Curry Flurry

'Petrol bomb hurled' at Indian youth in Australia who is now recovering in a hospital with 30% burns. Another 25-year-old student is fighting for life in a hospital here after being stabbed by a screwdriver by a group of teens in a weekend attack that also left three of his friends injured. Doctors are not very optimistic about his recovery. If this was not enough, Air France faces racial charges again. The officials didn't show any concern for wailing babies or ailing passengers.

And what do we do! We treat Kasab with all the humanity that we have. We keep sending dossiers with proof running into thousands of pages that he is guilty, to our neighbors, who conveniently recycle the paper for use in their toilets. Ooh! We are so sweet. We are the peace loving nation that lives and lets others live. I read an article that listed out why the Aussies hated the Asians. Trust me, I never saw anything as lame, ever! The most retarded one was this. Apparently, we flock around in large groups and block the way. Well, just open your mouth and say, 'Excuse Me'! We'll move. If this is the tolerance level here, then do people get shot for snoring? Education is their third largest 'revenue generating industry'! And this is not the way you treat us.
 
So, how are we going to retaliate! Continue going places in flocks, take away their jobs, make more money than they do. We follow ahimsa. And since we've obviously got more brains that you, deep down you know you can't do without us! We are a country with the largest population! We'll keep haunting you, wherever you go! Probably we should officially announce that 'Maa Ki' does not mean 'Monkey'. They don't seem to get the pronunciation correct.

 
P.S. It's a very short post. I know! I wanted to unleash the 'beast' within and retaliate with long essays! But, Writers Block! It's 5 AM, Monday morning. And I'm not getting sleep! I think I'm getting old. I have Insomnia.

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69 comments:

A journey called Life said...

nice take..and as always extremely well written...(do not wish to comment on the acutal issue at hand, coz i have too many things to say and do not want to hog this space)

muthu said...

The shorter the post, the harder it hits. And yeah you are right on the cue ball.

I completely agree with being victimized scenario, but really I think Its more than that.

It not just humanity- leave kasab in the hands of the general public and they will tear him to pieces with bare hands (so much 4 humanity)

I think our system is too slow to punish people like kasab. And the more pathetic thing is people forget abt it and get on with their life.

I think our politicians want to portray us as a humanitarian nation rather than a strong nation. (I am not against humanitarianism but u need 2 b alive 2 b a humanitarian and 4 that u need to be alive.)

a good write.

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Choco said...

You cannot expect much from people who pronounce their A's as Aeeeee now can you? They are a confused lot obviously.
On a more serious note I wish our government would take a stronger stand against racism against our race. No battle is won with just wishes. We should probably take a cue from the African Americans, the South African natives etc.

But as always a well written post with a strong message Kaddu. Love your pages now.

Jarlin said...

Our Government should take necessary steps to prevent such acts in future...

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agent green glass said...

good post. now strange part is they were showing gandhi on TV. and i watched the dandi march scene, the british block the road and rows of Indians silently go forth, getting hit...but not raising a hand.
and i felt my hair stand on end. you are right. we are the country of ahimsa. we need not be barbaric because some idiots are.
the solution is as you put it. don't bow down. work harder. take the best jobs. elect a stable goverment. and spread to every country. make sure the world can not function without us.

ZiLliOnBiG said...

We are people wgo fllow ahimsa. That aint right in every sense, but nor is TIT for TAT, or BRICK for a BRICK. I guess, this has to do more than just being peaceful and non violent. See Japanese too are very peaceful and non violent. They dont get bashed. I feel this recent attacks on Indians, be it in US of A or australia, has got to do more with new found successes and popularity and jealousy and insecurity it has created.

BTW, you are getting OLD no doubt, but so are all of us. I wish i could get younger.cheers:))

Amol Naik said...

Twitt Twitt,

Nice post, M'am (considering it was written around 5 A.M. in the morning)!

All's not bad, when you think about Raj Thackray's wrath against Biharis flocking the streets. Need a bit of introspection, before demanding...!! But not against students in any case....

catch you on Twitter....

Vinay said...

When your government doesn't care about you, why should other governments do that? See Vilasrao Deshmukh. The man who had to resign in the aftermath of the 26/11 attacks, is now the cabinet minister. He hasn't won an election, and will be inducted in the Rajya Sabha sometime soon. This is the government's way of caring for its citizens.

Rashmi said...

I completely second your thoughts, a kickass post(pardon the language bit here) but i am just raged hence, do check my blog as well sometimes, would love to have your opinions there in the form of comments. Thanks
Cheers!

ramya said...

