Dasmunshi shines in times of crisis
Sorry for the lack of updates, I am getting reality checks of my own from the actual world !
Just a quick roundup.
The entire media and political circle has its panties in a bunch over this Shilpa Shetty episode. Apparently she was called a “Paki”, “that Indian”, or the “dog”. As a protest, Reality Check suggests she should refuse her payment of 3 crores from the Big Brother producers and walk out of the show. Yeah ! that will show them. Never mind that a million Indians live happily in the UK, their children have plenty of opportunities, you cant even get them to stay a week in India. Never mind that millions more including our own Laxmi Mittal *choose* to make UK their home. Let us not blow this “racism” episode beyond the set of the silly “Big Brother” show.
So Mr Dashmunshi has banned an entire channel (AXN) for telecasting the “Worlds Sexiest Advertisements“.
“What they have telecast is condemnable and deserves action”
Apparently Mr Dashmunshi hasnt seen some of Ms Shettys videos. Mr Dashmunshi has asked Shilpa Shetty to pass on factual information to the Indian government asap so that action can be taken. (.. appropriate response to the issue can be taken up..)
Union Commerce Minister Kamal Nath “broached” the issue with Gordon brown. So whats next, approach the UN Security Council via Sashi Tharoor ?
The OBC Quota news
Nothing much has been happening on this front. The SC has given the government three more weeks to come up with the rationale for the quota. The government itself has pointed out in the parliamentary commitee report, the moily report, as well as in the NCBC about the absence of data.
Some people are drawing a parallel between Arunachal Pradesh and TN/KA. The logic is along the lines of .. ” If 95% of a state is backward, why is it wrong to give 69% quota for those classes”. People who ask the question should remember that the constitution only allows for “social justice” not “caste justice”. Arunachal is different because a majority are scheduled tribes. Scheduled Tribes need not be backward at all (nor do they need to be poor or uneducated). Almost everyone in 100% literate Lakshadweep is ST. They are ST due to spatial and cultural isolation. See more here.