The horrifying and inhuman rape of two Nepali maids at the hands of a Saudi diplomat and his friends has caused an uproar in the country. It is shocking that diplomats who are supposed to be well-educated, sophisticated and cultured individuals, can behave in this manner.
As Indians we claim that we are a secular nation and we point to our neighbouring country in comparison where people of other faiths are persecuted in the name of religion. But the meat ban in certain Indian states on the occasion of a Jain festival exposes our so-called secularism as a hollow one.
It is hard to believe that seven years have passed since Aarushi Talwar died. A new book by journalist, Avirook Sen, brings the case back into focus and reveals many hitherto little-known facts about it. Facts, which put institutions like the CBI and the judiciary in a very questionable light.
Disney movies form a staple of every child's life. If kids love the special effect s and the feel-good nature of the stories themselves, parents approve of the messages underlying the tales, considering them part of the moral education of their children.