in 1931, three indian patriots give up their lives to protest white rule.*
in 2006, white woman gives up her parliament seat
which is the greater sacrifice? no doubt at all. just ask the media. the "inner voice" wins hands down.
* i am reminded of ov vijayan's words in 'the path of the prophet'.
"hundreds, thousands of gallows, all the way to the horizon. and on them, smiling, hanged martyrs, sikhs! hedonists and merchants, they yet loved the country deeply."