An ode to the LoC



We can never really rest easy
As long as we have this LoC
A flimsy line that divides the valley
Where a moment lost is a big folly

Firing across the shadow lines
Rich with deodars and pines
is a pity in a place so beauteous
when someone may suddenly shoot us!

Oh, Kashmir! The curse is on you
It’s a pity you caught the military flu
Artillery and mortar, shelling and guns
Is not good where flowers bloom by the tonnes!

Peasants and boatmen, traders and clerks
Mauled by a history of Dogras and Turks
Too much history where beauty should be
Too much culture where nature is free!

Where glaciers slide in gentle grace
Ought to be an enchanted place
Different gods should not really matter
Where Nature seems like God on a Platter!

Comments

No Responses to “An ode to the LoC”
  1. Fakirchand says:

    Security is of prime importance, especially for Gandhi family, after Indira & Rajiv’s assassinations. There can never be any compromise over it – and if the Union Minister and senior Congress leaders were seen taking direct action, this speaks volumes about the failure of security personnel and security ring around Rahul. It is politically incorrect to call spade a spade – therefore, Rahul should be careful while calling fellow Indians as beggars – especially higer caste people should never call a beggar by his trade or lack of it.

    [Reply]

  2. Anonymous says:

    Sunita,
    You know in your heart what Rahul is trying to do. He is trying all kinds of divisive political tools to garner votes for Congress.
    1. Communalism – Selectively reaching out to muslims thru muslims only seminar. Promising them reservation on religion. Showing them fear of RSS.

    2. Casteism – He is trying to woo dalits and other caste using usual casteist antics.

    3. Regionalism – By chiding people of UP by calling them Beggars, he is actually try to incite hatred against people of Maharashtra and Punjab in the minds of people of UP.

    4. Goondaism – The body language and constant upping of sleeves by Rahul Gandhi shows that he has Goonda streak in him. He clearly thinks that he is extra-ordinary and a ruler of masses. You media should consult a body language expert and run a profile of Rahul. His minions Jitin Prasad and Pramod Tiwari proved that Rahul loves gundagardi when they thrashed youths showing black flags to Rahul Gandhi.

    I know HT has sympathy and soft corner for Rahul but that does not mean that you should give him free pass on every issue.

    I am sure if Varun Gandhi had made such a statement who media would have pounced on it and maligned him in every possible way.

    After Phulpur rally Rahul Gandhi looks more like Raj Thackrey version 2.0.

    [Reply]

    Abu Ahmed Reply:

    Any political party would like to win in the elections for the most obvious of reasons – power means money and lakhs of crores to play around with. BJP is targeting majority Hindu votes by demonizing muslims; Congress is appeasing Muslims by dangling imaginary carrots and by warning about the clear and present danger of the Sangh Parivar. For Muslims, there is hardly any difference between the Congress and the BJP – one kills slowly while the other instantly. So the lambs opt for slow death, thats all.

    [Reply]

    Anonymous Reply:

    Abu Ahmed, with people like you in India, nothing will ever change.
    Good luck buddy..live in gutter like a rat.

    [Reply]

    Abu Ahmed Reply:

    Rajeev, do u think the BJP would really do anything for the Muslims? Actually, there is no need to do anything – let the Muslims live peacefully and with some sort of fair-play, they will grow out of their rat holes like you people have done. But thats not what the RSS wants – the conspiracy is to keep the Muslims down, demoralize them and keep them on tenterhooks so that they neither think positive nor take any bold steps for development. Difficult to trust the BJP really.

    Anonymous Reply:

    Actually both your community and BJP are mirror image of each other and represent self-hate.
    Can you think beyond Islam and BJP beyond hinduism?

    BJP has to drop hindutva and you radical communal mindset if you wish things to improve.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Sunita,
    You are showing extra-ordinary understanding of Rahul’s internal emotions but Raj Thackrey has been saying same things for years. Why did he not get such favorable response from you? Is it because Rahul is Gora and heir of Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty?

    I have immense respect for you as journalist but it looks like your management forces journos to write in favor of Nehru-Gandhi Dynasty. I can understand. You are only doing your job.

