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Writing on this blog has now come to a total standstill. It has less to do with the fact that I am busy, and more to do with the fact that the more I see of humanity, the less I’m impressed with it, and the less inclined I am to write.

I read this post today, and got into a bad mood directly. I am angry about what happened in Mumbai, I am sad about how little it has changed things in India.

A French organizations sends Christmas Gifts to Indian kids, they are sent free of charge because the airline believes in charity. When it reaches India, the abominations in the name of human beings which are the Indian “Customs Officials”, ask for Bribes so they can do what they are paid a salary to do: to sign on the documents for releasing the cargo. That the consignment consists of gifts for underprivileged children makes no difference to them.

I wonder how the kids of these “Customs Officials” would suffer from the bad karma their parents are earning.

I have been told that every bad deed has its repercussions, but I am now too angry to wait for the guilty to be punished in another life, another time.

I have nowhere to keep my anger and helplessness, and I’m feeding it, because once I begin to see red, I will get off my butt and start doing something about it

I SO hate being an armchair activist.

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her next literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and was published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

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  • indigobunting says:

    I spend a lot of time wondering, Are things getting worse and worse? Or have they always been this bad and we just hear about so much more now? Whatever the answer, the world has been very, very depressing lately.

  • projectwhy says:

    you have your heart in the right place
    I am angry too and I wonder how to set things right…
    we must find a way

  • DarcKnyt says:

    Isn’t it sad, the depth of pain humans will bring to each other?

    Have a Merry Christmas, Damyanti. I’ll be praying for you.

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