Sunday, November 30, 2008

Moral Responsbility

Congress final got rid of its biggest liability, in the name of moral responsbility, Mr. Shivraj Patil. I hope this brings some sensible changes in government's approach and people's approach.

Opposition's approach though doesnt seem to change as much after what all we have witnessed. Mr. Rudy comments as spokesperson of BJP couldnt have been any less opportunistic at a time like this. He seems to think that asking government to resign is more important than trying to create a collaborative effort to set things right in our internal security system.

I think all the MPs should resign and take pledge to not fight elections if they really want accountability debate in the country!! Mr. Rudy included.

India in Mumbai

Finally Taj is free and world is back to normal. We can now safely switch from news channels to our daily dose of soaps and cooked up reality shows.

It took a Shyam Benegal to remind our news channels that this tragedy was not limited to 5 star hotels, elites, foreigners and slain police officers... it involved hapless unfortunate people at VT station or those police constables who had nothing but a wooden batons to shield themselves from volley of bullets. It was a tragedy of bystanders.

The loss to economy is getting calculated for big businesses but spare a thought for Mumbai's millions who live from day to day and whose life is tied to streets. For them loss of a day is question of life and death. Terrorists didnt need bullets to kill them.

Of all this I hope now Mumbai would be free from the parochialism of Thakres who seem to think that they own the city. Whole of India converged on to Mumbai, for 3 days Mumbai was India and I just hope it remains so forever...