War is not the answer. It has never been. All it tells you is that other machineries have failed to resolve an issue by other means. Warmongering days are here. Every person sitting in his/her living room is a defence expert and an analyst who has it all worked out. It is easy to do that. People are seeking
I am often asked why can’t you look at the progress we have made in the past five years? I look at everything around and I see pain. I see more intolerance and hatred so strong that it has torn the fabric of families, filled them with conflict. All it needed was fake news, fake statistics, viral trampling over of what was good about India to get it going.
I was told by a youngster today on a social media platform that I first need to go to those terrorist camps in Pakistan and preach them peace, and only after that I am eligible to preach peace to India.
All I have to say to those youngsters is if that is how you feel
The Kashmir problem is more than just terrorism. On the one hand, those asking for war want to fight terrorism and on the other, they want to chase Kashmiris from other parts of India…it is not people, it is the land they want, wouldn’t that look like it?
If you don’t want Kashmiris so much, why are you fighting over Kashmir? Isn’t that the same thing with the North East?
What happened in Pulwama is heart breaking. One needs to look closely at the unrest in Kashmir through
All I see is as politics at its murkiest, an unfortunate lack of action by those sitting on intelligence that caused the tragic loss of those 42
It’s ironic that airlift was denied for the living and approved for when they returned dead, wrapped up in the national flag. For every soldier’s wife, child, parent, who returns home that way, the flag doesn’t have four colours, it has five; the red is also there.
I’ve been told at least we have the guts to do this now, in this current time. These are not the people who were flying those jets. The men and women in blue (olive and white), yes, ‘Salute to the Air Warriors’! Those are the chaps with a massive quantum of courage that few will live up to. It’s a
This is not a video game you can power on and power off just like that. I am a veteran. Today, if we swing into full-scale war, nothing of this country or the world will be left. All it will take is one foolish move, and sadly, we made it.
I am not afraid to be back in uniform. I am more than ready mentally for it. I told my daughter as much two days ago. If that is where we are headed, it will happen and I will re-enlist. Not many will sign up for enlisting.
I follow the flag. Period. That is my iman, dharam, karam, aan and shaan. People tell me nothing was done before. I am not as young as people think I am, and not as badly informed.
Truth is, by the time that thought even crosses their little minds, we won’t have a world to live in because all this war cry for revenge will have destroyed everything.
Sit with a war veteran who has actually fought in 1965 or 1971 and ask them, listen to what they have seen and experienced.
It is so easy to sit in an air-conditioned space and used fingers to type out so much, hiding behind a screen, anonymous, safe.
What India needs is
What India needs right now is to fix what’s burning inside, fix the bleeding, the parched, the hungry and the mindless violence, and bring to book those who openly defile the constitution. Let the cleaning begin at home.
Pakistan knows it doesn’t need to fight a war with India. They are watching us destroy ourselves. Why work so hard at something that is on a path of self-destruct? The next time we sit at the UN, we have a lot to answer for. Let’s get beyond monologues and fix things. Fix it and fix it more.