December 6, 2006

People and their minds!!

Filed under: Life as I know it — Celia Rexselin @ 11:24 am

Calvin Thinking

My monthly copy of Reader’s Digest came in yesterday and I started reading it. One particular article about ‘Armenian Genocide’ caught my attention. I didn’t read it fully though. The pictures were so disturbing and I started reading it just before bedtime and that gave me enough reasons to get scared.

I know about Holocaust and its miseries. But Armenian Genocide is not that much known. I also got to know that the Turkish history hides this fact from its citizens. All they know is that Turkey tried to relocate some Armenian rebels.

If genocide = relocating rebels… Then what kind of mindset would that Government have? And another thought occurred to me. For each and every land’s history, kids are always taught about that Land’s glories and successes or that land’s sufferings. They are never ever taught about their Country’s sins.

Infact, I do not yet know what and all India might have done in the past. All I know is that it is country of very good culture and heritage. Yeah, they had some minor strifes due to which the Bad British occupied our territory. I wonder what I don’t know!!!

One another unrelated incident : I tried watching ‘A Beautiful Mind’ yesterday… Oops.. am really scared now.

(P.S : The pic has no connection to Genocide or to Beautiful Mind. I drew it on my project notes paper when I was thinking of the new database schema. Well, thats the only thing that is good about this post)



  1. As they say there’s always the other side of a coin!!

    Comment by Hell's Angel — December 6, 2006 @ 2:32 pm | Reply

  2. Hell’s angel summarised it.

    Of course, reader’s digest will talk about Armenian genocide only. They wont talk about the 35000 killed because of an unneccessary war(some reports say 655,000 as the toll!)

    The best way of treating this is to realise that the world has been “civilized” only in the last 30 years – until then war/oppression were the only channels to progress.
    by nature we are barbarians.

    Comment by ttm — December 6, 2006 @ 4:23 pm | Reply

  3. hey, thats cool drawing man!.. 🙂

    Comment by sujit — December 8, 2006 @ 5:25 am | Reply

  4. Really suprised you wrote about it!

    Comment by Nanyaar? — December 8, 2006 @ 7:11 am | Reply

  5. @hell’s angel – yeah, its so easy to say and read it.

    @ttm – Do you mean to criticize readers digest? Are is armenian genocide justified? Care to drop knowledge about the unneccessary war?

    last 30 years.. thats what I felt.. I dont think that we have civilized.. Even now, oppression seems to be the channel. Peace or talks on art of living seem to be just for the common middle class people.

    @sujit – 🙂

    @nanyaar – Yeah, I even wanted to write to you to ask more about it. But what I had read was disturbing enough.. Didnt want to read more..

    Comment by Bindu — December 9, 2006 @ 7:50 am | Reply

  6. no nothing against RD at all…just that i thought americans are so smug and self-righteous when they talk about suffering worldwide …they never ever talk about their horrible war crimes.

    Comment by ttm — December 11, 2006 @ 10:41 pm | Reply

  7. Smug and self-righteous??

    Its not just Americans. Everyone in the world (Including me) are like that. We never advertise our short comings. And if we can blame Americans for their self-righteousness, how much more we should blame India!!!

    We speak of a rich culture, good people and heritage. But here is where we kill female babies, practise ugly casteism, get dowry, molest daughter in laws and what not?

    Comment by Bindu — December 13, 2006 @ 2:23 am | Reply

  8. What you said is harm done to one’s own people, which is totally different issue.
    We have never inflicted miseries on another nation, have we?
    pls read the article on WAR by carolin Baskar, an indian desi student:

    Comment by ttm — December 13, 2006 @ 4:10 am | Reply

  9. Will read it.

    For me, both are same.

    Comment by Bindu — December 13, 2006 @ 5:24 am | Reply

  10. For me, both are same.


    Comment by ttm — December 15, 2006 @ 5:55 pm | Reply

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