Australia is totally flocked in with racists! I really don't understand why our race is considered inferior! We have skin with better quality than the firangi people, and there are many other points. Government should take some harsh steps against such racism!

varunshridhar said...

I kept checking ur space until last night for updates and there weren't any. I give up this morning and lo, there it is and I'm late in reading it as usual!

anyways, I was all furious as well but I guess there s a racist in every one of us, probably buried deep down.
like u mentioned we chose ahimsa, most others don't. I guess this is where culture plays its part.

Gymnast said...

Was devastated to learn about the attacks on Indian students. Racism , in a subtler way , is faced by Indians living in Gulf countries as well. One has lost count of many an innocent indian native in the prisons of Saudi arabia.
Having lived in Kuwait for a while , i recall the arabs treating Indians with utmost disregard.
Racism is not new.

varunshridhar said...

I'd second Gymnast on her last point..have heard of many such cases of disregard to the Indians in the Arab states and I even know of a few who left the Gulf and settled here in Australia bcos of this. Pity them, really.

Psych Babbler said...

We are all racist to some extent. I'm sure if we had more 'foreigners' in India, we would see that too. After all, in India, there's discrimination based on religion, caste, region, language...

I guess all I would like to say is maybe the government should first worry about cleaning the mess within the country and then point fingers elsewhere. The media is succeeding in sensationalising and spreading panic in India.

And you know what, while majority of the Aussies are not racist, the attitude of Indians currently might just turn them off.

sandeep said...

just like in cricket ... they put partial umpires out there, gave wrong decisions against our players, confused 'maa ki' with 'monkey' and beat us in the test series by hook or crook. what shud we do? ofcourse, go back as a better side and beat them in the ODI series :)

lets work better and results will speak

i was quite happy when Big B discarded a honorary PhD from an OZ university. 'Ahimsa', coupled with hard work and readiness to take the offense is indeed the best way of offense!

Roshmi (Musings of an Unknown Indian) said...

A good read.

During the days when Australia was under colonial rule... the major use of all the land in Australia was: it served as a kind of "dumping ground" for all kinds of criminals and anti social elements... e.g., thieves, robbers, burglars, murderers, rapists, pirates, beggars, drunkards, drug addicts.....

These folks instead of being awarded the capital punishment were "marooned" in this island - Australia... as a kind of "punishment".

Now... can we seriously expect their descendents to be any better... ???

pisku said...

Its funny how exceptions get escalated to the level that it seems like Australia is such a hostile nation.
I mean just stand outside an airport or a railway station and watch how a foreigner is treated and u'll think again about what we stand for.
Its an exception and not the rule. Treat it like that move on!

Kaddu said...

Hey if we are doing the same thing with our own countrymen (Biharis in Mumbai), why should the foreigners treat us any different? We set an example... they are only following our lead! We have to be united within ourselves first, before we can earn respect from outsiders! It pinches when Indians are treated like this by foreigners, but weren't those Biharis Indians too? So is it okay for Indians to treat Indians like this?

Dhiman said...

@Amol I think Mr. Raj Thackeray and his friends Amar Singh, Mayawati have got their answers in this elections.
Yes we do call each other by names Punju,Gujju, Bong, Madrasi, Bihari etc but I don't think Indian 'aam' aadmi will kill anybody unless 'provoked' or 'instigated'....
@Kadambari "Apparently, we flock around in large groups and block the way." thats because 'birds of a feather flock together' I guess... :D
and who are Australians ? they are immigrants from all over the world majority of them being Europeans and we know their attitude towards racialism...
Our govt. has reacted from the highest level(PM) and Aussie PM responded positively as well it needs to be seen what happens ultimately on ground...
Air France incident I must say that Airline is reputed to be of lowest service levels...blame "low cost' fares....our company changed carrier after a number of complaints from employees travelling thru Air France...and they don't care it seems...

Vyazz said...

Well, frankly on the bright side (is you can call it that!!) India for a change has asked Australia an explanation for the racist attacks on the Indians.
But with the scenario of inadequate seats in collages and jobs in India, one cant help travelling to foreign shores to seek better futures.
Guess everything comes at a price!!!

rads said...

Yea I heard about this, frankly if Aussies think we're taking away their jobs they should study harder n try competing with us...by attacking us they have got themselves into a much greater mess and are now known and hated globally for their horrible behavior...this might cost the country a lot coz Indians will slowly stop going there n studying.

SiD said...

