July 17, 2006

Quest For Answers

Filed under: Mumbai — Kaveeta Oberoi Kaul @ 2:43 pm
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Once the dust settles and emotions are contained within manageable parameters, the burning desire to get at the bottom of the conundrum surfaces..the need to unravel the mystery.. To have faces, names, groups, strategies, plans exposed.

For a couple of reasons. First to comprehend in order to analyse what went wrong and what precautions can obliterate future repetitions. Second, on a psychological level, a gratification at having exposed the criminal and a certain sense of solace, for want of a better word, that perhaps someday the guilty will be brought to book.

Who and how has been attempted to be explained here and here .

Its mentally draining sometimes to elucidate on a heinous crime. The anomaly of a situation where all that seems in ones control, is anger. Evoking the mature side, we have to look for ways to channelise that anger into constructive action and determined effort. It may seem like a digression, but Nitish Kataras mother, Neelam is an example of fortitude in the face of tragedy.


  1. Kaveeta,

    I was able to access your blog by a proxy server.. its impossible to get through otherwise..What is the point of this censorship. The internet is hardly at a stage where it can be controlled forcibly..its sad and irritating at the same time…

    Comment by neha — July 17, 2006 @ 9:42 pm | Reply

  2. maybe we cvan take solace in the fact that the govt sees as a threat
    because the official theory is that there were some extremist blogs that were to be blocked by govt.
    the unofficail theory is that there were too many uncomfortable questions asked in some blog posts…

    where the mind is without fear…
    we have to crerate that…and we will do that despithe censorship…

    Comment by silbil — July 18, 2006 @ 11:58 am | Reply

  3. True friends..I too have accessed here with a proxy server advised by Indian pad..It is demeaning, humiliating and against all pretensions of democracy that they supposedly make tall claims about. If they have been so adept, with so much alacrity in attempting to stifle the voices of well meaning citizens, then it is a ashame that for the last more than a decade they have been unsuccessful in clamping fact this deserves a post…I am so miffed.

    Comment by Kaveetaa Kaul — July 18, 2006 @ 1:23 pm | Reply

  4. oh that is all that they can do…
    my friends travelling from churchgate towards andheri, have to deal with a terror (that won’t leave our hearts for a long time) , roads are blocked because all kinds of ministers have to come and see it for themselves what the damage has been (what is it? a circus?)with particular refernace to narendra modi…
    now today the president (okay it does spell concern for us and he is a nice guy…except that Presidents are just rubber stamps at the end of the day no?) so mahim jn has been spruced up?
    what is he coming to see? a swanky station?
    and you are right , they can take away our freedoms- freedom to feel safe by fostering terrorism and now freedom to say what we feel….but they can’t touch the terrorists…

    Comment by silbil — July 18, 2006 @ 1:53 pm | Reply

  5. What really gets you is the fact that one knows for sure that it was lapses on the part of the authorities that led to the tragedy. I just do not bite the theory that they had no clue! In case they really did not, then thats even worse!!

    Dignitaries coming n going is a phenomenon we have to live with. The one visit I was most in trepidation of was Narendra Modis.. thanks to the fact that it was not a rally, as publicised, only a meeting in an enclosed space , by invitation.. and heavy police cordoning.. so all went well. Though he did raise some important issues.

    Comment by Kaveetaa Kaul — July 19, 2006 @ 12:56 pm | Reply

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