Thursday, December 4, 2008


Gregory Roberts, author of Shantaram, writes in his website :

"I’ll talk about what’s happening in Bombay in the next few lines, but first, before you read any further, I want to ask you, I want to plead with you, to keep the faith with India and the city I love, Bombay. If we continue to visit the country and meet the people, if we spend our time in the beautiful chaos and chaotic beauty, if we spend our money in the bazaars and hotels, if we buy the books by great Indian writers, listen to the music by brilliant Indian composers and musicians, marvel at the splendour of Indian dancers, watch the captivating movies, wonder at the art galleries – in other words, if we go on opening our hearts to the best that India teaches us, the people who did this violence can never win".

Yes, we should refuse to be cowed down by these acts of senseless violence while at the same time strengthening our defenses. Incidentally Shantaram novel was written by the author over beer and dansaks at Cafe Leopold attacked by terrorists.


Gopinath's "Artickles" said...

That was a great find you have posted! Keep sharing all the good things you lay your eyes upon. Thanks, Krishnan

Krishnan said...

Sure I will Gopinath.

Artnavy said...

we need many more voices like thios

BTW you have been awarded- come get it

Sahaja said...

Thats a great piece of information....I have heard abt shantaram but never looked at the author....i took it for granted that its indian!

Hmm...Ya we should stand together with faith and build our inner strength as quickly as possible!