Saturday, April 23, 2011

kuch bache ache hote hain..

Post dedicated to Moin (or for thousands of Moin-in-Making).

कुछ बच्चे अच्छे होते है, बहुत अच्छे होते है,
वो विडियो गमेस नहीं मांगते, खिलोने भी नहीं मांगते. 

जिद भी नहीं करते, और मचलते तो बिलकुल भी नहीं है.

बड़ो का कहना मानते है, और इतने अच्छे होते है 
की छोटो का कहना भी मान लेते हैं. 

इतने अच्छे बच्चों  की तलाश में रहते हैं हम.

और मिलते ही उन्हें ले आते है,
अक्सर १०० रुपैये महीने और दो वक़्त के खाने पर.

In amidst of usual excel/power point stuff, received a text last evening, which goes like this: 

If thinking/passing by India Gate today evening, make yourself to drop in there for few minutes. A candlelight vigil is being organized by ‘Bachpan Bachao Andolan’ - Kailash Satyarthi. Let's stop child labour.

What annoyed me most, was the sender who recently hired a 14-15 year old kid for household tid-bits. DISGRACEFUL. OUTRAGE. (I replied).

Back home, was disturbed. Tried, failed and re-tried. But could not find the answer. Wonders what is with this attending-a-candle light-vigil-thing? Is it become fashionable these days? Or does it sounds cool?  Can Child Labour get curbed just by gathering the crowd who don’t even know or bother to know about the ghastly reality?  

When will we introspect rather than just-attending-a-vigil/dharna? Will we ever? 


  1. Great, you have said a lot in few words..I really feel these marches are just fashion nothing else...and we can bring change for sure if all will do bit of theirs

  2. Dese candle-light marches r nothing bt self proclaimd activists' ways of gainin attention n all. Bt having said dat, d ordinary people who do participate may develop a sense of sympathy n awareness, even if dis numbr is far n few. Atleast smtng is better dan nothng na. .

  3. @ Mohini: :) aptly put.

    @ Farooq: My concern is/was the intention of the people who initiate/participate in these vigils. But thanks for the input. :)