Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Sharing this information for all.


While the rest of the world spoke about the need for change, some people awakened to the need for being that change. JAAGO RE! ONE BILLION VOTES movement wouldn’t have been possible without the coming together of TATA TEA and JANAAGRAHA . JAAGO RE! stands for social awakening and has other initiatives too. The BENEFITS of these initiatives are for all to see.
I hope the passion of THE TEAM led by our BOARD OF ADVISORS inspires you as it inspired me.

Jaago Re! One Billion Votes is a non-partisan national campaign launched by Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy (a non-profit organization) and Tata Tea, to awaken and enable the citizens of India, especially the youth, to register for voting. Its mission is to register everyone in India to vote in the next 5 years, for better governance. In the launch year (2008-09), the campaign targets the top 35 cities of India, and aims to register millions of youth before the 2009 general elections.

This initiative sounds a wake up call for the billion people of this country to unite and bring about change. A change in the quality of governance that can happen only with active participation through voting, and electing quality leaders. A change by strengthening the roots of Indian democracy.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A heartwarming story

Forwarded by Mary Ann

A heartwarming story of a survivor of the Taj massacre. Here goes.

To whom much is given : Surviving the massacre in Mumbai

December 7th, 2008 by Peter O'Malley ·

Last Wednesday evening around 10pm, following a relaxing supper, my
friend Eugene and I arrived at the check-out desk at the Taj Hotel in
Mumbai, as we have done together hundreds of times in our travels as
New York investment bankers currently living in Hong Kong.

As I placed my bag on the table I heard a loud gunshot, which I
recognized from my years living in South Africa to be the distinctive
snap of an AK-47 assault rifle. Hearing another shot a second later, I
looked at Eugene and said, "Run, that's AK!"

We streaked away from the gunfire toward the nearest exit as the
terrorists were entering the hotel lobby from various points. I
smashed through the doors toward the pool area and ducked into some
bushes as the gunfire grew in intensity. I realized Eugene did not
make it out of the lobby.

Five or six people had arrived in the bushes before me, all now
paralyzed in fear. From the sound of things I realized that a
Columbine-like shooting spree was taking place inside, with gunmen
walking around methodically executing people. Mind racing, I concluded
that being bunched up in the bushes in the corner of the pool area was
not safe.

Surveying the scene brought the dispiriting conclusion that we were
trapped, surrounded by dozen foot-high walls on all sides. I scanned
the walls and then scrambled for a finger or toehold, but found none.
I did, however, spy an air conditioning duct about nine feet above me.
I leaped and was able to knock a cover away. I jumped again and
grabbed onto the unit, but as I tried to pull myself up, I fell,
causing the folks in the bushes to hush me to be quiet.

A quick aspiration to the Holy Spirit — "Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the
heart of thy faithful!" — and then another leap upward. This time I
was able to grab on and pull myself up over the wall where I flipped
onto a lean-to roof of the pool shed. I laid low and quiet, partially
concealing myself with tree branches.

Breathless, I thought to email my colleagues in London and apprise
them of our plight. "Urgent: This is not a joke. At Taj Hotel in
Mumbai. Gunmen on loose. People killed. Call police." Then I turned
off my phone, thinking a ring could give away my position and bring on
a quick and violent death.

The minutes passed, while screams and sounds of gunfire continued. I
began to pray to St. Michael the Archangel: "St. Michael the
Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the
wickedness and snares of the devil." I also prayed the first of many
Rosaries to see my way through what had suddenly become the single
most shocking and desperate experience of my life. I knew that if I
was to get through this, it would be Our Lord's doing.

An hour passed atop my poolside perch. The scene below was quieter
now, but infinitely more creepy. Occasional bursts of gunfire would
rip through the dark night, indicating that the evil men were still at
their cruel business. At one stage, approaching the edge of panic, I
prayed, "Thy will be done." But then I hedged, adding, "I know your
will be done, Lord, but I'm not gonna say that now because I fear that
by doing so I will somehow be giving up. So here's the deal: I will
hand this situation over to Our Lady and let Her decide how to deal
with it."

Another hour passed. I spent the time spying the scene below,
thinking, considering my next move, praying many more St. Michael
prayers and Memorares, trying to keep my head clear. I also had to
distract myself from my increasing need to go to the bathroom. But I
wasn't ready (yet) to possibly exchange my life for that relief.

