Thursday, April 1, 2010

Issues Galore

I have realised that I stop blogging when there is an issue that is bothering me. And last month there were umpteen issues.
There was a small niggling one at my work place, small now in retrospect but which saddened me no less. I clamped down on my emotions, and then after a few days of feeling bad, went about justifying to myself the reasons behind the troublesome incident. Now it is all behind me, but not before it taught me more on the complex human mind and the callousness of some. As I tell myself, I learn each day...from each experience.
Then there was this MF Hussain issue that was blown out of proportion by some...
I still maintain, he is an artist and has a free will to interpret what he wants in ways he wants. That he hurt the sentiment of some was unfortunate, that I think was foolish on his part too. When you live in a society you live according to some rules, even if you are a painter or his muse...
But to blow the issue out of proportion was unfortunate; it showed us in poor light, we who have always professed a religion that is based on tolerance and openness.
Like she says and like how Shobha De puts it very articulately, it is eventually our loss...
But there are still people who feel strongly about Hussain taking a Qatari citizenship. I put up this image below on Facebook and I had comments flowing in instantly ...and some mails that did affect my religious sentiments...

I believe that Hussain had the best deal of all, he is a free bird (well, almost and until he plays by the rules of the country he is the resident of now) he painted what he wanted to and when he felt restricted in his country he flew out for safety, he still dreams and professes of everlasting love for his country while he makes money from another...Attaboy!

5 comments:

Swaram said...

Oh am glad u r over that issue nw :)
Welcome bk :) Does happen with me too that I brood too much over it then take it positively that it taught me some lessons for life :) Cheers!

sindhu said...

Wow, Swaram, that was fast...usually, I have to wait for days before someone notices that I have written! Just the opposite to u and N...when u have people jistling for the 1st positions...and Thank u!
Yes, am over it..now waiting for other incidents..and experiences...

Smita said...

Hope u r over the issues (as u have started blogging am sure u r :))

As far MFH issue is concerned, I don't have much to say!! As you said it is he who has benefited at the end but yes I am totally against the gundagardi of so called politicians who think they have all the power in the world! They way things are going right now u never know even Amitabh B moves out of India ;)

ummon said...

live and learn :) but rule of thumb, draw a line between the professional and personal. doesn't mean you won't get upset, just that, it will not be so often.
and also keep in mind stray incidents or exchanges cannot define a relationship -- a relationship is what you build despite those incidents. be it at a professional or personal level.
there, i've given my lecture. just can't stop myself :)

sindhu said...

Yes, Ummon, doing just that...and I agree, a relation is built despite such incidents...have to keep that in kind too.