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Double Take Anyone?

Posted in Lame Justifications with tags , , , on November 28, 2008 by harshad

So, Mumbai’s been pounded again. And I (all of us) have got a shiny-new topic to rant about here. A chance to rave and rant about the ‘inability’ of the government to tackle terrorism. An issue which the government has been facing since 1984-the assassination of Indira Gandhi.

The truth is, I dont really feel like saying anything. It just doesn’t affect me that much. Really. And I just know ranting is not going to do any good. Its great to watch it all on TV. The troops (MarCos) descending from choppers, NSG guys going in with RPGs…gunshot staccato…all that makes up a cool movie actually. Go watch it on TV! 

Why the fuck am I so desensitized to all of this? I mean…sorry to say this…but Times NOW has been a great source of ‘entertainment’ for the last day and a half!  

These days, for something to make us think…it has to be shocking. Disturbing. And for something to be shocking…it has to have an element of surprise. But I wasn’t surprised this time around. I have been hearing of terrorist attacks every damn year since I started to understand a bit of all that it stood for. 1991-2008…a terrorist attack somewhere, every damn year. Whats new?

The only thing that intrigued me and got my lame ass mind off the usual stuff it engages itself with were the pictures of the terrorists being flashed on TV. That guy with the clean-shaven face, cool tee, cargos and a nice backpack with maybe a laptop and an iPod. With a few rounds and a few grenades. The definiton of cool for any teenager. Next time around, it may so happen that the terrorist they are showing on TV was a regular at our corner CS haunt. Maybe then it will affect me. Maybe not.

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The Now

Posted in Intro on November 13, 2008 by harshad

At a risk of coming across as an arrogant dick, I wish to make it clear that I have never been comfortable with formalities.

So, Hello and welcome to my blog…(and all the other formalities that go with this kind of a first post.)

This is not my first blog. I have one at http://thehandi.blogspot.com which is now dead.

I really wish to apologize to all those who supported me there for leaving so abruptly…but I just was not able to come up with anything. It was a f*****g long writer’s block (an excuse, i think) maybe, or maybe whatever had been going on in my life for the last few months took my mind off all this…but i’m really sorry for being so ‘rude’.

I wish and hope that I can write regularly here.