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Love in the time of War

Forget sacrificng one's life fighting the enemy at a height of 13000 feet to defend one's country. watching My Name Is Khan has become the ultimate test of patriotism. This test has been devised by an actor, Shah Rukh Khan and a regional political party, Shiv Sena. While Shiv Sena has been spewing vitriol, SRK has been claiming the moral high ground. SRK, the man who turned hostile witness in the Bharat Shah case, has been claiming that his stardom is transient but his integrity non-negotiable. Going further, he asks people who criticise him to 'SHUT UP'. Why do people still see watching MNIK as a good thing to do baffles me. Can't you see why is this all done?

While Maharashtra Home Minister, the infamous Mr. R.R. Patil, and other self-serving politicians waved their ticket to the MNIK show, another show was put up by a bunch of crazy people in the education capital of India, Pune. Bomb blasts ripped through German Bakery yesterday killing at least 9 people. This news came as a shock to all Puneites, including yours truly.

If you analyze in hindsight, this was a disaster waiting to happen. The entire state machinery was busy protecting MNIK. Everyone seemed to forget that this is a state that has been at the epicentre of terrorist attacks. Pune, with its thriving IT culture, shopping malls, multiplexes and not to mention a tourist attraction to Mr. David Headley, is a soft-target for terrorist attacks. It really is a relief that Puneites have not been put through the test of watching MNIK, as the movie did not release here, or else the entire Pune Police would have been at theatres.

Today is Valentine's Day, a day of love. Someone has tweeted that SRK has offered free movie tickets of MNIK to Pune blast victims. If this is true, this is the most disgusting thing to do. Let's all share love and happiness and show the Puneri spirit by celebarting Valentine's Day, the way it is meant to be celebrated.

Your name is Khan, act like one.

Comments

  1. Well I guess the all controversy around MNIK is to get publicity for the movie and its a joint agreement between SRK and Shiv sena.They made this movie as big hit.
    Yesterday bomb blast is again a warning alarm for local government to take some step towards security.I guess nobody is there to protect Aam admi, there is a lot of protection and security for politicians even if there life is not so important.
    When we all get rid of this problem of terrorism? :((

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  2. That's the question whose answer we all are waiting for! I think terrorism is here to stay. We just have to live with it and try to mitigate its effect as much as possible.

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