July 17, 2006

Never forget: November 1984, A

November 1984, A

5 comments:

zai said...

Hi Dilip,
I'm a first time commenter, and a second time lurker here. I came here by the dint of your lovely salon article. I'm, however, befuddled and distressed in equal measure to see you reeling out new blogs as a remembrance for the deceased. What exactly does a list of names in ephemeral html accomplish? Internet, as it exists in India, does not have any kind of wide reach and the blogosphere is a much more miniscule part of that. What good does the heft of its identity as a stand alone blog do in help remembering past events? Please do elaborate on this, as I'm sure you have a good reason in there.

wise donkey said...

and that was just the A...

rather than just names, if you could give some info on any NGO working for the welfare of the victims it would be nicer. or a way to reach out to these victims..

i just think its so inadequate to mourn for a week when a calamity strikes, whenever riots,earthquakes, etc happen and then believe you have done ur bit by contributing to the PMNRF and not partying for a week, and that the victim would have got the money and would have moved on with their life..

we wouldnt do it if it was our family member. and even if one cant reach out to everyone, and make their life wonderful, surely one can reach out to atleast one and be there, and do something . after all isnt something better than nothing..

K said...

What the hell..
Ajit Singh
Ajit Singh
Ajit Singh
Ajit Singh
Ajit Singh
Ajit Singh
Ajit Singh
Ajit Singh
Ajit Singh
Ajit Singh
Ajit Singh
Ajit Singh
Ajit Singh
Ajit Singh
Ajit Singh

Who's who here?

barbarindian said...

Let me repeat:

Do you have the right to post the names of the dead without taking permission from the next of kin? Can you claim right to fair use?

Dilip D'Souza said...

Zai, I have tried to reply to your comment twice, but with the block and some proxy confusion, my reply got wiped out twice. Let me try again.

I'm glad you liked the Salon article.

For a long time I've wanted to do something like this: create some kind of memorial for those who have died in various violence in the country. I think it would serve as something of a catharsis, a reminder of the great price we have paid. I've sounded out some people about setting up such a memorial in real life, let's see where that goes.

In the meantime, and as something of a demonstration of what this would be like, I set up this site. Obviously it needs a lot of work, more thought on the format, that sort of thing. But I just wanted to get going on it.

WiseD, I'll think about your suggestions. But I really am keen on just a list of names. The model is the Vietnam Memorial, whose impact I think comes from it just being this great list of names.