Remembering Our Heroes

26/11 Mumbai Attack 

It was the evening of 26th Nov ’08 when one of the busiest city of India had witnessed the imperishable bloodshed across its southern tip. Yes indeed, 9 years have passed by, but the scars, tears, wounds, and agony left behind are still very prominent in the hearts of every citizen of Mumbai.

A series of 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks lasting for 4 days shook the nation’s economic pride – Mumbai. 164 people were killed and at least 308 were wounded, of which most of the wounds are still afresh with a sense of revenge against the culprits. It all began with first blind blows of bullets at Chatrapathi Shivaji Terminus, and later the sequences heralding the Oberoi Trident, the Taj Palace and Tower, Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital, the Nariman House, the Metro Cinema, a lane behind Times of India building and St. Xavier’s College, Mazagaon, Port area, and in a taxi at Vile Parle.

These terrorists have not only snatched the happiness and peaceful life of the victims but also ruined the lives of their close nears and dears both mentally and emotionally. I had personally visited some of the families who were affected by this terror attack in Mumbai few winters back; one of the family comprising of grandfather and grandchild are heavily burdened by seven deaths in their family.  In one of the research telecast (talks recorded by police during firing) the discussion between the hidden terrorist and the general terrorist operating from abroad – the statement from operating terrorist was such that, “you are doing this for making God happy & you will get place in heaven, don’t be afraid”. It really made me to feel that humans when born are innocent, it’s only their upbringing makes an impact on their life.

But whatever, it really is a shameful act by those terrorists who have slugged the lives of so many families and left many of us bewildering as we walk down the streets of being attacked at any point of time. What did these terrorists prove? The just proved that they are just ‘maniacs’, ‘unhealthy minds’, ‘poor by upbringing’ and more than anything else ‘the wild animals in the form of humans’.

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Dr. Ashok Satyanarayan Bairi is a Bio-Socio-Cultural Anthropologist & Life Management Research Scientist by profession. He passed out SSC from Navbharat Education Society’s English Medium School in the year 2004. It was the year 2006 when he completed his HSC in the stream of science and then opted for Biotechnology as a subject of his interest for graduation. As a student of Biotechnology he explored himself through versatile parameters of competitions by participating in various science exhibitions & seminars which were conducted by colleges in and around in Mumbai and Pune. This exploration and love for research, creativity and transformation from being ‘introvert’ to ‘extrovert’ destined him to untrodden path of Anthropology for post-graduation from the year 2009 to 2011 in Pune University. After having completed his post-graduation in 2011 he began to work along with HRAF (Human Relations Area Files), Connecticut, United States of America in correspondence from India. In the year 2014 he was felicitated with “Young Scientist Doctorate Award” by Yale University, United States of America for the combination of seven different research projects as a passionate student of science under the title ‘Yashaswiniam’ which heralds of : The Endocrine Study of Cricket & Football Players (Endocrinology); The Birds of East (Ornithology); Attraction, Love & Sexual Relationships of Human (Sexology); What is Beauty? A Psychological Analysis (Psychology); Economic Organization of Pawra Tribe in Rajbardi Village (Anthropology); Tribal Situations in Maharashtra, India (Anthropology); Migration & Adaptation: A Study of Padmashalis in Bhiwandi, Thane (Anthropology). Migration & Adaptation: A Study of Padmashalis in Bhiwandi, Thane’, was further selected and published in World Anthropological Research Journal by ‘Cambridge Scholars Publishing, United Kingdom’. In January 2015 he launched his independent research enterprises of life management – ‘Yashaswiniam’. Thus, today he is the Founder & Chairman of Yashaswiniam Research Enterprises of Life Management. His research mission is to encourage and facilitate the cross-cultural study of human culture, society and behaviour in the fields of Anthropological Science, Sports, Spirituality, & Social Issues. He is currently working upon the research project – “Ontology of Spirituality for Life Management using Anthropological Approach”. In pace with this project he orates spiritual discourses on Modern Lifestyle through Bhagavad Gita, Navarathri Upasana, Shiva Sutras, Venkateshwara Upasana, Importance of Hindu Rituals, etc. He guides high school students, junior college students as well as general people in – EYE (Enrich Your English) Program which comprises of: IELTS, GRE, TOEFL, Public Speaking, Nuggets, Interpersonal Skills, etc. LIFE (Lovely ‘I’ Flames Excellence) Program which comprises of: Counselling, Stress and Fear Management, Relationship Matrix, Happy Marriage, Happy Parenting, Healthy Minds, Yoga & Meditation, Healing Psychological Wounds, Hypno Healing, Psychic Sensitivity, Sports & Spiritual Therapy, Corporate Harmony, Empowering Empath, Handling Idiosyncrasy, Journey verses Destination, etc. He has been giving sports commentaries at the state level in Maharashtra & in other states of the country, where he counsels and has activities together with players who suffer from schizophrenia, depression, stress, phobia before and during their scheduled matches. Dr. Ashok Satyanarayan Bairi runs his own blogging site – www.yashaswiniam.org in which he write blogs related to Spirituality, Sports, Social Issues, Relationships, Healthy Diet, etc. His article on ‘My Relationship with Sachin Tendulkar’ which was written in November 2013 during the retirement of India’s cricketing great – Sachin Tendulkar, was acclaimed amongst the top five best articles by ‘India Today Magazine’.

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