Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Art can be a matter of fight..sounds strange, doesn't it ?????

Art is a broad subject that encompasses a number of streams and strata. From childhood, I have been taught that art is something that we should admire, complement and worship. Even today, I see artists worshiping their gurus and seeking their blessings. For me, so far, art was a subject of purity that made one feel refreshed and accomplished. But today, media released the news that a political party in Mumbai (I do not have to name the party) caused havoc in a press conference that had an Indo-Pak band present. The party workers barged into the dressing room at the venue and caused a lot of destruction of property, perhaps also injuring the present artists. And the issue basically was that artists from Pakistan were supposed to perform which was not digestible to the party. I do not understand how it makes sense in causing havoc in a well organised function where performers do not even know or have to do anything in connection with politics.

The enmity between India and Pakistan need not be explained! This has been continuing since ages and I in no way intend to take the side of Pakistan since we all know well that it has been the cause of the dreadful terror attacks in India a number of times. But, thinking rationally (I can think rationally since I am not into politics..dirty politics, actually), does it make sense to disrupt an organised and pre-planned press conference just because our neighboring nation hasn't been on good terms with us since long? Even though artists from the country were present for the conference and media briefing, where does it make sense to injure them or cause havoc in their dressing room just because they belong to our enemy country? Yes, I do know people are agitated due to the numerous terror attacks Pak has been causing in our country, and the agitation is perfectly justified, but then the question arises, where these artists involved in the attacks?

Just because someone does wrong to us, doesn't mean we do the same wrong to someone else who had nothing in connection to what happened with us. Just because we were subjected to an unpleasant experience, doesn't mean we make others go through the same pain and agony. Art is a matter of talent guys, these guys were in no way related to any unpleasant events that occured in India due to their mother country. And then they say that they live in democracy which gives them a right to protest. Agreed! Democracy gives you a right to protest, no to hurt someone, break public and private property and injure innocent people. For those whose fundamentals of democracy are not clear, they need to learn the meaning of democracy first and then act!

My intention of writing this blog is not to support or criticize anyone for their deeds. In fact, I am least interested in politics and the illogical strategies of politicians and parties. My intention of writing this was just that I am a common man who commutes to work every day, takes salary and leads a simple life. Any such violent act disrupts the life of common man in a number of ways; many a times politicians directly or indirectly cause disruption and destruction of public property that does not affect them in any way but causes great hardships to common people. And after all, the property that has been damaged is repaired with our money itself that is collected in the form of taxes. So why take violent steps when problems can be solved by mere peaceful discussions? Think over it!