Suddenly I noticed hotel busboys down below secreting people out of
the pool area via a trap door on the deck. I decided — in hindsight
with some regret — to join them. As I crawled to the edge to jump off,
I realized the side of the shed from which I was jumping was about 25
feet off the ground. But I'd committed to the jump and only by some
miracle was able to slow my momentum and claw onto the edge by my very
fingertips. I stabilized myself but a moment later felt the shingles
of the shed roof begin to crumble. So I grabbed for a nearby water
pipe and somehow managed to in artfully shimmy my way down to the
ground unhurt.

I joined the five or six people being ushered down into the hole, and
followed them silently through a labyrinth of stairs and twists and
turns that ultimately led out into the second floor business center of
the hotel. We entered a room where about 70 other souls were huddled
together in common terror. I immediately felt that this was not a good
place to be: a very soft target with no command or control and no
security on the four ingress/egress points. We were extremely

As the terrorists' grenades, AKs and bombs periodically shook the
walls and rattled our minds, I resumed my fervent — though distracted
— prayers to Our Lady. With battery power (thankfully) remaining on my
BlackBerry, I began praying the Glorious Mysteries with a friend in
Mumbai via text, which proved a great comfort.

The scene around me was surreal. Some folks were drinking tea, seeming
to ignore our plight. Others were crying and simmering just below the
level of panic. My resolve was to keep my senses and continue praying
for inner strength. It was possible this siege could last several
days, so keeping my wits about me was imperative.

My eyes darted from one ingress point to another as I prayed. I
recalled my high school football days when we'd doggedly practice
vigilance in awaiting the snap, and quick response time in deciding
which "hole to hit" in the activated offensive line. I readied myself
thinking, "OK, if they enter through staircase A, I will head for Door
B. If they enter through Door C, I will jump out Window D, etc."

Thankfully, there was a bathroom in the business center. The one time
I used it I found several men hiding in the stalls. I learned later
through news articles that a number of them spent the entire 8-9 hours
locked inside in those stalls.

As the hours passed, the mood inside the room remained tense but
controlled. At one point the tiny red corner light on my Blackberry
began to flutter. It was a colleague in my firm's corporate security
operation informing me that I should leave the premises immediately,
as the terrorists were searching the hotel floor-by-floor looking for
Americans and Brits to kill. I'm 6′4″ and an obvious Yank,
particularly in a place like Bombay. Once spotted, I'd be a dead man
for sure.

Just then a very loud bomb detonated and small arms fire rang out in
one of the stairwells. I assumed the end was near.

I hurried off an email to my Mom and Dad, thanking them for my life
and everything else they'd given me. Then I emailed my dear wife and
sons: "Thank you, Celeste, for being my best friend and soul-mate. I
love you!" I wracked my mind and heart for a few pearls of wisdom to
leave my three small boys that would edify and sustain them in a life
without their father. Asking the Holy Spirit for guidance, I explained
to them that life was a gift, and that they should do their best to
enjoy that gift. I urged them to take care of their mother, each
other, and their community — and not to be afraid to discern their
vocations. I counseled them to keep a daily prayer life and live the
norms of piety we'd taught them. "Live life to the fullest, boys, and
stay in a state of grace."

My heartache (and heart-rate) increased as the AK fire drew closer. I
approached the headwaiter and quietly asked him if I might slip out
the back stairs, as my corporate security indicated I should leave the
building immediately. The man assured me that we were secure, but the
look on his face betrayed his fear and uncertainty. He then huddled
with his two busboys while I positioned myself by the back stairs.

A moment later, the busboys announced that they would begin allowing
some folks to slip out. This instantly created a mad rush toward the
stairs. Though I was positioned near the doorway, a lovely
Indian-accented chorus arose, saying, "Women and children first!" Ah,
but of course! I gulped and stepped aside.

The women and children began exiting in groups of eight. After about a
minute, men began cutting the line. After some dozen men had cut in
front of me, at a point when most of the women had gotten out, I
joined the outflow and was able to escape.

I am obviously very lucky — and very blessed. I learned later from our
corporate security, who were monitoring my emails, that the business
center was attacked by gunmen some five minutes after I was able to
escape. I also learned that my friend Eugene had been shot in the
lobby, but thankfully will make a full recovery. (Eugene told me the
next day that I'd sprinted right past the terrorist who leveled his
gun and shot him in the hip. Fortunately he was dragged into a
security room, from which point he was able to escape the hotel a few
minutes later.)