Well...the big bug of Ahimsa is hitting us hard, I mean ok so we have tolerance, but till when???

Its a same nuisance happening all over the place. When the competition toughens we start thinking about race, caste and quotas.

Yes, we are divided, but tell me, when were we united?? Just because the history textbooks tells us so we are united??

Look outside, every caste is demanding a separate quota for them, then there are goons who want the area for them (Raj Thakarey, Amar Singh etc.) if that is not over we have different religions who intend on separating us from each other.

So what if one or two Indian got sliced away? how many of us did care? Big B gave up his degree, a good gesture...or a publicity stunt?

Well, the media found it not so important story, cos hey the money minter of the moment is IPL.

And this is not just one case, racism against Indians is about to increase exponentially, cos we have manpower and a quality (unlike China who lacks quality) and we are entering the global market,

how many blog post are we gonna make? 195 blog post? one for each country???

I think one thing we lack in everyone of us is the glue that we are Indians.

United States of India...wonder when that will happen???

On Blog post: Awesomely written, short and hard hitting. Sorry the comment is a 'bit' big...:)

Cheers,
SiD

Archana said...

I read about this in the paper the other day (absolutely appalling behavior), and I don't want to point fingers and call out all Aussie's as racists - because that's not true. As people have mentioned above, racism is prevalent everywhere. From the Aussie's point of view, some of them feel like their country is being taken over by 'outsiders' (aka foreigners) and therefore feel the need to retaliate through racist acts & behavior. Do I agree with that? Definitely not.

As you pointed out, the size of the foreign student population in Australia, is the reason that education is their 3rd largest revenue building industry. No one ever really looks at things in detail (as in find a logical reason behind why there are so many foreigners, or what benefits they can attain for a harmonious relationship versus hatred), everyone just takes thing at face-value and therefore are quick to label, judge, ridicule and act racist.

And the point you mentioned, how Indians apparently travel in packs - - I hate to say it, but that's the one negative feedback I've constantly heard from multiple races outside of India. There's nothing wrong with it, because it's natural for people to gravitate to their comfort zones - - but it becomes an issue to others when Indians are living in their country and are taking no steps to acclimatizing to the culture they are in, even if it's something as simple as stepping out and making friends with people outside of their Indian circle. Seems trivial, but it makes a huge difference. As for the 'blocking the way' part..ummm, that is truly a pathetic excuse.

Last thing (lol since I've like made a post outta my comment), I definitely agree with Rads & Psych Babbler. "After all, in India, there's discrimination based on religion, caste, region, language..." There's our first problem, the lack of tolerance between ourselves. :/

Kadambari said...

As an Indian, I know we discriminate on the basis of caste, color, religion, region, languages, gender.. what not. I'd say, in spite of all that, we are pretty tolerant. Though exceptions remain in the form of certain incidents here and there, I don't think we can be called a violent insufferable racist country! Every nation has its faults and we do try to accept differences.. hopefully the younger generations do.

But what happened in Oz is inhuman! And the victims deserve an explanation and some sort of protection henceforth. Whether or not Indians discriminate! This is not a discussion about how racist we are.. this is about the need for tolerance.

Shakthi said...

Short and hard and very right !

What is happening is bad as unforgivable !!

The developed world and the Indian govt are just staring and doing nothing !

Aw.S.M said...

Well our government doesnt choose to stand up for us so how can u expect the aussie govt to?.

Its appalling how racism is still so prevalent in every sphere of life. Education, Work, Sports even. Its kinda sad considering we live in the 21st century people still have these drab notions.

Hard hitting post. It being short is a non factor . :)

luv
amith

Thousif Raza M.B said...

one of the best posts about 'our country' i have read in recent times, you kow i agree with amith, our govt is to blame, totally, it was short but it achiived its goal kadambari,

real good post, 1st timer and i read your earlier posts and liked it all


take care and keep writing......

Kruthika said...

insomnia va?!?!?! kyon bey???? u fine?

Shrinivas said...
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Shrinivas said...

well the pronunciation thing reminds me of the joke where a man called "Anantharaman Subbaraman" ( a south indian) waits in Australia to get his visa stuffs cleared..after waiting for almost 2 hrs he gets fed up n asks y his name hasn't been announced?? the authority replied that they had been announcing his name time n again..see wat they announced- "Anotherman Superman!!!":) by the way its a nice post ..

Vishal said...

