We are not outraged
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.
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