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My dil goes Aakrosh!

Sleepy Saturday. Nothing to do. Finished gossiping. Nothing to do. Let’s watch a Hindi movie. I say to myself. First attempt: Anjana Anjaani. Senseless meaningless blabbering by two bimbos on a so called adventure of a lifetime. Redundant. Couldn’t take their idiocy after 5 mins. Switch to movie 2: Aakrosh. Its loud. But its truthful. At least a little truthful. Thought provoking. It provoked me to think. Not about the sorry fate of some parts of my beloved country. But about me. So when do we not think about ‘ME’ you ask. Always. But never.

Have I ever thought how lucky I am? 1) Born and brought up in Bombay in a well to do family. 2) Given equal rights and a good education. 3) Given freedom to do whatever I please. Be a monk or a billionaire. Or a lesbian. The question is WHY? Why me? And millions like me. Good question. Another one. Why not the others? And millions like them. Why wasn’t I born in filth? Who decides what I get? Someone sure does. I must have done something right to be what I am. Am I just plain lucky? Its your destiny my child, a sage might tell me. But why? What about the women being sold to brothels? Soldiers dying in wars. Is it their destiny? Can we change it? Can we stop it from unfolding? Can we change history? Die because you love? Live because you think you are better than others?

My dil goes Aakrosh! I thank vehemently. Think profoundly. I want to attain Nirvana. That’s the only way..


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