Monday, March 14, 2011

Dead Mothers Dead Families

In a Government Hospital in Jodhpur 17 new mothers have died, the last one passed away yesterday, and yet, the news has not hit headlines on any of the news channels. The murder of the Delhi university student has remained in the news because of an on going agitation and the hapless Mumbai mom who committed suicide after killing her kids has faded in public memory. When a mother dies, a family dies with her...One of my worst fears, one that makes me break out in cold sweat, is that I will die and someone else will raise my kids! Imagine the plight of these women, not one or two, but SEVENTEEN, who did not know what hit them, who did not even get a chance to see their babies properly. Imagine the plight of the children who will never have mothers!! And all this negligence in a government hospital! It is not as if all this happened in one day and the cause for the deaths were identified and rectifications were made. The deaths occurred over several days. No statement from the government authorities, no clarification form the docs, no concern from the public, no movement no slogans...seventeen mothers slips into oblivion their children deprived of a parent and the nation accepts this....and engages itself with the horrors of the Japanese quake, whereas this negligence is also horrifying and shows the worth of women's lives in a nation which prides itself as being a super power of the future....unbelievable!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Two Women

On International Women's Day, two women lost their lives one in delhi and another in Mumbai. One was brutally murdered and the other brutally killed her own children and then her own self. Both these women point to the fact that something is seriously wrong in our society and women do not yet have the right to lead peaceful lives in our country.How can any person have the guts or gumption of shooting a girl at point blank range and leaving the scene in broad daylight without being apprehended? What can push a mother of two to dash her children to the ground and then follow them to a gruesome death?? These are the answers we are waiting for...who is responsible for the loss of these lives? We are looking at a nation that appears to be mentally driven to the brink. One cringes just to think what we shall discover to be the reason behind these tragedies in tomorrow's newspapers. Are we ready to face the answers? That is what I want to know.