February 01, 2011

Radio tagging or radio collars ...

I am mostly trying to avoid this frivolous controversy which is just erupting about some Indian students studying in the U.S. But it does remind me again about how wonderfully Indians are able to zoom in on issues that are of absolutely zero importance while ignoring the important issues.

Any day of the year, you will find some 'news' related to some movie stars ... either someone being spotted with someone or someone breaking up with someone else.

Remember that other story which went on for a while about Indian students being beaten up down under.

How many days ago was it when more than a hundred people died in a stampede at Sabarimala? Does anyone remember?

What does that tell us about ourselves? I think our priorities are misplaced. It's okay to do candle light vigils about Jessica Lall's killer going scot free but it matters as well when people die who are not models.

I think Indians inherently and automatically put a value on human life ... the richer you are, the more value your life has. The richer you are, the more licenses you can take with the law. The richer you are, the more violations of the law you are allowed.

The sad reality perhaps is this: Indians are not democratic in spirit, incapable of rational thought, and one of the most deeply racial societies or people in the world.

Bon voyage!

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