Where Men became Gods

Where Men became Gods

People who were hapless witnesses to nature’s frenzy in Uttarakhand

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Stood helplessly, and believed this was the end of the road for them…

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Where hope seemed to crumble with the relentless gushing rage…

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Even the God of Destruction himself stood helplessly surrounded…

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And then, from the skies…

A marginalized and often forgotten God emerged, and rushed selflessly in…

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And stood brave in front of an unknown foe…

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They did, not what they had been asked to, but did everything they possibly could. And still are…

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Amidst the greed that has trickled into the farthest veins of the country, these brave, selfless and righteous men and women give every Indian a ray of hope;  a glimpse of Indians that we were, and of Indians that we can be.

  1. Raphel Devassy

    “…and of Indians that we can be.” – If we could ever reach that mantle…

    • Shrutin Shetty

      It’s difficult to imagine when we think about the ‘reaching the mantle’, Raph. It’s about starting I guess. Making the first move. That usually starts making the difference instantly..

  2. Khashayar Surti

    Had come across a very apt and touching line at one of the army outposts in Ladakh that read “When you go home, tell them about us, and say, that we gave our today for their tomorrow.”

    • Shrutin Shetty

      That is a really apt line. Lowlife politicians don’t give soldiers the respect they deserve when it comes to incidents regarding violation of LoC by pakistan, or pakis mutilating bodies of Indian soldiers, etc. At least Indian citizens should acknowledge their innumerable sacrifices.

  3. nirbhayasindia

    Very nice post. The scale of the tragedy must be gruesome for those right there. Difficult to imagine

    • Shrutin Shetty

      Thanks.! Yes, what tv reports show is just a fraction of the actual calamity. And to picture it from the point-of-view of a resident of that place, is almost unimaginable. My post is merely an attempt at waking up the good in people. To look at worthier causes than oneself.

  4. Your post was so touching, so real. It is a reminder for me to be grateful and to be caring. I hope the people will recover. Thank you for sharing.

    • Shrutin Shetty

      Thank you Kendall. Yes, it is a huge calamity, and hope the people gather the courage to overcome their losses, and hoping a much brighter future for them.
      My post was also an attempt to make people focus on worthier causes than themselves. I really don’t know if it is synonymous with developing countries, or consistent the world over, but a lot of us here in India tend to get caught up in our hunt for bread and butter and sometimes even our entertainment, that we have come to knowingly or unknowingly marginalize other people’s lives in the process.

    • Shrutin Shetty

      Thanks a lot Anand.! Your’s was a really well-thought and written post.!

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