'As a Pakistani I have no different feelings than an Indian'
Fri Feb 2 20:22:00 2001
Janam hua is mitti mein.
Is mitti ke humne teele banaye
Mitti ko hum kapdon pe le aaye.
Mitti mein humne phasle ugaayi....
Mitti se humne nayi nasle banayi.
Is mitti ki humne kasme khayi..
Geeli Mitti se humne khushboo chruayi.
Mitti se hum ne ghar banaye…
Gharon mein mitti ke diye jalaye
Aaj usi diye ko hum tak rahe hai…
Usi mitti mein hum bas rahe hain…
Na nasle hain, na fasle hain…
Mitti ke charo tarf dher hi dher hain….
Geeli mitti hai har taraf,Khushboo nahi hai lekin…
Aawaz sunayi deti hain siskiyon mein se koi
Safed ghoonghat odhe takti hain aakhen…
Kisi chere ko shayad dhoonti hain aanken.
Muskura raha hai asman basanti ho kar…
Use ranga hai humne sab kuch khokar.
Usi Mittiko hum aaj bhi choom te hain
Guzre hue lamho ko hum dhoonte hai.
Geeli mitti se dhool nahi uth ti
Kya who awazen uth paayengi???
Mitti hi thi mitti hi hai..
Fri Feb 2 20:47:42 2001
Condolence Message:MY CONDOLENCES GO TO BRAVE PEOPLES OF GUJARAT.
AS A PAKISTANI I HAVE NO DIFFRENT FELLINGS THEN AN INDIAN I FIND TEARS IN MY EYES WHENEVER I
WATCH NEWS ON ZEETV OR TV AISIA.CAN SOMEBODY EXPLAIN ME WHY I DIDNT GET SOME FELLINGS WHEN I WATCH THIS KIND OF TRAGEDIES IN OTHER PART OF THE WORLDS ??
Fri Feb 2 21:09:39 2001
Condolence Message:I share my heart felt condolences to all the people who
have suffered from this earthquake.I pray God give courage to face the tragedy occured in the personal lives.
Fri Feb 2 21:20:19 2001
Condolence Message:Oh God ! Please help !!!. It is so hard to explain in
words the grief that I feel about my fellow gujjus. I have lived in
Ahmedabad for 25 years and today when I look at what God has done
to my Gujarat my heart cries cries and cries. May God help Gujarat and my
SPECIAL NOTE FOR DIRTY POLITICIANS :
STOP YOUR DIRTY POLITICS AND GET ON WITH REALITY. I EXACTLY KNOW WHAT 99% OF
YOU ALL ARE THINKING RIGHT NOW AND THAT IS HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM THIS RELIEF FUNDS !!
DON'T YOU DARE THINK ABOUT IT. DON'T EVEN TRY TO STEAL A SINGLE PAISE OR PENNY FROM IT.
IF YOU DID THEN I PROMISE YOU ONE THING AND THAT IS GOD IS GOING TO KICK YOU. THIS IS JUST FRUSTRATION
AGAINGST MOST OF THE POLITICIANS THAT WE HAVE IN PRESENT INDIA. IT IS A TIME FOR YOU ALL TO
SHOW HUMANITY ( IF LEFT ANY ) TOWARDS YOUR COUNTRYMEN. FOR YOUR ENTIRE LIFE YOU HAVE WORRIED
ABOUT IS HOW TO SAVE A "KHURSI" OR "GADDI". NOW THINK ABOUT HOW TO SAVE PEOPLE AND HOW TO GIVE
THEM A NEW LIFE.
IN TODAYS NEWS, I SAW INDIAN GOVERNMENT IS POSING SOME MORE TAXES TO MAKE UP FOR AN EARTHQUAKE RELIEF.
I DON'T GET IT. ALL OF THE MONEY GOES IN DAMN ELECTIONS. THERE IS GOING TO BE A TIME IN INDIA WHERE
THERE WILL BE AN ELECTION 365 DAYS/YEAR. OPEN UP YOUR SWISS ACCOUNTS AND GIVE RELIEF MONEY FROM THOSE
ACCOUNTS INSTEAD OF POSING SOME MORE TAXES ON MIDDLE CLASS AND POOR FAMILIES !!! IF I HAVE TO GO ON SPEAKING
ABOUT POLITICIANS IN INDIA I COULD GO ON FOREVER.....
FEAR GOD !!!
