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What happened to you was quite unfortunate. I would not have known you that early had it not happened to you. Even years later, I skipped a beat when I met someone from you. When I read about you in school,the event haunted me. I had memorized the cause’s name much before I knew Chemistry(thanks to dad). The first in a series of processes in Organic Chemistry,reminded me of the company which later bought the notorious company. You appeared as an example in chapters on environment. Time eroded your significance; you were not as important as you used to be.

Justice denied.You struggle.You exist.You get some attention every year. That gives you the hope to survive.

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12 comments

1 scorpiogeniusNo Gravatar { 11.30.09 at 4:02 am }

Had to read it a few times to get what you meant but at last the tags came to rescue..

nice metaphor.. :)

2 ArchanaNo Gravatar { 11.30.09 at 9:10 am }

i can give you a better idea for next time posts like this.. just a blank post, with only the useful tags below… eppadi???! :|

3 ZahraNo Gravatar { 11.30.09 at 11:37 am }

Hmmm…. idea kollaam, pakshe a li’l too cryptic for my liking :)

It amazes how lightly we let off the Bhopal offenders…..

4 Preeti ShenoyNo Gravatar { 11.30.09 at 3:08 pm }

Took me a few minutes and had to re-read twice to figure out what you meant!
Too complicated a post! Why do you harass your readers, you sadistic man?

5 BharatNo Gravatar { 11.30.09 at 4:16 pm }

Vayaru niranja?

6 PraveenNo Gravatar { 11.30.09 at 9:09 pm }

hmmm…they serve as a true representation of the plight of many others affected by similar tragedies…but nothing comes close to this..

7 SooryaNo Gravatar { 12.01.09 at 8:14 am }

By any chance, is this a Guess-what contest? If so, Yipee. I got my answer right :-p Thnks to the “preview” u had given y’day and the tweet u did some days ago abt a prog on BBC :)

8 DhanyaNo Gravatar { 12.02.09 at 10:32 pm }

R u talking abt bhopal gas tragedy?

9 DhanyaNo Gravatar { 12.02.09 at 10:35 pm }

aa ok there were tags n the prev comments too.. didn’t check that earlier :)

10 maddyNo Gravatar { 12.05.09 at 7:11 pm }

took me a while to figure it out..that was a real tragedy was it not. some years ago I wanted to write a story around it, but left it for another day..

11 SalilNo Gravatar { 12.06.09 at 12:41 am }

Sounded like one of those ‘I have four legs but cannot walk..’ riddles. Venda mone, riddlikkalle..
But you seem to be visibly upset. Tell me where you will be during Christmas time and I will personally come and console you. ;)
Cheers,
Salil

12 gNo Gravatar { 12.11.09 at 12:45 am }

:)

(Would I reveal how shallow I am if I confess the first couple lines made me think you were referring to Dubai? :-|)

gauri

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