02 April 2008

Some people say that Tibetans must give up their demands because 'it's too late'. Some say their demands are unrealistic, because it's no use fighting China. And others say Tibetans love their traditions too much and China should use globalisation instead of strong-arm tactics.

Me, I don't know much. I would still crave for my mother even if I had never known one.

Leaving home is difficult, especially when you don't want to.

And to all those twinkling stars vying to run with the Olympic flame: "Citius, Altius, Fortius" does not mean 'Snub The Weak.'

Eh sorry, what was that? Sports not to be mixed with politics? Oh well, I just assumed sportspersons too are from this planet and need to eat, drink, sleep, love and hate like the rest of us. But then, maybe they aren't, eh?

2 comments:

harini calamur said...

i am apalled at the general apathy about the genocide in Tibet... cultural and otherwise.

I was even more appalled when the Left in India compared it to Manipur and Kashmir. There is a huge difference between violent uprisings and non violent uprisings...

incidentally, other provinces in China are also facing unrest...

Bhutia is suddenly my new hero... and i don't even like football :)

Viju said...

ditto you.

The Left in India has taken it upon itself to defend China, with which it is sentimentally attached (dont ask me why. I doubt if their Chinese Commie 'counterparts' give a rat's ass about the Karats and Yechuries.)

It was nauseating when I read Amir defend his decision by saying that perhaps there was no place on the earth where some sort of rights violation has not happened.

So, by extension, that means human rights violations have happened everywhere, but we'll protest it nowhere?!! The whole friggin logic escaped me.


And ditto about Bhutia, too :)