Two Tales .

For those of you who are not aware of it , The Kashmir conflict is a territorial conflict between India, Pakistan, and to a limited degree, China. It started just after the partition of India. India and Pakistan have fought three wars over Kashmir, including the Indo-Pakistani Wars of 1947 and 1965, as well as the Kargil War . And there have been constant conflicts between the Indian and Chinese counterparts too .

All of the three parties are equally headstrong about Not giving up the ownership of Kashmir .

Currently Kashmir is within the boundaries of The Indian Government .

But amist all of this , it’s the People of Kashmir who suffer the most . With stories of the army encroaching upon civilian activities , and the army accusing civilians of wilfully defying communal laws . There has been a constant state of unrest between the two .

With each new evidence of conflict , it becomes even more difficult to understand who is responsible for the destruction of peace in Kashmir . Over the dacdes it has turned into a dirty mudslinging game .

This poem is my opinion on the current state of affairs . Where there are two sides to every story that comes up .  It’s a sad picture of the people who are now tired of war and just want the peace , Kashmir once had .

Two Tales .

Seamless mountains as far as your eyes can see ;
A people so warm , and hospitable , as people can be .
And amidst their muffled voices ,
Emerge two tales forged by destiny .

A tale of the Warrior ;
A tale of the commoner .
One tale that questions the validity of the other .

Of beauty unmatched ,
But beauty amassed by the death of many .

Of snow-clad peaks ,that shine with clarity ;
That could very well be the tears of the half-widows , frozen for eternity .

Of two tales , so unnervingly convincing ,
That the truth itself had taken to hiding .

Of blood, shed for the country ;
And of innocent blood spilled mercilessly .

Of chaos and peace ,
Of curfews and retreats .

Of deals and truces .
Of prayers and bruises .

Of serpentine roads ,
That have long forgotten their reason for war .
And of conflicting ways that only lead to a haunted past .

Of fallen idols , And unlikely heroes .
Of propaganda , And falsified truths .

Of a generation that awaits the summer ,
To soften their frigid pain .

Of a paradise tracing its roots ,
To a new beginning again !

 

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20 and Lost ! 

There are always two types of people . The first lot is of those people who know it all . The ones who are aware of their origin , who know what they’re doing and where they’re going . They’ve identified their destiny and will give anything it takes to fulfill their destiny .
Then there is the other Lot (which includes people like me ! ) . Those who are not really sure about anything . They’re lost in the present , unsure about the past and have no clue about what their future looks like ! They don’t know where they’re headed and even if they do , they have no clue how to get there .
Well , most of those in college will identify with this Lot 🙂

It’s not that we  don’t care about our future and , we definitely don’t like being stuck in the confused state that we’re in .
According to me , we are the late bloomers !

We have just not found our story yet . Most of us are stuck in the wrong storyline playing all the wrong parts .

Many things might’ve bought us to the place we are in , like society , parents , friends or sheer ignorance . And we do realise that something doesn’t quite feel right , but we can never figure out what’s that one piece of puzzle that doesn’t fit !

But you know what ? I feel that not knowing what we want to do actually works as an advantage because we live life one day at a time . Since we don’t know where we’re going next , we end up taking it all as one big adventure ! Although it might seem stupid and terribly naive and unambitious in today’s competitive world , we walk the rope blindly and hope for the best .
Until one day we finally stumble upon our destiny , and find that one thing we want to do in life .

And trust me , when that day comes we value that realisation more than the first Lot . Why ? Because , we strived to get to that realisation . We might’ve taken a thousand wrong turns to finally take the right one , the one that will lead us to the sole purpose of our lives .
So if you’re lost , don’t lose hope yet 🙂
If you’re lost , it’s okay !

Maybe not today but someday soon , you will find your way , and that day you will be grateful that you were Lost in the first place !