Skip to main content


I am writing again after a gap of a month.I was on a holiday from blogging to introspect the state of affairs.Rains have set in making life hell in some parts of North Orissa.The famous Car Festival or 'Rathyatra' at Puri went berserk on 4th July.A stampede killed 6.A rag-picker was pushed out of a running train by a TTE for suppoosedly stealing Rs.50.
He lost two of his limbs.Now let us ask ourselves,ARE WE HUMANE?
Signing off,


CutePooja said…
a rag-picker was pushed out of a running train by a TTE for suppoosedly stealing Rs.50.

How can ppl b dis brutal???
ANWESA said…
we have ceased to act like human beings,we are all becoming animals...

Popular posts from this blog


Concealed by dark clouds
You keep shining.
Bright streaks of light
Dazzle me.
Enchant me.
And keep me waiting..
Waiting for you.


The eyes searched someone. The one she could run to at times of need. In someone’s lap, she would pour out all her troubles.
Nobody came.  She grew up, rimmed her eyes with kohl. But they could never hide her tears.
No one came when her soul was ripped apart. No one heard her cries. No one mourned her loss.
After  a while, she thought that tears were a part of the eyes.

Is there any viable alternative to AFSPA?

The mere mention of armed forces evokes the image of courage, bravery and discipline in India. However, in north-east India and Jammu and Kashmir, the picture is vastly altered. Military force is synonymous with fear, brutality and suspicion. The main reason behind this contradictory public image is the “draconian” law, Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act. It has vested the armed forces with absolute power mainly to aid fight against terrorism and insurgency. Several unprovoked arrests, tortures, rapes and deaths go unnoticed under the wraps of AFSPA.Unmarked graves have been found in the valley. Fake encounters and disappearances make headlines.  At times, it is a case of mistaken identity. Violence in Jammu and Kashmir has increased since implementation of AFSPA in 1990. Similar incidents are reported from the north-eastern states. 
Jeevan Reddy Commission (2005) had recommended repealing AFSPA and bringing a humanitarian law in place. However, no concrete steps have been taken by th…