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Monday, April 16, 2007

Another blasphemy, Khushi-Kadir & Cross on Coins


Centuries ago it was observed by travellers that Indians love to watch 'tamasha', of any sort.

Ever since the electronic media revolution occurred, there is not a single day when you don't see a few controversies and though we may all, criticise the channels we surely love to watch them and comment on them.

In Rajasthan, an MLA from Jodhpur, who wanted induction in state cabinet, printed calendars that show Vasundhara Raje Scindia as Goddess Annapurna.

The trio of LK Advani, Atal Behari Vajpayee and Rajnath Singh have been depicted as Lord Brahma, Lord Mahesh and Lord Vishnu respectively. The Hindu gods are depicted the way they are but for the difference that the faces of these leaders have replaced them. The rest is all same. Another controversy is over the latest Rupee 2 coin that bears a Cross.

RSS chief K Sudarshan has smelt rat. He feels that it is Christian influence. Though this is not the Christian cross and it was introduced on coins after the visually challenged (blind) complained that they could not distinguish between the Re1 and Rs 2 coins which were almost similar in size now.

If these were not enough then the controversies of Richard Gere kissing Shilpa Shetty and the Hindu Rashtra Sena's attack on Star TV after the minor Hindu girl Khushi alias Rukku Agarwal and Abdul Qadir ran away from Surat and reached the office to tell their story. The Rs 800 crore turnover textile market of Surat shutdown in protest and Agarwal community is angry.

The girl had fell in love with the youth, Kadir alias Kabir on internet (Chatting), two years ago when she was 14-1/2. Now she is past 16 but still a long way to be treated as a major. For the entire story of the couple, click.

The Priyanka-Umar love affair and the controversy over Sachin eating a cake coloured like tricolour [Indian flag] which was termed as 'Sachin tiranga kaaT kar khaa gaye' dominated headlines in the last couple of days.

Then the controversy that has scuttled the chances [if there were any] of Narayanmurthy as a runner for the post of President. The Infosys chairman had stated that Jana Gana Man was not played because he felt that 'foreign guests could be embarrassed'. And these are just a few we remember in the last 2-3 days.