Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Id, Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

Hope tomorrow will be a peaceful day, when people will spend their time -- if not in calm spiritual reflection at least -- in the comforts of their home or where ever, watching movies, having good food, or in some sort of harmless fun.
Hope no one will try to mess up other people's lives and also make this world uninhabitable, more than what it already is.
On one side it's the anniversary of 9/11. And to make matters worse, as if it already is not, some one is planning to publicly insult people's personal beliefs and faith, in a manner that makes me shudder, thinking of the consequences. How one person can actually mess things up so badly is shocking.
In India, coincidentally, Muslims and Hindus will have their religious festivals of Eid and Ganesh Chaturthi on the same day, tomorrow. Not in the recent past such a thing has happened.
It will be an opportunity to show the world that in India different faiths can live peacefully and in harmony. I hope people keep their religious faiths to themselves, to their private space; and there's no undue public flaunting of individuals' personal beliefs and faiths.
Hopefully tomorrow there's no attempt by anyone to test other people's tolerance levels. Hope the festive season heralds peace, happiness and prosperity.

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