Global Slow Down, Jobs Cutting, Not Enough Money......!
May be these are d reasons, that's y people are involving in such a inhuman act.
We all hav came 2 knw that its an racial attacks on Indian students. So I just wanna a say its shame on Australia.......

Action has to be taken.......

Sam said...

I'd say we are the ones to be blamed, I just did a random survey(as a part of my job) and what I found was that the non violent and meek indian isn't loved in general, and not because they are dark or culturally different and at times socially inept but because an overwhelming majority of Indians seem to unpardonably arrogant.
Being arrogant is not a crime but making it evident and pissing people of is.
The only problem here is that thanks to some uneducated arrogant bastards the entire community is being stereotyped and has to bear the burnt.
Hope these monkey mend their ways before it's too late.

Amrita~Ams said...

nice take..
It came up with lots of question..The aussie's acting inhuman..no doubt...And we as always..selling our humanity..free of cost..
government is sleeping hard...
hope they know wat "Maa ki" stands..for ..;)
the sold out racist...
u covered everything..the length of the post doesnt matter..

Prasant Naidu. said...

You hit back and hit back hard so that they don't think of coming back. Yes it's really bad to see people lying on hospital beds fighting for there lives but then we also need to look into our souls also. We avoid the discrimination that happens in our own country with our own countrymen. Why can't we punish them ?
Nice take and I guess the Aussies also know that the men in blue are no more cry babies. :)

Keep Rocking,
Prasant.

anishthomas said...

Good one kaddu...Love U'r way of writing.Racism is all over the world.I don't think it will end in near future. Because of two -three morons , we can't say all Australians are bad.anyways i would like to congratulate the government for handling the situation properly But can't say the same with the media(i guess they over hyped it).Anyways lets hope Australian government will take all the step,which ensure the protection of foreigners in future :).

sonu anand said...

haa haa :-) nice. AND STRONG.

Kokonad said...

Kadambari, great post as usual (we need to buy newer adjectives :) ). I believe we need to think about something here. Among the evildoers, there are two kinds of people - the brainwashers and the 'brainwashees'. It's easy to brainwash people into believing that the white race is superior. In fact, the world is already familiar with the concept of "dark" being synonymous with ominous, and "white" being associated with all that is pure. Movies and literature do it. Now, the brainwashers take it a step further by convincing whites that dark skinned people should be eradicated. There are hundreds of thousands of people ready to execute the 'radical' teachings of leaders - who do you think is to blame? It is important for the world to spot such 'leaders' who brainwash people into doing heinous acts of crime. They are the ones to be punished. Majority of the people are simple; they don't think for themselves - they are impressionable no matter what their age. The brainwasher leaders just target this set of people to carry out their personal agenda.
I am a dark person myself, and I will be lying if I said I have not faced the brunt of a little racism.
--
I have written this comment in great hurry - if I don't make sense, I will explain myself more :) Once again, great post, Kadambari!

Pushkar said...

After the monkey incident, (most pampered) Australian Captain Ricky Ponting gave a statement in succeeding press conference -

"Some Indian players went off the field without shaking hands, so we went in their dressing room but here as well those few were missing.
Its in our culture, we play hard on field but after the game is over, we shake hands & forget it. Maybe its not in the Indian culture......just the cultural difference."

Maybe its time to remind Mr Ponting & rest of Australia about the cultural difference.

Really feel bad for Shravan Kumar, he's nearly dead at 17. His life will be hell even if he survives.

Its the right time to take a tough stand against this racist attitude & send a message across the world that it will not be tolerated anymore.

Mahesh Sindbandge said...

Are you serious about the "Maa Ki" thing?

Seriously speaking, Why do Indians are criticized in all the places...?
Are they so jealous of our things ? or what?

Anonymous said...

what happened to shravan is bad no doubt but i dont think the attacks are any more racially motivated than indians raping britons and swedes. a common theme i have seen in the post and the comments that ensued is people wondering why indians are criticized everywhere/ the apparent jealousy that we seem to bring forth. i think its our elevated sense of self worth and self-righteousness that makes us think the whole world is looking upto indians and waiting in ambush. i dont think they are. so dont get too carried away by media reports and do some introspection before blaming others. i am not a humanitarian who wants to take it easy...u shud punish the guys who attacked 1-2-3-4 indian students, but the reason for the attacks need not bring up issues like racism...everyone is a racist and indians more so...lets accept it and get on with it...talking of tolerance, i dont see a lot of foreigners flocking into india for jobs.the day they do, we will show our resentment in much worse ways than they do (if thats what they are doing)...and to the comment about flocking...i havent read that particular article...but all things said and done, at the end of the day we are living in their country, so its our responsibility to adapt to them, not theirs to adapt to our ways...and frankly, indians dont do a great job at it...

jome said...

we are also the kinds who create havoc if our kid wants to marry some one from some other caste. we also lynch the kid, his /her lover if we are from some rural north india.

apne girebaan mein jhaanke dekh! naam hain shahenshah... i think dono dialogues different films se hain, gen me wanted to say.. hehe..

