Blind Worship

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6:31 PM

Blind Worship




These are few recent headlines of the leading newspapers of the country : 

'Jaya supports damaged public property after her arrest'

'Modi supporters hoot non-BJP chief ministers in three states'

'Asaram's followers blocked road to the assembly' 

' Senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai manhandled in New York by PM fans'

' Khan battle by fans on social media' 

' National Highway blocked by those demanding Chaudhary Charan Singh museum'

'Protesters demanding ministers resignation for statement against Sonia Gandhi'

The list of headlines about such incidents is endless where people in love of someone forget their limits, morality and even laws. The recent incident of Jayalalitha's supporters making nuisance on Bangalore roads and Tamil Nadu state after her conviction in ten years old disproportionate assets case shows how irresponsible these blind followers were. In their hullabaloo they forget that they were disrespecting courts, law and the constitution of India. Moreover she was jailed for corruption charges which is not something to boost off.

Similar blind following was observed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to New York (USA) when people slapped senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai on asking questions against the PM. We live in a democratic country where we all enjoys right to speech which also gives us right to question anybody whatever would be his/her designations but that doesn't entitle anybody to misbehave with one who was asking questions not liked by someone. This tendency to be violent against media the fourth pillar of democracy would raise doubts in independent working of such organisations which in turn lead to manipulation of truth.

Such behavior only hampers the image of the idol in questions in the eyes of his/her critics more and those who attracted towards a particular personality due to love his supporters give to him/her started detaching themselves from these impatience supporters and from the personality itself.. These supporters in their emotions damages public property increasing more burden on common citizen. 

A fan/follower is the image of celebrity in the eyes of non-fans, what they portray would symbolises his /her action. Here the role of personality concerned also increases, they should advise on and condemn any violent, immoral and indecent behavior of their fans,followers and supporters. Our idols shape the course of society being respectable citizens in their fields and by their contributions for country. Their struggle becomes our inspiration and they becomes semi-gods for us but that do not entitle them to any supremacy over anybody and they too are open to criticism in a democratic setup. Demeaning others for their sake is not the right way.

So, just not follow the persons charm and persona but also what he or she believes and practice because these are the things which make them idols.


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The Maze

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4:42 PM

Team Inspirati's Episode 16 : The Maze


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Shekhar realized that Aryan knew something about Roohi. His awkward behavior when he visited their home, Tawde's mentioning of his name , all these things were connecting him somewhere to the kidnapping of Roohi. His belief in Tawde was almost zero after Kamla escaped from his hand with Roohi even when he was so close to them. It was time to take the situation in his hands. As Tara fell asleep after her continuous crying , he decided to confront Aryan.

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Life plays different games with us nobody knows why but winning or loosing this game matters most to decide the course of our life. When Jennifer didn't want him to speak he was chasing her from Kochi to Delhi to Mumbai but now when she had so many questions in her mind and wanted him to answer them all he was silent struggling for his life in coma. She remembered that Cyrus was behaving weirdly from sometime, his sudden disappearance from Skype chats, forgetting things while speaking and answering oddly to her messages were creating doubts in her mind. She believed that he was disturbed due to problems in their relationship but after looking at his mails it appeared something else, something suspicious.

" But why he would help in kidnapping a girl from Mumbai whom he didn't know?" " What role was Aryan Ahuja playing?"" How they both knew each other?" Whenever she thought in that way it came to her as a conspiracy against Cyrus." Why a law student will do such a silly thing to spoil his career. Aryan Ahuja knows much more than what he shows." Only Cyrus held the answers to these burning questions. Vijay's absence from hospital was giving time to Jennifer to feel her love for him. She started understanding how much she cared for him. The mere thought of separating from Cyrus was pining her. She prayed for Cyrus's recovery by holding cross in her hand which she wore only for fashion being an atheistic for years. It was also the first time that she hadn't smoked any cigarette for three hours, she promised god to quit smoking as soon as Cyrus became conscious. But god was silent and so was Cyrus perhaps this was the test of her love. 