Colleagues and friends have asked how I feel after experiencing such a
trauma. I tell them I am fine — shaken but fine. At the end of the
day, I am convinced that "bona omnia fecit" (all works for the good).
I will forever be inspired by the staff of The Taj, who were polite,
courteous and courageous throughout the ordeal. They saved hundreds of
lives, many sacrificing their own in doing so.

Agnostic and atheist friends have told me that they'd be a wreck if
such a thing had happened to them. But my feeling is that the Lord,
for some reason, put His protective hands around me. I had little to
do with my deliverance; He was and is in control, and that is fine
with me.

What good can come out of this dreadful experience? Hopefully a more
widespread recognition that the power of prayer and an unshakeable
faith in God's loving plan can get us through anything. That is why I
am offering this account to Catholic Exchange. I want others to pray
and draw closer to Christ and His Mother, especially in these
uncertain times.

Why God has allowed me to live on? I have no idea. But at this point,
the thought that will not leave my mind is, "From him to whom much is
given, much is expected."

I pray that I can live up to His expectations.

Copyright 2008 Catholic Exchange

Peter O'Malley is a managing director with Deutsche Bank. He worked
with the principals of Catholic Exchange on the "Champions of Faith:
The Bases of Life" project. He currently lives with his family in Hong

What is religion at the end of it all. ? To me I guess, it's One World... One God...!!!
God Bless you all in this season of Peace...


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Food for Thought


This is by far the best explanation of the Muslim terrorist situation I have ever read. His references to past history are accurate and clear. Not long, easy to understand, and well worth the read.
The author of this email is said to be Dr. Emanuel Tanay, a well known and well respected psychiatrist.

A German's View on Islam
A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism. 'Very few people were true
Nazis,' he said, 'but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.'
We are told again and again by 'experts' and 'talking heads' that Islam is the religion of peace, and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant
to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectra of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.
The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history.
It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave.

It is the fanatics, who bomb, behead, murder, or honor-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque.
It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.
The hard quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority,the silent majority,' is cowed and extraneous.
Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.
China's huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.
The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.
And, who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery.Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were 'peace loving'?
History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our posers of reason we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points:

Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence.
Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don't speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.
Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians,Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.
As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts; the fanatics who threaten our way of life.
Lastly, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes this email without sending it on is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand. So, extend yourself a bit and send this on and on and on! Let us hope that thousands, worldwide, read this and think about it, and send it on before it's too late.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Face Book - Status

Sanjukta a commentator gav a grt suggestion on my blog. we shud hav an 'appreciate public officials day. http://tiny.cc/e6kRp.
Charukesi Ramadurai
- - thousands gathered in South Bombay - TV calls it Gateway of Anger. What will come out of it all?
Charukesi - recommended reading - Hotel Taj: icon of whose India? http://openspace.org.in/node/808#.
Sowmya Raoh wants all to know http://smallchange.in/ is working fine again.. Those of you who haven't yet signed, do it NOW..
Jiten Gajaria just met a constable injured last week in terror attacks and heard some eye-opening stuff.Be the change you want to see.

Vinod Kumar Chand is updating his blog goindiago.blogspot.com with thoughts on Bombay Terror Attacks.
Anaggh Desai asks Why does BBC refer to perpetrators of Mumbai Carnage as "Militants" whilst for London, Madrid & 9/11 they call them Terrorists?
Gautam Ghosh 's blog is quoted in the HT city today. http://is.gd/a0ng.
Mahesh Murthy is hoping people will help by adding http://helpmumbai.pinstorm.com to their status.
Ashok Jagasia is pleading ... Citizens of India please improve ... visit http://www.RoguePolice.com/citizens.htm.
Tagore Almeida
Parul Chand wants every politician to spend the next five years in the army, maybe then just maybe they would understand the term -country first.
Ashraf 'Sheikh A Tribute to the Innocent Lives lost in the Senseless Killing in Mumbai-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmvHJgL_A3M.
Aabha Khanolkar Singh wants to know whether we can all as citizens be made to go through compulsory army/combat training?
Nomita Roy has had enough of the senseless blame game our country' s daft politicians play. we need a change and NOW! Safety for our children is what we need.
Aarti Uppal Singla salutes the Indian Police, and the Armed Forces for keeping us safe while our politicians are trying to get us killed.
Anuradha Pathak is numb and keeps watching the game of media and the politicians...one sells motherland for TRPs and another for votes.
Sachit Rai Nandwani is shocked at the ignorance of people to the attacks in Mumbai. They didnt belong to any religion, they had 1 thing in mind and that was complete annihilation.
Shaan Chaudhri thinks politicians and diapers should be changed often, for the same reason!
Vamsi Vanka asks everyone to read this :

Nehal Khurana - views about the Police

A chat with a 3rd standard student of G.D.Goenka School ,Delhi :-

Nehal Khurana - Our police force is excellent, they know everything.

