Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Two pictures

Two stories appeared in The Hindu dated 18th August, 2005 accompanied by tw0 pictures-One was a forlorn looking mother standing and the other was an overjoyed mother kissing her son. Now what connected the two mothers. I could not help but notice that both stories had a strong connection with war.

The forlorn looking mother was one Cindy Sheehan, the grieving mother of Casey Sheehan who was killed when his unit was attacked by militants in Baghdad in April 2004. She has decided to camp in front of President Bush's ranch and has requested an audience with him. However President Bush seems to have come to the conclusion that he is inordinately busy and cannot spare the time for her inspite of going down in record books as being the President who has spent the most amount of his presidency away from the White House. For the entire story read here.

The other picture was of a mother kissing her son who had just completed his passing out parade and had become an enlisted officer in the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Unit. Every emotion of hers in that picture showed a sense of pride in her son.

Both these pictures made me think about the legitimacy of war-be it anywhere in the world. Are any of these emotions wrong or misplaced. What is right and what is wrong and whose perspective matters in the end??


Blogger RamantheB said...

it would help if we could see those pictures ...

emotions cannot be wrong or misplaced. It is just a reflection of your thought process at that instant.

1:22 PM  
Blogger Saraansh said...

I tried to post the pictures but was not able to find the link on the Hindu website.They do not post the pictures on their portal.

10:18 PM  

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