The thing about life getting back to normal …

This happened the last time – and I bet it will happen again once the dust and smoke settles down.
Last time, people commended – how life went back to normal and the resilient nature of the people of Mumbai India.

It is actually sad that people approve of how life gets back to normal.
It should not! Lessons need to be learnt and things need to be changed …

We Indians are probably one of the most tolerant and laid back group of people in the world.
It’s time to get a little bit angry and a little paranoid …

It’s not too late to have a plan. Terrorism is upon all of us now – not only in J&K.
Time to stop covering our eyes and prepare to deal with these guys as and when the situation arises …

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  1. Actually I’d have to differ with your view. Getting life back on track doesn’t signify tolerance but resilience. As individuals the most we can do is to send out message to the terrorists that their acts are futile, by going about business as usual. I’m aware of the loss that people have suffered, it is a highly saddening thing to have happened. But knee-jerk reactions will only worsen the situation.

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  2. hmmm…
    a lot being said about something concrete being needed to be done…not much in terms of what could actually be done…
    on the one hand, we could take strict measures in terms of security and ensure draconian checks and a military discipline in the nation ensuring no more terrorist attacks.
    this of course would come at a cost – the cost of the freedom we currently enjoy being curbed. should this actually be done, life as we know it would cease to be. we’d no longer feel secure the way we do now…and dont tell me you feel insecure for a few terrorist attacks…if you do, you let these terrorists win.
    every civilisation has always had the inevitable tendency to collapse upon itself when violent forces become dominant over the peaceful ones. im sure even you realise we cannot substantially safeguard ourselves against these extremists, whether home-bred or alien…for to do so, we must become extremists ourselves. are we really at a point where we must?

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  3. I completely agree with you Bikram.

    What needs to be done with our security and what actually happens is a whole different ball game and in a different league altogether.

    What I was (and still am) stressing on – is that people need to get angry a little bit – with the government, with the way things are swept under the carpet and forgotten, with Pakistan, etc. etc.

    And fortunately, this time everybody feels the same …

    We Indians being the complete reactive, emotional people that we are need to be charged about some stuff for it to happen – and that is happening right now – which is a fabulous thing – and which is all I wanted …

    Other things will only follow after this.

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