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Do You Break Out in Rashes,Hives and Blisters when you Care for Others ?

If Caring for others makes you sneeze & wheeze, If you come down with high fever,headache,stomach cramps, leg pull, tennis elbow,Become A-Z of diseases, know that you are not alone. 
 I will  act when storm gets closer till then I don’t care, I will voice when the fire threatens to burn me,till then I don’t care, I will stand up when I find time, till then I don’t care~ aam aadmi
Isn’t it amazing how the same common man who would keep their eyes and ears shut to avoid helping any accident victim, trying their best ignoring the pleas for help, same common man who would rather record accidents and assaults on their mobiles than go ahead and help someone,would cry foul,howl and shout how Government, Police and people around are indifferent to their problems!
These other people/politicians/police- are you- are us…They are doing what we do, they have not come from outer space, they are us!
As long as we are safe… nothing else matters eh!
  • A few years back a 13-year-old disabled girl was assaulted and raped in a suburban train in Mumbai. There were 5 other commuters including a Prominent journalist  from one of the leading dailies of the country, and none of them even thought of helping the girl. All they had to do was to pull the chain in any of the stations in between, all they had  to do was to raise voice and stand up for that girl…no one in that train that day thought it was necessary to intervene.
  • A 26 year old woman bled to death along with her 8 month old daughter after a truck ran over them, while her husbands pleas for help fell on deaf ears of passerby in an area in Jaipur
  • accidents, assaults, all in broad day light, all in full public view,some stop to see the tamasha, some to quench their curiosity ,the tsk tsk’s and who has done it’s, and some to tweet and FB what they saw. who wouldn’t like their you tube video to go viral?

apathy

I can comeup with a hundreds of different situations all displaying same shameless apathy of people all around..indifference to one’s environment..
God forbid if a day shall come when we will start keeping the city clean, stop to help, or stand for a fellow human…when there will be no discriminations based on race and religion,  When life will not be about sharing on facebook but caring in Real world.
HUMPTY DUMPTY SAT ON A WALL
HUMPTY DUMPTY HAD A GREAT FALL
AND ALL THE SPIRITUAL GURU’S, BABAS AND YOGI MEN
COULDN’T PUT HUMPTY DUMPTY TOGETHER AGAIN
scarred_world
A few oaths do not and cannot make a person a good policeman or politicians…
To do good, to serve with honesty has to come from within
Care , care for YOUR own people, care for YOUR kid’s future, care for YOUR country.
When it comes to YOUR own house do YOU just leave it to the police to keep it safe?
Don’t YOU take every measure necessary to keep it clean, safe and secure?
Why is YOUR country not part of YOUR security plans and measurements?
Why brutality and heinous crimes don’t shake YOUR conscience?
What will it take to make YOU stand up and be that first hand of help?
When will YOU understand that any assault on a fellow human is assault on YOUR soul too?
Why someone has to die to wake YOU up and How many more brutal deaths will it take to wake up this country of millions?
How long do YOU think YOU will be safe caring just for YOURSELF?
orphans_of_war
EVIL KNOWS NO BOUNDS
 CHANGE TO BRING CHANGE
STOP
STAND UP FOR OTHERS
HELP
JOIN HANDS
YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU
YOUR PEOPLE NEED YOU
THINK
THINK HOW YOU CAN HELP
THINK HOW YOU CAN RAISE A BETTER CITIZEN
THINK WHAT IS YOUR CHILD LEARNING FROM YOUR BEHAVIOUR?
BE AWARE-SPREAD AWARENESS
TODAY IS YOUR DAY TO START SOMETHING NEW
TODAY KEPT IT’S PROMISE, YOU SHOULD KEEP YOURS TOO
DO SOMETHING IF YOU ARE STILL ALIVE
SOW GOOD TO REAP GOOD
I CARE
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About Soma Mukherjee

I often say things that put me in a jam, Jams go well with Buttered Toasts, Toasts are great hosts, Ghosts not so much, Although they can dance, Not all dancers are serial killers, Serial killers do not use Body bags that often, body bags aren't leak proof, Proof is in the Pudding.

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  1. Very moving post Soma. We have been hearing about gang rapes in your country in broad day light with such horrendous consequences. People know these men and need to name and shame them. Your streets, public transport and venues have to be safe for your mothers and sisters to walk. Each time I hear something on the news I just think, ” What kind of men would do this?” They obviously have mothers and sisters and wives. We need to do more, much much more.

