Wednesday, May 24, 2006


We don’t do a lot of linking and saluting out here on Dazed and Confused but let me say that I am surprisingly awed by this whole reservation drama. (My earlier post on this is here). Honestly, I didn’t think that all this protest would come to much. I thought the enthusiasm would wane and people will go back to watching the India-West Indies cricket series. But that hasn’t happened. There’s hope yet for our country. Whatever happens now, a lot of points have been made and hence certain salutes are in order.

-To the Medical Students in New Delhi who started it all and showed the way for the rest of the nation to follow, I salute you!

-To Dr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta , who resigned his position from the Knowledge Commission and took a stand and wrote this wonderful resignation letter to the Prime Minister, I salute you!

-To Karan Thapar, for exposing Arjun Singh as the nincompoop that he is in this amazing interview, I salute you!

I haven’t done anything by comparison, except for signing an online petition, which is supposed to be presented to the Prime Minister. I can’t see how that will make a difference to anybody when so much else has failed but we do what we can, I guess. There was some talk of a protest march on Fri evening outside my office. It’s a pity I am leaving for Chennai tomorrow for the next few days. I would have loved to be a part of that protest.

I know, I know, if I really gave a shit, I would cancel the trip and join the protest now, wouldn’t I?


singlewheatfemale said...

No, u wouldn't have to cancel the trip. The josh is spreading. It would only help if you go and rise for it in Chennai too. Salut to you too.
hmmm nice to be back :)

dazedandconfused said...

thanks and welcome back :) Have you finally managed to put up a post??

The One said...

Yes.. The Salutes are well desrved...

I for one haven't done anything of note. Blogged a bit about it, cribbed some more, but well thats not going to make any difference.

What these people have done and are doing probably will. So- Salutations!