Sunday, November 07, 2010

Celebrations

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 16; the sixteenth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

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The blast was intense. Right at their doorstep. The house was burst open. Hundreds died on the spot. Few survivors ran in different directions and never again met their family members. No newspaper reported it as the anthill was bombed.

The Bats coughed from the trees but that went unheard. The mother pigeon saw that its new born hatch had a deformed leg, and was unable to stand. Little did it know that there was rampant Lead poisoning over the last few days. The bigger pigeon wasn't able to locate the grains to feed, in the market streets. Pieces of paper covered the place.

The dogs ganged up to discuss the mitigation plan. It was the 4th reported burn of the evening. They ran out of ideas. Hiding in gutters was the last resort.

The calf's moo could not be heard by mom cow. Calf's stomach had to wait longer for mother's milk. Milk man had extracted milk till the last drop from mom to meet the high demand.

On the ground, humans celebrated yet another Deepawali blasting crackers at will and eating sweets.

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25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Short but powerful message.
Ramesh

Viyoma said...

Very intense, the discreet message well conveyed!

Md. Muddassir Shah said...

Awesome
Tats very creative :)

Lost in thoughts said...

Thanks Ramesh, Viyoma and Muddassir.

Siddhesh 'Ravan' Kabe said...

Aaaila.... jabri... no shit, now i will feel guilty when bursting crackers...:O

Lost in thoughts said...

@Siddesh-As long as we realise the ill effects, the small effort from my side is worth it.

Saro said...

damn right. i am totally on the same page with you on this one, different take, good message and well, spot on.. love the cynical take on celebrations.. i suppose to truly celebrate, not only you but everything around you should be happy.. good luck for batom!

Jaspreet said...

Ouch! That was hard hitting-I'll have to be careful with my way of celebrating Diwali from next time on.

Amity said...

For the sake of Diwali, much is sacrificed?

This one is unique, I like your treatment of your entry.

Good luck for BAT 16!

Alka Gurha said...

The beauty of brevity...nice post. And u r lucky to live in the beautiful city of Blore.

That's me said...

Fresh perspective and the good thing is it isn't preachy. By simply putting the facts, you deliver a powerful message. Good work :)

Pratibha The Talent said...

great post and what a vision behind the post.

magiceye said...

wonderful take on the theme!!

shruthi said...

Never seen truth brought out in a more impressive way. Short, crisp, blunt and unmistakable. Kudos and best wishes

Ms.Meduri said...

the best take on the prompt :)

powerful message...i am lost in your thoughts everytime i read you :)

All the best :)
Here is my celebration:
Ms. Meduri- Celebrations

Cherry Blossom said...

Seems you have a true heart for the poor creatures which are unaware of what's happening around them and are the worst sufferers at the cost of human whim. A very sharp and realistic message conveyed through crisp and choice wordings. Excellent. All the best. Would look forward to your opinion for my post.

Srikanth said...

Diwali from the other side.. Interesting...

Another interesting thing I noticed in your blog is that you publish a post everyday!!! Keep going

Aarti said...

Whoa , that was really a sharp one ! I loved the way you brought out the message ! Portraying the pain of mute creatures , rather understanding their language which , at times we human fail to undsndng , its really heart stirring !

All the best for BAT ! :)

Kshitij said...

Very nice post. Just to talk about the ways we hurt animals.

Loved the fact that you went to the minutest of details like pigeons not able to locate grains because of all the paper... am sure there are hundreds of other points.

Very good post.

Someone Is Special said...

Powerful message.. Short and Thought provoking post... Good luck for BAT and do stop by, Someone Is Special - Celebrations

--Someone Is Special--

Urvashi said...

wow..so beautifully narrated and it also shows how minutely you ahve observed things..!!

The message definitely need ot be passed on o na higher scale..

Good Luck for BAT..!!

Brijender Singh said...

Absolutely masterful-dont know what is more striking,the thoughts or the words.
Sheer brilliance !

saivenkateswar said...
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saivenkateswar said...

a very powerful message conveyed aptly.

Sreejith Rajashekaran said...

Very intense and a good message brought out.