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March 4th, 2015

“IN OUR CULTURE THERE IS NO PLACE FOR WOMEN.” Verbatim. An Indian lawyer.

“The documentary is an embarrassment for the country.”

Thus said an unnamed Home Ministry official, regarding the documentary about the Delhi gang race that is to be aired this weekend.

But before you applaud this statement, thinking that yes, indeed, the country is embarrassed about the rape, and the continuing incidents of rape, think again.

Here is the rest of this unnamed person’s statement:

“Those who gave permission should have exercised some caution and foresight as to the consequences of such an interview. We will now try to challenge the screening in court by arguing that the filmmakers flouted the […]

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December 8th, 2014

Closing the stable door…knee jerk…oh Delhi…

I was tempted to add the rather childish “whatever” to the title of the post, because it’s almost that. Whatever is the first idea that comes to mind, do it, without thinking things through rationally.

As I reported earlier today, a young woman was raped by the driver of an Uber taxi.

So what do our civic fathers do? Ban Uber taxis from plying in Delhi.

There you go, action taken.

By the same knee-jerk token, they should have banned the buses, because that poor young woman was brutally gang-raped on a bus 2 years ago.

And every time a […]

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December 5th, 2014

You don’t need any further input from me…

This blog post, tragically, is so graphic that you need nothing further from me.

You can all draw your own conclusions about the hateful misogyny that prevails in rural India, and I guess they don’t much differ from mine. Namely:

1) that she would wait for months, and actually want one of these raping bastards to marry her.

2) that the “panchayat” or village council says ne’er a word about the 4 rapists.

Sickening.

November 25th, 2014

Shame on the hospital. And as for the 6 raping, murderous bastards…

Yes, you’re right.

Perhaps my blog title could be a little more measured, but quite frankly, I don’t care.

A child’s life snuffed out in an unbelievably frightening and cruel way, by a group of low life. Can’t rape her so let’s burn her. Despicable beyond words and emotions and tears and anger and – yes – helplessness in the face of such evil.

And as for the private hospital.

Don’t these places have a heart? A conscience? Aren’t there provisions for economically weaker patients? Isn’t there a shred of humanity left in these wretched hospitals? A child attacked […]

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