Many of us have dream women. Well, one of my all-time favourites, Elizabeth "Liz" Hurley, is currently in India (Jodhpur, Rajasthan) for her much-hyped and paparazzi-hounded wedding with NRI biggie Arun Nayyar. Hurley, who is undoubtedly one of the world's most beautiful women, has irked at Nayyar's Indian links. I remember the last time she was going to make the trip, she said she couldn't bear being in India.
Our streets undoubtedly don't breathe pure oxygen into her nostrils, but what happened was an exaggeration of what has become the world's biggest disuniting factor today - Racism. It is clear that the white-skinned can't bear living in the country due to their over-rated luxury, which is ubiquitous in England & the US of A. But they have no right to fling paycheques and then shout out loud that the place sucks. Our very own Shilpa Shetty, who recently had the chance to become the face of anti-racism campaigns, chose to rake in the pounds and stay quiet. Credibility is a word only left to the dictionary nowadays, I guess. The woman herself had said that she had been racially abused and then all of a sudden, she turns hostile.
Shilpa made truckloads of money, Hurley's respect for India is restricted to the heritage and culture & Indians abroad are injected with the poisonous venom of racism again and again. But not for once does a brown/black human stand up and be counted. This is no crisis. It is probably a mindset till we choose to change it. Till then, keep waking up to racism.....
PS: A correction for the previous post. Virender Sehwag did not return to form. Let’s pray he does it against the Windies.