Burn up the energy this summer, but don’t buy a cooler.
It is summer time again and Mumbai started to get heated up. Sun has not been among the kind to have treated us this way, unfortunately. I remember writing an article way back in 2009 about hot summer that year. And it is a post that has got more hits during summers every year.
Last Sunday, the heat reached at it’s peak this summer, with night being hot as well. It did came as a surprise since the nights have been colder comparatively. As 90% of the working class these days works in Air conditioned offices, it is but obvious that you will be relaxed during the day. With the addition of recently announced A/C train on the Central line, it would make the travel cozy as well.
To talk about being responsible and put things in context, let me redirect you to one of my recent post on bomb blasts in Pakistan. It was horrible, but there was a particular behavior the caught my eye. Earlier this year and late last year, there were two other blasts that shook the world – in France and Belgium. It is a sad example, I know but one that teaches how selective we are. My Facebook timeline was flooded (Disclaimer: I did not do it on both occasions) with people updating their profile picture over-laced with the French and the Belgian flag.
But the same thing did not happen for the blasts that happened in Pakistan. Does that have to do with the frequency of blasts in Pakistan or the hatred that we carry for them? I also posted the article link on Facebook, earned absolute Zero likes and comment – may be the text I wrote there was probably in-your-face!
A suicide bomber exploded at Gulshan-e-Iqbal park, Lahore in Pakistan. It is a park for god’s sake and there were a lot of families including children spending their Sunday evening there when the blasts took place. Not much information has been forthcoming, but majority of the dead are women and children. More than 65 are feared dead, a loss that the fanatics will never ever be able to repay.
It is sad that people of Pakistan had to go through this since more than a decade. The blasts have been frequent and have caused so much loss of life and injuries and pain! I could only wish it stopped now than ever! In 2015, more than 1000 people have lost their lives. Wikipedia has a list dedicated to terrorists attack in Pakistan. Go through the link for each year starting 2000, and you will only be human to feel utterly dejected. It is sad that instead of tackling this insurgency, the government and the ISI are busy thinking about India.
In 2015 alone, more than 1000 people have lost their lives.