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'Sajan re jhoot mat bolo khuda ke paas jana hai na hathi hai na ghoda hai wahan paidal hi jana hai', Aryan was listening old Hindi songs to forget kidnapping of Roohi and divert himself from the situation he was in and to assure that he knew nothing but the song itself was enough to make him uncomfortable. 'Ding dong...ding dong...' the sound of the doorbell brought him out of the trance. He switched off the song and opened the door.

"Hi...hi....Shekhar" he stammered to see him. " May I come in Aryan." " Oh ! Yes...yes of course." For few moments they stared each other while sitting on sofa as if waiting for other to speak. 

" Do you want to say something about Roohi's kidnapping. Mr Aryan," Shekhar broke his silence with a direct question.

"Roohi! How do I know about her. Now you also think that I have to do something with her kidnapping like your wife," he was not directly looking at his eyes confirming that he was telling a lie.

"Mr. Aryan you know that Tara and I always quarrel, my indifference towards my career and her dominating nature are creating a rift between us day by day..."

Aryan interrupted him, "Shekhar why are you telling me all this. Its your family matter I have nothing to do with it."

"I am telling you because Roohi is the only best part of our relationship. She is the bond which holds us together and now when she is not with us we are breaking with each passing second. I know Mr Ahuja that you are also very fond of her. Our distances with her have increased her closeness to you and I believe that you will not like to see her in any trouble."His eyes filled with tears because he knew that she was in trouble. 

"She is like my daughter Shekhar," he took a pause and then continued, " I also want her safety but believe me, I don't know anything." He himself was not sure of what he was saying. The course of events after Kamla's escape with Roohi from Ganesh Visarjan were not at all pointing towards the well-being of Roohi. He stood up and asked Shekhar to leave. 

" Shekhar I understand your emotions but I have to go now. I have to meet someone. Believe me I can't think of hurting her even in my dreams." 

Shekhar had no other option but to leave and went to that home which was silent like a graveyard without Roohi. Aryan on the other hand was adamant about what to do next. For burden of Tawde's favors he couldn't put Roohi's life in danger. 

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" Are you sure that girl was not sold to traffickers with other girls." Vijay asked his underworld source. " That means child trafficking racket was not behind her kidnapping and she perhaps was in Mumbai." Vijay was excited with this news. He was sure to impress Jennifer with his progress in the case." If he was kidnapped by some gang then there must be demand for ransom but there wasn't any, that kidnapping is not as simple as it appears. It holds some other secrets. Vijay for years have worked with criminals and police officers. His experience with them have created a detective out of a crime reporter.He called Jennifer and shared his findings with her.

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The Sunshine

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5:28 PM

The Sunshine - Drabble ( 100 word story )




Religious fundamentalists poisoned his mind which was adequate to prepare him for suicide bombing in a crowded restaurant. He tied explosives around his body and went to the spot.

He sat on an empty table and started the timer. Suddenly sunshine coming from a crisscross wooden wall,gaps of which were filled with colored bottles struck him and bedazzled his eyes. Flashbacks of his children came in front of his eyes similar to those present in the restaurant. He switched off the timer and realized that his religion condemns killing of innocents and those instigating him were parasite for religion.

This post is written for Three Word Wednesday Week 394  and Friday Fictioneers.
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Courage

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3:25 PM

Courage



"Come darling! Rest your smooth face on my hairy chest," she listened these lewd comments without giving any importance to them as being the lone bread earner of her family of five if she would confront them they would make it difficult for her to work so she heard them daily and just ignored.

The grief  to see her family sleeping hungry was more painful for her than to listen such comments but listening silently was her compulsion and not her weakness.



One day when she was standing alone on that bus stand,their monstrous eyes saw it as an opportunity to fulfill their dirty desires and all four of them surrounded her.

She took out knife from her bag immediately and threatened them to kill, her loud shouts frightened them and they ran away never to return back.

Listen to your heart for courage which is breezy enough to cool the grief of your soul.

Linking to Three Word Wednesday ( hairy,breezy,monstrous) , Five Sentence Fiction (grief) and
Theme Thursday ( Listen). 
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