A Blind God


Chintamani, God’s assistant in heaven, had a serious problem. His Outlook inbox was over-flooded with prayer mails from a lot of Indian families. Daughters, sisters etc from these families had been raped, attacked with acid, tortured in other inhuman ways. He wasn’t sure how to answer these prayers. He approached his manager.
“God, female humans in India are being treated very shabbily.”
God did not like being disturbed. He looked down from his golden throne atop a silver cloud and asked, “So? Human lives are fleeting. Mere seconds in an eternity.”
“But, Sir, the prayers?”
“Press shift and delete.”


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32 thoughts on “A Blind God

  1. Sougata Khan November 28, 2013 / 3:54 PM

    Pretty humorous 🙂
    Sadly the govt and every other man in India thinks he is God. And treat women exactly this way.

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  2. Sreesha Divakaran November 28, 2013 / 4:03 PM

    I think the situation is the same across the globe. Women are treated as second-rate citizens. But in India, what stands out is the total nonchalance of the authorities in such matters.

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  3. i'm CRAzy NOt November 28, 2013 / 4:05 PM

    as long as you think god is male, suffer.

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  4. im CRAzy NOt November 28, 2013 / 4:08 PM

    dear god, this parachute is a knapsack… nghaaaaaaaaa

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  5. Sougata Khan November 28, 2013 / 4:11 PM

    Yes the degree of male chauvinism does vary from place to place. India as usual manages to excel in everything that is against women.

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  6. im CRAzy NOt November 28, 2013 / 4:12 PM

    😀

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  7. Ragini Puri November 28, 2013 / 7:43 PM

    This was dark – stark truth. Wonder why people are finding this one funny/humorous 😦

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  8. Sreesha Divakaran November 29, 2013 / 3:49 AM

    Yup, it's the absolute truth. But sometimes helplessness causes things to look bleak and at times, funny, doesn't it? 😦

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  9. Abhra November 29, 2013 / 12:19 PM

    A powerful theme – but there could be more to it than this. Somehow disheartened.

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  10. gangsofedathua November 29, 2013 / 2:01 PM

    Hi Sreesha,
    I would have preferred, instead of Shift Delete, Ctrl F: to FIND “patriarchy” among men and REPLACE it with “equality” instead !
    Any way , Good post !!

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  11. Sreesha Divakaran November 29, 2013 / 3:16 PM

    That would've been a positive approach.. But do you think, looking at the present scenario, that's happening? It doesn't look like God (if he exists) cares 😦

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  12. gangsofedathua November 30, 2013 / 4:52 AM

    Im in no mood to debate but still It would be really unfair to blame god (only god knows whether he exist or not !) for the behavior of men on earth or the prayers being left unanswered. I dont know whether god cares or not but Im sure about is this There is a silent churning (which the media never highlights) happening in our country which will change things forever. What we hear (about Khap panchayats, Honour killings, the misogynist attitude, female foeticide, male child preference, moral policing, Sanskriti brigades , pre marital sex, marital rapes, religious discrimination and women) through media are the LAST BASTIONS of a fast eroding “culture” / mindset. The agents who promote new thoughts are modernity and the values which it carries.. The problem is, you cannot simply spot any one issue and talk about it exclusively because there are many issues at hand (rich poor debate, caste, migration, power, corruption, globalisation women empowerment, marital rapes, crime and adolescents, porn, et al) and every issue is interconnected. The best way would be to read between lines. What Im trying to say is that there is room for optimism ! Every country inevitably passes through this phase and india too is not different… Issues are being highlighted, awareness is being created, protests are being generated and results are visible too: J.S.Verma committee report (even stalking too is a crime today) changes are happening..a nation wide consensus is being created. slowly but steadily.. Laws alone cant win things… its the attitude which needs to change and it will gradually happen as they erode steadily and the gender discrimination will be reduced to a trickle. 2020 should be a defining year !! I think I should stop here !! Its pretty complicated…Every life is precious ! It pains when women are subjected to heinous crimes, I admit. Im worried but you can take the positives from the present scenario !! (nation wide rage)
    but I am optimistic !! (I think I left you more confused !!)

