Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Insensitivity and intolerance

one of our ministers hasoffered Rs.51 crore to anyone who would do away withthe cartoonist.A religious court in U.P.,exercisingits global jurisdiction,has issued a fatwa against thecartoonist.. It may be simple logic that an insane response to aninsane act is an aggravation and not a solution.But,weneeded a Mahatma to remind us that 'an eye for an eye'makes us all losers. Among animals and birds,a deviant is immediatelyisolated and its influence ring-fenced.It is only inthe biologically most-rational species that a rogue iseither deified or demonised to such an extent that hisbehaviour becomes self-sustaining and acquires a largefollowing. Once animals and birds start emulating humanbehaviour,there will be total anarchy.Let us pray thatanimals will remain as animals.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Pedestrian and the car

If the pedestrian moves before the horn is sounded,something is wrong with the car;if he does not move even after the horn,something is wrong with the pedestrian.