Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The 'junx' way of killer instinct to 2008

When the creative head behind this blog racked his brains, here is what came up, “Year-end-edition, let me give my readers a head fake". So here goes it…

2008 - The year that has been…

2008 - A year that witnessed the first Afro-American candidate to be elected as president of the United States - Barrack Obama’s stellar victory was hailed by many as an event that turned Martin Luther King’s dream to reality, A year that witnessed India launch its first Spacecraft to the Moon, A year that witnessed the world nations come together and express staunch solidarity of oneness during the Olympic games.

2008 - A year will be notoriously identified by world history for having unfolded the greatest global economic havoc of all time. A year that jeopardized Wall street and the fallacies of those who believed to have mastered it.

2008 - A year that witnessed multiple terror attacks on the Indian sub-continent. Who can forget the Mumbai-attacks? Inhuman acts disrupted peace and caused loss of lives. Perhaps the ones who render it find pride in the word terrorism. It is high time we stop calling it terrorism, humiliate it with a word analogous to “Cowardice”.

2008 again – A year that witnessed major climatic shifts, Mother Nature unleashed a glimpse of her enraged personality. The cyclone at Myanmar - an estimated death toll of over 100,000 people, the earthquake at southwestern China - killing more than 69,000 people, the Hurricane Gustav - rendering thousands homeless. The numbers - surely look scary, don’t they? And we call some unrest in economy a crisis! Terrorism – a crisis! We need to be more sparing with our definition of crises. A real crisis would be, in not knowing where ones next meal will come from, and how ones children may be fed or sheltered. A real crisis is something that challenges the core of our very existence and threatens ‘life as we would like it to be’. The real crises will creep on us when we are not looking. Now, how much concerned are we at a possible natural calamity? Does anyone remember Climate Change? The soon to disappear Polar Ice Cap?

Did you not get the head fake yet?
It’s not about “2008 - The year that has been…”

It’s about 2009 and the years to come.
It’s about leaving a world (if not, with as much beauty as we were bestowed with… but at least with the beauty that it posseses now) to our future generations. It’s about emphasizing on the environmental responsibility we are obliged to. It’s about urging people to do those little things that will continue to keep this world a wonderful place to live in.
So here comes the junx way of signing the year off... “Let us not build our reality upon the frenzied drum beats of Spin, but the soft, mixed, everyday sounds of Truth.”

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!!

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