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    • Thank you so much Ann
      people are indifferent to others problems and then they crib why others don’t stand up for them.we need to constantly remind people to get up when time calls…
      its horrible the way we close our eyes to violence till it affects us

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  2. amazing soma …………………..
    Time to wake people UPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP 🙂 XXXXXX

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  3. Excellent write-up, Soma. In a dog-eat-dog world where success means getting ahead in the race against each other, empathy and compassion are rare virtues.

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  4. We have too many humpty dumpty’s here in my country too. Hopefully we can vote a few out at our elections this September.

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  5. Yours is a beautiful, generous, caring soul, Soma.
    Thank you for posting this.

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  6. Soma ,

    I need to acknowledge your courage for penning such a heartfelt and intense post. What resonated for me are your following lines.
    “These other people/politicians/police- are you- are us…They are doing what we do, they have not come from outer space, they are us!
    As long as we are safe… nothing else matters eh!”

    So what is it that makes us react thus? Somewhat later in your post, you have used the word ‘apathy’.But can this be the reason? and if so, what lies at the core of this apathy? Does this have something to do with a perception of hopelessness? A perception, inculcated early in childhood that we need to fend for ourselves. if so, what created this perception? And so on………. So where do we go from here? How could each one of us take responsibility?

    Shakti

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    • Hey Shakti, was blown away by your heart felt respponse to this post, excellent thought provoking statement and questions. Thank you so much.
      we, all of us have to understand one very basic thing,help will come from with in us, not from outside, if we cant help each other when needed,what right do we then have to accuse the authorities…

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  7. Your soul so radiantly shines with your message! Your voice speaks so clearly my sister! If only many would open their ears, their eyes and minds, and especially their hearts, then would change happen! If they would only love another as they would love themselves! Always a delight to embrace your words! God bless you and your family always Soma!

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  8. Oh Soma, you speak for so many of us that are anguished by the current state of our society. Cant help wondering when we turned this callous and apathetic. Agree with your mom, this country has no hope until stalwarts from the private sector and our educated youth get involved in politics. Ah well, will our netas and babus let that happen?

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    • our netas and babus are counting on our apathy to further divide and rule, hope we the common man open our eyes before all the doors to chances closes.
      Thanks a Ton Madhu 🙂

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  9. Hello Soma! Have a nice new week

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  10. I’m with you, Soma, and this post is wonderfully expressed and your art work is an added bonus to your thought provoking words…I can only hope the madness and sadness ends soon and we all can come together as “one people” and forgo the apathy, hate and pointless violence…thanks for bringing more awareness to your readers. Many hugs! xo

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  11. Care. Care. Please care. Wonderfully shared.

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  12. I am happy to say that I am nominating you for the Beautiful Blogger Award! I find your posts so fascinating. I may not check the like button often, but I do check up on what you are writing. I like it.

    You may pick up your award and follow the rules at:
    http://sandyshopefulroom.com/2013/04/25/the-abundance-of-it-all-the-beautiful-blogger-award/

    Congratulations!
    SandyO

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  13. I don’t know how someone can sleep at night knowing they watched a brutal crime committed on someone and stood or sat by and did, or said nothing.
    This is a great post, Soma!. I love the way you shout out!.

    Love and big hugs…xoxo

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    • Thank you so much Deb, oh it kills me to see the violent world i am leaving for my daughter and all the kids . what has become of us, where is the humanity in humans…

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  14. With great pleasure I have nominated you for the Blogging Awards
    you can choose any one you like

    please accept and oblige

    Here is a link
    http://writingisthesupremesolace.wordpress.com/2013/04/24/awards/

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  15. Very well written, dear Soma…

    “Politics is too important to we can leave it to politicians” (Le Drake Noir)

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  16. To think for the resolution for those matter everyday , I hope so ! Soma and I`m with you for that …..
    Great post my friend 🙂

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  17. I agree. Reading all these bad news makes me really sad and also angry. Because violence is everywhere. And in many forms. For no reason. In your country… but not only… In my country as well. In the US. Everywhere.

    I’m with you, Soma!!