Angry & Frustated Gujju
Fri Feb 2 23:15:20 2001
Condolence Message:This is such a tragedy that had occured in a VAST nation.
All we can do is hope and pray for the recovery and normalcy of the thousands of people who walked away from the death row. Can this be DEALT with if we had better WARNING. Read the article about the "Man who can predict Earth quakes" Is he for real, if he is why can't the government let him do a study instead of wasting money on unwanted issues. Instead of the corrupt politicians filling up their pockets why can't this scientist be allowed and given a chance to prove himself. If he is so sure to PUBLISH an article in the Gujarathi newspaper and send warnings to government, why the those damn politicians do anything about it. Well now it had already happened, can we move on as a nation and be better prepared for the future. Can we let this so called scientist prove he is right and can we give him a chance. As a indian i think i would definetly give him a chance. Voice ur opinion to the corrupt and dumb politicians. Hope a tragedy of this nature and magnitude does not happen in the future and even if it does hopefully we would be better prepared and ready to face it.
Fri Feb 2 23:26:03 2001
Name:Shah Naresh Jivraj
Condolence Message:The Earthquake Message Board: United in Grief
As the rest of the nation celebrated Republic Day, Gujarat had been laid low by the worst earthquake in 50 years.
Ahmedabad, Bhuj, Bhachchao, Anjaar... bustling townships today resemble a ghost town.
Even as tragedy spreads its cruel tentacles, bereaving families by the thousands, the indomitable human spirit has emerged from the debris. Keeping aside personal tragedy and personal differences, the Indian people have rallied together as they do in times of calamity. NGOs have jumped in with assistance, corporate titans have assured help, and the citizenry itself is going about relief work, rebuilding Gujarat.
Do post your condolences for the victims. Let us show that we are with them in this hour of crisis, in thought at least if not in person.
Fri Feb 2 23:27:36 2001
Condolence Message:I am deeply affected by this tragedy. This is more poignant to me personally since I am familiar with the towns of Anjaar and Bhuj, which I used to visit during my ship's calls at the Port of Kandla.
As they say, time is the best healer and I hope and pray and am confident that the affected families have the enduring human spirit to pull through this sad happening.
Fri Feb 2 23:30:26 2001
Condolence Message:We are amazed by the havoc of the destiny.
But it is a time now let's walk together and build a new strong tommorow and beyond.
our same motherland who gave us birth ,passion,and the tremors.Let's build again
Sat Feb 3 00:01:53 2001
Condolence Message:we are aggrieved to see tt ssufferrig of the gujarat people.God giv them strength
Sat Feb 3 01:00:56 2001
Condolence Message:God is the one that hath given us life and He alone can decide when He wants us to go back to Him. Life is just the next breath that you take..my prayers are with all of those who need them, the ones directly or indirectly (which is probably each and every one of us) affected by this horrible calamity.
Sat Feb 3 02:27:54 2001
Condolence Message:my thoughts and prayers goes to all the victims and loved ones of this painful tragedy.
may the souls of those who departed rest in peace.
Sat Feb 3 03:08:11 2001
Condolence Message:FUND? RELIEF FUND? AID?
Can billions of Rupees and dollars bring back atleast one among 1000's dead in this earthquake?
Sat Feb 3 03:15:38 2001
Condolence Message:This is an appeal to the humanity of the people of South Asia. We have all seen how catastrophic this earthquake has been. It has flattened the entire Gujarat State. More than 30,000 people have been killed. We have all been shocked into a sense of brotherhood due to the enormous human tragedy that has occured.
This is a good time to ponder -- what would have happened if it had been a nuclear bomb? The Hiroshima bomb immediately killed 150,000 people and the Nagasaki bomb killed more than 200,000 people immediately. Today's nuclear bombs are tens, even hundreds, of times more powerful.
I am sorry for trying to get across a political message during this tragedy. But, if not now, WHEN will we learn to be more human and to oppose agents of mass destruction like nuclear bombs?
Sat Feb 3 04:18:11 2001
Condolence Message:i pray for the survivors.
Sat Feb 3 05:24:01 2001
Name:Yashwant Rai, NS,Canada
Condolence Message:The entire Indian community settled
in Nova Scotia, Canada, shares the
grief and pain experienced by our
brothern in Gujrat. Our thoughts and
prayers have been with the unfortunate
victims of this colossal tragedy.
Everyone in the community is doing
his/her best to help in the relief
Sat Feb 3 05:42:49 2001
Name:Harish Jadeja & family
Condolence Message:My family and I wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to all those who lost their loved ones in the horrific tragedy in Gujarat.
