15th May 2015 – Pristina, Kosovo
Who’s right? And who stands wrong?
It depends on which window you are peering from.
I have no intention to hurt anybody, nor any nation.
But happiness is the goal. It should be our total sum.
After I wrote the last 2 days about Kosovo, I got some messages from a couple of Serbian friends. They were offended that I was calling this a country, since Serbia still doesn’t recognise Kosovo as a separate country. And how could I, when even India doesn’t officially recognise Kosovo?
I dont blame them. Kosovo has been a stage of world politics for a while now, and many acts have been played out here. No one can say for certain who is right and who is wrong. And neither can I. So, I need to reiterate that I do not endorse Kosovo as a separate nation. And I do not reject it either. I am simply not taking any sides, and I will let the diplomatic course take its way to decide on the final verdict about this country.
Having said that, this small diamond-shaped region has seen the best of times and the worst of times. It arose, proudly, after the ravages of war and have a smile to show for it. The people are proud, grand and lovely. But there is much more to be done here. The infrastructure is a mess, people are unemployed, and time is moving really slow for them. Given a couple of decades, and they will emerge stronger.
Having said that, it was time for me to leave Kosovo and head towards Montenegro. I have a bus in the night, at 7 PM, so I decided to do some walking in the morning. Went past the interestingly designed library building, which resembled a bunch of fruits kept together. And the half-built orthodox church just opposite to it.
I took a lot of pictures today, but nothing caught my attention like this amusement park on Velania region. The rides may cost just 1 EUR, and the choice is limited to just 1 or 2 rides. But one thing you can’t miss is the happiness of the kids.
Sometimes, happiness is all that we need. Man made borders only to distort this fact.