Friday, September 16, 2016

Hunger - A Haiku & More



Dying are your children 
Fruits, grains, oh mother nature 
My dear capitalism!

As we believe, we live in the most advanced era of humankind.

“21st Century. Wow! Advancements, riches, exploration, knowledge, power what not we do have now.” 

“Awareness and empathy, do you have that?” 

“Yes, we have most effective Media now.” 

“Ah, then you must be knowing your world in and out.” 

“Oh, yes. We have google too.”

“Ah ha! You are so very advanced. I just wanted to blabber something.”

“Go ahead. I am sitting here free for my Friday Drinks. You know I need to relax.”

“Yeah Sure. You need to relax over your drinks.”

“21,000 people die of hunger or hunger related causes every day in our world. This is one person every four second. Children die most often. We had given you plenty of Food for everyone. How did these people get trapped in poverty and that too to an extent where they do not have money to buy their food? Ah, food is to be bought, the most advanced Versions of Human kinds.”

“No no. You carry on with your drink. I am just blabbering. I will do this a little more.

- Some 795 Million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy and active life.

- 12.9% of the population of developing countries is malnourished. 

- Poor nutrition is causing almost 45% of death in children which is 3.1 Million each year.

- One in four of the world’s children are stunted. (This includes developed countries as well) 

Something specific to India 

-194.6 Million undernourished people. 

- one quarter of all unnourished people on the planet live in India. 

- It is home of one third of worlds stunted children that is 38.7% of the children under 5 Years of age.” 

“Aww!” 

"You might be having many things with you now but you are the loneliest of the humankind."

(Data Sources: World Food Program and Poverty.com)

Utpal Kant Mishra
Mumbai
Sep. 16, 2016

P.S: This post is linked to recuerda mi corazon and also to #MyFriendAlexa Week 3 @BlogChatter

26 comments:

Marit said...

Such a thought-provoking post, thank you.

Utpal said...

Thanks Marit for your read.

Lea said...

Dear Utpal, your haiku, words, and statistics... crack the heart of the world wide open...

Reading Pleasure said...

Quite deep and straight on point.

archana mishra said...

Harsh Truth.

rebecca said...

thank you Utpal for speaking straight from your compassionate heart.

gma said...

Perhaps these are the reasons we seek nature on our journeys.

Mark M. Redfearn said...

It's hard to see things that were once alive now dying almost before our very eyes.

carol l mckenna said...

Very real yet contemplative haiku ~ the world has its priorities all twisted ~

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Unknown said...

Very thought provoking Haiku, and a lot of associated food for thought too.

Cheers,
<a href="http://moderngypsy.in>Modern Gypsy</a>

Utpal said...

Lea. Thanks for your read and such nice words of Appreciation. Hope this write makes some difference.

Utpal said...

Reading Pleasure, thanks for your read.

Utpal said...

Archana Didi, thanks for dropping by.

Utpal said...

Thank you Rebecca for your continuous support and appreciation.

Utpal said...

GMA, let the nature be with us through out our journey. Reason be whatsoever.

Thanks for your valuable comments.

Utpal said...

Mark this is the rule of nature and that only needs us to be compassionate.

Thanks a lot for your read.

Utpal said...

Thanks Carol and wish you a happy life all the way.

Utpal said...

Thanks a lot modern gypsy :)

Roma Gupta Sinha said...

Wonderful most, made me think :)

Utpal said...

Thank you Roma for such wonderful words. The write has attained its objective.

menaka bharathi said...

very true and said straight from the heart. intriguing and thought provoking

Utpal said...

Thanks Menaka for your read and liking my write.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Thanks for defending Mother Earth.

Utpal said...

Thanks for your read.

Shweta Dave said...

a literal eye opener...liked the Haiku!

Utpal said...

Thank you Shweta for your comments. There are many things that has been kept hidden from us and we must know them. This write is among one of the things in that direction.

I am humbled to know that this write has attained some of its objectives.