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  13. Sreesha Divakaran November 30, 2013 / 4:00 PM

    Aneesh, it was great to read your views! (No, I am not confused :P) If such a revolution is coming, and if it can change the country, then it's obviously a great thing. But again, even in a changed country, there will be some hot-blooded (to put it politely!) males, who will still continue with their behavior. Like you said, there needs to be a big attitude shift for things to change…

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  14. gangsofedathua December 3, 2013 / 1:11 PM

    First of all Thanks for approving my comment ! (Normally when I type lengthy comments people will delete it or will just keep it unapproved assuming that I am trying to show off ) !
    You are absolutely right ! There will still be deviants ! Even developed countries have that problem. To deal with them the laws must be made more stringent ! A debate is on regarding that too !! Our laws are more colonial still and needs to be changed in according to the present times !
    See , Even here a conversation seems to be developing ! We need constructive debates and women should come out in the open about it ! So just dont stop writing and highlighting the issue at hand (VIOLENCE against WOMEN) !!

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  15. Sreesha Divakaran December 3, 2013 / 5:27 PM

    🙂 I don't moderate comments on my blog. I believe everyone is entitled to their opinions, and it's a free country. If I sit and moderate comments, then I am going against what I believe, which will make me lose credibility.
    Now, if history has taught us anything, it is that revolutions can bring about changes. You said in your earlier comment that you feel a shift is happening. That might be true (I hope it is!). But in India, a woman's voice is always stifled. A woman is always told to cover her head with a ghoonghat and everything (there are parts of this country where this is still mandatory). When the girls in Delhi went out to protest last year, the police attacked them instead. It's weird, why should lawmakers try to attack those who are trying to enforce justice. It was a peaceful protest too. When you see such things, it does seem like nothing's happening that's fair.

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  16. gangsofedathua December 6, 2013 / 1:28 PM

    I really appreciate that (the first paragraph)

    The things you mentioned in the second para is what ive already mentioned in my lengthy comment . About the Women being asked ….being asked to wear ghungat, not to wear jeans, not to use cell phones are again propagated by Khap panchayats (http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/jeans-mobiles-and-khap-panchayats/article5248924.ece) which are nothing but last fights by the “pure tradition” brigade. They cannot prevent modernity (jean, cellphone and other things) from entering their bastions !

    Regarding the protest : Police just carried out the orders given by the political class. Even if they sympathized with the protesters they could do nothing ! The apathy by political class is the real culprit here and is another subject for debate. But police too is gender insensitive (you must be aware of the infamous test n all). Again police reform and sensitization is entirely different topic. Police needs a revamp desperately form being a coercive agent to professional force which again is stalled by the political class. The POLICE is always at the beck and call of the POLITICIANS ! A debate is on and soon things will change. surely !! (first change: mandatory FIR filing is now on for serious offences ).
    The biggest silver lining from the whole fiasco was : WOMEN CAME OUT ! They braved the lathis and stood firm too ! Yes it was painful but still they came out and protested ! They cant take it anymore and were not ready to bare it anymore !! That was wonderful !!

    And justice was enforced too ! The Ordinance by the PREZ and the subsequent amendment to the CRIMINAL LAW 2013 brought many changes too (IPC, CrPC, IEA) to laws on sexual offences ! Change is happening !

    But as I said the real change will happen not with laws but with a change in attitude.

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  17. Sreesha Divakaran December 6, 2013 / 5:09 PM

    Laws too will make a difference. But for laws to be effective, everytime a crime of such nature is committed,the victim should have the courage to come out. The victim mustn't be blamed. And there should be no stigma attached to it, I mean no one should call her shameless for highlighting what has happened to her. This is where your point about attitude comes in.
    Yes, it was commendable that women came out to protest. But it should have more impact. Anyone committing a crime should know that the consequences are gonna be terrible. As of now, they feel invincible and encouraged.
    I had published another post titled “A Shoulder To Cry On” which was about something that happened at work. Fearing the consequences and judgment, the girl didn't speak up. The guy involved is happy and doesn't give a damn! He feels invincible. The girl's fear strengthens him.

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  18. gangsofedathua December 7, 2013 / 4:40 AM

    More impact !!! It will happen as we proceed forward ! for sure !!

    2nd para : well said !! but the state is a propagator too. with respect to military (AFSPA is really draconian and doesnt have the command responsibility factor in it !!) Result : women from kashmir and northeast are molested harassed and the army men carry on with impunity ! State should make changes to the laws ! Good thing: it is being debated widely and committees too recommend removing them.

    I will try to read your post ! This “DOUBLE BURDEN” and VICTIMIZATION culture will fade away soon… I believe so !!

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  19. Jyotsna Bhatia December 14, 2013 / 8:03 PM

    Ohh.. that is so cruel of God !! I wish He isnt like that.. I wish the prayers get ticked off by God and get neatly stacked in the folder called 'Tathaastu'

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  20. Sreesha Divakaran December 14, 2013 / 8:28 PM

    Well lets assume He did that. God can only do so much. Humans need to execute His plans!

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