Monday, September 29, 2014

India, not Hindutvastan...

It is not about Rajdeep Sardesai.

A journalist was heckled and beaten up because he asked "stupid", awkward questions and because he has a very different point of view. So do we start beating up each other because we ask uncomfortable questions of one another and that we do not agree with each others views?

That the saner amongst us might be blind to or silent on where this can all lead to, is frightening. A bold, strong, confident, developed India, proud of its multi-cultural as well as ancient ethos, is certainly what I look forward to and whole-heatedly will work for. But a belligerent, macho Hindutvastan, scares me.