Im stepping into dangerous territories here...
Why is it that newspapers and the media cry out loud the gross inhumanity in animal sacrifices during any of the hindu festivals but refrains from as even a whimper in the case of the same during bakrid?
Why is it that no one even talks the godhra that happened but is vocal enough about the riots in Ahmedabad?
Why is the bursting of crackers during diwali is made a case in point but no one makes but a whimper at the number of vehicles prying on the roads increasing exponentially?
Why is US concerned about the oil line for Iran, India and Pakistan and the rising nuclear tensions between neighbors?
F16s to Pak and F18s to India. Feeding the capitalist economy?
[more on the american hegemony later]
Why is it that Germany remains a center of holocaust and the gross inequities committed on humanity when something similar on the same lines/worse was taking place in US over captured Japanese PoW?
As i heard in the Page3"Jiski chalti hai,
uski g***d pe mombatti jalti hai"
I sometimes think of selective amnesia that goes around in the media or in the world history. My history of the Indian culture blurs before 1600's unless that history was written by some British scholar. Not that im accusing the British of playing up a different version of our history then. But as i say this, Im having a hard time recalling the times that have gone between the Ramayana writing Valmiki to the more recent 1900's with the caste systems. What changes have they gone through? Later to one point, its just a blur.
Its the same thing that goes on in other aspects too like that of a US view of the world war II where any aspects of violence by the country is completely obliterated :OIs this an observation or is it true? The seemingly outright meddling of history by the victor countries... The powers that emerge victorious after a war, seem to take care to show every action in the positive light only and any flaws are deleted.
Its dangerous you know, when you want to venture out and you know there is going to be only one path and it has a green light, everything appears green. Why? Because that was the way it was intended to appear. Green.