hindu or a Muslim or from any religion for that matter.  That's the unity that defines us Indians. It is this Indianness that will take us miles even when the forces try to divide us and spread hatred. 

Stay united not just during disasters and calamities but also during normal days. Love everyone without any bias! 

To cut it short, Chennai floods taught us a great lesson to remember. Natural Calamities destroys and affects everyone  - not just the rich or the poor, not just the ones from the Hindu faith or not just the ones from the Brahmins caste. It spares none! It will swallow each one of us like a dark serpent!  Remember unity is what highlights us and our nation. People in the west know India as a country where people of different religions live together in harmony and peace! 

Stay united!

God Bless this country of mine!

Let peace be with you all!

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