Saturday, August 6, 2011

Emergency Exit / आपातकालीन निकास

Every alternate day, there is news in the newspaper about someone, somewhere, somehow and for some reason, committing suicide. It is a very saddening thing to know about, every single time. Sometimes its a poor farmer having huge debt, sometimes its a student unable to digest and accept failure, sometimes its a criminal suffocated with guilt, or sometimes its just a common man having a common list of worries and problems, trying to bring life to an end in an uncommon way.

'Suicide is looked at as the 'Emergency Exit' from life. It is another fact that emergencies in such cases are more often perceived than they exist.' 
- A J Oka.

’कर्जाच्या ओझ्याखाली दबलेल्या शेतक-याची आत्महत्या’; ’परिक्षेत अनुत्तीर्ण झालेल्या विद्यार्थ्याची आत्महत्या’; ’पती व मुलांचा खून करून पत्नीची आत्महत्या’ या आणि अशा अनेक दु:खद बातम्या दर चार दिवसागणिक वर्तमानपत्रात वाचायला मिळतात (लागतात). अशा कृत्यामागे कारणं काय असतात हा भाग वगळता, आत्महत्या या गोष्टीकडे कशा दृष्टीने बघितलं जातं याचा विचार केला तर,

’लोकांना आत्महत्या ही गोष्ट म्हणजे जीवनाला असलेली ’आपातकालीन निकास’ ची खिडकी वाटते. ही गोष्ट वेगळी, की आपातकाल असण्याच्या वेळा कमी असतात आणि भासण्याच्या वेळा जास्त.’
- अ. ज. ओक


  1. Hi AJ!! I'm without words about this..
    Just here to say hi, thanks for your comment and glad that you like my pics (I use a Canon eos1000)!