A changing country?

There is something not quite right. This Twitter feed I came across the other day, somewhat resonates.

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Ekatvam is what?

Tanishq pulled down its Ekatvam ad from its YouTube channel today.

The ad shows preparations for a traditional Hindu baby shower celebration. The pregnant girl, visibly a Hindu, and her mother-in-law, visibly a Muslim have a conversation towards the end. The girl says to ‘Ma’, “You don’t have this type of ritual in your home, do you?” And Ma says, “The ritual of keeping our daughters happy is in all homes.” or something to this effect.

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Meeting Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan is in the news… on many people’s minds, and twitter feeds, and facebook status updates. And not for a memorable film or an impactful episode of Satyamev Jayate. He said some things that some people are not happy with, and in case you do not know, you can read about it here.

In our India, people are free to say what they want to say as long as it is within the constitution’s Right to Freedom of Speech. Some people get affected and some don’t. Those who get affected are probably those who value the views of the speaker. So one needs to say things with care, and after much thinking. It becomes difficult, especially if the speaker is not far from the truth.

This raging controversy will take some time to subside, or till something else comes up to grab our attention, but the talk of Aamir Khan brought to mind my meeting with him a few months ago. It is posted on my autograph website, Just Autographs here, and reproduced below. Continue reading