The Real Disaster

An Army officer carries an elderly person to safety
The ‘aid convoy’ is flagged off

Shame on you all. Shame, politicians in India!
Slugging it out on camera on how much-need aid be distributed to the unfortunate victims of India’s Himalayan Tsunami!.
But I don’t blame them. Not any more. They are always like that. They will sell their own mothers and fathers for just trying to feel important and ‘caring’.
The ‘tone’ was set by Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, the so-called caretaker of India. She had the audacity to ‘flag-off’ a convoy of aid in the full glare of cameras. She made all those statements on how great her party is and what it was doing for the people of the state.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, not left behind, volunteered rebuilding the destroyed temple in the area even while thousands were waiting to be rescued or were still buried under mountains of mud.
Politicians of all hues have jumped into the bandwagon in trying to portray themselves as the saviours, egged on by the ever-obliging and omnipresent media.No one has spared a thought for the heroic military men who have risked their lives – and even given them – in trying to save as many of the stranded as they could.
The tragedy is only now unfolding – when the word is seeing the size of the disaster. Thousands of families in despair, billions worth of property and other assets destroyed, the state of Uttarakhand in tatters – it is all showing up only now and will continue to become more and more visible.
It would, at this moment, be wise of the politicians to stay away and let the state government and official machinery do its job. This is not the time for glory. That you will get plenty off in the time to come.
But, then, who listens?

5 Comments Add yours

  1. nirbhayasindia says:

    Great post, my compliments.

    We have the most deplorable and shameless bunch of politicians, It’s like flagging a car rally! How disgusting. One fellow ‘rescues’ Gujaratis and claims a number of 15,000 which isn’t even the capacity of the airport there. Some Andhra politicians talk about Andhra-ites. In the end, only the press talks also about the local people. We treat border states like foreign states and then complain why they are detached from India (New Delhi). Will we ever become a country?


    1. singhcircle says:

      Politicians apart, we have policemen who are taking bribes, there are indifferent government officials and then we have to deal with ‘private rescuers’, including aviation companies and fly by night taxi operators, who are making a fast buck, not to mention the looters and the vandals who have reportedly cut of victims’ fingers to take away their ornaments. We as a nation are rotting away, I am afraid. There is no single leader, no statesman, who can guide us. Such a pity!!


      1. nirbhayasindia says:

        Agree with you, like anyone would . Would value your comments on the story of the awakening of a spent nation written in verse at


      2. nirbhayasindia says:

        Bad news quite like last year haunts us again!


  2. anandkumarrs says:

    I agree with you completely. Good post. While on this, pls read my post – Uttarakhand tragedy and the “Asafal yatra”!!! –
    Feedback most welcome !


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