Thursday, June 08, 2006

Dual nature of the shadows

People like these on the blogosphere exist. If you say that you listen to Iron Maiden, Sepultura or Black Sabbath, you will be accused of not believing in God. If you say that you listen to bhajans or carols, you will be accused of being a fundamentalist / bigot / racist / casteist / anyOtherDamnThing. So do I believe in Him/Her or do I not? Or both, like in quantum physics.

If you say that you hate Shahrukh or Aamir Khan, you automatically turn communal and fundamentalist. The Godwins laws are also invoked, both desi (Here on the desi one) and videsi. It doesnt matter than that you like Irfan Pathan bowling. Does that make me secular enough. Or both.

There seems to be no escape. So much to say, so much to speak out on, but thats why I avoid jumping too much into hot topics of blogosphere. Plus cant spend too much time arguing with people who have all the time in the world for all these things.

Avoiding taking names .. there are quite a few like that. Dont want to waste time deleting abusive comments.


Blogger barbarindian said...

Shadows, in the US those ghetto black kids who study hard are accused by their peers of "acting white".

We are starting to see the same in the Indian context:

Revealing comment from the youthcurry blog: You think that standing on the other side of the reservation issue is going to get everybody in this society to see you as a Forward Caste and hence superior. Is that what you are trying to achieve??

Strange comment from Prof. Sanil: Some IITtians who have benefited from reservation have declared that they will not accept reservation for their kids. ...... In other words giving up one’s right should not be a tactic to conceal the caste origin of one’s kids! They all must join the debate on ending reservation for everyone.

Can you believe these suckers?

June 10, 2006 12:44 PM  

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