Vantage point

Friday, August 29, 2003


The Times of India actually carries an interview in honour of the birthday of.....hold your guns......Sanjay Dutt!!!!! I am so disgusted, I am not even going to provide a link to it and increase the hits it gets.

Haven't we all heard those tapes with Chhota Shakeel? Sanju wasn't forced into those conversations, he was positively pally with the Don. At one point, he cajoles the Don to get him some leather object (dont remember now). He is not just a guy who strayed into the world of drugs and was exploited. He is friends with people who caused the 1993 bomb blasts.

Applauding a thug like this, who owes his freedom only to the deal his father struck with Bal "Woh suticase se letey hai hum breifcase se letey hai" Thackeray, 3 days after the twin RDX blasts is downright insulting to the memory of the victims.

On one hand, these papers will dig up news items from the Urdu press to paint them as anti-national. On the other hand, no one bats an eyelid when a frontline "respectable" publication like ToI paints Dutt like some sort of a wronged hero. Nice!!!