Reality Check India

We are not outraged

Posted in Uncategorized by realitycheck on August 17, 2009

To The Gentle People of the World,

We wish to inform you that the following headlines are not representative of what people think in India.

A nation outraged ! (over Harbajans racial attack on Symonds)

A nation outraged ! (over Shahrukhs ‘detention’)  My great aunt (74 yrs) traveling alone has been detailed in JFK for 11 hours. She does not have a muslim last name. She came out with a smile. Her only complaint was there was no vegetarian food in the deli that the immigration officer too her to. So, she just had to eat the hamburger buns. King Khan should stop crying. Special treatment by birth, political connections, corruption enabler middlemen connections, bolly/kolly/tollywood status, or closeness to 200+1 families stop once you leave our shores.

Nation clamors for social justice to Shah Rukh Khan. (No, the nation clamors for no such thing. The nation clamors for data driven social justice, but the politico-medio class wants ad-hoc social justice delivered purely at their pleasure. But you already knew that this setup forms the cornerstone of Indian politics)

Nation clamors for vengeance against Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie (No such thing) The nation could not care less. SRK shows his bollywood shtyle mentality by declaring that “If they want I can frisk Angelina when she is here in India”. Dude, this is cheap even by Bollywood standards.

In fact, if you see any headline that starts with “A nation outraged …” – Run ! The media here does not know the first thing about what the nation thinks.


Hey readers, Are you checking out the only worthwhile Indian blog on contemporary issues, Barbarindians ?


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  1. harini calamur said, on August 17, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    well said .

    check out “A Fish Called Wanda” (if you haven’t already seen it – and look at Kevin Kline’s character. the collective Indian media reminds me of that 🙂

  2. reason said, on August 17, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    >> The media here does not know the first thing about what the nation thinks.

    I am not so sure about that anymore.

  3. Vivek said, on August 17, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Only reason I still have some hope is a handful of blogs like yours, barbar, chindu and others. Our nation used to get outraged by something called A Terrorist Attack. Since 2005, I think our country also stopped worrying about that. I guess outrage over a funny man getting frisked is something too difficult for a nation to do given that it is finding difficult to choose between FTN and Rakhi ka Swayamvar!

  4. Gaurav said, on August 17, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Why do you hate me so much dude …

    • rc said, on August 17, 2009 at 5:05 pm

      Okay Lifeandsomething and Barbarindians are the only two worthwhile … 🙂

      • Gaurav said, on August 18, 2009 at 5:12 am

        I have to ask people for praise, good thing I don’t have any shame or self-esteem. Anyway seriously (kind of) Scott Adams once remarked all people want is free stuff. This applies to ‘we’ as well.

  5. reason said, on August 17, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    how does the question of ‘influencing a judge’ become a question of a phone call?

  6. rc said, on August 17, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    UPDATE :

    I am stunned by Salman Khan’s forthright views on this curious incident.

    The media added the following masala:

    Footer Bar : Salman Takes a dig at Shahrukh
    Later in a panel discussion (thats right) : One of the actors rivals says…

    What do we make of this ?

    Maybe Salman is the virtuous one and Shahrukh is the spoilt brat.

    I need a refill, its late.

  7. Dosabandit said, on August 18, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    And, apparently this Shahrukh incidence is worthy of diplomatic action. But somehow the Mumbai attacks were not good enough for the same. It seems over 300 innocent Indian lives are worth much less than an hour of a celebrity detention. Crazy are the ways of the seculars.

  8. Rohit said, on August 20, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    ”Dude, this is cheap even by Bollywood standards.”

    Don’t you disagree with the prevailing Bollywood standard of err…humor.

  9. Randhir said, on August 24, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    We are being made fun of shows galore over the US. Can the media please stop creating a mockery of India?

    Volume of the cries on TV = TRPs according to these jerks.

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