Dear Mr. Chief Justice,
Good morning. I hope you are feeling good today. This letter is in regard to the episode of you feeling emotional in some meeting with the PM. I am not quite sure of what happened and what is the that made you feel emotional. If it was some dust in your eyes, that made tears roll down your cheeks. You see the media always sensationalizes everything and a common man like me cannot be sure of what happened unless present there and sometimes even when they are present.
So I chose to write to you directly to know what made you breakdown emotionally and if it all in the first place you were emotional. Media says you were overburden with the work on your shoulder. Is that correct ? We know there is a long pending work in the field on Justice and I understand that it is difficult to deal with all the issues related to Justice because what is just for one may be completely unjust in someone else eyes. And when you are given the responsibility of taking care of all the issues in the country and making a decision on them, it is but natural to feel overwhelmed and burdened. But does that mean one should feel emotional ? (Well I cannot wait to hear your response/feelings on that ) Even if that makes you emotional and breaks you down, what after you shed your tears? Do you feel empowered now ? Is there a new energy in your thoughts ?
Because I have heard them all say that when you share your pain with others it lightens your heart. I hope you feel lighter now.
I have read the President notes from one of his books, that he worked towards making Justice his primary agenda and planned on moving all the cases to digitization. What is the status on that ? Is that helping you or are you burdened with it ? Do I need to mention who was the President, if you didn’t have time to read books, then it was Mr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Again as I said I wouldn’t know what is the status of it unless you tell me. I don’t want to file an RTI nor I want to wait until you retire and write a book. I know you cannot speak while you are on position, but you need to device some means to talk to the new Gen Justice guys.
I have been reading The Republic by Plato and having a hard time reconciling what Socrates speaks of and what my own thoughts are. I cannot read more than 2-3 pages a day while I complete Chetan Bhagat books in few hours and JK Rowling’s book in a day. In a way I don’t mind you not knowing CB n JKR, but I believe you have read The Republic ! Have you ? Please tell me frankly !
When I read that, (I have not yet completed it yet) I realized it is very difficult to provide Justice and the notion of what is just and unjust totally changed for me. I started to think and see everything with eyes of Justice. Yes your eyes. My blood raged with everything I saw and my heart broke to see how people follow unfair means for their own benefits. Those very tiny little things about – not traveling without a ticket, an employer not paying salary and similar kind. Those tiny little issues compared to what you deal with, make me realized that notion of Justice is totally flawed in India and it is very difficult and risky to provide a ‘100% Fair n Just Decision to Everything’.
By then I understood the gravity of your life and started to appreciate how you tackle everything so wisely. But then this happened. All the noise in news about you becoming emotional. So I want to know what happened !
Are you eating food on time ?
Do you get time to listen to your favorite music ?
How often do you meet your grandchildren ?
How is your brother (Read Dalveer Bhandari, Internal Court of Justice) ? Do you happen to talk to him! Is he doing a good job there.
Do you go on vacation ?
I do not intend to challenge your capabilities and skills but I talk to you as a family member, as a grandson. As to whatever is happening in the family (country) you are a hope to what good can happen. You may feel sad, dejected broken, but you cannot stop. You have a vision and you need to implement that. I do not have the experience of life as much as you do and so I am not entitled to serve Justice so soon. You cannot on the other hand wait for me go gain same conscience as you have and serve the country, because by then you will not be there any more. I am here and I can see you. Give me an example to live by for the rest of my life.
The media might not speak of the amazing work you do, but I will, even the tiny little thing you do, I will remember that and I will be inspired. All your grandchildren will be inspired to serve Justice in the right way.
And I want to you tell me in the reply to this letter, as I have spoken my heart out with genuine care and affection for you, what are your suggestions to me.
Thank you and take care of your health. See you soon.
One of your many grandsons
waiting for you
to become my hero !