Suree said...

well written,

but you missed out a point , that we in india were the victims of few peoplpe taking on others who came for their work to mumbai from various states.and the one behind this issue is all happy now....

Kadambari said...

I forgot to add this bit. Courtesy Russell Peters. :)

We Indians hate each other more! So, there are more differences between the Punjabis, the Marathis, the South & the East Indians than there could ever be between us and the Aussies. Now, we end up killing each other instead. At least we spare the 'firangs'!

Shankar said...

I personally feel Indians faces trouble everywhere. An Indian facing trouble in other countries is not new to us. So its better if we study in India..work in India. Serve for India. I hope in future Australians,Americans come to India for studying,instead of Indians going to other countries for job and studies.

jome said...

orey russel peters koo kyun quote karne ka...idhar jome the great told the same thing above!

Mahul Bhattacharya said...

I like ur style. And ur blog too. Keep it up plz.

Parv Kaushik said...

well i hav a view that australians are justified in thr attacks... thy have made thr country a developed economy and a land of opportunity by thr blood and sweat. legal and illegal immigration is taking away thr own jobs and economic security. immigrants also pose a law and order problem and never really adopt the country in thr heart... hence the backlash and anger.

the only way to answer is to work in our own country and bring it at par with the developed economies such that people hav no reason to immigrate.

Australian anger is justified.

BrownPhantom said...

And how good are we Indians ?
Racism isn't yet a social issue in India because we are stil lnot advanced enough to have significant percentages of foreign workers flocking to us.
But we have our good old casteism since ages.
You would say that most of us don't differentiate on castes, but still many a million do.
I am not justifying the Australian acts; they must be denounced and solid actions must be taken. Just that we Indians needn't be so self-righteous too.

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Satish (a.k.a) Bhaashaa said...

Well, the reaction seems to be the same in the blogging world too, but we have the fault in our side and we are trying to piss against the wind. This would be a nice lesson for the folks who think that studying abroad is what which makes them a genius and let them remember that INDIA is the place where they were taught the basics.

http://www.iyerpaiyan.com/2009/06/racism-just-for-us.html

Sat

Incognito said...

Although the treatment meted out to the students are very shameful in a 'developed' country like Australia..and the refusal to admit it as an act of racism makes the situation even worse!
At the same time..I would like to emphasize that we aren't perfect either.Our record of ensuring the safety of foreign tourists isn't all that good either.Education is a big contributor to their economy the same way tourism is to ours.So handling this issue along the lines of how much we contribute to their economy will prove detrimental to us.

Pyaasa Sajal said...

I am among the rare ones(not in general,but am sure among those who have commented here) who believe in being tolerant,towards...well almost most of the things...wat has happened in Australia is unjustified,but how do u intend to approach this issue...wat exactly would be a brick for a brick methodology here...wat Kasab did was huge,it was terrible...but you got to realise that this is a democracy..there is a way things work...
the people who are always livid about India being a peace loving nation,a tolerant nation dont realise how important this has been for us...in todays scenario,no Terrorist attack is equally dangerous as the possibilities(and occurences ) of communal tension in the country...and the violence following it...pick up a history book,and there are several examples where nations have succumbed,broken into parts...countries where people today are unaware if tommorow they wil be a democracy or be ruled under army...the whole Taliban concept begin with this eye for an eye thing...our country,inspite of being so big,so diverse,and having such stupid senseless neighbours like Pakistan(they will cease to exist in the future if they go on this path...) we have had an united existence....not totally peaceful...but trust me,it could have been lot worse...

the ony thing I will say is that am not being philosophical in putting my views...strange though it may sound,but this is the practical way of dealing with the things...An Eye for An eye,my dear friend,makes the whole world blind


P.S - Read about the Fake Bollywood Actor:
http://pyasasajal.blogspot.com/2009/06/fake-bollywood-actor.html

grumblings said...

yeah the aussies should be thought about the "Maa Ki" for sure ;)

Early in the morning 5 Am ??
Oh welcome to the party :D

As the Mind Meanders said...

