| Writer – Shibani Chakravorty |
Hello, those who have been lost in the fog of allure.
I was just going through the news and I came across some really disappointing things. Not like it is something new, whenever you pick up the newspaper or go to a news website you’re sure to find multiple disgraceful articles. But it bothers me even more today since it is four in the morning and this is the first stuff in my mind. Let’s face it, even you’re reading this but wouldn’t be bothered a few minutes later. However, I am an annoying piece of society. I would do whatever it takes to make you feel concerned for certain things which are entirely wrong in the place where we live. So, the first thing I’d ask you to do for that is open the news feed of your social networking website in one tab, and some real news website in the next. You’ll see two different worlds. One in which we are virtually living, and the one where we really reside but have no clue about. Yes, wake up. We don’t live in a place where everyone goes for a brunch on Sunday or can party on a Friday. Instead, we live where a poor child has to run after us to sell one local packet of pens, to make some small money and fill his or her stomach. We live in a place where some men who look just like every other face, go home and treat their wives like slaves. We reside in a place so much different than the one where we live, a utopia. We see fun fests, glamorous parties, gigs and well built gyms all around us. But if we stay attentive, without letting the reality get filtered while it reaches our brain, on our way to the gym we might find a dismal little pig with a paralyzed leg, whimpering in agony.
And maybe, just maybe, we would stop one day and try to comfort that piglet, despite of its dirt and smell, and give it some food. Maybe someday, sitting and talking to that poor little kid about the story of his life would be more pleasing to us than posting a picture on social media. Maybe someday, we would finally get our priorities right.