For good or for bad, most of us are now "on-line". It has its advantages though. A few months ago when a rogue Godman was in the news, a text messsge on my phone enthused me with a factoid, that it had taken only a handful of people and their honest and persistant efforts to put him behind bars, despite the charlatan having thousands of followers, some in very high places.
Which brings me to the very persistant and unbiased effort put in, by the very small and young team of Dream Wanderlust, in relentlessly probing the Everest tragedy of 2016, and not only coming up with answers but also raising some very pertinant and potentially ominous questions.
This is all the more appreciable, because, in this, the now domesticated main-stream media with their years of experience, contacts, man/woman power and, last but not the least, financial resources failed miserably.
The latest news, again courtesy DW, which some of the main-stream media laughably picked up the next day, tells me that the Govt. of India has officialy requested the Govt. of Nepal to investigate the matter. This necessarily means that the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India has found enough substance and so taken due cognisance of the plea filed by Sunita Hazra and the late Goutam Ghosh's family.
The immediacy if the tragedy is still with me, as I have known both of them for many years now, and I sincerely hope the investigations are conducted speedily and thoroughly.
Like many others, I too eagerly await the outcome, with the belief in what Abraham Lincoln said, that "you can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."
In the Pics: Goutam Ghosh (Left) and Sunita Hazra (Right)