We reside in Canada, and everytime we switched on our TV, we helplessly learnt of a few more deaths, a few more collapses, a few more tremors...
Having lived in Gujarat and Ahmedabad most of our life, so many of those areas and buildings were familiar names and therefore the tragedy more heart-rending...
As a nation and as a state, we are known to be resilient and hence will surely rise from this tragedy to prosper again, this time only with the memories of our loved ones whom we lost.
Tragically, it took an earthquake and thousands of deaths for the government to react to all the corrupt practices of builders and contractors.
From what we gather, there are pending cases in courts against most of the high-rise building contractors in Ahmedabad for flagrant disregard of safety violations. At the same time, we have also learnt that the government was legalising illegal construction for a penalty!!
So, can we really expect justice? Will the guilty ever be punished? Or, as usual, the government will drag its feet, wait for palms to be greased and let Time, the Great Healer take care of matters?
Sat Feb 3 10:20:23 2001
Condolence Message:We are thousands of miles away from India.But we could feel the tremors of tragedy that has struck our country.We are trying our level best to collect funds by appealing through media andsetting up booths.Our hearts ache for all those suffered in this worst tragedy
Students of NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVARSITY- USA.
Sat Feb 3 12:23:32 2001
Condolence Message:Really it was very shocking and sad to see so many people perish in such a devastating earthquake. Its now upto all Indians to extend all possible help to tide over this disastrous situation. May peace and prosperity come back to Kutch again.
Sat Feb 3 13:29:28 2001
Condolence Message:we indians are made stronger from our sufferings and i wish and hope that we can stand by the same even after loosing everything.
i stand by you in all your sufferings.
Sat Feb 3 13:30:01 2001
Condolence Message:we people understand the problems of people hit by earthquake.dont loose hopes and keep trusting god.
everything will be fine.
we in some way or the other try to help these people.
take care & wishes.
Sat Feb 3 13:30:55 2001
Condolence Message:Praying the Almighty to give strength and courage to face this calamity.
Lets all join together to help our kith and kin in the moment
of this grave loss and show to the World that we can rebounce to the same state as we were before.
Sat Feb 3 13:38:46 2001
Condolence Message:I am so sorry for what had just happened. Hundreds of lives were taken with the earthquake together with the hopes and spirits of the people.
I know India will rise again and build new lives.
Sat Feb 3 14:54:14 2001
Condolence Message:this is perhaps the most tragic n devastating incidents of our times n my heart goes out to each n every soul out there.
Sat Feb 3 15:43:49 2001
Condolence Message:May God Bless all those people who were suffered due to this disaster. Oh! God please save this earth. We can only pray to God for those people who r suffered due to this. Praise the Lord
Sat Feb 3 17:44:07 2001
Condolence Message:Its was the worst thing that could ever happen to India. The worst part is that the victims will never be able to get back the same life they used have before.
Sat Feb 3 17:56:10 2001
Condolence Message:i pray to god that it give peace to all who have experienced this tragedy and give them strength to live again.
Sat Feb 3 18:24:33 2001
Name:Prakash R Iyer
Condolence Message:The earthquake which rocked Gujarat has exposed the stuff that our politicians are made of.
On the one hand, we have the humble coolies at Ahmedabad railway station contributing Rs 50 per coolie per day and providing fleeing survivors a decent meal .On the other hand we have politicians seeking mileage out of such a calamity. Their high profile visits play havoc with rescue and relief work. We have poor people sacrificing one square meal a day to help their brethren while the bureaucracy is hell bent on lining its own pockets. Will somebody tell me what happened to the millions which poured in after the Latur earthquake in 1993?We still have those victims dwelling in slums in Mumbai. The money has presumably been siphoned off. There is already talk about committees being sent abroad to study disaster management.This is how contributions made to the government are likely to be utilised.As of now there are villages where no help has reached.
There is absolute mismanagement as far as government efforts are concerned. Relief materials are being stolen. An old survivor who saw such materials being diverted by a private contractor has reportedly been done to death. In another week one can find all the sleeping bags, woolens , clothes etc sent by our friends abroad being openly sold in Karol Bagh , Janpath etc in New Delhi..This has happened earlier and things appear to be no different this time.
Why should taxes be increased to fund the relief work? It would be enough to ensure that aid reaches those for whom it is meant. Millions are pouring in. There should be accountability for every rupee spent.
