‘Greater Voice’ completes four years today. Whose voice is this! Yours or mine… can’t be said, really. May be it speaks our language. It raises our voice. Admittedly, though, our voice is yet to reach the deaf-n-dumb. But … who knows … the answer, my friend is blowing in the wind, may be.
‘Greater Voice’ does not believe in handout journalism. Rather it acts like a bold human rights activist & a fearless story teller… applying, at the same time, editorial judgment & attention to details. Hopefully, it would connect with more people in the days ahead as its attempts to flush out the corruption, waste, pollution, terrorism, vulgarity & anarchy that flourish in our society. For many, India may be shining. But for that to happen, ‘Greater Voice’ believes, India must rise… you must rise, first.
Yes, India is a land of billion people & India is a land of billion opportunities. But amidst this billion pairs of eye balls, ‘Greater Voice’ looks for you… It wants to talk to you, straight. Thank you, thank you for supporting ‘Greater Voice’. Thank you very much. And as the Persian saying goes: ~ Allah ke sheron ko aati nahin roobahi ~
“Attar ho, Rumi ho, Razi ho, Ghazali ho; Kuchh Haath Nahin Aata, Bey Aah e Sehergahi … Dara o Sikandar se, wo Mard e Faqir ola; Ho jiss ki Faqiri mein Boo e Asadullahi … Aeene Jawan Mardan Haq Goee o Beybaki, Allah ke Sharon ko, Aati Nahin Roobahi.” [Be it Attar, Rumi, Razi or Ghazali the great. There is no success, without plaints and yearnings. O leader of men, O ethereal bird! It is better to starve to death, than to live on a prey that clogs thy wings in flight. Better than Darius and Alexander is the fakir, whose piety has the attributes of ‘The Tiger of God’.]
Excerpts from the 1st Anniversary write-up: “When I started my blog on Nov.27, 2007, I assumed that few people would read it & even fewer would care. But the visitors came from all states of India & many other countries. I’m honoured to be up for this achievement, & would appreciate if they continue to stay in touch. Success of Greater Voice as a media platform shall be driven by its ability to rapidly connect with you and your ideas.”
Excerpts from last year’s anniversary write-up: “Greater Voice is picking threads from daily life and putting in immeasurable efforts to build a better society, though many a times even fighting with the materialistic schools. But don’t our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Thank you for supporting Greater Voice. Thank you for sharing it with colleagues and friends. Thank you for spreading it through word of mouth.”