The year, 2011, manifested itself with the core 'TRUTHS' about life - It witnessed events that can only be symbolized as mixtures within a cauldron. But even then the human mind never ceases to change - We tend to forget that realization is the harshest of punishments that a human can face. Nature's vengeance is far more destructive than the damage caused by tomahawks and the F-16's - Earthquakes, Tsunami, Water Spout, Droughts, Famines, Floods, Landslides, Acid Rains... et al echo the magnanimity of Mother Nature over helpless living creatures. Man killing man became the constant factor in today's decade - the 'tandava' of Maoists, negligence of doctors that took the life of new-born babies, terrorism in the form of 'saving the world from terrorists', bigotry - All are premonitions of some ill-omen.
India witnessed the loss of some of the great artists of our times - M.F. Hussain, gazal samrat Jagjit Singh, Nawab Pataudi, Bhupen Hazarika - within a short span of 3 to 4 months - But it may be good for they will not live to see the further degradation of mankind.
Celebrations over the deaths of Gaddafi, the Maoist leader, Kishan Mahato, resonates that man killing man can only lead to hatred in its extreme form - Little do we know that revolution does not take much time to metamorphose into a rebellion.
There is no trace of tolerance and acceptance, that love begets love, as had been preached by our great reformists - We are inviting 'DEATH' in its wildest of forms, that can never be imagined in the worst of our dreams.