Mumbai Meeting No.1
The day was apt, and so was the bus, which was boarded. Courageblue1 and myself were to board it from W.E Highway and guess what!! we got in to a bus with a route number 498, that led us to the desired destination of the meeting. Six battered husbands and 1 sister of a victim attended the meeting. Gokul and courageblue1 drove the proceedings along with Bluewolf.
Being a male problem no tears were seen but yes clouds occasionally wept. All the victims ostensibly were down to earth people from a sound middle class background and values of the highest esteem in the society. Empathy was in air, so was helplessness. But the hopes and convictions were high and so were the intentions. The interruptions of the rain in the open to air café resembled the hurdle that each one of us are facing. But the morals were high and we were searching the silver lining to the cloud.
The ball has set to roll and the consensus was to carry on helping each other and repeat such activity. At the end with maturity as the undercurrent and helplessness as the overtone, the meeting was curtained it was understood as pointed out by one of the members that men don't speak even after they have suffered, they just laugh it out on themselves, but seriously "We now no longer can be reduced to a Laughing Stock, as sisters and parents too are involved." And hence a lot needs to be done.
And that is why with quality people we are sure to get more people participating and not shying away.
Prayers for all those stuck.