A letter to the cowards

July 25, 2008 at 6:44 pm 10 comments

It must have been pretty easy, in the dark of the night. To hide bombs with timers in ditches and scurry away into the darkness. Like rodents. And then sit back at your hole and wait for it to explode on unsuspecting people. Maybe you have that smug smile on your face knowing that you sent the city into a panic, and that two people, who did not affect your diseased existence in any way lost their lives just because they happened to be there. I don’t know what cause you are fighting for, or if you are mentally deranged, but I want you to die. A slow and painful death. Or worse, I want you to live and see everything you hold dear taken away from you one by one till you lose your sanity and plead death, only that it won’t come.

No, I am not a very forgiving person.

How dare you touch my city, Bangalore? Not touch, but try and molest it. The same city that probably gave you your daily bread, and a roof over your head. The same city where your neighbor probably smiled at you every morning and invited you for a cup of coffee or lent you the newspaper. Did you think of that neighbor and where he might be when those bombs went off? Did you even think of that neighbor’s kid that went off to school that morning, or did you plant a bomb near the kid’s school for special effects? What about your family, do they know what you have done, or are you too cowardly to even own up to them?

Or are you just the person carrying out some orders? Maybe given by a political bigwig so that he can take advantage of all the chaos. How does blood stained money look? How does the food you bought from it taste? Do you taste the blood of the victims in your rice, or are you so insensitive that the taste escapes your notice?

Who ever you are, whatever the motivation, you are still a rodent. Feeding on the toxic waste of the society. And one day, you will just be run over by the overwhelming movement of this very city. Because those very ordinary people will pick up their pieces and move on, and learn to live fearlessly again. And you will be left behind, alone, till you die. Maybe you will never be caught, but one day you will realize the horrors of what you have done. Maybe at least then, you will have the courage to take your own life and end this miserable existence. Or maybe, your own cowardice will let you down and you will suffer till yesterday and tomorrow blend into one meaningless emptiness.

Edited to add: After Bangalore, it was Ahmadabad. Only it was more horrifying. When will all this stop? When will people realize that it is their own properties they are destroying, the public resources they pay taxes for?


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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. snippetsnscribbles  |  July 25, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Hey…I’m from Blore too and have been reading your blog for sometime but commenting only now..

    I hope your family is safe after you learned about the blasts. Cowardly act indeed!

    What I however dont understand is – this blast is considered to be of ‘mild intensity’ apparently. How is it mild if it has taken lives?? Mild or not, it is a freakin’ “BOMB BLAST” !! Do they think calling it mild will reduce the fear amongst people? I have no clue!

    Clueless: I hope your family is safe too. You make an excellent point. There is no “mild” in a bomb blast. It is like an insult to the families of the victims, almost like their lives did not matter.

  • 2. La Vida Loca  |  July 25, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    how is ur family doing?

    Clueless: family is doing fine…how about yours??

  • 3. La Vida Loca  |  July 25, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    they are fine thanks 🙂

    on another note..u be living in bay area?

    Clueless: Yeah I am! Are you too?? We shud meet up then!

  • 4. ilovelucy  |  July 25, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    They succeeded in their mission in that inducing fear in all our minds and how.
    I still cannot get over the fact that IT HAPPENED.

    Clueless: Bangalore was such a haven. No attacks, no mafia. So much has changed because of this incident. I am still trying to get over it and just can’t.

  • 5. La Vida Loca  |  July 26, 2008 at 12:34 am

    ohhh yay! yess we must!
    I cant find an email id of you. So mine is commic.acid@yahoo.co.in

  • 6. mathew  |  July 26, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Since when did people want to make statements by hitting soft targets…if they want to make a point there are better ways to do that!!..thank god it was not as catastrophic as it sounded when i first heard about the news..

  • 7. Rekha  |  July 26, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Its been a surreal couple of days for me. The enormity of these blasts hasnt yet registered.
    Those vile and terrible bombers. Hope they all burn in Hell!

    Clueless: Hell.. definitely…and those masterminds that thought this up, them too…

  • 8. Abha  |  July 28, 2008 at 9:00 am


    a very powerful post indeed! sometimes i wonder HOW can someone CHOOSE to do this?! 😦


    Clueless: That indeed is the question. CHOICE. We humans are blessed with the power of choice, compassion and foresight. And still, look at what is happening.

  • 9. the mad momma  |  October 8, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    the ones destroying are not paying taxes you know…. they live like rats in little holes, scared, evil lives.. and i dont know how they will be punished. but i know they will.

    Clueless: The Mad Momma! Welcome to my virtual home! And you are right, they don’t pay taxes, but I believe that life and God have a great sense of irony and humor. Yes, they will.

  • 10. muddleheaded  |  October 18, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Oh one should never forgive… NEVER…
    add those to these cowards who try to escape their lives by suicide bombing… trust me its so depressing to get such news each n everyday… we have to hate them all in order for the rest to seek some guidance… 😦


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