Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Hope-O-Bama

As I entered the Metro on the way to work, I passed two men of African origins. I took my seat right behind them and was listening to my iPod when the name of Obama rang in my ears. Just out of curiosity I paused my music and the two men were talking about him on this historic day. There were talking about how in Kenya they showed that Obama father's village had no electricity on this day and everyone was hooked to the lone television, running on generator, which was showing his inauguration ceremony. It stuck me how the whole world and esp. the African continent was hoping against hope that this day will come and soon.

There is a good chance that Obama will not bring electricity to his father's village, he may not even do as much as Bush has done for the African continent (as a promise to Colin Powell for his support on Iraq war), he may not even bring peace to the dark continent, but one thing he brings to all the people of the world is 'hope'. From Gaza to Kabul to Nyangoma Kogelo (Obama's family village) people are hopeful that better days are ahead and we as people can achieve the impossible dream. Yes we can.

10 Comments:

Blogger rain girl said...

true. because people need hope right now. more than anything else.

1:10 AM  
Blogger Anjali said...

When a guy from an extremely humble backgound makes it big people tend to identify with him :) Even though am least interested in American politics, watching Obama last night on TV made me feel that there is still HOPE, hope for a better tomorrow...because we all need it. The last year has been too 'dramatic' to put it mildly.

1:19 AM  
Blogger Moonie said...

Yes! Obama's presidency brings hope in a very strange way to ALL people of the world. I was quite dumb struck at the coverage his inauguration got even in India media! Why only media, I read a group in UP was doing Sundarkand paath for him ever since its been assumed that he is Hanuman bhakt since he carries an tiny idol of Hanuman as a lucky charm among other things!!
Well, though I also wish him well, I wonder aren't people putting one human up on a pedestal from where all he can do is fall? Isn't that itself a prejudice?

7:25 AM  
Blogger Chakoli said...

We could just "Hope" ....
Dont know hw things turn up

12:38 AM  
Blogger Swats said...

i dont think i need 2 copy paste my views on Obama :)

Thnx 4 stopping by :)

btw, whts with Seventeen Tomatoes? :P

loved ur next post..i am a sucker for bollywood

2:21 AM  
Blogger Colors said...

His becoming the President marks a lot of things - no need for me to mention them...and it means a lot to many, whether they get affected by it directly or indirectly or not at all.
All we can do is wait and watch and "hope" for the best. Yes we can :) "Hope" and "Change" are the keywords here.

1:59 PM  
Anonymous Juneli said...

Yes, it's true that Obama brought hope for Everyone and whole world is watching him with full of hope :-)

8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey ricks! came here after a long long time buddy(infact am visiting any blog after long). But the best part is that your blog is as refreshing as ever. Really liked the Ghajini-effect post. :)
Howz everything?

Vaibhav
Delhi

8:31 AM  
Anonymous loa naissus said...

hey ricky...im here after a looong time. Nice to see you still blogging

7:25 PM  
Blogger Moonstruck Tempest said...

One cannot go ahead and work towards something, while thinking it is impossible at the same time. That way you are canceling out physical efforts by mental doubts.

Things are bound to change. That's the law. Hopefully, during Obama's term.

Things will change.

Offtopic, you need to visit me blog too, you know! You never visit it anymore :(

1:30 PM  

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