TOI (Times of India) comes to my aid affirming my belief system about Indians. Idiocy that it represents confirms the crux of all my contentions- that indeed Indians are idiotic. The sheer volume of chicanery it produce everyday is quite astounding. Sometimes you wonder, is this what Indian youth is currently thinking?
I have opined in two of my posts why I think Rang De Basanti (RDB) is such a wrong example. And in another post, I found the ‘Qualities of a Leader’ touted by TOI to be completely misplaced. I believe they have no clue what leadership is all about.
Now, TOI has just given me another reason to ridicule it. They have combined Leadership with RDB.
Before you proceed, let me give a small summary on what RDB means. A group of young people who were completely clueless find one of their friend’s husband dead because of an ‘alleged’ fault with a fighter plane. The fighter planes were supposed to be upgraded (or something like that) which was not ‘allegedly’ taken up by the Defense Minister. Armed with this scanty evidence, obtained from TV (like TIMES NOW) and newspapers (like TOI) who continue to spew forth garbage on a daily basis, they decide to kill the Defense Minister. (An unnecessary analogy with Bhagat Singh and Azad, etc, ends up ridiculing these freedom fighters as well). This group of young people take up law unto their own hands and end up killing the Defense Minister. They make a mockery of their own actions by going on air, where many clueless Indians, who have grown up reading City Edition of TOI which splashes seminude models and actresses, calls in to congratulate these assassins.
And now TOI believes that such kind of leadership is what India needs. It writes,
RDB's strength lies in making leaders out of ordinary people.
You know what happens when people take up law into their hands, RDB style? (Please watch these two videos).
And so that you don’t miss the point they are trying to make, they reiterate that “The essence of the Lead
And what is the agenda of these folks at TOI and those who participate in these discussions?
One of them wants “caste-based admission system (to) be boycotted”. Now you know who these people are. These are upper caste Hindus who would like to ensure they do not give up the privileges they have enjoyed in this sub-continent since Ram Rajya.