They catch a thief.They catch terrorists.They run after robbers.

Sometimes they work in the day sometimes in the night.Even during floods they appear.We also see them at Traffic Signals.

They are there when cars breaks down or when there is an accident,they appear if there is a fire.

They know all the work.They are trained in every area.They are very good.

Mumbai Meri Hai

To: Prime Minister
Friends, this is a brief of our demands for security reforms. your signature on the same will make sure we get them. There are many more reforms mentioned in the reports specified below that takes care of every possible scenario that may hamper our security. Please agree with our demands and share the same with all you know. Thank you The below actions are being demanded after going into the need of the hour in a professional manner. Apart from implementing the below the citizens would like to make it very clear to the government and itÕs office bearers that this action plan will be monitored by a Citizens Monitoring and co-ordination committee consisting of prominent citizens and professionals that will be recognized by the Government to ensure that there is no scope for any delays in its implementation. Government to provide and put a plan into place with specified time lines to set up security devices/infrastructure/apparatus without citing budgetary constraints as its the prime duty of the state to provide security....e.g. CCTV network all over the city and other selected cities in the state. (When /if budgetary angle crops up as an actual block then government should seek public-private partnership concept for funding) Roadmap with specific time frame mentioned, for setting up a full- fledged, specialized and fully equipped security force of commandos on the lines of the NSG. Immediate and time-bound implementation of all the recommendations of Project Sudharana (Mc Kensy report), National Police Commission report and the administrative reforms committee report. Allocate a budget and create a training module within 30 days on civil defense and disaster-training programs to be conducted in all schools/colleges offices and for all citizens. This should also be done using multimedia platforms. Increase the monetary sanctioning powers of the Director General Of Police and the Commissioner of Police so that there are no delays in procuring any equipment or services that may be required by the police department. This will effectively cut the red tape currently existing and reduce the undue delay caused by existing guidelines on procurement. Create a full-fledged and fully equipped operational marine police unit for Mumbai and surrounding areas like Navi Mumbai & Thane. Announce and implement tough anti-terror laws to deter terrorists. Clear directive to evolve within a time-frame, professional guidelines for providing non-category security to individuals. i.e. security should be provided strictly on need basis only and not on status of individual. Conduct regular joint operations/mock drills with police/army/navy/coast guards/fire brigade and health services to ensure better co-ordination amongst all agencies in time of emergency. Provide complete operational freedom to the unit commander i.e. DGP/CP to discharge their duties in a professional manner without any interference or pressure from political parties. Expedite immediately in a time-bound framework the pending proposals submitted by the police department to the Home department. Formulate and implement media regulatory framework. Formulate and implement a national ID cards program.
The Undersigned

The Black Badge for Bombay

A quick despatch.I have received a lot of feedback about how some could perceive this effort as a Bombay affair. THIS IS NOT. Let me hasten to point out that the users of the VT station, the Taj and Oberoi have as many people who do not live in Bombay as may be from Bombay. It is primarily guests from outside Bombay that use hotels. The train terminus also houses the outstation terminus and there is always significant traffic of people from outside Bombay.Making Bombay safe does not mean making Bombay safe for Mumbaikars alone. Making Bombay safe means making it safe for its several thousand visitors from within and without India. Ours is a multi-cultural, multi-racial and multi-ethnic city. Making Bombay safe by pushing for a multi-disciplinary rescue force situated in Bombay to combat terror strikes and natural calamities involves making Bombay safe for our visitors, our guests, who we pride in attracting here.Therefore, it is my earnest appeal that this movement is not just a movement for Mumbaikars. This is a national movement. This group, for example has a significant expat population. It also has a representation from New Delhi, for example - people who visit our beloved city from time to time and wish to have a safe time here.Please remember, a safe Bombay means safety in commerce, finance, entertainment and various services that this city provides to our beloved nation. When we push for a safe Bombay, we are pushing for safety to an integral feature in the concept of India as a nation state.
Warm regards,
The Black Badge for Bombay
Somasekhar Sundaresan
is wearing the Black Badge. Will wear it until Mumbai ACTUALLY gets a multi-disciplinary rescue force to deal with terror strikes and calamities.

