A Thousand Splendid Suns

July 28, 2008 § 15 Comments

If he had killed one person,I Don’t know what i would have to him.If Kite Runner was emotional,this is emotional twice over.i was left in tears.If he hadn’t ended the book with hope and rebirth,i would have lost myself in the misery.

The story is about two women in Afghanistan.The pain,the fear and the suffering of these two women,is portrayed so intensely that i was left with a rage.How can anyone hurt others so badly?

Mariam is harami .She is married of to a man who is many years older than her.Later(two decades)the same man marries another girl Laila.The book talks about the atrocities Women had to face before and during the Taliban rule.Love is something which the book is filled with.Yet there is no love,in the way the men treat the women
.They have no right and if they were to go out of the house without a male,they were beaten up(this is the softest among the hardest).I wonder how much the author had to go through to write it.Pain brings out the best in people and Hosseini must have endured a lot.

The book is beautiful.The book is an insight,into how brutish man can be.I hope all those who read this book,realize that we have hurt ourselves more because of our own vicious stupidity.To conclude,read the book if you can handle pain.If not you might land with an heart attack.

Image taken from here.

Update:-I found that he blogs too! Check it out Khaled Hosseini.

stop it!let there be peace…

July 27, 2008 § 12 Comments

What is the worth of human life?
what is the worth of human life?

Why what would you get by taking it away?
What would you get by not showing another day?
Why would you want to kill?
Why would you want to suppress people?
What will you get if you hurt others?
What will you get if you split lovers?
What will you get if you break a leg?
What will you get if you make others beg?
Why would anyone want to kill?
why would you want people to freeze still?

Is fear the right rule?
why kill others to satisfy your duel?

Why, is it fair to harm others,
is it right to spoil the creators?
What gain is worth so much blood?
what gain is worth, by raining down a hellish flood?

What bad did the people do?
What bad did the people do?
except being innocent and nothing to do with you.

Is fighting worth it?
Does chopping a couple of heads settle it?
whose life are they anyway?
for you to relish and throw away?
Whose life is it anyway?
for to weigh and say?
Why do you want to kill,
and send down panic shrill?

The world has many other ways,
haven’t battles been won with peaceful says?

Please we understand you have been hurt,
please understand that we all are also being hurt,

we are willing to help you,
for it is the same fire in us,which is in you.
We are willing to help you,
We will teach you,
that we humans are capable of love too.
So stop this,let us settle our dues,through
not  blood or pain,
for when life is lost it can’t come back again,

so let us understand each other,
let us notice what we did was not for the better.

this is not for me or for you-not for us,
but for your dear future.If you want them to love us,
and see as good predecessors,
let us not call ourselves bombers or killers,
but as lovers.Let us not hurt each other,
let us all call each other as brothers and sisters.

let us learn the language of love,
there is nothing below or above.
Let us all forget hypocrisy
let us relish that we are a part of humanity.
Let us celebrate the worth of life,

let us just for a change be nice.
So we will drop our guards
and you drop your weapons.
No one will kill ever again.
No one will ever kill again,
no this is not a dream,
this is the will of the ever lasting stream,
the stream,which beat down in ancient times,
the stream which stores all the rimes,
so to flow with the flow,
let us let go,
of violence,let us savor,
a new,profound understanding silence.

Live and let live,
but love and let others love.

the light shines the brightest.

This is my reaction to the recent serial bombings in Bangalore and Ahmadabad and also the book “A Thousand Splendid Suns.”

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