Sunday, November 02, 2008

An unseen revelation, Orissa!

People talk about everything; they have their own views, they have their own things to prove and they have their fears to overcome. They politicsed every issues and nothing has spared then how will you escape when it comes to which state you belong? Which language you speak? etc.. Even after 61 years of independence we are fettered to make ourselves free from the fighting to prove an identity. When we will learn to be Indian and respect each other as Indian. Why are we so divided with every bit of things, by language, by region, by dressing, and you name it whatever, next you will find a division for it? If money and power are the two factors that influence hundreds of other factors for things to find other way? The same people have their many different opinions for things. For them there are so many unidentified problems to solve but with no clue what they are doing. 'Unity in diversity' is a thing of past and maybe we forget about it since eon, don't know where are we heading?

Many times, I wonder even with open eyes we can’t see what is happening in front of us. And the next moment we close our eyes to discover a new world, a world where we can see everything the way they are without even bothering about the closed eyes.

I have had one such exploration in the recent past trip to Orissa. There were places that I visited for the first time; I got a different (I would say learning) experience that otherwise completely unknown in many aspects to me. It was a village and not a university that taught me about a kind act to keep humanity alive and also about the amazing people out there. They don’t know how to read but they know how to respect, they don’t know how to talk but they know how to show their love, they don’t have money to buy gifts but they have the unselfish helping hand to offer. I was so wrong that they are the poorest people, now I say they have everything that makes this life happy and to live in peace. I was glad to see that Govt. has taken some significant steps to improve the lives of villages. On my return path, I smiled back to those villagers and thanked them for they welcomed me not as a stranger. You say it god’s gift or nature’s gift both sounds same to me. A trip to there, always come as gift for me. But this time it also surprised me whatever was happening at the other corner of the state.

An early morning endless walk, reminded me that I have lots of things to catch up with ...

I am still wondering, how things change and time just passes by us telling nothing, nothing at all about things we don’t want to know. There are still so many things to explorer and most of the time I find myself as a little drop in the ocean. I have learned one thing - there are no secrets, if you respect yourself, your own identity then it’s never a difficult task for you to acknowledge the same in the other person.

16 comments:

Kanwarjit said...

Great Post Alok. Yeah its true as dignity is a term with strong emotional resonance :)

Keep Writing buddy.
~KZ

indicaspecies said...

Alok,

I like the endless greenery of these photos.

Yes, we are little drops of water and there is so much to explore in the vast ocean. But it is these little drops that makes that very ocean!

So let's contribute with our little thoughts, words and deeds to bring about more peace and understanding in this world.

- celine

Netra said...

Nice green fields...

Beautiful pics with wonderful thoughts again :)

Lakshmi said...

The thoughts say so much..especially when u speak about the identity..its so true that when we respect ours, we will do the same in others..orissa is in my 2009 travel calender..will touch base with u reg some interesting places

Himanshu Sheth said...

Great thoughts.As you have said,once we start getting used to materialistic things, we want more & more of them.This in turn becomes a competition with others, who is more materialistic :) So,we are happy from outside with cars,bikes,GF(s) but many times,when it comes to humanity,we become ZERO (:

Definitely,happiest people are the ones who are till now somewhat away from these things and once materialism comes in life, happiness goes away !!!

Nice photos and the Open Greenery is an indication of Happiness..Do we find this in big cities like Mumbai,Bangalore ..nah :)

Keep Cliking and writing...

-Himanshu Sheth

~vagabond~ said...

Ever notice how our everyday life suddenly seems so unnecessarily complicated when we visit the villages? For all our "impressive" education and lifestyle, we are amazingly ignorant when it comes to figuring out how to live life and being happy as we are. Sometimes it takes a visit to places like these to gain clarity on your own life. This is exactly why I always say that for me traveling is almost spiritual, and so very therapeutic.

PS. Loved the photos of the open fields. :)

Janukin said...

"Why are we so divided with every bit of things, by language, by region, by dressing, and you name it whatever, next you will find a division for it?"

A very BIG question....

It's really true that we are very much divided but yet in situations of crisis we Indians come together much sooner than any one else.

About your picks

They are as good as ever

Keep up the good work :)

GMG said...

Hi Alok! Wonderful greens, even for a blue lover!!
Thanks for your comment at Blogtrotter, now departing Armenia. It leaves you however with a view that Tsar Nicholas didn’t see… ;))
Have a great week!

alok said...

Kanwarjit, I am glad to see you back here. Thanks for the comment :)

alok said...

Celine, thanks for dropping by here and sharing your thoughts. I am sure the drops are contributing to the ocean :)

alok said...

Netra, thank you so much for the compliment - keep visiting :)

alok said...

Lakshmi, thank you so much for the comment, and sure!! I will be glad to see you visiting Orissa :)

alok said...

Himanshu, thanks buddy! that’s a good piece of real life analysis :) there is no end of more … but for one thing it’s sure that more is a two ways word.

alok said...

vagabond, thanks for the comment and sharing your thoughts here. I truly appreciate you reasons for travelling :) – keep visiting

alok said...

Janukin, glad to see you here and thanks for the comment and dropping by here…

situations of crisis we Indians come together much sooner than any one else., may be you are right, and that’s why there are so many crises here.

- keep visiting

alok said...

Gmg, that’s my pleasure :) ah! great so soon I will be following it on your blog.

Keep visiting and have a wonderful week.