This was a very riveting read.

The Day The Pirates Came

Usually, I don't like long articles esp. if they are too dragging and boring.

But this story captivated me till the very end.

It was very engrossing, very absorbing and very moving, as it showed me the world of pirates and their captives.

Some scenes were really touching.....

For e.g.

Once a day, normally in mid-morning, they would get a bowl of instant noodles to share between the five of them. They would carefully ration the meal, passing around a grimy spoon and each taking one mouthful. They would repeat the ritual in the evening and hand back the empty bowl. They were given nothing to drink except muddy water, which was often mixed with petrol. Sometimes they were so thirsty they drank saltwater from the river.

It's a miracle that these people survived after their long, arduous ordeal of more than 2 months.

I wonder if they suffer from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) after enduring such a harrowing captivity of poor hygiene, poor diet, physical injuries and illnesses.

Their life story can really inspire somebody to make a movie. Hope it catches the attention of some talented producer/director who can make a film on their adventure.

Goodbye to you now with these 2 Quotes:

All great achievements require time. - Maya Angelou

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Take Care,
~ Aparna ~

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