The City that never DIES..!!!


The day started seeing the first page of the newspaper in Black..... Yes, it was on this day that the terrorists left a black mark on the history of this city... A mark at places that gave the city a distinct identity... A mark ... A terror in the minds and hearts of the city and the country..... Black was the colour to mourn for those who were the victims of the cruel act......

This day, last year had been a bit different for me and the event made it all the more unforgettable....!!

I had a holiday that day due to some thing.. I don't recollect what.... But just got to know it the night before... So we planned to go for a movie.... With the place and time finalised, I went to sleep. In the morning, when I woke up, my parents were still asleep. So I could not tell them about my plans for the movie... I left as usual for college.... First time I had been for a movie Bunking at home.......!!

While at the movie, my Papa was calling up repeatedly. At first, I did not receive the call. But since there were calls again and again , I finally received the call to know that Papa had just got me a new cell phone..!!!! Wow...It was really surprising and I was happy about it because I wanted to get a new model since a long time..... So today I am celebrating the first birthday of my cell too... :)

Apart from that, the day was normal until at night one of my friends messaged me to watch television..!! Somewhere I felt that it was not a coax message and at around 11, I started watching TV. What I saw was suddenly incomprehensible for a while... Was it true?? Was it happening in Mumbai???

NO.... I thought..this cant be it.. Mumbai ... Again on the hit list.......!!

I woke up my parents and asked them to watch it... (Everyone at my home, except me, sleeps early... even before 11).

We sat in front of the television swapping channels... hearing... seeing and feeling terror...!!! In a while.. the whole thing became clear.... Attacks by terrorists at some key locations in the city... It was not the first time I had witnessed terrorism yet this was something I felt was really cruel.. Really horrifying.... Really disturbing.......!!


The next 60 hours (and even weeks after that) had been full of reports and coverages. I did not watch many because the more I saw the more
it was horrifying to me and terrifying.. I felt mixed emotions of anger, fear, sympathy for those who suffered .... Just visualising could be so terrifying..then I really did not know how would it feel to lose someone in all this or be face to face with this..!!!


Today on the first Anniversary of this dreaded day... When people all over the country are marching for peace processions and lighting candles for those who have sacrificed their lives in this unmanly terror attack.. I wish that the world, the country , the city be more peaceful...the government more responsible... (not resigning when the state needs you the most)... The people more selective (electing those people as representatives who are worthy of bringing a change in the system) and the legal system (which punishes the accused and the victims on time and not carry out trials for years) ...

But Mumbai was, is and will be the City which Never Dies....

Salaam Mumbai for your Spirit..!!!!


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Ganesh_Dalal said...

hmmmmmm...

Karthik said...

Even remembering those dreadful things is like a kick in the gut, isn't it?
Hope these things never happen again.
Wonderful write-up. Cheerios!

Ravan said...

Amen. Mumbai has a spirit that can never die.

True 2 d core.

Written a poem on Salaam Mumbai...You gotta c it...:)

An Ordinary Gal said...

Nice post :)

Rohit Dassani said...

Hmmm...we believe that these days will not come aagain to hurt us!! We need to unite and fight terror...Mumbai has always been a target and it has come out preety well.... Salaam Mumbai.... :)

Anoop said...

everyone in india was watchin tv channels i guess n i cant believe that it happened an year ago...
F*CK those terrorists... idiots... hmmmmmm

Mumbai is a beautiful place... :)

Arjun said...

Yeah... It was a very sad day :(

Spirit?? I don know... ppl who lost their closest ones wouldn't like to feel so....

ANyway, hope such a thing never ever repeats ever again...

Cheers..!!
Arjun

Urvashi said...

@Ganesh : Sirf hmmmm???

@Karthik : Yes..right u r..!! Thanks .!!

I hope the same :)

@Ravan: Yeah..I hv chkd ur poem..Its awesome...!! :)

@ an Ordianry Gal : Thank u :)

@Rohit : Yes...in unity lies our strength..Thanks :)

@Anoop : hmm...a year has passed....!!

Yes, M'bai is rly beautiful..

Thank u :)

@ Arjun : Yes,M hoping for the same...!!

Cheers :)

Neha said...

yeah totally agree with your last views...i myself dont beleive in lighting candles, marching or wearing white/black...blame games are sick even...jus hope to see a better 2mw

:)

HaRy!! said...

ooo those dreadful memories... we can fight only when we join hands against cruelty!!

HaRy

adreamygal said...

Your post has rekindled my fear and sadness which i felt for those victims :( Its really sad to see innocent people being targeted and the damn government has done ntg yet of the accussed :(

adreamygal said...

Your post has rekindled my fear and sadness which i felt for those victims :( Its really sad to see innocent people being targeted and the damn government has done ntg yet of the accussed :(