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    Quarantine - Rani Rathna Prabha K. V.

    "If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be with out flavor".

    A" global war"(nuclear) was of course expected any time, a more "advanced" in terms of 'savage destruction',  an " exodus" of humanity. That  war would have atleast spared the 'charnal' remains for the loved ones, the least.
    Representational Picture 

    But the world had  not anticipated a war, that would  threaten  the mighty and the weak alike.  The' Bio-War',  that which we are victims of,( now or later) could be the cruelest of man's 'ravenous' discoveries.
    Its unimaginable to watch one of our Kith and kin, from yards away quarentined, and  in vain degrade to death , threatening us with  the fear ,if the acquaintance has articulated our death too. This could be the worst thing to happen being human. We are living dead today, fighting to retain only the modest physical self.
     Rani Rathna Prabha K. V. 
    Covid 19, is sweeping the world by its'venomous breath'. Something like a sci-fi movie that left us in awe at the creativity of the maker.Today , the deserted roads, the fear, the threat, the craziness to accumulate for tommorow, the rush hours, helplessness  are all no less than the movie, but unpleasantly a brutal reality.

    I don't want to indulge in any vain political vendetta here because the deadly virus doesn't understand the language of sermons nor prayers, but is a perfect level player.

    The 21 days "lock down" of the whole country is not going to be simple. The emergency kind of situation, that no nation would have imagined to face so sudden and severe , could be the best decisive decision.
    It should be difficult or even worse to wade through, but what could be more important than saving our life and more importantly respecting others right to live.

    There could be innumerable situations both rightful and mean, but to remain quarentined is not just sensible but a moral responsibility, towards ourselves, the fellow beings and the nation. The whole world is threatened, so lets not play the blame game of indicting the country (state) for its inadequacy ( the mightiest too failed) at the hour of death.It becomes a collective responsibility to isolate if needed and quarentine , and thank your God For sparing  the warmth of "Home" and  the People .

    This deadly hour is not to ponder the undone but what as an individual , and as a nation, has to be done.Every individual has the role to play, a role of defence and determination.The call of the country is the call to protect you and me. So let's play' The soldier'. 'Every good thing has something bad underlyed in it' and so does the bad vice versa.

    Gita says, I quote:
    "What had happened has been for good
    What is happening is also for good
    What shall happen in future, too will be for good."

    Good, if this is understood in a wiser way.
    United we stand in fighting the catastrophe,  there by we need to isolate if needed. We have already isolated ourselves being busy with  life. The adversity of the situation must have already made us realise the importance of 'Home'. No place is better than" Home", the beauty of being together, and the importance of being emphatetic and Humble.  Make best of the hour to share  a small talk, an acknowledgement of love and admission of sorry, with the people who we have ignored so long. Or even taken for granted in the name of family and friends. Because it is uncertain if we stand a chance of tommorow.

    Heads down to all the selfless progenies of life gracers,  the saviours who have  pledged thier own life in saving every battling life.

    Live and let live.

    About the Author: Rani Rathna Prabha K. V. is an Assistant Professor of English at Government First Grade College Sirsi, Karnataka. She's an alumnus of Bangalore University.

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