Politicians should voluntarily give up any perks for one year and their salaries should be drastically cut.
They have enough additional income as such.
I have just one request to our friends abroad who wish to contribute to relief .Kindly send in your donations only to organisations involved in re
Sat Feb 3 18:26:12 2001
Condolence Message:A disaster with this magnitude, no words will heal the victims, but the least we can do is to raise up to the situation by giving a helping hand in some form and let them know we are here to care
Sat Feb 3 18:32:15 2001
Condolence Message:we are with you.we will help you build your homes and provide you all the help so
that you all stay happy.
Sat Feb 3 18:38:11 2001
Condolence Message: I pray to god for the PEACE
of the departed souls.Iam with them emotionally and will pray for their quick recovery.
Sat Feb 3 18:42:13 2001
Condolence Message:Dear Gujju Bhais,
No word fo condolence is enough to heal the wounds caused by the massive devastation and tragedy caused by the killer quake.
Some of you may have lost you close relatives and friends, some of you may may have been severly wounded, you may have lost valuables........some may evevn have to build their life from scratch !!
I would only say that have faith in God ."Time is the best healer".What is gone cant return, but we your brethern from all over India are with you at this moment of trial.And we all pray that things return to normalcy soon.
Sat Feb 3 18:43:02 2001
Condolence Message:The disaster,pain and sadness which the earthquake has brought to you all,is being felt by all of us here.Now ,our prayers to god is for you.we will try our best to help you in every possible way.
Sat Feb 3 18:47:36 2001
Condolence Message:i want to say to earthquake affected people to be patient and have faith in them.i would also like to help them by some or the other.
Sat Feb 3 18:51:49 2001
Condolence Message:my family and i feel deeply regretted for quake affected people in gujrat but we cannot do anything in front of divine justice. so i say that people should have faith in God and be patient.
Sat Feb 3 18:59:58 2001
Condolence Message:inna lillahe wa innahi rajaoon
Sat Feb 3 19:07:02 2001
Condolence Message:We are all united in this hour of need.
Sat Feb 3 19:08:54 2001
Condolence Message:I am very upset for this incidence.
Sat Feb 3 19:15:51 2001
Condolence Message:Dear friends,
Although we were not there to undergo the pain you'll went
thru we're all praying for you. Have faith in God!
Prayers really help.
Sat Feb 3 19:17:08 2001
Condolence Message:Atleast the new building that will be built in Gujarat should have proper and deep foundations to withstand future earthquakes.
Sat Feb 3 19:27:19 2001
Condolence Message:As a citizen of India, I have no words to express my deep sorrow and sympathy towards my fellow citizens, brothers and sisters, age old parents who have lost their dear and near ones in this devastating earthquake. My prayers are with them. My only wish is that nothing happens like this to humanity. May God Almighty prevail upon peace to the whole universe.
Sat Feb 3 19:30:33 2001
Condolence Message:I'll never forget the ufortunate souls & wish
a Heavenly life with
Sat Feb 3 19:32:05 2001
Condolence Message:I render my deep condolences to the people of gujarat,especially those who have lost their loved ones.i strongly beleive and wish that the people of gujarat will bounce back even stronger than before from this crisis.
Sat Feb 3 19:45:11 2001
Condolence Message:To all who lost their dear ones'
We are with you. god bless every body.
Sat Feb 3 20:35:12 2001
Name:Darshana R. Chandarana
Condolence Message:(In Gujarati)
Bhai Beno As Sankat Ni Gadhi Ma Ame Tamara Saathe Che.
Bhagvan Ne Krupa Jene Tumne Bachaivu. Hu Tamaro Dukh Samjee Shuko Chu. Tumare Ajee Jeevano Che. Atle Ubha Tav Ane Beecha Bhai Beno Ni Madad Karo.Bhagvan Apada Priya Bhai Beno Ne Atma Ne Shante Ape Je Apane Choi Ne Gaya. Bhagvan Tamari Madad Ane Raksha Kare.
Brothers and Sisters We are with you. It is God's mercy that you have been saved from the deadly earthquake. I can understand the griev and pain
you all are going through.You have to live. So get up and help the other people around you. May God give peace to the soul of the loved ones who have left us. May God help you and save you from evil.
Sat Feb 3 21:17:31 2001
Condolence Message:I just don't understand why such tragedies strike a country like India.
I just hope that the government should work properly with the NGO's.
I just hope i can be of some more help than just helping these people
The Earthquake Message Board: United in Grief