Minal Panchal a girl from Borivili, Mumbai studying in Virginia Tech was killed in the mad shootout yesterday. The shootout took lives of 33 people include an Indian professor, G V Loganathan.
It just hurts me when a innocent person gets killed. Just imagine, a person enjoying the life fully with lot of expectations and suddenly one day, a bullet shatters everything. No dreams, no expectations, nothing.
May god bless the soul of Minal Panchal and everyone.
You can post your condolences in her scrapbook or here
This quote on Virgina Tech’s website leaves a greater impact on me…
We are sad today, and we will be sad for quite a while. We are not moving on. We are embracing our mourning. We are Virginia Tech …
— Nikki Giovanni, University Distinguished Professor, poet, activist
Update: Photos of Victims and their profiles
Yeh its really sad to know about this … God Bless Her and all other people who died in tht shootout….
I pray not only for Minal Panchal but for all the people effected directly for indirectly my this insane & inhumane act.
May god bless the greived souls
It is too bad that Nikki Giovanni is trying to use this situation as a platform to promote her own political agenda. It is supposed to be about the victims, not Giovanniâ€™s political ideology.
very unfortunate event.. i feel sad for minal and all other 33 people who got killed in virginia, the grief is same when you come to know a terrorist killing hundreds of people by blast, but this time the killer wasnt a terrorist, he was very much part of the same society till the momemnt he pulled the trigger..
i would see cho seung-hui ( the killer ) as a “virus” a kind of social virus, who whould forcibly enter and mutate the structure of society, he sent across his message to the world firstly by his killing and then by letting world know about his cause, i.e. the tape which he recorded, if you read his words carefully, you will come to know that his problem wasnt new and could have been resolved before he took such drastic step, the “extreme” can never be one… there are always two extreme points.. and they co-exist. seung-hui was also at extreme opposite end of the filthy rich american culture, he suffered pain.. and some how everyone miserably failed to read him. his words are enough to inspire a whole new generation of such mutating viruses, but at the same time its a message for rest of us to learn something out of it.. it happened in US but days can not be so far when you will hear something like this happening in india.. so i guess apart from praying for those who lost life, on individual level we must think why such situations arise, somewhere in our life do we also humiliate someone? knowingly or unknowingly.. do we position someone on opposite extreme?? which may lead to disaster like this..
i dont think posting condolences on the victim’s scrapbook will give peace to his/her soul unless we are able to prevent such viruses to spread across…
p.s. excerpts from cho seung-hui’s video tape.. must read this… http://dharmesh84.wordpress.com/2007/04/19/son-of-gun/
Very good viewpoint Dharmesh..
may god bless all those who lost their lives in the tragic incident….
BTW : even the shooting maniac has his profile on Orkut and you can curse the fellow through his scrapbook too.
Another thing is, how the hell can a person like that who takes lives of innocent people consider themselves to be like Jesus Christ ?
That is why he is not one of us
Orkut profile of Minal has been deleted! Check out her profile it says “Profile Deleted”! 🙁
The Korean guy is mentally ill. But the main debate is that the authorities knew about his ailment and did not take proper action to avoid this incident. Probably, this is again just some excuse for blaming the unavoidable…who knows!