Monthly Archives: December 2008

Can ‘I’ Fight Terrorism??

I don’t feel like writing these days 😦 maybe it is the impact of the Mumbai Firining….everything seems so insignificant….I feel like such an insignificant human being incapable of having any power to bring any change…I believe and know that it is all in the head…and you are as significant and powerful as you think you are……and its the thought process that needs to change….

But as of now everything seems so negative…the government seems incapable…the terrorists all powerful…..the army/NSG etc seemed to take forever to get things under control…the media and the socialites just seems to be making noise and nothing is going to come out of it….and this can very easily happen again….and I am quite powerless….

Reading the papers and the news is so depressing…but at the same time it is addictive…..I hate it… I feel angry/sad when you read/watch it…but still I am are compelled to read and watch…

So why are things seeming to negative….? And What can be done about it….Can me an indivisual do anything at all…? Will all these peace rallies, lighting candles etc help…I personally think it is just a publicity stunt….

But how can I contribute as an  individual…and can I make a difference as one person at all?

Some Points to Ponder and Take Action

1)  Follow the security rules however insignificant.. illogical…nonsensical they may be… 

2) Check the security personal if they are not following the protocol

3) Challenge a security protocol that seems in adequate.

These are somethings I have done and I am planning to do in the future…

While parking at malls I normally grumble at the security check post and when they want to check my car…I often have some smart ass comments to pass like “come on….do I look like a terrorist….do you think I am carrying a bomb or a dead body in the dickey….why are you wasting your time etc…

I PROMISE NOT to do this again…

The other day we were driving into the parking lot of a mall and the security guards checked the under the car with the mirror and did not open the dickey ..I actually stopped him and told him…please check the dickey….it is part of the protocol…..

 At work I always crib while having to walk through metal detectors and very often do not walk through them…..cause it seems quite useless … they seem to always beep and no one bothers to check…well this is one of those useless rules…but I promise to follow them and walk through the metal detector..

But can I do more than that?

I think the security procedures at work are very inadequate… bags are  not actually checked? Cars are not checked? Should I challenge the procedure and ensure it is more robust…Or is it too much trouble….office is a safe place…..but then Taj and Trident were also very safe before 26/11…

All it would take is to drop a mail to the admin head…(he has become a friend of mine because of all the ‘security’ rules I have broken so far..)

Please notice this post was all about ME and I and not and not about…WE…..THEM.POLITICIANS..

It is about YOU as an INIDIVISUAL and what YOU can do in your environment to make is slightly safer…

Yes the politicians are screwed up…and Pakistan maybe supporting terrorists and encouraging terrorism in India…but there are things YOU can do at an individual level….. The question is are you ready to do it?

If anyone as any idea’s on how you as an individual  can make your office/building/colony/bus stop/station safer….please share it with all…it may inspire someone to replicate your idea and take inspiration…

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