Friday, January 01, 2010

New Year, New Decade, New Hope!

It is a new year and hope it is a happy one at that
and it is not just a beginning for the new year... It is also the beginning of a new decade.
We all celebrated the beginning with a bang. Well almost all of us.
Hope this isnt as bad a decade as 2000-2009 turned out to be.
the decade gone past had got us reasons to be sad and angry. Be it the WTC collapse or the WMD issue, the killing of Saddam or the recession, the Copenhagen fiasco or many more similar things. India too saw a lot of trouble in terms of political confusion, the attack on Akshardham, the parliament attack, 26/11 Mumbai attacks in 2002, the Mumbai floods, bomb attacks in various places like Mumbai, Gujarath, Varanasi, Delhi etc. Even Karnataka saw many troublesome days, like the political confusion created first by Kumaraswamy and then by Reddy brothers recently. The state also had its share of trouble in recent days in the form of floods in the northern part of the state. Dr Rajkumar's kidnap by forest brigand Veerappan, and later Rajkumar's death and the confusion during the cremation. The recent deaths of great Hindustani Classical Singer Gangubai Hanagal, Singer C Ashwath and the Sahasa Simha Vishnuvardhan.
I am not trying to document the incidents of the decade. This is just the recollection of the happenings of the decade in my own way.
The 2012 scare is still looming large and people have more reason to worry since that date is nearer than ever now. Dec 21, 2012 may not be the 'date' with fate. It could just turn out to be the beginning of some more trouble for the planet. This is not because the world is coming to an end. According to me, the world needs to look at the climate issues more seriously than ever, and at least the end of the World syndrome should fuel the fight against the cause of Climate Change to a large extent.
I hope Dec 21, 2012 is not the last day of the World or the Planet.
the previous sentence does not seem as optimistic as I started this article, isn't it?

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