let's look at a SOLUTION

Protest Gathering - I want my Mumbai back!
Today's messageWell the organisers of all these groups are working together and have a common agenda. I can assure you of that... Be there tomorrow and you shall see! Having said that, the fact is still that this is an open gathering and we cannot stop people / groups from voicing their opinions as well...It is indeed a shame to see how people are callous and uninterested, unmoved by what's happening... I know it's disheartening and makes us angry... but you know what, not the whole of India fought for Independance either. It was those few who fought that made the difference! so let people ignore us, let people stay in a state of complacency, let people laugh at us, let people be sarcastic, let people be scared, ignorant... whatever... it will not make a difference to us... because we are united in thought and will be united in action...we will keep moving and we will make that difference! Let's rise above such inconsequential remarks!
- A Passionate Indian
My only request is - let's look at a SOLUTION.
Let's channelise our anger in the right direction.

Petition - Owen Roncon

Dear Fight for India members,
For starters we are supporting this petition which has been drawn by Owen Roncon, an old business associate of mine. The petition has one goal in mind which is improve our national security. That more or less encompasses what we have in mind through Fight For India. Let's not try and reinvent the wheel and let's begin by signing this petition. We will try and meet to take this further if you have any doubts. The petition is avaliable at
Thanking You
Anil Wanvari
Creator Fight For India Founder


In case you come across any suspicious activity, any suspicious movement or have any information to tell to the Anti-Terror Squad, please take a note of the new ALL INDIA TOLL-FREE Terror Help-line "1090". Your city's Police or Anti-Terror squad will take action as quickly as possible.Remember that this single number 1090 is valid all over India. This is a toll free number and can be dialed from mobile phones also. Moreover, the identity of the caller will be kept a secret. Please, try to aware each and every citizen of India about this facility. Forward this mail to as many people as possible, and tell everyone individually also.Store this number in your handset, who knows when this comes in handy. It isn't just only the Government's responsibility to check terror.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Our Security Forces

We all know that we are a corrupt nation, most of us have got used to it, and I have been through my own battle of acceptance regarding the same. Offering a bribe was a complete nightmare for me, most turned around and said Get Real. Live in the present. You can’t fight the system.
What brings about corruption? How do we remove it? As a common man are we capable of doing something? What action can we take? How long will it take us to remove it from our day to day lives, or is it impossible?
Most of us do not want to vote? Many just want to leave the country. Many are numb, horrified, disgusted, sad, angry etc.
Should we continue leaving it to nature to create the balance, or is it finally the time to take charge, to be proactive. What is nature? Isn’t it us?
Is filing PIL an answer? Is shouting slogans the answer? Lighting a candle? Cursing the politicians?
So what should we do? We are a huge population, numbers wise too many, is that good or bad? Though does it matter, until and unless we can ensure no such attack ever happens? How are we going to increase security?
Each time the guard @ the gate of a 5 star hotel stops us to check our vehicle we get impatient.
The same is the case @ cinema halls & hotels etc, when they ask for our hand bag. We do not feel very cooperative when we are stopped and checked.
Isn’t it time to change our attitude? Shouldn’t we be saying thanks to them?
How much are we really living? What are we sharing with our children?
How many of us truly respect the police force? As kids I heard words like Doctor Uncle…Doctor Saab…Doctorji.When a postman dropped by I have heard people offering him water and saying poor thing he has to go door to door…etc etc.
What about the police man/woman… Are they important to us?
Have we ever questioned ourselves… our views about the police?
What do we know about them? What is the level of awareness in all of us?
How does it work? Do we teach about the organization structure of the security forces as part of our education? Can I get an organization chart for our Police?
Who is responsible for the decision making if terrorist attack, who gives the orders? How do the orders get relayed? I have lots of questions, and I want action taken for all of my questions and your questions…Questions which ensure a safer tomorrow…Actions which ensures security for all of us at all times.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Action Time - 3rd Dec 08

I recieved the following sms...I am planning on being there.

