Cyclone Phyan misses it’s date with Mumbai
November 11, 2009 6 Comments
3.45 pm: Cyclone Phyan has bypassed Mumbai [ Images ] at 2 pm, said IMD officials
I am somewhat an agnostic when it comes to faith in God and certainly a non-conformist so far as rituals are concerned.
It is not unusual to find staunch atheists (whether for real or only for public consumption) to proclaim their ‘faith’ in nature except that they dont believe that it is ‘God’ or we have any obligation towards it.
But events as the one reported herein before, in my humble view does make one take a hard look at the foundations of belief.
Lest Richard Dawkins be enraged, i am not suggesting that there’s God for sure but humbly presenting my views on whether it could be ‘God’ who did this.
First the timing ; Not too early not too late but just in time to quell the problem. Just as sparks were flying between the ‘new’ Sena and SP over la affaire Marathi pride, the threat of rains had people scurrying back into homes.
Less the number of tongues-wagging, the lesser the problem is. Atleast for the Congress and NCP who feel between a rock and a hard place in choosing between MNS and SP.
On second thoughts, MNS also can claim to have divine sanction for their ‘Marathi campaign’ since even the Gods have chosen to stay away from the ‘cyclone’ unleashed by them.
It is ofcourse condemnable that the pride of Marathi Manoos be dampened by a cyclone whose rain-bearing clouds dont have the stamp of Maratha authenticity.
Every dark cloud has a silver lining, they say. I couldnt agree more.