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21 May 2004


Posted by Oblivion in General | 6:23pm

"You should have shot yourself"

"You could have saved the honour of your family"

The woman, holding the baby, blissfully sleeping, closer to her chest: "I could not help it. The soldiers stopped and..."

The old man, the woman's father, pulls out the rifle from the holster and offers to her, "Take this. Nobody is stopping you now."

The woman looks at the face of the baby and looks at the man, and says, "I have the baby with me, papa."

The old man is furious. "Take this. Else, I will shoot you both." He points the rifle on her forehead.


Would you do this with your daughter upon knowing that she bears a child - either by consent or otherwise - and doesn't know its father is? I know most people would. After all, honour is at stake! Family honour! Honour, prestige, respectability are more precious than individuals, aren't they?? Huh!

Why do we make such things so important? Why do we hold them more important than an individual? Why do we live with such obsessive self-interest that makes us feel we have a right over other persons - no matter who they are? If the father doesn't approve of the daughter's decision, is it not possible for him to simply cut ties with her and let her go and live her life? And damn it, what has she done, after all!?

Freedom from outside is just an illusion. We live with so many psychological prisons! Ironically, our rhetoric for freedom notwithstanding, we imprison ourselves! Ideals, beliefs, opinions, conclusions... Let's stop this. 

Current Mood: Happy
Current Music: Beethoven

5 Comments | "Self-imprisonment" »

  1. By ar

    24 May 2004, 11:48pm [ Reply ]

    nope.. you izn't wrong.... love the woman in that role... she was absolutely ethereal.....

  2. By Vj

    24 May 2004, 9:15pm [ Reply ]

    Bingo! yes, it came on Zee MGM, if i'm not wrong.

  3. By ar

    24 May 2004, 8:46pm [ Reply ]

    shit dude... i saw that movie too a few days back... it had Dennis Quaid in it and it was about the war between serbs and croatians... damn that was one bitch of a movie.... really really nice....

  4. By Vj

    21 May 2004, 10:27pm [ Reply ]

    With so many nice friends like you around, happiness is but invariable :) Have a great weekend and funday, MLS

  5. By MLS

    21 May 2004, 7:23pm [ Reply ]

    Nice point Vj. Its indeed a pity that most Indian movies, serials, etc spoonfeed such values time and again.
    Just noticed however that you always seem in a happy mood while blogging. Always like that? Or does blogging do that to you? :)

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