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of peace and all things good... and bad

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I'll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.”

RUMI

Nobody wants war  but we live in a world of conflicts. For that matter, everybody is seemingly fed up of corruption but the problems persist—even folks in the establishment have formulated action plan as well, most evident in the formation of a common man’s party (AAP) in the Indian political landscape. Now the only thing left for us is to measure the dimension of peace and start building it, regardless of any external factor. Back home in Manipur, there has always been a debate about peace and development, whether if one of them should prevail first. Though it is an open secret how the armed movement, read the lack of peace, resulted from a failed nation-building policy; and without addressing the root cause, we have been told to believe that the insurgents and the disturbed law and order condition are the bottleneck to development plans. If we see the bigger picture, we survive on an economy, hugely dependent on 90% of grants and aids, we always have this excuse about the prevailing conditions to justify the daylight robbery by the elected representatives and their gangs. And in New Delhi, there is no better way to safeguard the territory of a nation, which is nothing but strategically significant, while shelling out the peanuts now and then. We live in a highly pixelated time!    




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