The 17th century English writer is asking us to leave an ideological quarter for human fallibility…
It was the Calcutta of the 70s. There was a knock on the door, but I was too lazy to react. However, I reacted to the second one because not only the decibel count went up, there was a certain amount of desperation, preceded by a sense of deep anxiety, in the bang.
The world of politics is like a bog. Everything stinks. The kid’s photograph reminded me of that. Forsaken by fate and victimised by an aggregate of hideously self-serving power-drunk politicians,
The quantum of pleasure in his life is declining fast. At times he feels bliss is about to stop breathing. The gentleman, thoroughly bored, decided one morning to unmask himself and stay at home.
As if the rampaging barbarity of COVID-19 wasn’t enough, as if the killer disease’s infinite assaults weren’t enough, the country, led by an irresponsible leadership, had to invite its complete destruction.
Life doesn’t give us happiness. It merely makes us wait for it. One wait leads to another. One small wait leads to a big wait. In other words, life is one long wait, nothing more.
The sewer of human suffering continues to overflow as we stand and watch. Only the place keeps changing, not the depth of the suffering. Permit me to share with you what is going on in Lebanon.
Dogs do not trade in dogs but humans do. Yet, they are called beasts and we aren’t, they are leashed and we aren’t, unalloyed bias. But I am not surprised at all because bias seems to be the signature tenor of our society.
Love needs years to succeed, brutality minutes. We just saw an evidence of that on May 25 in the world’s most powerful democracy, the United States.
Mirth, it wasn’t full, but there. Because we were meeting after a very long time. The hour was quite cold and deeply slothful, but the sun, though faint, took good care of the bite. We chose to walk through the woods, near his idyllic home, and talk because we desperately needed some seclusion.
Shaadaab S. Bakht, who worked for famous Indian dailies The Telegraph, The Pioneer, The Sentinel and wrote political commentaries for Tehelka.com, is Gulf Today’s Executive Editor.