Nothing disturbs the peace, harmony and tranquility of a simple disciplined family than an unwanted intrusion or induction of a bride or groom from another faith than its original one just because a girl or a boy of a particular sect has fallen in love with the boy or girl of another caste, faith or religion. It is an unwanted situation that every community is facing today as colleges, universities or the work place have become a curious mixing cauldron for all races to unite in body fluids.
I was too busy with those humdrum occupations that included the coverage of by-elections and coal block disease. However, thought of a great writer, a towering figure in the world of letters, Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy, who died in Bangalore on Friday, August 22, was always there in my mind.
Regardless of several excuses and alibis which are being doled out on TV screen by RSS / BJP spokespersons, the by-elections, soon after the spectacular victory of Lok Sabha, have been the litmus test of Narendra Modi's popularity and performance of hundred days.
"Our elders fought to keep Sunning Rocks in our territory. Many of them lost their lives, giving up their last breath for stones that belong to us. Can we give up where they did not, turn tail and flee when they kept fighting so that their kits could hunt and play and bask on these rocks? Will you fight with me now, in honor of all our elders and all our unborn kits?"- Erin Hunter, Code of the Clans