Saturday, March 17, 2012

Carried away with spirit

"What prompts you to leave Dhanbad and go to work in Naxalite affected rural India? Is this a sane decision to resign a secure PSU job and going to start struggle? Have you thought what you'd be doing after three years of Fellowship? etc. ". These are some of the (many) questions I've regularly been answering to, since I declared my stance on joining PMRDFS. There are many questions I do ask myself: "Will the government provide me security? What if the Naxals come in way of my work? Are Naxals against development? How the public officials there are going to treat the PMRDFs?"

I am joining PMRDFS with a bundle of misgivings. Joining is not the decision of my brain, but of my spirit and my heart. Treading on a different, difficult, less traveled path just with the wish " May everything change but my spirit". My questions will be answered by Jairam Ramesh in Hyderabad. For other questions I have these lines.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Swami Nigamanand and Guide

Almost 7 months after Swami Nigamanand's death, Raju Guide (DevAnand) passed away (on 4th Dec 2011) . A thread of similarity binds Character Raju and Swami Nigamanand. They both devoted their lives for the public cause with a belief on fasting unto death. But to the irony, whereas the God relented before Raju's death, it took 7 months to the government to relent and stop illegal quarrying in Ganges. Thanks to Swami Shivanand who continued the fight and sanctified Nigamanand's sacrifice. Wherever the soul of Nigamanand may be, it may rest in eternal peace. Sacrifices are never worthless. Something bigger than life propels Man to move beyond life. The "Cause" becomes greater than the "Self", eliminating differences between.

Let us watch 'Guide' again. Rest in peace "Swami ji". Rest in Peace "DevSaab."

Sunday, November 20, 2011

मेरे मन में दृढ विश्वास है,
कि देश में फिर से उबाल आएगा,
जन - जन के ह्रदय में ये विचार आएगा,
कि आज़ादी हमारे शहीदों के रंग से रंगी है,
और देश कि माटी हमारे खून से महंगी है,
अपने कर्तव्य का तब हमें एहसास आएगा
देखना ! इस देश में फिर से उबाल आएगा