The Rio Olympics are over. The Indian contingent of 117 members have returned with one silver and one bronze medal. That places us at 67th place on the medals list. Some like Shobha De have been critical of the Indian contingent and attitude of the players. Many in their nationalist fervour have lauded and defended the players. Prakash Padukone has asked us not to blame the Sports Ministry and SFI.
Preamble- The number of senior citizens needing physical and emotional support is increasing every day. There are a number of reasons for this. The average longevity has increased. The number of children per family has fallen. In many cases the children cannot live with their parents and grandparents as their workplace is in a different city. In some cases children are not willing to stay with their parents after marriage as parents and spouses do not get along.
Cow vigilantes of the Hindutya Brigades have been on the rampage ever since RSS came to power in 2014, riding piggy back on the "Modi Wave". Cow vigilantism came to light at national level on Sep 28, 2015, when 52 year old Mohammed Akhlaq was killed at Dadri, UP by cow vigilantes on suspicion of killing a cow and possessing beef. The meat was found to be buffalo meat. Mr. Modi had said nothing.
The Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi has been trying to befriend Pakistan from the day he was elected. He invited the Pakistani PM to his swearing in ceremony, had photo sessions with him at every world forum where the two were present.