Is there a problem, gentlemen?
If pills were to cure
What is the cure for low self-esteem? Is there a pill for low self-esteem? Would it be legal and ethical to line up people, based on a certain profile – and ‘force’ them to take this pill?
If there is a nomination facility, I would like to first nominate Sharmila Tagore – the esteemed Chief of the Indian Censor Board. She is a significant contributor to global warming by releasing huge amounts of hot air.
My second nomination is Dipankar Gupta, a former professor, JNU – and now Chief Destroyer of Green Cover. Dipankar Gupta consumes huge amounts of paper, used for printing his brutally retarded ideas.
A leering Pran gets an eyeful of Sharmila Tagore in 1967’s An Evening In Paris. Click for image.
Back to Sharmila Tagore
Last year I interviewed Sharmila Tagore and asked her whether there would be a time when India could do away with its film censor board?
“Once you guys can accept the way we see a woman with naked legs, then only,” she said. “A foreigner would give a cursory glance and move on. But we notice more. We need to get over that.”
“Now street censorship is more alive,” she added. “Every Tom, Dick and Harry is going to court and fighting over this and that. Indians have to free themselves from their own censorship and their own mindset.” (read more via When ban nurtures freedom, Columnists – Aseem Chhabra – Mumbai Mirror).
Why Indians accept such trash is worrisome?
One can imagine the reaction had some White and Western commentator said this! But since a Brown RNI (Resident Non-Indian) is saying this, such misbehavior is accepted.
Was this ‘public’ service? Sharmila in her swim suit number in Evening in Paris (Image courtesy – outlookindia.com). Click for larger image.
First, I would look at facts. If Indian men are sexually depraved, frustrated, perverted, how is it that Europe and USA lead the world with the highest availability of prostitutes on per-capita basis. If the West is indeed so emancipated, liberated, how come so many women have to resort to prostitution?
I also wonder, why Sharmila Tagore bothers with us sexually depraved, frustrated, perverted Indians. Why not go and stay in those ‘foreign’ lands, with those ‘foreign’ people who would not look at her naked legs.
We won’t miss you, Sharmila-behen – now or earlier.
Not you … but your money, is what I like …
Now, assume, that Sharmila Tagore is right!
How can Sharmila Tagore explain her naked legs, swimsuits in An Evening in Paris. How could she feed this appetite of perversity and depravity. Going by her own definition, is she not ashamed of exploiting this Indian failing? Can pandering to such sexually depraved, frustrated, perverted men be overlooked or accepted?
I am sure that in her rather shallow frontal lobe, Sharmila Tagore is able to justify and explain her vapid notions of ‘foreign’ and self ‘superiority’ – and the ‘inferiority’ of this poor, dirty, brown Indian.
Like Sharmila Tagore herself did at one time, I know there are enough and more women who want Indian men to drool over their naked legs. And Indians who will riot and cause mayhem to look at these legs. We are like that only!
Pandering I presume is OK, as per Madame Tagore! (Image courtesy – ndtv.com). Click for larger image.
It is called nature, Sharmila-behen.
If you thought Sharmila-behen was bad …
Catching up with the West begins with good manners; not cars, stereos or even blue jeans. Manners are all about how we treat others whom we don’t know personally, and probably never will. If Europe has a head-start of more than a hundred years over us, it is not because they got to commodities first. The advantage they sprung on the rest of the world was in evolving social manners. While we were still aspiring to be good clients to mercurial patrons, they were learning to treat their social others as equals. (read more via Manners make the middle class – The Times of India).
Dipankar Gupta is in a time warp! No young Indian aspires for stereos and jeans. Not anymore. That was in the 1970s – when you were young Dipankar babu. Those days are gone.
India is home to world’s largest denim manufacturers today. Young India has forgotten what a stereo was. Chinese and Korean mobile phones have replaced stereos. Music is now played through MP3 players – most probably on a mobile phone. Cars are made and exported from India.
Strange reading, this!
But to think that the West has good manners is a serious case of ignorance – and esteem-deficiency. Is it good manners to assault Indian students in Australia? Is it good manners to annihilate the Maoris, the Native Americans. Is it even remotely civil to institutionalize racial segregation?
Push-button dummies! Why waster perfectly good newsprint on such duds! (Cartoon by Rex May; courtesy – http://cartoonistgroup.com.).
Was it good manners to inflict depredation on the world’s most prosperous people, the Indians. To reduce Indians to a situation of 40 crore beggars – as the Urdu writer, Ibrahim Jalees described. His book, circa 1950s, was called Chaalis Karod Bhikari. Ibrahim Jalees, from the Hyderabadi family that owns and publishes Siasat Urdu newspaper, migrated to Pakistan, leaving his two brothers in India.
The New Chatteratti
Then there is the editorial head of The Hindu, N. Ram.
Going by his reactions, at India’s oldest English newspaper, editorial standards are set, events and happenings are evaluated on the basis of what N. Ram thinks the BBC, Financial Times, New York Times would probably do.
Or like Chetan Bhagat, who believe during the British Raj, nothing like corruption could have existed. They dive deeper.
the United States values wealth, competition, individualism and religion. These are pretty much core to the essence of American society and culture.
However, ask someone to articulate Indian community values, and there won’t be a clear answer. Do we value wealth or education? Do we value democracy where people have a greater say in how they are governed, or do we believe in power in the hands of a select few to whom the laws don’t apply? Do we value honesty, or do we value getting a job done anyhow? Do we believe in frugality, or do we want to show off our wealth? Do we value our local communities, or do we value being part of India?
There are conflicting responses to any of these questions in the India … I call it confusion. Values cannot be unpredictable, they are consistent. The past decade was spent by Indian society in a muddled set of values. A clear set of values … a lack of good values is why scams happen, nepotism exists and the government doesn’t care about its people.
The reason there is no concrete set of Indian values yet is that the concept of India itself is new. Just over six decades ago, there was no India. We had a collection of princely states, with kings and queens, which the British ruled at gunpoint. When the latter left, we loosely stitched these together, cut off a large chunk with partition and labelled the result India. (Read more: Adding values to life – The Times of India; parts excised for brevity).
It all boils down to a belief in ‘character-less Indians’ says Chetan Bhagat. Not surprising, since 6 decades ago there was no India, continues Chetan Bhagat. What country did the British think of when forming East India Co.? Which India did ancients Greeks, Romans Chinese talk about?
It’s not just N.Ram and Chetan Bhagat.