This is where it all started.... but I never left a comment here... I think...

Green Glass took over... I follow her blog... and then I put up something...

Kaddu put up something too...

Now that the anger has (hopefully) subsided... It would be interesting to know you more rational viewpoint...

I am trying to get you to put up a post again... when was the last time you wrote... last year :-)

R. Ramesh said...

excellent blog..congrats...

theantisensestrand said...

Nice blog... regarding the issue at hand, i think that our being tolerant has nothing to do with the arise of this issue or in no way going to solve it. When my initial anger subsides, i am all in for giving a fair trial to Kasab -the problem is not giving a fair trial, the problem is not doing it a timely fashion. Still in no way, shunning our tolerant nature is going to improve things, its just going to mess things more. Today you become intolerant to foreigners (for the wrongdoings of few foreigners) and tomorrow that intolerance perpetrates down among ourselves. We have already seen how bad that gets, we hating our own, in communal rights, Raj Thackerey episode, mobs delivering justice....

Ah, long comment! Anyways, you have a very nice blog. Keep posting!

Kadambari said...

Turns out.. these attacks are still happening. And now directed at Indians in Canada. Something better be done soon or I guess we should all just get back home!

lafemmereva said...

right!!! and if we are bangaloring them what are they doing? they are gang galoring on us!!!

spiceandmore said...

I live in Sydney, born in India. Personally I think the only negative sentiment associated with Indians here is Australia is the number of call centre calls we get each day that come from India. I get at least 3 calls per day. Unfortunately this telephone harassment has become associated with Indians since this is where most of the calls originate. Regarding the issue in Melbourne - I am sure there would have been a racial element to it. I am also sure that the fact that these guys work in dangerous locations/times (eg taxi drivers, all night convenience stores) makes them more of a target for petty crime. Australians are racist, just like Indians...and just about everyone else is racist. I am always amused to see the media in countries that are notoriously racist make a huge issue out of any suspected racism against one of their citizens in another country. Malaysia is a good example of this. And now India has joined in too. So please, stop carrying on about this issue and blowing it out of proportion. "Inhumane" your readers say? I can think of other much worse things that are inhumane...in both our countries. Get off your high horse and stop fanning the flames of hatred and self pity. Instead work together for more tolerance. Yes, the police here need to get more efficient at managing this sort of crime, regardless of whether it is racially motivated or not. Yes, what happened to those Indian students was unfortunate and criminal. But a few late night muggings and attacks does not make a whole country or population racist or damned. Get real people...start looking in your own backyard first.

Gayathri said...

Expecting govt to help is a farce,.the cynic in me reminds of shashi tharoor's statement on the issue that's it's in no way a bilateral issue for govt of india to interfere..how lame..

ves21 said...

Kad
What would you expect with a global crisis and jobless, who see others "prosper" (hmm!). A typical historically repeatable situation not only in aussiland, but in many countries. The "other" easily identifiable person is responsible.
I was sort of surprised about this when I heard about it, but then I have grown cynical and don't expect positive things when you live in a a phoren country.
Big problem is of course what do you expect back home? Ever thought about it? When you just quite not fit in?
Ever thought what a "hapshi" thinks as an uggly kala student? or our very own "dalit"? or a non .... long list which certainly does not excuse aussies. Let"s nuke them and the others... :-)

ridhima said...

gal...browsed thru ur blog today...luvd ur articulation n projection of thoughts...esp. dis 1...
i am in complete accord wid wat u say...v have 2 resent al dis wid a force..or else..other ppl can take our generosity as our cowardice!!

Vivek Subramaniam said...

Hey its Good Keep writing frnd

RG said...

The Australians are generally not racist; Indian students usually wind up in "bad neighborhoods" and face the unfortunate consequences. The people who threw the "fire bombs" could have been whites or blacks or Chinese or any other juvenile delinquents. Furthermore, the media takes this story, twists it out of bounds, and prints it as front page news. By the way, racism/casteism is widespread in India. Walk into a dalit neighborhood and see the kind lifestyle this racially suppressed minority is leading.

Sorcerer said...

lol
nice writeup.
I agree with you on some points..But my friend who is in AUS, with lots of AUS friends say, all you need to do is..respect the tradition you are in and stick to the rules, try to mingle with them and be one of them.

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Harish Sreedharan said...

Good work there!!!
End of the day, intolerance should never be tolerated.
My congratulations to India on its soft policies on terrorists. Peace! Peace! Peace!!!! Piece! This word has become sickening

Happy blogging.

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