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  18. Saxonbeserker

    Thats what I feel Soma. You put it into words so well. I have left FB by the way, too much evil for me. Too much backstabbing. Here and other blogs I find truth and a peace amongst like minded folk.
    Blessings and love
    John

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  19. -dobry mądry wpis—-dzień dobry i moc pozdrowień;-)

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  20. This is everywhere Soma, every nation. We grow indifferent and in our indifference we lose our humanity, our compassion.

    This was beautifully said, beautifully drawn.

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    • True that Val, this whole world has become a huge bomb will explode any day now,and the only way to stop it is by opening our hearts to others, compassion and care…

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  21. I posted similar about this last week. Then, of course, Boston came along and we did see a city pull together and got the responsible men in 24 hours. It makes a difference! You have to care!
    Scott

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  22. A post that needed saying. Well done – beautiful work as well 🙂

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  23. Very creative. Love your imagery and art.

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  24. Love the world image…beautiful

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  25. It really is rather sickening how indifferent people can be to others pain and suffering. I think some if it is because we’ve become disconnected from reality as we view so much through a computer or phone screen these days. We see it all as entertainment, as an observer, not as a participant.

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  26. The sketches add to the theme and words – lovely, Soma dear.

    “…shameless apathy of people…” – reminds me of the grazing herds that look on as the prey animal suffocates in the lion’s jaws. Oh well, life goes on —

    What difference then, between man and beast? At least the beast is a beast – worse when man behaves as beast.

    Peace my dear, Eric

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  27. What you say is very true. Sadly the people who have come to help have not been venerated either. There are instances when they have been stabbed, killed, harassed, persecuted.. It is a depressing situation, no matter how you see it.

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  28. It is a crazy world Soma, every single day there is something on the news or in a newspaper relating to one or even all of your concerns, if only people would offer a helping hand instead of walking away. Hopefully this sickening trend will be reversed one day, I just wish that it was sooner rather than later. A very good posting that highlights the downfalls of humanity, we need to get a grip on reality and become a better human race…

    Have a lovely weekend my great friend 🙂 🙂

    Andro xxxx

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    • Hi Andro how are you my friend, sorry for being so late in replies, but things just keep pouring in one after another.
      absolutely agree with your response, i just hope we are able to breathe life into the living dead society this world has become

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      • I know what you mean Soma, i know let’s go to Wombania where the grass is greener and the pancakes are always on the stove, wine gums at every turn and marshmallows fit for a king with every serving of spambo wambo burgers and zombie finger surprise 😉 lol Oh yes and if we are sharing a finger I will have the soggy end as there is no telling where the other bit has been 😦 Eeeeeeuw

        Have a wicked weekend
        with lashings of extra fun 😉 🙂

        Andro xxxx

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  29. vishalbheeroo

    It’s a very important issue you have raised on people’s apathy. We have become so selfish and lack education on the need to help. People should ask, It can be me. We have become selfish. Glad to took up the issue.

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  30. Everything you’ve said here is an eye-opener, Soma. I’m sure everyone of us have seen some injustice happening in front of our own eyes and yet walked out because it did not concern us, without even slightly thinking that one day it could happen to us. I’ve been thinking about all these stuff ever since our streets became such dreadful danger zones. Lost all hope of making them any better places.
    We have to decide what has to be done when things go out of control.

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    • True That Manu ..time has come we stop neglecting and be mute spectators..crime rate in India is all time high..if we don’t wake up now if we don’t wake up for others..
      having said that i for one can claim that i stop and try help in whatever ways i can

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      • Yes. Let’s take it as a pledge that we would not be silent spectators anymore… that we won’t pushed down by the attittudes that discouarge the public from getting screwed.

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        • Manu i have read your thoughts in your blog and other public platforms and know the way you think, i just hope and wish we have more young bloods like you..

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          • I take it as a compliment, Soma di.
            I’m just as confused as the next boy and I think confused and clueless people are as dangerous to the system as these buggers who destroy it. Through reading and finding more and more opinions through these platforms and people like you, I think I can eradictae some of these confusions and make myself a better citizen. Your take on public issues are something I admire. You do a good job in that we listen. Thanks for this.

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  31. You are right Soma, when will we be moved by others pain, and act accordingly? Very thought provoking post. You are becoming better n better with your sketches. Everybody must read this article. Love and hugs.

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