The answer to guess-what..

is indeed lift. And all of you got it right! It was obviously a no-brainer for you, wasnt it? *Clap Clap Clap*

Yes it is a lift in Germany, as rightly pointed out by Scribblehappy :).

What I found fascinating though and a bit scary about this elevator was that it was an open one! Yep, no door, no cover! You just walk in and walk out as the lift pulls up to the floor of your choice. Gosh what if you trip while the lift hasnt fully pulled up! Brrr, scary! It can be so risky an option for kids!

And yes the lift allows a maximum of only 2 people to travel at a time. Guessed spot on, Rekha! 🙂 But Saksh, since R chanced upon this lift in one of the ministry-buildings in Germany I am not sure how encouraging and ambitious your wish to see love-birds canoodling in it would be considered, that too out in the open! 😆 😆

I am an idiot to have hoped for a safer tomorrow…

I have given up. I do not have any hope  to see a safer world around. Not even a sliver of hope left now for the humankind. I am an idiot to have believed that the promises made to respect and be more sensitive towards women and children were genuine. They were all false promises, we didnt mean a thing we promised.

I feel duped by those petitions I signed to bring about more stringent law and order, to bring about fairer and faster justice. I realize now that those petitions were nothing but an eyewash. Our governing authorities never had any intention to acknowledge our petitions or pleas in the first place, much less read them!

I feel guilty when I watch my 6 year old excitedly run around with her friends, roam around the locality with her trust in people, in the world around her intact..I feel guilty because that is when I realize there is a 5 year old girl, some miles away, battling for her life with her trust in the whole mankind completely shaken and battered. And right then I feel blessed to have my child cocooned well in my care right beside me, away from such brutal surrounding. Gosh, what a terrible feeling, so mixed with blessing and guilt!

We are living in a sick, pathetic world that is beyond repair. Where are we headed? Arent we abusing our own conscience by resorting to such uncouth, immoral methods. I say ‘we’ because the man who tortured the little girl, has the same standing in my eyes as the man-in-uniform who offered to bribe the girl’s father to hush up case, as the man who slapped one of the protesters. And they all live in the same society, as one amongst us.

And we…we remain where we are, mum as spectators letting those savages breed in our community, letting them invade our girls, our children. So we arent any different, are we? We are just as devoid of our conscience as those barbarians.

Frankly I have stopped watching news for any update on the little girl. I hope and pray she recovers soon- her body, mind and soul. And she never ever has to go through what she has again. Hope no girl does.

However I would really really want the media and the ‘leaders running our country’ to shift the focus on the abuser(s) and give us a close up shot of the person(s). I want to see all those perpetrator’s faces on the screen and feel the rage boil inside me even stronger.

I dont know if the law permits to show the criminal’s face out in the open for everyone to see. Frankly I dont care if it permits or not. What I do care about is the look of fear of punishment- death or castration- on his face. That is the look I care to see.

Is it possible for the media or the authorities to pull that cover off his face and show him to us?

I didnt think so..

I have never felt so dejected..

Post Vishu Post

Not a very interesting title I know! But if I sit here and keep glaring at the screen for some more time pondering over a more suitable title, then I might just lose whatever little drive I have gathered to write a post and shut the window down yet again! This is probably the 10th…or is it 2oth…or 50th..attempt  I am making to revive my blog in the last two months. Argh! I have no clue what I am going to type. I’ll simply let my fingers tap the keyboard in whatever direction my mind wants them to…

Vishu, since it fell on a working day, was spent like any other day. R went to office, Namnam to school. However Namnam got her vishu-kaineettam before heading off to school. Even though I made semiya-payasam(kheer), a more lavish-sadya/feast has been put off for the coming weekend with friends.

So what have I been upto in the last two months? Nothing much.

To take off from my last post, the bother’s wedding went off well, we all had a wonderful time welcoming the new member into our family 🙂

TGND, the above pic is of my brother and his wife holding hands. The image I shared in the previous post was a random one uploaded from Google images :). I’m sorry I couldn’t reply to you then 🙂

We got back and it was time for Namnam to begin her new academic year as a second grader. With it began the realization that my daughter was growing bigger, and with that began growing concerns of a learning parent. Concerns about keeping  the child from getting negatively influenced by her closest friends without distancing her from them, about lying and being honest with herself and people around her, about learning to be bolder, more assertive…concerns that warrant a separate post altogether, or ‘posts’ to put it plurally. Sigh!

The one good thing to have come out of my self-imposed hibernation though, is the amount of reading I have been able to do. In the last two months I have finished reading  6 books!

Hey all you voracious readers, I can hear your muffled laughter at seeing that puny number-count,  ok! But trust me, for a slow and a lazy reader like me this is a huge number :D!

And it is purely because all of the books that I have read so far have been thoroughly engaging and riveting.

Thats that then, of this  mish-mash of a post. The weekend is almost here. I’m yet to buy veggies needed for tomorrow’s vishu potluck. So off I go now!

Hopefully with a new week I’ll have something newer and more interesting to share…

Till then bye-bye!