Monday, April 20, 2009

Bowling for Columbine


It's been 10 years since one of the worst carnage human beings were witness to!

The Columbine High School incident on April 20th, 1999, sent back civilization into savage times. By the time the massacre was over, 13 people were dead and dozens lay injured.

This post is a tribute to those who died merciless deaths at the hands of psychopaths aided by flawed gun laws!

Footnotes:

The Columbine Memorial
Bowling for Columbine - The Documentary
Image Courtesy - Evacuating Columbine - Wikipedia (Under Copyright)

30 comments:

  1. I had done a research paper on this and this case was a subject of study too...heart wrenching!

    thanks for the reminder, Rak,

    Hope your holidays were good and all is fine back home :)

    love,
    devika

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  2. For a second, I thought this was about cricket or IPL!
    Oh well.
    :D

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  3. I rem that day...still gives me goosebumps.

    Very kind of ya to rem this day. WE SHALL NEVER FORGET.

    Let there be Peace for all beings!

    Keshi.

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  4. Hi Rakesh! Welcome back! Great way of starting the week! Have a great one!
    Blogtrotter

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  5. my condolences for the grieved families.

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  6. Oh yes, I so remember this and it was a sad sad tragedy indeed. I feel so much for those still affected by this incident today.

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  7. As for touching your parent's feet...U mite laugh at this...

    You touch their feet and the hand that touches your head to bless you is the hand of God HIMSELF.......but u wudn't know that cuz u r facing down at that time.
    By the time u look up, HE has turned himself into your parents again.
    Believe it? :-)
    Shucks....My imagination goes haywire when I go creative.

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  8. Let there be peace for all...

    And welcome back...how was ur holiday?

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  9. This still sends a cold chill down my spine.

    I was in India then and years later when I lived in Colorado learned that many of my friends children went to the same school.

    Sadly! the shootings kind of follows me. This place where I live in now also had a shooting incident in the high school. :(

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  10. I just recalled the shock that I had when I heard that news on TV 10 years back...now many more such incidents have occured that people have begun to get used to it..
    let this serve as a shockinh reminder...RIP young souls

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  11. Yes, ten years... and unfortunately there have been a number of similar cases since!

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  12. I recall this...Very sad and mindless indeed.

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  13. a sad day, and michael moore did a good job with his documentary...

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  14. Devika Chechi

    Yes, heart wrenching it was to read about it.....quite sad!

    My vacation went very well.....I want more of it, @least 4 times a year opposed to the currently 2 times!
    Hope you had a good time during Vishu!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  15. Vivek

    The name perhaps made you think so! It is a very well acclaimed documentary my Michael Moore on the incident!

    Rakesh

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  16. Keshi

    A very gruesome incident! I wish the likes of these do not happen!

    Rakesh

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  17. Gil

    Thanks very much! I had a wonderful time vacationing @ home!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  18. Rahul

    Yes, these families would not have gotten past what hit them! Sad indeed!

    Rakesh

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  19. Marie

    The incident still plays very vividly in my mind! I hope such incidents never take place again and that the world is a much better place to live in.

    Rakesh

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  20. Andy

    Like I said before, your thoughts are held in very high esteem! Thanks for sharing them.........! I'm in awe!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  21. Jeet

    Sad incident indeed!

    My vacations went very well......very quickly though :(
    Will post some pics in the coming days!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  22. Solilo

    Phew! That must certainly be nerve-wracking! A very very sad incident......hopefully the likes of which never ever happen!
    Thanks for visiting!

    Rakesh

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  23. Mayank

    Yes, may their souls rest in peace!

    Rakesh

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  24. Vimmuuu

    Yes, shocking! There was a pall of gloom then! I vividly remember!

    Rakesh

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  25. Praveen

    Indeed, I can understand how the feeling was......I too was glum and shocked by this heinous act!

    Rakesh

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  26. Peter

    Yes, there have been many similar incidents......I'm wondering where human civilization is headed

    Rakesh

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  27. Ajeya

    A very mindless incident indeed! lets hope such incidents do not repeat!

    Rakesh

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  28. Polona

    A very sad day indeed! I have not yet watched the documentary by Moore! I will do so at the next available opportunity!

    Rakesh

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