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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Watching The Watcher - Part II

Thalaivi Arundhati Roy speaks to the infamous S Anand of Outlook (of Kamal+ Rajni+Brahmin+TF-bashing fame)

There was one article in today's Hindu too, where she says 'Indian media is presenting a rosy picture' about Kashmir.

What do you get when mastery of language, beauty of expression, power of prose, the incisiveness of insight, and the urgency of action come together? Arundhati Roy!

Analyze this,

SA: But both Gen Musharraf and Manmohan Singh want to be Bushies.

AR: We have two begums competing for the attention of Sheikh Bush. Both of them are fighting for attention and are jealous of each other.


SA: But experts say the nuclear deal with the US puts India in a ‘win-win’ situation.

AR: If a swordfish signs a deal with a crocodile, can it be a win-win deal? Right now, it’s strategically important for the US to allow us to believe our own publicity about being a superpower. India is not a superpower.It’s just super-poor.

and this:

SA: Any positive thoughts to end this dark conversation?

AR: Let me share a sweet little thing. I saw a news report about two Adivasi girls getting married to each other. And the whole village was saying: if that’s what they want, it’s fine. They had this ceremony, with all the rituals and customs, and they let them get married. That’s a moment of magic. It reveals their level of modernity, of their sophistication.Of their beauty.


  • HI BK.

    Bush is not at all trustworthy. YY Mr. M. Singh is interested in joining hands with U.S. for N-Power is quite surprising.
    Mr Arun Shourie, former Union minister-disinvestment, has rightly said "Keeping in mind the operating policy of US, India must think of what it can do & not simply rely on "Changed Heart".

    By Blogger Shreya, at Thu Sep 01, 02:23:00 PM  

  • Whether its Bush at their side or Manmohan at our side, all the opposing parties agree on the most important issues and reduce election campaigns to mere publicity stunts, mudslinging matches and never talk about real issues. Disappointing to see the Congress doing a BJP and not following the Common Minimum Programme.

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Thu Sep 01, 06:19:00 PM  

  • hi karthik,

    nice work there. i came across your blog while searching something. you might be interested in reading my post about arundhati roy's recent kashmir visit.

    keep up the good work.




    By Blogger Vikas Kaul, at Tue Sep 20, 04:22:00 PM  

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