july 12th, 2006
this kind of kumbaya-singing is ridiculous; the need of the hour is to inflict some serious pain on the perpetrators (in particular pakistan) so that this sort of thing is not repeated.
but of course, won't that affect the 'piss process' which is presumably highly lucrative for all sorts of people? and whatever will duryodhan(a) singh do if some people exhibited a backbone? santham, papam, siva, siva! unthinkable!
when white people died in the us on 9/11, the nytimes was notably less into 'forgive and forget',
and there were far fewer platitudes mouthed. no prizes for guessing why.
it's as sandhya jain said in a recent article: the us is looking to contain india in all possible ways, including with the apparent christist prachanda in nepal and the christist velupillai prabhakaran in sri lanka being favorite recipients of arms from them, along with the headhunter-turned-christists in nagaland.
by the way, the deafening silence from teesta setalvad and shabana azmi and kamala suraiyya are to be noted. also from shah rukh khan, mahesh bhatt, et al.
but i'm sure teesta will be back in form with a gratuitous piece of advice, insisting that nobody talk about mohammedan terrorists. see her previous classic when ayodhya was bombed:
but you mustn't call them terrorists in case you hurt their fragile feelings!