    [Reply]

  4. Anonymous says:

    Now that whole of Rajasthan’s ministry has resigned on Bhanwari devi case, Is Rahul Gandhi going to call all Rajasthanis Randibaaz?

    [Reply]

  5. Anil says:

    Rahul Gandhi is a GOONDA. He is a FASCIST too. Lock him up in Tihar jail…..FOR EVER.

    [Reply]

  6. Anil says:

    Rahul Gandhi is a GOONDA.

    [Reply]

  7. Anilsays says:

    Whatever Rahul may be trying to do or say, But i feel pity on those who come in support of Mayawati & Co. Look at her face..greed comes out of her face , doesnt even know how to speak..E’one knows she wants power at any cost..fir bhi people support her defend her and proving themselves fool.

    [Reply]

  8. anil says:

    So a lazy b u m living by siphoning off people’s blood is to decide who is hard working and who is not?

    [Reply]

  9. mithun kartha says:

    You should perhaps quit journalism and become a bard, singing hosannas for the Italian Mafia here. Little Gandhi has a habit of shoving his silver foot up his mouth and with HT there to cheer him on there is no stopping him!

    [Reply]

  10. Kunal says:

    Your articles are generally very short and the arguments and your analysis is very simplistic. To know why Maharashtra has progressed, maybe I will suggest you read some book on social reform in the state from 1860 onwards. There is no doubt that Maharashtra has led the country in social reform and this has played a very important part in its industrialisation and development. Also read a book on Yashwantrao Chavan if you find any. This is not to say that these are the only two factors in the development, but in my opinion both these have played a primary role.

    [Reply]

  11. Anonymous says:

    Mr Rahul Gandhi’s detractors say that the concerns showed by him in his ‘ beggar’ comment on UPites is just motivated by selfish greed & political opportunism, with elections & not actually humane considerations in mind.But ,bitter as they may be , they cannot unfortunate as it is, be flawed in their merit. The ruling class of UP has all throughout these decades shamelessly and without any remorse, exploited the people. Hunger and lack of employment in their native place has forced these hardworking and proud people of this, ironically, naturally endowed indo gangetic plain to suffer the ignominy and humiliations of the modern day sahibs of India. These immigrants are mocked, insulted and humiliated; there self-respect & pride challenged each and every single day of their daily lives. They may have earned fortune and respect in Mauritius, Guyana, USA and Europe, but they still are only the disgraceful ‘bhaiyyas’ in Punjab , Mahrashtra and other parts of India, worthy only to be shamed & ridiculed. Who Mr. Rahul Gandhi, has let them down, should I say, so miserably? Does it really need any reminding to you, that it is your own, very own party which has ruled UP for much of post independence era. I truly hope that this time, you have been truly moved by their real pain & suffering and it is not just mere political gimmick & opportunism, which I actually suspect it is. You are again out selling dreams to us but I truly wonder ‘Mera katil hi mera munsif hai, kya mere haq mein faisla dega’.

    [Reply]

    Anonymous Reply:

    Who ruled UP for 45+ years?

    [Reply]

  12. Anonymous says:

    You need brain surgery…

    [Reply]

  13. Anonymous says:

    There is a pattern to Abu Ahmed’s posts. For everything he blames RSS and hindus..What about looking inward?

    You should also look at the context when reading posts.

    [Reply]

  14. anilkhanna says:

    india’s motto should be honest day pay for honest day work.uttar pradesh is perceived as “bimaru” state.rahul’s description of people of uttar pradesh as beggers is vote bank politics.
    http://kgw.arvindkatoch.com/2008/07/real-face-of-begging-in-india.html

    [Reply]

  15. Abhi says:

    I think now you have also started looking at congress with suspision. Congress doesn’t have any good leader in UP (And it will not let it happen as it will be a threat ot Gandhi family) Rahul is only in UP till election happens after that he is going to forget anything about it. If i put bluntly it will be UP being ruled through proxy like a colony. So Mayawati or Mulayam are better at least they will stay in UP and do something whatevery they can after getting their pound of flesh.

    [Reply]

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!