Year 2012 seems to be an year of grief. It ended with sorrow. Last night was the first new year night in my life when no music was played in the neighborhood. No dance party was heard or seen in New Delhi. No terrace party! The terrace parties needed no excuse. Fire crackers were heard from distance but not of the normal scale. It is not that people may not have had celebrated a little, indoors, but the usual flair was not known. Living in Central Delhi for over two decades, this was no celebration. No usual road side music and dance in Tents with booze, except by a few known dumb heads. No late night fight over loud music. This is not the Indian way. Was it grief, compassion, sorrow, solidarity or fear? May be all of it.
Clubs and Discos were real casualty. With most girls refusing to go out, it was a grim and expensive affair for boys. Was safety a concern or another form of protest, is yet to be seen.
This silence is unequivocal and deafening. Is this the lull before storm or after the storm?
© Sandeep Bhalla
Calendar is a fiction. But we believe in it and we claim to live according to this calender. The Calendar says that time has changed. Have we changed? Or we are too busy resisting the change? Change is the way of life but change for the sake of it lands us in trouble.
Let’s make no resolution for change this year. Let us live without resolution for change but without any hidden resolution to resist the change. We shall be there to notice every change. Let life play itself to the full.
Happy New Year 2013.
॥ॐ॥सुख एवं शान्ति की मंगलकामनाओं के साथ आप एवं आप के परिजनोँ को नये स!ल 2013 की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं॥ॐ॥.