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Tuesday, December 28, 2004


Praying for those who lost their near and dear ones and for those rendered homeless by the killer Tsunami..(pic courtesy:SIFY) unconfirmed reports put the death toll over 1,00,000 and the numbers affected or displaced above six million. Is this the worst disaster our generation has seen? Lets hope so. In India, its saddening to see the media becoming more and more irresponsible....on the second day of the disaster Barkha Dutta reported that over 50 bodies were unattended in a remote village and NDTV claimed proudly that they discovered over 50 bodies strewn all over and that the district collectors werent even aware of it. Wasnt it their responsibility to inform the respective authorities? Do they have to wait for a nice coverage and claim all credit and finally blame the administrators? Is this what they call responsible media? It's very easy to blame the authorities but people should wake up to the ground realities. The number of people injured or affected were 50 times more than the number of dead. What do you want the relief agents to do? Remove the dead bodies or pay attention to the ones still alive and suffering? In Andaman and Nicobar, one every three is dead and the other two are affected. In such situations what will happen to the unattended dead bodies? Should you show that on TV and claim that the relief operations are hampered because of the red tape? Finding mistakes is the most easiest, stupidest and the meanest thing in this world...but not now, please!

9 Comments:

Anonymous Kishore said...

Me pray with you...

5:24 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

me too...what a tragedy. Makes my heart ache

5:24 AM  
Anonymous Satz said...

It's really sad.. nobody expected this n most affteced in india are fishermen ;-(

5:24 AM  
Anonymous Kushi said...

hai the worst thing not the tsunami,but the worst government.
we cant see any emergency recovery or destruction prevention, i could see onlY red cross and lions club tigers who went to there help
HATS OFF TO THOSE TIGERS
they are the real guys with guts,rest all nuts

5:25 AM  
Anonymous Sudarshan said...

@Kishore and Jessica - yeah...lets all pray together....I hope that we dont have to fight the epidemic!

@ Satish - Fishermen and also many tourists taking their morning stroll..that's exactly what I would have done...capturing sunset or sunrise whenever I am close to a beach..I wonder how many shutterbugs have met their watery grave....

@Kushi - well, people are doing their best..lets not be too critical at this time of difficulty but instead put our hands up and help those affected

5:25 AM  
Anonymous Neels said...

actions speak louder than words,instead of wasting time in playing with words its better that those who can help come fwd and do something,and i guess we all can do something abt it. god bless all those involved in the work

5:25 AM  
Anonymous Sudarshan said...

Totally agree with you, Neels

5:26 AM  
Anonymous Uber said...

hey sud
disheartening, hope we are fore -warned of such catastrophes in future; somehow the xpression on the guys face is baffling me.....

5:26 AM  
Anonymous Sudarshan said...

Uber,
Yeah......we were always under the impression that TSUNAMIS are meant only for Japan....high time to equip ourselves.
The guy in the pic is not smiling....every muscle in his face is creased....showing his helplessness

5:26 AM  

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