Vantage point

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


Kannada thespian Dr. Rajkumar passed away today, suffering a massive cardiac arrest.

His fans poured on the streets bringing Bangalore to a standstill, destroying private property and throwing stones.

This happens very often in India. It happened when MGR died in Chennai, and will happen whenever Thackeray passes away in Mumbai. I wonder if insurance companies fully cover for the cars burnt at such times. If they don't, then it's sad for the owners. If they do, then....interesting.... offers scope for insurance fraud.

A few irate fans said on TV "It is the government's fault that he died!!!!".