Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Nature's fury...

My heart goes out for all the people in the South East Asian regions, who have lost their lives, their loved-ones and belongings.... and have been rendered homeless.... due to the earthquake and tsunami which struck the costal regions of South East Asia.

I'm really struggling to write this article. What I've witnessed in the television yesterday was really unbelievable... unimaginable.... I called my friends in Chennai immediately and checked with them regarding their status.

The tsunami which was caused by the earthquake hitting the Indonesian islands (measuring 8.9 in Richter scale) has wreaked havoc in the Southern coastal regions of India, especially in Tamilnadu and Andaman Islands. As of today, the toll is around 7000 people in India alone and around 25,000 all over South East Asia, and expected to go up...

Is this the nature's way to hit upon us for the injustice thats happening all over the world? I really donno.. but, one thing I know for sure.... it'll take many more days or months probably for us to be back to our normal lives...

Every year something or the other happens to India... if its not the Gujarat earthquake, it'll be a Kargil war... and now its this so-called Tsunami, which I believe is the first time in India... So, is this an indication of anything??? Is this what the religious books term as "Kaliyug"? God alone can answer this...

Whatever relief funds, food and measures we take now, will those be enough to bring back just a "smile" in those people's face who have lost their dear ones and all their life's earnings?
Thats the harsh realities of life.
But, we as Indians, or rather as humans, should be kind enough to do our bit for those people in whatever way we could. Atleast we should try to show them that this is not the end for them...
Lets stand united to face these harsh realities of life...

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