Indian girl’s poem ‘Pray for the World’ goes viral 

It was this hard-hitting dichotomy of outrage and unconcern that's reflected in a poem posted by Indian-origin blogger Karuna Ezara Parikh on Twitter - which instantly went viral.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 16, 2015 5:29 pm
paris, paris attack, paris attack poem, paris poem, Indian girl's poem, twitter poem, Pray for the World, viral story, trending story They lambasted those behind the Paris massacre, while extending their support to the victims of the unfortunate attack.

As France came under the grip of terrorism on November 13, people across the world took to social media as a medium to pour their hearts out. They lambasted those behind the Paris massacre, while extending their support to the victims of the unfortunate attack.

But amid the outcry for Paris, Beirut – which also played victim to an ISIS attack just the day before – lay forgotten. A similar callous attitude was what Baghdad got, which has been under continuous terrorist attacks. Like many have said, it’s probably because of the sad truth that ‘these things just happen there’.

It was this hard-hitting dichotomy of outrage and unconcern that’s reflected in a poem posted by Indian-origin blogger Karuna Ezara Parikh on Twitter – which instantly went viral.

Parikh took to the social media to point out what was lacking in our prayers. She started with the powerful caption – “It’s time to pray for humanity. It’s time to pray for the world. It’s time to make all places beloved.”

Parikh points out that Beirut, Baghdad and several other nations inflicted by terorism should have found place in our prayers. But ‘we’ chose to show solidarity to only the people of France.

It is not Paris that needs our prayers, it is the world.

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    Jai Kumar
    Nov 17, 2015 at 1:31 am
    How true only white lives matter . For that matter how many lives are lost in India daily for no reason at all.anyboby know how many farmers committed suicide thus week, how many people died of hunger. These are as deadly as a bomb but do we care. No 'We are Indians here'. We will though collect money for Palestine and flour our Facebook French.
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      Sunny
      Nov 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm
      Sikhs end their prayer daily with "Nanak Naam Chardikala, teraa bhanaa Sarbaht dah Phahla" which can be translated as "Nanak asks for 'Naam' (name of God) with which comes well being, happiness and positive spirit and with your blessings, Lord may everyone in the world prosper and be in peace" or can be broken down as: Nanak, With Naam comes Chardi Kala and with your blessings, may there be peace for all" Budhists end their prayer with "Sabka Mangal Ho", May all be blessed. SORRY I DON'T ABOUT OTHER COMMUNITIES BUT AM SURE ALL HAVE THE SAME PRAYER BUT WORDS MAY DIFFER. If it is not conveying the above message then one should understand that there is something wrong somewhere. This is what is required from the depth of each individual's HEART. This should become the HEART BEAT of each of us not only the lip service. When more and more of these waves (as everything every thought is just a wave only) are spread in the w cosmos, then automatically planet will see love, prosperity and peace. At the moment mostly only lip service is happening and deep inside our hearts we still have hatred towards each other. We want love for ourself and our family but we have hatred towards other fellow beings. In English language there is a term "GIVE AND TAKE". Look at it deeply, Give comes first and Take is after that. First we have to give. Whatever we want in this life, from Cosmos from other beings, pray and wish the same (from the heart ) for all others. This is the only thing I have understood so far in my life which I am trying to practice. I will end up with "May all get PEACE, PROSPERITY, LOVE, GOOD HEALTH, FREEDOM"
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        kk
        Nov 16, 2015 at 11:20 pm
        Ms Karuna makes very appropriate point i totally agree, She probably meant ---"It is not Paris alone we should pray for "
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          jaggu
          Nov 17, 2015 at 3:08 pm
          Very true .... brother
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            BharatK
            Nov 16, 2015 at 11:48 pm
            Sikular justificaiton of Islamist barbarity on Paris.
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              Varun Reddy
              Nov 16, 2015 at 6:44 pm
              Such a stupid poem.Dramaqueen who has no idea about the details of a crisis when attempts to write something produces such tripe.
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                rohit shah
                Nov 17, 2015 at 5:57 am
                GREAT POEM well written. We have similar great tragedy in Mumbai 2008 and in several places in the world started off from 9/11 in NEW YORK. Now the latest in Paris. IT SHOULD COME AS A SURPISE IF IT HAPPENS IN INDYA AGAIN. OUR MOTOR MOUTH POLITICIANS and SIDE KICKS , ARE STROKING THE HUNGRY LION WITH FOOLISH STATEMENTS INORDER TO GET VOTE TO GET INTO POWER AS MLA or MP. OUR NARROW MINDED PEOPLE ARE PLAYING NOT WITH FIRE BUT EXPLOSION , ONCE A THRESHOLD IS REACHED. DO WHAT THE GOVT WANT IT WILL HAPPEN AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO STOP IT.. FRANCE DESPITE IT TOP QUALITY POLICING ARE UNABLE TO STOP THIS DISASTER. WE DONT EVEN HAVE TOP QUALITY POLICING TO STOP. THOSE WHO PROVOKE HAVE Z security and care a dam for ordinary citizen . LET STOP THE ROT
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                  Raj
                  Nov 17, 2015 at 4:02 pm
                  Because caring for fellow Indians is not as fashionable in India.
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