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Thursday Blog 19.4.12

When others are in throne
We scream and weep and howl
About starvation deaths
When the table turns
We get over occupied
Planning foreign trips
Forget the starving nation
And it’s silly people

I remember the pang in my heart when I read an amazing novel by Bibhutibhushan Bandhopadhyay- Aranyak, it’s one of my favourite books. It deals with the virgin lands of Bihar at that time, lands filled with forests and poor people-poorest amongst poor. These people used to gather the dust of corn from the harvested fields and cook that with leaves of edible wild plants to fill up their stomach. They used to walk miles in burning heat if they heard someone was doling out a free lunch/dinner. Eating rice was their dream.

I believed those days are past.

Then I read about people of Amlashol etc. – (people of villages that either starve or eat grass seeds as food) a few years back. It created a large wave. Big promises were made that this stray incident will never happen again.

I expected some shame.

I was wrong- even now people are dying in this country, this state out of starvation.

Why does this gets on my nerves? Every year media flashes about ROTTEN FOOD ITEMS thrown away from government godown, cold storages- at least once.

So, it’s better to throw away food items after ruining them, better than feeding them to hungry people.

In one sentence “It’s disgusting (You can replace disgusting with any other word of your choice, like I will rather prefer the word repulsive).”


A bookworm transformed into an addicted writer. I love to write and illustrate them myself. By love I mean love, no half-hearted relationship, a full-fledged, passionate love, I can’t pass two days in a stretch without writing/painting (cyber), just feel empty like lovers do when their lovers are away on a tour! Even though I am thoroughly enjoying self-publishing with amazon, but if you like my work and want to publish my works in your magazine, books or better if you want to publish a book of my works please make me very happy by contacting me. Or if you want to sell my works on commission basis only!! contact me, I will be quite relieved. Honestly writing and selling your own work is a very BORING combination. So you are more than welcome! Mail me, or go to- my blog (I have 16 blogs in wordpress, all active, some on daily basis, every one on weekly basis screaming and vowing my LOVE for writing and painting- this one is first-born, so special) (You will get the link to my remaining blogs there) or you can check out my ezines- monthly- And if you want fb you can go to my page, linkedin- my email id and I am in goodreads and completelynovel too I guess I said enough about myself, right? You will forget if I stuff too much here, so if you are curious to know this humble creature just join me in my blogs :)

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