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Terrorism back in the winds

TerrorĀ has struck again. This time in Paris, Baghdad and Beirut. This is absolutely terrible how the world is witnessing such disasters. It is always sad to see the world being destroyed by our own species. Innocent people dying for some baseless arguments in the fights of nations in which most of them had nothing to do.

Terrorism is one evil characteristic of this society that eats it from the inside, it is like a virus, which kills people for no sensible reason. It is disappointing how some people dream of a world full of peace and also work for it and at the same place, there are terrorist organisations like ISIS destroying nations and lives of people.

The destruction due to terrorism is not new, and is not seen and witnessed by one or two nations, at some point of time, every country has had a piece of it. Tragic events like USA’s 9/11, India’s 26/11 and now France’s 13/11. And not forgetting of course, Syria, Iran, Baghdad, etc. It is very disappointing. I have no idea that what notion takes birth in the minds of the terrorists that they plan such events. I don’t understand what a suicide bomber gets to destroy the lives of the other people when he knows that he is going to lose his.

The gruesome concept of terrorism is a disgrace to humanity. The world is shocked to see the swing of events that are happening since a few days. I would also like to mention the prioritizing method of these events that occurred, most of the people in these days were worried about the France tragedy but they had no idea about the people of Baghdad and Beirut, this is again disrespectful. There are innocent people in these countries as well and the events should be given equal amount of attention in these places as well.

One more thing that came up in this was some people criticizing the Muslim community for the terror attacks in these places. The people must be made aware that for any particular tragic event, there is only a particular set of people responsible rather than a whole community. There are just two kinds of people, good and bad, regardless of the community, so for all those who are criticizing the Muslims for this, please don’t. However, the topic is very sensitive and I shall not write more about it.

I hope that all the people who were the reason for these attacks get punished. And for those who are the victims, the world stands with you, and it always will. There is always space for good people in this world. Let’s all pray for this world, to make peace all over. It may seem difficult, but bringing the idea in mind is the first step.

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PS The post is not an article about terrorism exactly, but about the events that took place in the recent days.

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The Grand Festival – Diwali

The wait is finally over for all those who were waiting for this precious festival to come around. The festival of lights is finally here. It has arrived to fulfill the nation with lights of happiness and hopes of a new and better tomorrow. Diwali is here.

It’s 10th November, a day before Diwali and there is excitement all around the nation. The people are filled with enthusiasm to celebrate this awaited occasion. Every festival is a special one, and so is Diwali. Just like the rest of them, Diwali brings a huge amount of happiness and joy to fill people’s life with. In today’s world, people are so busy with their lives, they hardly find time for themselves and their families. All 7 days of the week, they have some sort of stress and workload on their heads to deal with. That is why, festivals are special and important. Because they bring the time when people keep all their stress aside and celebrate. Celebrate with their family and friends and enjoy the beautiful gift of contentment.

Diwali is a beautiful festival. It is often referred to as the festival of lights because the people decorate their homes with lights and other material and the cities are at their best looks. It’s a pleasure for the eyes to see all this. Every year, people wait for this time since they know how beautiful it is going to be. Diwali also has an ancient story, it’s like the sequel to the Dussehra story. Well, both of them are inter-connected, so I would continue the story from my last blog. So, after lord Rama won the battle against Ravan, it was all a happy time going on. When he got his wife Sita back, they all went back to Ayodhya(his home) after fulfilling his promise. And in Ayodhya, it was celebration time as everyone was so happy for the return of lord Rama along with his brother Laxman and wife Sita. People decorated their homes, they lit diyas and the traditional festival of Diwali was born. Diwali is also addressed as Deepawali as the people light traditional candles (diyas) on celebrating the homecoming of lord Rama.

This was the story of Diwali. But a festival is never just related with a story. It is a time when the people unite, when they forget their flaws and problems, it is the time when enemies become friends and it is the time when the people are happy. Diwali brings hope, hope for the people to have a better future. The people worship for them and others and they look for a new start to their lives, just like the new year.

Diwali is a festival to celebrate, no doubt, but as all these years that have gone by, this festival has taken an anti-environment form. The festival every year brings in a huge amount of pollution as people tend to celebrate it with crackers. The kids are excited about the festival not because of the festival’s real meaning, but because of the crackers that they will light. The crackers deteriorate the environment on a large scale, as all this time the studies have also proved that there has been noticed a large amount of deaths of house sparrows that used to be in a large numbers a few years ago. This is a disgrace to this beautiful festival and the people should know. The noise pollution and the air pollution take lives of many species that some people are not aware of. The festival is celebrated to be happy, then why be a reason for our own harm?

I guess this epitome of this amazing occasion does the job of describing it. The festival is tomorrow and I hope that we have a green Diwali this year. I wish everyone a safe, wonderful and happy Diwali. May this Diwali light everyone’s homes and lives with happiness and joy.

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