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#PrayForPeshawar

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Hi. I am a 20 year old Hindu girl from India who would want to talk about the recent attacks on 16th December 2014 in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Firstly, “INNALILAHI WA INNA ILAYHI RAJIOON” to the little bundles of joy those are now deceased. May Allah (swt) take good care of them in Jannah.

16th December will now be considered a black day both in India and Pakistan for the rest of forever.

2 years back on this ill-fated day, the Nirbhaya/Damini rape case occurred in New Delhi and it was an act of shame by few men who wanted mere pleasure. The girl died few days later at a hospital as she succumbed to her fatal wounds cause by those men.

2 years later,

One wanted to become a Doctor, one maybe a Lawyer. But after 10:45AM all those dreams were killed and so were those 131 children.

Yesterday again was an act of revenge by the so called Tehreek-e-Taliban on innocent children in Peshawar which is situated in Pakistan. Approximately 141 people passed away and out of them were 132 children and few teachers including the Headmistress who gave her life trying to save those helpless kids.

WHY STUDENTS? WHY CHILDREN? What have innocent children done to you and your families? Did children come and shoot at you? Did they wish ill upon you? Chanting “Allahu Akbar” right before shooting children does NOT make you human. Forcing children to see their own teachers’ burn in front of them does NOT make you human. This isn’t revenge. This is an understatement.

They were innocent little souls who had no idea they would be killed within minutes at their own school. A place where a child goes to meet his friends, to study, to learn something new, to have fun and enjoy. A school is not a war-zone, but you terrorists have made it one. A set of 2 people come together in unity and give birth to the future generation. That future generation is expected to grow and make their parents proud. Sadly, that hasn’t happened in this Army Public School.

Animals have a reason to kill. It may be for food or to protect themselves. People killing children are beyond words can define. It’s true that humanity is lost the minute people start a protest that says killing children is wrong.

The attack by the Taliban was in retaliation for an ongoing Pakistan Army operation against them and its allies in the North Waziristan tribal area. The TTP (Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan) said many of their family members had been killed in the campaign, and said the attack on the school was in revenge for those deaths.

The time line of the attack goes as follows:

  1. 05:30 GMT – Attack beganwhen a group of seven attackers, reportedly in military uniforms, entered the school.
  2. 07:11 GMT – TTP claims The gunmen were reportedly under orders to shoot older students.
  3. 07:25 GMT – Evacuation of children and teachers begins with a rescue process underway. Nearby schools start closing down.
  4. 10:47 GMT – Reports sayas many as 10 loud explosions heard at the school. Reporters say the operation underway is reaching a climax.
  5. 12:35 GMT – Eleven more teachers rescued from the school.
  6. 13:14 GMT – Another injured child succumbs to his wounds at Leady Reading Hospital in Peshawar, raising the death toll to 131.
  7. 14:12 GMT – Last gunman killed. Operation over.

Source: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/12/fighters-attack-army-run-school-pakistan-20141216742794184.html

If anyone from Pakistan would be reading this, I, Shreya Roy would like to send my heartfelt condolences to you people and the parents of the deceased in Pakistan all the way from Hyderabad, India. The beautiful country that have been shamed by people such as these terrorists, I ask you, the general public, to raise your voice. Raise your voice against the Government and demand answers for the souls of those departed. Blood is red for a person who dies on this side of the border or on the other side. A child’s blood is the purest and that has been shed in the most disgusting and inhumane way possible. I only hope for peace in your country and that can be done by the public speaking up for justice.

Do ask your Government to tighten up security, to remove all these terrorists that hide like foxes all around your beautiful country. I would also like to add, Islam is a beautiful religion. I know this being a Hindu and your fellow neighbour. No one can judge Islam just because there are so many Muslim terror groups out there. Not all Muslims are bad and this should be known that by blaming the wrong people does not help at all. This could be me dying someday, it could be my future children, it could be anyone.

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Monologues #11

Long time no see Monologues! Here’s an old one from our very own favourite Grey’s Anatomy.

Season 1, Episode 8: Save Me

You know how when you were a little kid, and you believed in fairy tales? That fantasy of what your life would be. White dress, Prince Charming, who’d carry you away to a castle on a hill. You’d lie in bed at night and close your eyes, and you had complete and utter faith. Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Prince Charming, they were so close, you could taste them. But eventually, you grow up. One day you open your eyes, and the fairy tale disappears. Most people, turn to the things and people they can trust. But the thing is… it’s hard to let go of that fairy tale entirely. Because almost everyone still has that smallest bit of hope, of faith, that one day they’ll open their eyes, and it will all come true.”

