Thursday, December 1, 2011

And So It Begins

Few would deny that these are historic times. And we happen to be in the middle of it. Witnessing it live. Years from now, our grand children, will ask us about these times. And one of their questions can be what did we do? On which side were we standing?

Witnessing events which might be historic, can be a bit tricky. As things unfold before you, you don't realize that the event can be epic. History unfolds as a chain of small, sometimes seemingly insignificant events. But as a snowball rolling down from the top of a hill, the event starts becoming bigger and bigger.

Imran Khan's October 30th Rally, changed everything. It changed the status quo. It threatened the people, who were never threatened like this before. The giant statures of Nawaz Sharif and Zardari are rapidly diminishing. Like a hunter he has cornered his prey. But NS and AZ will not go down tamely. They might act like 'cornered tigers', a term Khan is quite familiar with, himself.

Few also can deny that Khan do not have a easy battle in front of him. While millions know about the corruption of NS and AZ, but few know about the corruption of bureaucracy, military and judiciary. Will the bureaucracy be tamed by the Khan? Can he fight the system and not just two aging politicians?

This series of blogs 'And so it begins...' lets me write about the events as they unfold. I am inspired by these events. For the first time, in my life, I see a possibility of change, even though it is very slim.

Will Khan succeed? Can he take on goliath? Will the prayers be answered? 

We will see, as history unfolds...

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