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I was in a jolly mood till this morning.My injury is healing and my fever has gone down.I haven't been to college since ten days.To all my friends:Fever gripped me on Wednesday and I had a really long rest on bed.When I opened the day's newspaper,I was horrified to read the words "Bandh tomorrow".The reason-a religious head was shot dead in Kandhmal(Orissa), a Maoist-affected district by unidentified assailants.There were 5 dead in all,including a child.Though the authorities have labled it as a "handiwork of terror",the possibility of it being a communal clash cannot be ruled out.In fact,Kandhmal hit the national news headlines during Christmas last year due to riots on basis of religion.
The word "bandh" has put me in a jittery now.The trail to college,the smoke bellowing from burnt tyres ,the roads,the people on the way-all these traumatize me now.
What is the purpose of a bandh,I wonder ...People preventing others-students,workers from doing their work by sheer brute force.What national interest does it serve?If they really want to protest against the injustice meted out,they must attract the attention of policy-makers .
Victimising the common man is definitely not the answer.There has been four road-blockades in the last fortnight on NH-5.I'm just sick of the
whole system of protesting by harming national interests. God knows if we'll be able to attend classes tomorrow without any hassles.I had planned to write a real funny post today,but alas !If only things were better !


gunj said…
lets pray for a better world for you and for me:)
Nithin Jayan said…
:) bandh wishes!!! hi hi...n thnxs 4 de comment mate...
Keshi said…
**Victimising the common man is definitely not the answer.

I so agree!

Why does every extremist try to do that? Its so unfair!

ANWESA said…
@nithin jayan,
thanx 4 visiting..
ANWESA said…
thanx 4 visiting..maybe they do it as they don't value human lives..
Keshi said…
yes I agree..actually they do that cos they r 'ignorant'.

*~*{Sameera}*~* said…
I remember when I was in Jamshedpur in 3rd grade,we would have holidays every now and then thanks to bandhs.As a kid I was happy to have surprise holidays but only later I realized how sick some people can get and terrorize others,just to satisfy their ego.

Good that your knee is better!
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the more I try to solve the more complicated it becomes... Of course bandh is outrageous and wrong. But then the post leaves me restless for a solution. Get the attention of policy makers?? how??

... n ya lovely - the humpty-dumpty is back on feet!!! nice to know u r healthy again!!! best wishes, didi :)
ANWESA said…
thanx again..
ANWESA said…
ANWESA said…
thanx n ur thot provoking question has stumped me.I'm thinking abt it rite now..
Aneesh said…
10 days?? That's pretty long..

Haha, come on, this is how we make things better, next time, don't hesitate to write that funny post OK?
ANWESA said…
Cinderella. said…
BBSR !! Oh man you making me miss it big time yaar !!!!

Just reading the name itself brought back a smile to my face...

Got to know about the bandh from dad today...I wonder whats gonna come outta that anyway.

You take care. Nice to see another Oriya here.
Rajesh said…
As Gunj we shall indeed pray 4 a better world but being in a democratic country, bandhs r part n parcel of long as things are non-violent, its fine

waiting 4 a funny post up :)

P.S:My blog updated
Rakesh said…
well i guess band and riots have become a part and parcel of india...every day we get to know some or the other destruction happinin..

Dont know when this will stop :-(

Ne ways have blog rolled ya
ANWESA said…
nice 2 c u..keep visiting..
ANWESA said…
thanx 4 sharing ur views,the day's bandh was violent in many parts of the state.
ANWESA said…
thanx 4 visiting n thanx 4 blogrolling..

can u recognize my profile pic?it has something to do with ur fav city,BBSR..
Anonymous said…
bundhs are common now in india...even i am clueless as to the purpose of it...!!

hey thanks for visiting my blog...!! :)
liked urs as well...!!
ANWESA said…
@To all my readers,
Riots have broken out in Kandhmal district.Of all places in the world,Orissa too fell a victim to communalism..Its very painful..
Well there is nothing wrong with a bandh ... just that it was supposed to be something the masses opted for out of their own free wil.. though in todays scenario .. its like the way you put it .. getting bullied into shutting things down ..
ANWESA said…
Gagan said…
Well....I totaly agree with Gunj....Lets all hope and pray for a better world - but not just for you and me....but for everyone....
I liked the flow with which you wrote....I appreciate the feelings!!!!
Harshita said…
Please take care...I understand what it feels like witnessing all this.

I have always voiced similar emotions thru my blog...

I myself wonder why the common man has to pay for all this...

Violence will lead us nowhere... :(

U can read up my point of view at :

Thanks for dropping in ur comments BTW...

ANWESA said…
Vinz aka Vinu said…
Oh..having done my high schooling in a state called Kerala, i know what it means to be in a state calling for Bandh's now and then..!!

They are pathetic

~Victimising the common man is definitely not the answer~

what a statement..Hope the people who are at helm realizes this..

ANWESA said…
@vinz aka vinu,
thanx 4 visiting n reading..
Anonymous said…
We will see better tomorrow but 30-35 years from now.
Priya Joyce said…
yes its really disgusting why do we always fight and tat too in the name of GOD why does God want this? no.
ANWESA said…
i like ur optimistic outlook,but if nothing substantial has happened in 60 yrs,wat can happen in 30-35 yrs?
ANWESA said…
@priya joyce,
God wud really be upset with this..
Anonymous said…
agreed answesa, we havent got any right to harm others in our quest for safety
ANWESA said…
thanx 4 ur comments.i wasn't talking of harming ne1..i was just telling wat was on my mind..well,u hav mis-spelt my
Anonymous said…
uh oh sorry hun, i m typo-expert
ANWESA said…
haha..its alrite ayushi..
Ashish Surana said…
its my first visit to your blog and really appreciate your "Top most" line !!

I agree to it !!

all the best :)
ANWESA said…
@asish surana,
1st of all,welcome 2 d blog.thanx 4 reading it..keep visiting..
hey... i m kind of itchy to advice.
i luved the old look of the blog. the new one is good - but i dunno why the old one was better. the ad space is too prominent. spoils aesthetics.cant u just blend it or something... nice that u are committed to make sponsors ads visible - but plzz didi not at the expense of blog looks :(
ANWESA said…
@abhishek sim,
thanx 4 de suggestion.The old look was simple,this is a bit loud-abt the ad,i'll see that it is placed well.I had a "black and gold " combination in mind while doing it.

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