SS Rajamouli - never heard of him before in our sleepy Noida near Delhi. Baahubali - we are quite familiar with the word but the connotation is quite different. In this part of the country, the word Baahubali is being used for outlaws who display and use a lot of muscle power to get the job done. They indeed make news but for all the wrong reasons.
Punish the corrupt if guilty, acquit innocent. Indeed the Jurisprudence says, Nine criminals may go scott free but do not punish the tenth innocent person. The saying was fine when Law and Order was well established but now when the Islamist terrorists are ruling the roost, it would be suicidal to follow the Victorian or Roman Jurisprudence.
Pradhan Mantri Narendra Modi and President of People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping talked sweet things when the latter visited India in September 2014. Gujarat's hospitality overseen by Narendra bhai Modi touched the hearts of the honoured guests from across the Himalayas. Both the distinguished guests, Xi jinping and his wife, the first lady of China, Mme Peng Liyuan did a good turn to the common man in the host country. The First Lady, a soprano in her own profession of music and opera, sang a song in Hindi that moved millions who saw and heard on the national TV channels of both the countries. The President sat on the floor of the Sabarmati ashram dangling his legs from the plinth and looked absolutely relaxed with Narendra bhai charmed by his heart to heart talk.
Richa, our eldest daughter, an Associate Professor in a prestigious university, came calling. She was in a somber mood. After having a glass of water she bore her heart. "I am very sad today. Ghantewalla, my favourite sweet shop in Chandni Chowk, Delhi has downed shutters forever. Now there is no place to go to for having mouth watering Sohan Halwa and desi ghee jalebi. How Sad!" We had no option but to sympathize with her. This was not the appropriate time to comment on the close relationship between desi ghee sweets and women's obesity in modern times that they inherited from ancestors of yore. No time for sob-sob stories either. It was appropriate to change the topic and ask her about her recent visit abroad. Indeed that cheered her a bit.