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Sep 24, 2005 09:43 PM 2981 Views
(Updated Sep 26, 2005 12:12 AM)

8.45 pm

By Amit In mumbai

~From the desk~

~Straight from the heart~

Its story of sorrow, its story of spirit also, its story of STATURE ALSO AND story of shame also… Its still raining in mumbai and Maharashtra so still … .Bad memories keep coming back. Fear is not over yet. So my voice is still timely I feel.

Devils day(26th July)


Here I go.If I didn’t see THAT day, I have seen despair, destruction

This is not the story about that day but About Aamchi Mumbai, But trouble we face every Year, some ugly truths we come to see every time and related issues, which are potential threats for us in the future… It has been almost 2 months but still MUMBAI is not out of menace.

Still everywhere I go, fear is there. Still in mumbai its raining and still people are not out of it mentally.


What is MUMBAI ALL ABOUT?:Its city of celebrations(Not talking page 3), city of energy. Just to sum up A CITY THAT NEVER HALTS.This city is great example of SELF MANAGEMENT and TIME MANAGEMENT. We see it every day.

Specially Self-management. We see it daily especially in critical time.

It is mumbai which fills 58, 000 crores in governments pocket every year; sadly there was nobody from them to help the hapless.

Clowns from Delhi made a joke of it, giving away just 100 crores for Mumbai.


Real mumbaikar ON 26TH OF JULY

What they did face and how they reacted?

So Mumbaikars  didn’t wait for officials. They showed all aspects of humanity and played their part to come out of that Nightmare.

Rain did start at about 2.30 pm, it was getting more torrent by a second.

And by the evening, It was red bulb was flashing in surrounding of huge cloud cover, never ending rain and city was in big DANGER.

What to follow was inevitable. People caught in the traffic, railway, all jammed, to make matter worse, telephone networks all went down.

Only thing not to go down was humanity.

Other day you wont get anything  ~free~ anyway anytime in mumbai, without a dime. In mumbai everything just sells

Wasn’t the case this time, if someone was LIFEGUARD taking children, ladies, veterans to safer place, few were ENGINEERS designed bridges from wood pieces to take anything to everything from unsafe to safe.Food was supplied, cloths were provided, night stay was given list goes on. No boundaries.

~Speechless  ~

Speechless in a sense even who were giving this all from their heart weren’t safe either. Were they?

Journey of selfish to selfless in 4-5 hours.


On Other side

These people did this

our bureaucrats


They are meant to be backbone for people in those circumstances but they were first to runaway from the situation.

They made a MUD of MUMBAI, sold all plots to Builders, made this situation happen, filled up their pockets and all they did was shameless praises about how mumbai comes of these tragedies every time only to save their own skin.

Media mediocrity

Well what to say? Thumbs down to them


Pretending to be face of society, What sort of contribution they made to relief fund is debatable but worst they did is made contribution to death count, flashing irresponsible news on screen of TSUNAMI led to adding to death count.

In quest of TEZ, they lost morality, responsibility.

They did all in quest of advertisements to run their electronic news shops. Even if channel group unites and give its one-day revenue, rather than what they dished out, all will be made up.

But after seeing what they dished out, least expected is better. They could not have gone down more than that.

Celebrations at all cost

So-called celebrities. That community is really hopeless. They sketch so-called heroic characters on screen, but in real world nothing to hope from them, nothing to imitate.

This city has given it all to them. Fame, money everything. But in return they gave very little. What a shame from world of fame.

Page 3 life was going on as always on 27th as if nothing was happened there.

Everyone out of these people from film/fashion/fame industry earns in crores, even if 10 people had gathered together with desire to put hand in their pocket, they cud have raised billions. But no.

They copy everything from Hollywood from script to stardom but s of sociality they fail to imitate.

Hopeless media was excited about paintings of M.F.Hussein, how those paintings survived out of torrent, when so many ordinary people were fighting for their own survival.

What to do with paintings and brush strokes? People were asking for water, food and survival of their life.

If Hussein contributes even 10% of earnings generated out of it then its worth those survived, otherwise those are good to be disappeared for suffrers.whats use of it?

Hapless people, Hopeless media and reckless celebrities.

How did this happen?Development or disaster?

With the label of development of the city, bureaucrats did whatever they wanted for the years. They played with city’s health and we are sufferers.

When they realized this city cant bear more burden, it was time to step up so called for humanists.

Failure of respective states in India Meant mumbai was flooded with population and people backed them to live in hell near gutters are big criminals. There were no takers for these people who ultimately lost their everything.

There was another group of soulless shameless people who were trying to found their niche out of this tragedy.

To separate mumbai from Maharashtra.

It was natural calamity than hit mumbai.whats the point of separating? For developement? How about PATNA from BIHAR?

Without contributing single dime or second of a time, media commentators busy promoting this stuff instead, dare to even think of these(PATNA)and face the reaction. They want MUMBAI is union territory.

Delhi is Union territory.(Or it was for long time)

How’s better life there? How safe is there?

We all know it. So what’s the point being getting as UNION TERRITORY? Is there anything on offer for common man living in mumbai in this? NO.

It’s all for cream layer of mumbai, their quest for crores is there. They don’t have anything to do with middle /lower middle class.

So In days to come, common person in mumbai has not only to face potential threat of natural calamity but also separation threat as well.

Last word

Soul *:This calamity showed mumbai is all different aspects of most common person living in the city.

They possess soul, they have spirit, and they show courage, they have heart, they showed that they are good enough to be called as HUMAN BEING.

Shame: It reinforced the point  How so called high-class living society(social animals) in city is hopeless and heartless.

Exposed truth: There is nobody like Krishna to lift mountain for mumbaikar in the trouble time and they know it.They don’t wait for anybody either. They are their troubleshooter. They didn’t wait and they won’t wait.

Sympathy:For people who lost they’re from anything to everything

_/_Salutes:From me TO everybody who contributed towards helping sufferer.




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