Where is that country which boasted itself to be secular, tolerant and other blah blah blah? I feel betrayed that what they taught us in school about the great India is all false. Political aspirations and goals are marring the sensibility of people. Where is religious tolerance? A movie being banned for portraying Taliban as what they are? Which muslim Indian national is even closely related to the Taliban?
What did Rushdie do to be banned from entering Kolkata? Who owns the city to ban him? Look at the fun! One side; you are banning a movie to protect the interest of a minority religious community whereas the other side, a person belonging to the same minority religious community is being banned.
I can't help but laugh out loud, louder at the game being played. We prove, time and again that there is no wicked hypocrites than us. In all terms - social inequality, religious intolerance, gender discrimination, racial tolerance, economic transparency - the list goes on and on. Whom are we fooling by portraying a secular and tolerant India?
Theories like even with so many problems, we go on everyday is a total bull crap - don't fool others and don't fool yourselves. Few years ago, people were mature to handle criticisms, they were truly secular and tolerant. Few months ago, I read a report in the Bangalore edition of TOI the light of Digambar saints. People are so ignorant of the sect and the practices that they harass them on the road! How pathetic can it get.
And another article was about how the story of Punyakoti is being manipulated by the saffron brigade in school text books. Read the story in the link and you will get the moral of the story. But the moral is twisted in text books today to show the tiger vowed not to eat cows anymore. These are just a couple of examples as to what is happening everyday in our great country.
We are not going back in time definitely; few years ago, people were more mature and tolerant. Our views, our practices are all going narrow each day. God bless India!