I always felt electioneering in our country is no less than a festival be it any election. Loud speakers, display monitors on moving vehicles, high decibel campaigns and cacophony of promises are the tools that every candidate or political party use to persuade voters to win their mandate.
Words are insufficient to describe the shocking incident that the nation witnessed yesterday. A farmer who travelled all along from Dousa, Rajasthan, to participate in AAP's Kisan Rally hanged himself in front of "the so called people's CM of Delhi Mr. Arvind Kejriwal and the tall leaders of the AAP" before full media glare and a crowd of hundreds while the rally was in full swing.
It is said that sometimes children show the real path to elders. Maryam Asif Siddiqui might have been a regular 6th Grade student but she's not. Because she is the girl who came as a breath of fresh air amidst the intolerant religious flutters the country is going through and a lesson to many who resolutely believe in religious fanaticism.
Earlier this week while I was at the peak of stress as it is exam time for my son, I was shuddered and shocked on learning that 12-year-old boy died following a fall from the fourth floor of his school building. The incident happened in a school in Panvel, Mumbai.