On Wednesday, the 3rd December, folks in Mumbai are gathering at the Gateway because - quote - "Let's start something guys. Something. A Non Co-operation movement. Something to show that we are not taking this lying down. Something that can tell the leaders and politicians that we want our safety. Let it be started by the corporates. A nameless, leaderless movement. Let's show them how many we are and how angry and tired and frustrated we are. Let's all come together at Gateway of India. Coming wednesday, Dec 3rd in the evening. Let's ask for what's our right. Right to live fearlessly. Lets devote one evening of our life to it. It's worth it. If you agree. forward it to your list"


I am angry @ myself that it took this kind of incident to push me to start writing.
This was long overdue. As the wise always say, there is a time for everything and your time is here now so make the most of it.
My first ever blog post, it is actually not as daunting as many of us imagine.
Actually I am really angry @ the events of the last 48 hours. Why did we allow it to come to this?
Don't we love ourselves? I am not even mentioning country, fellow human beings etc, as many of us are actually living in such an extreme state of complete selfishness that expecting them to think beyond themselves is a bit too much.
Hence I ask don't we love ourselves, because if we do then why are we letting this happen to us?
Terrorism stems from hatred a basic fact we all know, now let us be practical we cant eradicate hatred, truly a tall order for all new age and old age gurus and spiritual leaders etc.
Yes we can ensure the toddlers, children, teenagers do not connect to hatred, and they connect to tolerance, solutions which benefit all, thinking beyond one self. I hope we teach them about humanity, kindness, generosity, humbleness, tolerance, peace, joy, happiness and most of all LOVE. Love for mankind. Acceptance of the differences which exist between two people, two countries, two leaders, two colleagues, two siblings, parents, grandparents. I hope we teach them to accept this is what creates our identity makes us US...makes us HUMANS. All of us do not have to think same or similar, but we have to live with keeping in mind the larger good of human race, to celebrate and enjoy our differences. We can ensure we connect to similar minded but we can let the others coexist.

So now what about all those who are already terrorists what should we do? It would be great if we could throw a magnet in the sky which could pull all of them out of our planet and we could throw them in the abyss, but alas that is not possible, even though I love believing in angels and fairies, in this case we have to only concentrate on real solutions.

Earlier in the year Subash Ghai had made a movie Black & White where love wins over the hatred of a terrorist, the movie didn't too well, I wondered then why, don't we believe in the concept of love, are we just indifferent to human feelings of others.
Many of my friends, vendors, business associates did not send an email, sms...nothing ...pretty shocking...rather disgusting. Where is human decency? Are they only here to connect when we exchange money? For me every person I come in contact with and connect over some business transaction becomes such an important part of my life, how can one not care? Sometimes in life we are going through some personal tragedy and unable to be there for anyone that is acceptable, but I find it hard to understand why would our vendors not even ask if we are OK, in fact two of them sent messages - reminder for payments, within 24 hours of the incident. How heartless. It is sickening. Not even how are you? Hope you are ok?

Is this how hatred gets created, we can’t stand the inhuman attitude? Well I don't think I am going to turn into a terrorist because of this or million of other moments in my life, where I saw and experienced extreme selfishness, hatred, indifference...so actually there is no excuse for those who become terrorist. Destruction of this kind is simply not acceptable.

How did all this happen? To my mind if I combine the force of money and power with hatred, and spice it up with corruption and personal greed, we have the perfect recipe for terrorism.

But money and power are not the evil they are the motivators the balancer's of our society and hatred we cant remove so now what?

We concentrate on solutions
1. Get rid of all the terrorists - via our magnet - the security forces of our country
2. Protect our Boundaries - via our magnet - the security forces of our country
3. Protect all areas which are populous- via our magnet - the security forces of our country
4. Catch the corrupt -via our magnet - the security forces of our country

Conclusion - The security forces require our support so that they can look after us.

Yes we need to look after them for them to look after us. Each of us can do a lot to ensure there physical emotional and mental well being of our security forces.
We can start with looking at them with respect, do we know how much do they get paid? We can start sharing facts about them? Facts which help us in understanding their lives, so that we can improve them.
Let us figure out how they can look after us better. Let us ask them what we can do for them so that they can do their work better. They are suppose to keep us alive shouldn't we make them feel special?
I am asking all of you? I want to join hands with all of you who are with me in caring about our fellow human being, who with me care about our country and care about our protectors.
Who are willing to take all action to eradicate terrorism from our country, get corruption and corrupt officers out of important places like the govt...?Etc.
Let us question all those who can only think of them selves. Let us boycott them. I want to hear what you have to say and I want each one of you to come up with solutions and take actions.
Time has come for us to protect our protectors.

P.S. Have been sitting with this for nearly 48 hours.