“At the end of the day, faith is a funny thing. It turns up when you don’t really expect it. It’s like, one day you realize that the fairy tale may be slightly different than you dreamed. The castle… well, it may not be a castle. And, it’s not so important that it’s happy ever after. Just that it’s happy right now. See, once in a while, once in a blue moon, people will surprise you. And once in a while… people may even take your breath away.”

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How Long Will I Love You?

These lyrics made some sense, cause I still don’t know how long would I love you. If forever beyond exists, until then, I would.

How long will I love you?
As long as stars are above you
And longer, if I can.
How long will I need you?
As long as the seasons need to
Follow their plan.

How long will I be with you?
As long as the sea is bound to
Wash upon the sand.

How long will I want you?
As long as you want me to
And longer by far.
How long will I hold you?
As long as your father told you,
As long as you can.

How long will I give to you?
As long as I live through you
However long you say.

How long will I love you?
As long as stars are above you
And longer, if I may.

This song has been performed by Ellie Goulding originally. Click below to watch the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an4ySOlsUMY&index=5&list=PLuRHTnrC3G2lRsXoPnPVkFBK8xSl5wq33

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Monologues #9

Another late monologue (extremely sorry) from the best TV show ever, Grey’s Anatomy. This is from,

Season 9, Episode 1: Going Going Gone

“They say death is hardest on the living. It’s tough to actually say goodbye. Sometimes it’s impossible. You never really stop feeling the loss. It’s what makes things so bittersweet. We leave little bits of ourselves behind, little reminders, a lifetime of memories, photos, trinkets, things to remember us by… even when we’re gone.”

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Monologues #8

Another monologue this week from GREY’S Season 8, Episode 14: All You Need Is Love

There are times in our lives when love really does conquer all: exhaustion, sleep deprivation, anything. And then there are those times when it seems like love brings us nothing but pain.
We’re always looking for ways to ease the pain. Sometimes we ease the pain by making the best of what we have. Sometimes is by losing ourselves in the moment. And sometimes all we need to do to ease the pain is call a simple truce.

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Monologues #7

Terribly apologise for posting a month late but here goes out another Monologue from my favourite show, Grey’s Anatomy!

Season 6, Episode 24: “Death and all his friends”

 

The human life is made up of choices. Yes or no. In or out. Up or down. And then there are the choices that matter. Love or hate. To be a hero or to be a coward. To fight or to give in. To live. Or die. Live or die. That’s the important choice. And it’s not always in our hands.”

“Yes or no. In or out. Up or down. Live or die. Hero or coward. Fight or give in. I’ll say it again to make sure you hear me. The human life is made up of choices. Live or die. That’s the most important choice. And it’s not always in our hands.

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Independent

 

Don’t all of wish to be independent? At least at one point in our lives, we strive to stand up on our own feet without the help of anyone, but you, yourself.

Being independent means being self-sufficient, being on your own and not needing someone or something to keep you going. Sometimes you wish to be alone, pondering on thoughts, alone listening to some music, go for a solitary walk along the neighbourhood or just sit and stare at the walls. Don’t you wish for isolated moments with yourself?

But then, don’t you also wish you had someone special to share your feelings with, someone to tell your inside jokes, a person to communicate with and so on? You like being on your own but not always. That feeling of getting something out of your system would happen only if you find someone to share those things with; instead you bottle up all of them within.

When you’re sitting idle and doing nothing, the mind usually tends to overthink any situation. I also say this because of experience. You begin to reminisce the past, you either smile about it or start wiping the corner of your eye. The mind can do strange things to you. You start from A and you end up at Z within minutes. You feel so consumed within yourself and internally you’re screaming to find someone to rant to.

That horrible need of not a friend but someone from the opposite sex you could talk to, convey your doubts to, express your opinions to, hits your brain or rather you entirely and you don’t have anyone. You’re simply deserted with your own thoughts. It’s also a strange coincidence when you tend to find all the couples when you are miserably single and you see all the sad loners when you’re happily dating. Browsing through Facebook makes it no better since you get to see all the fake friends on one single page, where nobody bothers, no one gives a damn, everyone’s busy with their lives. You’re back to square one.

This is when you find the reason to become independent with your feelings. Sharing them is not compulsory. Yes it is healthy to let go of emotions but there are many other ways to let go, than to have a companion alongside you. You don’t have to find a person or ‘the’ person to be your soul-mate. I’ve at least learned that by now. Letting go of emotions can be done by dancing your way through songs, singing on the top of your voice, scribbling on to A4 sheets and what not. You could also get a pet! They say the dog is a man’s best friend after all. Being independent is healthy. It gives you the strength to face the world outside your door. Dependency makes you weak and frail. No one deserves to be alone but when the time is right, there is a surety that the one person out of all the 8 billion people in this world will cross your way. God has a plan already built for you. He wants you to set out and explore on your own. On the way he may throw you obstacles but only to teach you to become the better person, the stronger person, the independent human.

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