Monday, September 19, 2011

Not the flood victims but the flood warriors

you are not the flood victims 
you are not the flood survivors 
but you are the flood warriors ,
This time you have to fight
This time you can't just survive
This time you are going to prove 
you can fight as a warrior "Flood warriors".

those who 'll come to help you
rescue you ,Aid you
they 'll not be the only heroes for me,
I 'll not stand and clap only for them 
This time you are going to be the real heroes
you are going to receive a salute
Because you are going to fight 

you'll fight differently ,'ll show courage
you 'll show strength and unity ,
this time it will be all your "show"
You ll not just sit and wait in your camps
you will not just rely on the foreign aids.
But you 'll become a wall joining your hands 
a group of people sharing their shoulders 
you will surely help yourselves 

you are not just going to be the receiver of this aid 
you ll become the managers of this aid 
you know all the local places well
you can understand your local needs well
you are familiar to all the local people of yours
you should coalesce completely at this time 
the affected can understand the affliction to the best,

you know all and you will do all
you are going to be the real heroes
not just mere survivors of the flood 
but those who fight with such circumstances 
you 'll keep your heads high
you are important most and you 'll work most


(written by :Fareeha Farooq 
             19 september 2011) 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Defining the status of Widow

Water film,  the film directed by Deepa Mehta,
 
video
  (the official trailer of the film; WATER) 

Water is a film which tries to define the status of being widow in  an insensitive society which closes all the doors of life and happiness for widows.the film describe that how some women (after death of their husbands) are subjected to inhumane and cruel behavior of the society.I just watched the film a month back and I am greatly moved by the sensitivity and emotionality captured by Deepa Mehta in this film.I am not at all intended to write a review of the film here but just its a try to make a realization that why society acts in this way with widows ,why  still after so many years and so much of international progress, in Under-develop and orthodox societies women are still treated in this way.
For me the issue of film is genuine, nothing in film is like commercial cinema; the film is about sensitivity ,reality and originality. the whole film is like a war among the outer world and inner world of a women,how a women tackle the society with so much of imposed traditions, how a women tackle her inner world ,her inside nature of living as a free and normal human being.Film is not merely an issue based film but a reality based film.
It arises question that what we actually get of those orthodox traditions which are completely unnecessary ,what advantage we (the society) can have by keeping someone deprived of a normal free life.Although the things have changed so much from the last century but still the conservative society is still intact fully  conserved somewhere inside and still deeply rooted.In the name of religion we are keeping life on this planet away from the freedom and rights ,bestowed by God.I am greatly moved by the appearance of Gandhi jee in last part of film when he narrated the lines that he used to consider that
"Ishvar hi Satayya hai"
God is truth
but his whole life changed  when he realized that 
"Satayya hi ishwar hai"
Truth is God actually.
Walk on the part of truth and you will find path directed by God ,Truth is the fact that every human being has a right to live, all human beings  are equal ,no tradition of the society can deprive one from life until he/she is alive .