Tuesday, October 06, 2009
This and that
You may know that attempted suicide is a punishable offence in India with a prison term of a year. Funny as it may sound I think that the one year behind bars may actually give some time for the person to plan better to die or to live.
On the topic of suicides, I am fed up with the many suicidal cases on the road who choose different vehicles to end their miseries, I almost ran into one such today. She was a pregnant young woman who ignored the zebra crossing and tried to dash across the road, I missed hitting her by inches and in the confusion she fell down. As usual the bunch of good Samaritans jumped to the damsel in distress and gave me lecture on how I should apologize. My short fuse blew and I gave a blast to all, the cops included who wanted me to be “humanitarian”. I ask you, will you blame the noose if a suicide attempt fails? I felt sorry for the woman, but it was replaced by anger, how can anyone be so careless with their life and more so when there is one more life to consider.
The floods are ravaging AP and Karnataka, however we are relatively safe. Time people realized that the river linking is really something that cannot be procrastinated on any longer. And water wars become a thing of the past.
Whatever happened to the swine flu? It has now been reduced to a small column article in the newspaper and I wonder if any of the news channels still spend time on it. I remember last month at this time when the railway platforms in Hyderabad were filled with masked people and there was panic everywhere, now things are back to normal and any new death that is reported has become just another statistic.