Monday, December 01, 2008

Anger over Mumbai

I'm at a channel partner's office and free for a little while.
Although I hate the format in which posts from my mobile appear on the
blog, I cannot overcome the temptation to post something RIGHT NOW.
Obviously, the events in Mumbai have left everybody shocked. No words
can express the anger one feels; against the terrorists, against the
Govt. for its impotency and against sensationalist media personnel
whose use of words to cash in on the tragedy is downright shameful and


Anonymous said...

I hope that the Indian people know that whatever Reverend Jeremiah Wright says it doesn't represent the views of all of America. Lots of us in America see Jeremiah Wright as a source of shame and view him with contempt.

I don't feel that this is a case of India's chickens coming home to roost. Lots of us in America would be appalled at hearing Reverend Jeremiah Wright say "God Damn India".

It really concerns me that such a low life is so close to our President-elect.

Shekhar said...

anon: Indians, having enjoyed the fruits and also having borne the brunt of being the most populous democracy in the world, know very well how the 'right to free speech' can be used as well as misused.

Rev. Wright has every right to speak his mind. However, like any other leader, he should realise the weight of his words and that even though the majority disagree with him, there are those who hang on to every word he utters.

Are words like "God Damn India", if he did actually say that, those of a responsible leader? That is the question that Americans must ask themselves. Lord knows we have seen enough sad instances of such irresponsible statements in India.

Adamkhoron ka swarg said...

Alas! This what terrorist wants. Massive publicity!!
By the way I feel that NewsX has done good job so far. Their news quality is really good. Hope that doesn't get maligned.