Spiga

Weak in the knees

Nothing hurts as much as some of India’s bend-to-your-knees policies regarding international issues. Tibet, Taslima Nasreen, and so many others will pay testimony to this fact while terrorists, China, the West and all other traditionally anti-Indian entities will enjoy a wicked laugh. If we chose to blame ourselves, we would be wiser.

Because, it is certain that we cannot deal with sensitive issues as we would like and that governments needs to learn and improve from past mistakes like Mohammed Afzal and Kandahar. Pressure from the Left led to the nuclear deal’s progress coming to a disc-brake generated halt. Sometimes we are too sensitive, sometimes not smart enough. Sometimes, we don’t know what we are doing.

Like Nasreen rightly said before exiting the subcontinent – “"A person who couldn't be scared by fundamentalists has been defeated by cold-blooded state terrorism inflicted by the Indian government. My terrible experience has shattered all my notions about a secular, democratic India.”

We always set priorities for ourselves but cannot deal with the bigger picture, like a Hindu would be biased towards Shah Rukh Khan or any other Muslim actor who entertains him or a Muslim would enjoy an Aishwarya Rai smile but both of them will come up chest-baring when ever there is secular unrest in the country.

That is India.

2 comments:

  philip9876

Monday, March 24, 2008 at 5:32:00 PM PDT

I dont understand this stand. I mean, dont we insist that Kashmir and the rest of the stuff that happens in India is an internal matter? And that, we dont brook any external interference.

Then why is it that we are playing double standards when it comes to Tibet? Its ok to sympathise, but why allow violence in our country for outside issues? Its time India sheds its 70s foreign policy and thinks economically like the USA does. China is more impt to India than Tibet and our actions should reflect that.

As for Taslima Nasreen, she is a shithole. She doesnt have even an iota of gratitude for living in India free of cost for more than a decade. And today badmouths India just because she has been shaken out of her comfort living. I have no sympathies for her.

All the chaddi gang (BJP, RSS etc) who are supporting Taslima, why are they so uptight about MF Hussain who painted the Hindu gods in nude? Another double standards eh?

Ignore the newspapers. Their only aim is to rouse the rabble and sell their stuff.

I believe we Indians are the most hypocritical people on earth. Period.

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