Story of a lost journalist

October 16, 2008

Sad, part 2 of Orissa post

Filed under: life,Political — Cris @ 03:53
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My Orissa post was one of the loudest entries I made in the blog. And Srijith had actually asked me to quit writing humor and switch to politcal issues. I dont have any plans for that. But news in dailies are not changing and every other day things are taking a worse turn. Steadfast towards the wrong direction. Today I read in KT’s blog her concern and then a friend gave the link to a well-worded article from huffingtonpost of Shashi Tharoor. I was quite happy to see someone like him take the initiative to talk about it cause it matters a lot when a person who knew about the world enough to get a lot of respect from among the masses, to whom people were willing to listen to, came out to the forefront and took things up in hands. Added to that I was listening to heal the world a few times and somehow it carried a lot more meaning – today, now. For the children of this world, who knew not where or what they were growing up to.


Link for the video 

 
Lyrics: as taken from this site

spoken:
Think about the generations and to say we want to make it a better
world for our children and our children’s children. So that they know
it’s a better world for them; and think if they can make it a better
place.

There’s a place in your heart
And I know that it is love
And this place could be much
Brighter than tomorrow.
And if you really try
You’ll find there’s no need to cry
In this place you’ll feel
There’s no hurt or sorrow.
There are ways to get there
If you care enough for the living
Make a little space, make a better place.

Chorus:
Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me and the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for
You and for me.

If you want to know why
There’s a love that cannot lie
Love is strong
It only cares for joyful giving.
If we try we shall see
In this bliss we cannot feel
Fear or dread
We stop existing and start living
Then it feels that always
Love’s enough for us growing
Make a better world, make a better world.

Chorus:
Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me and the entire human race.
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for
You and for me.

Bridge:
And the dream we would conceived in
Will reveal a joyful face
And the world we once believed in
Will shine again in grace
Then why do we keep strangling life
Wound this earth, crucify it’s soul
Though it’s plain to see, this world is heavenly
Be God’s glow.

We could fly so high
Let our spirits never die
In my heart I feel
You are all my brothers
Create a world with no fear
Together we’ll cry happy tears
See the nations turn
Their swords into plowshares
We could really get there
If you cared enough for the living
Make a little space to make a better place.

Chorus:
Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me and the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for
You and for me.

Refrain (2x)

There are people dying if you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me.
There are people dying if you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me.

You and for me / Make a better place
You and for me / Make a better place
You and for me / Make a better place
You and for me / Heal the world we live in
You and for me / Save it for our children
You and for me / Heal the world we live in
You and for me / Save it for our children
You and for me / Heal the world we live in
You and for me / Save it for our children
You and for me / Heal the world we live in
You and for me / Save it for our children

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10 Comments »

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    Comment by Richa — October 16, 2008 @ 10:56 | Reply

  2. What is happening there is very sad..Be alarmed..This may happen to you or me tomorrow..I don’t know what is the way out..

    Comment by Nimmy — October 16, 2008 @ 11:30 | Reply

  3. I am the enemy you killed, my friend.

    I knew you in this dark: for so you frowned
    Yesterday through me as you jabbed and killed
    ….
    ….

    -Wilfred Owen

    Comment by Vishnu Kuttan — October 16, 2008 @ 17:24 | Reply

  4. Conversion through material incentives is perfectly fine in a democratic country like India. I am surprised that these terrorists haven’t been arrested yet (the ones who burned churches and killed christians).

    Comment by Nish — October 16, 2008 @ 20:58 | Reply

  5. @Nimmy, hmm at the moment neither do I!

    @VK, apt lines

    @Nish, no and without any legal action, they have taken for granted they are entirely justified in their acts.

    Comment by Cris — October 17, 2008 @ 15:42 | Reply

  6. Cris,
    As far as religion is concerned, it is not very different from politics.People change their political allegiance when given money,gifts,houses etc.That is how vote banks are created.Similarly, religious conversion happens.When you make someone happy,meets his/her basic needs and in return ask him/her to buy your ideology, religious or political, it works.
    As Nish said, in a democracy like India, we can not stop this.
    Violence is not an answer for this.This is nothing but intolerance born out of a feeling of insecurity.(Check my comment on KT’s post).

    Like it is assumed that anyone above 18,is sensible enough to choose a political party, we better assume that people are sane enough to choose/convert the religion they feel is right.

    Thanks for the Tharoor link.Had missed it in TOI.

    -Nikhil

    Comment by Nikhil Narayanan — October 18, 2008 @ 13:19 | Reply

  7. Cris…..a vry inspirational post…..I re read it arnd 3 times !!!

    BTW, u forgettng me….plsss pay a visit at DELVE….

    http://meghnaspages.blogspot.com/

    Comment by MeghnaK — October 20, 2008 @ 14:37 | Reply

  8. @Nikhil, yes thats one way to look at it. But insecurity has taken them to such madenning depths it makes you shudder to think of what more could happen. And if peaceful conversions could have such a bad effect, cannot imagine what would happen if there was attempted anything forceful/violent.

    @Meghnak, thank you! I keep telling you dear, I do visit. Only my comments have been a little unproductive 🙂

    Comment by Cris — October 20, 2008 @ 15:21 | Reply

  9. Violence and killing by any name is not going to help anybody’s cause. Will somebody please shake the slumber of all the right thinking people please..

    Comment by Kavi — October 20, 2008 @ 22:19 | Reply

  10. @Kavi, sigh thats a hard job to do!

    Comment by Cris — October 21, 2008 @ 23:50 | Reply


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