Life is running as per designed and desired, studying in bangalore’s one of well-known institutions affiliated with the state’s university. India has always been part of the places where I somehow had in mind to visit and learn about its cultural diversity and of course to learn how incredible it is.
I am done with my first semester’s management exams and December 2013 – Holidays – are happening. Everyone has already set their plans for this whole month vacation. Some might have already left for their places and some for GOA because they believe GOA is one of beautiful places where you can go to beaches to connect with bitches. But I have this total different and simple plan for this whole month in order to cope up with the BORE. For weekends we have these same usual human rights classes at St. Joseph College and World Organization of Students and Youth’s activities. For the rest of the week I can sit back home, learn how to cook, read some stories worth learning and pay visits to some of the places where I would love to know about and that includes some of the pals’ places too.
10th – Dec 2013, We were having a cherish-able moment, taking snaps with funny poses, having a great yet funny chat with friends and my love – Samsung Galaxy s3 in my hand chatting with friends from around the globe. I never cared for what really happened at FRRO – Foreign Regional Registrar Office on the basis of color, creed and country because back home I have always been taught not to judge a on the basis of act of minority. Hatreds received that can be counted under the form of discrimination/harassment but I never gave importance to any of them due to some real good, educated and human hearted people around me on whom I can actually count.
We were on our way towards a friend’s home when I heard “Hey, jao re jao” in a very local kannadaian accent. Alright we are going, said one of my friends and when I turned back to see what’s happening, that’s when I felt a solid punch on my head. I was curious to know why when I felt a sever burn on my face caused by a kind of spray the other guy used. I including some friends suffered for almost an hour due to the burning chemical used on our faces. Tried to run with our eyes closed without even caring that we may hit any vehicle or anything that can cause an end to our lives. Perhaps we were more anxious about our faces rather lives because we had heard a lot about acid cases from around the country.
We turned back to check if they are still after us but they weren’t. It was the moment of relaxation but who knew the worst was somewhere round the corner. We were planning to get back to our rooms when we faced a double or perhaps the triple increase in numbers and attacked us with metals and sticks in their hands and if by chance it hits you once, you almost have a tata, bye bye to your life. That’s when and how I lost my phone and realized the serious need for exercise for I surely want to run fast in future incidents.
After all that happened, I found myself judgmental when I got back home. The whole night I cursed the people for their so called being diverse, culture and everything they count as their valuable codes of life but being among some good and kind-hearted people I found myself wrong and I had to curse myself for being judgmental that soon and for forgetting my own principles and philosophies for life that I learned from my parents back home – Never judge on the basis of act of minority.
After all the incidents that happened to be a total different learning curve in my life from the day I entered delhi till present, I still like India and it’s people that I count them as friends for being kind and open-hearted too on the other side. I freely take part in different district and national level contests and am currently member of an organization who is working forward to promote mutual understanding and goodwill among races and nationalities and provides an opportunity for students and youth from different nationalities to connect with one another sharing culture, knowledge and building good relation.
It does feel home when you receive concern (mentioned below) from your Indian friend.
but hey all the people out there, remember love and forgiving intention can only make you a good human being, so let’s adopt it and make a peaceful change in the world because we are the route and we can bring it only if it is there in our hearts
Long Live Positivity!