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1 comments | Sunday, March 9, 2008

Deepti (24.10.1959..........)

In my school days, there was a chapter, in the book of prose, by the heading, "The Light has Gone Out". It was a broadcast from the All India Radio by Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru on the demise of Mahatma Gandhi. He had said, that the light had gone out of their lives and there was darkness every where.......their beloved leader, was no more.......they would not run to him and seek solace and that was a terrible blow. Then immediately he corrected himself and said that he was wrong in saying that the light had gone out, for the light that had shone was no ordinary light and it would be seen for many more years.

As a twelve year old student, I could not understand the crux of the emotions behind the speech. But today every word of the speech, perhaps reflects my feeling.

My friend and the spirit behind the venture of this site is no more. She passed away. There was darkness for me for quite some time and I had abandoned the idea of carrying on. But then the undiminished light of her spirit (true to her name - Deepti) showed me the path to carry on the venture.

As a mark of respect, and also till I absorb the shock, there may be no activity on this site for some time. I will come back as usual in a couple of days. The show must go on !

Rest in peace, Deepti, wherever you are.....


Blogger shakir said...

Raja Sahib,
Sorry to read that. Sure the show must go on....anyway.

Najeeb Kazmi

July 26, 2008 8:48 AM


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