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Friday, September 22, 2006

Munnabhai and Gandhiji reach Lucknow

When Govinda was the rage, pelvic thrusts filled UP. These days it's that excellent film, Lage Raho Munnabhai, that is moving people to action. DNA reports that in Lucknow, "[a]bout 50 residents of Rana Pratap Marg area wearing Gandhi caps assembled before the High Court here with roses in their hands and a memorandum seeking the removal of the liquor shops opposite a Shiva temple."

Well, that's a delightfully peaceful way of protesting, and I'm a huge fan of dead flowers. But what these peaceful chappies are asking for is violence against the liquor shops, which is what their forcible removal implies. Does their location justify such violence? And why doesn't Shiva, also called "The Destroyer of Evil" by some, take care of the liquor shops himself if they're really so sinful? Huh?

(Link via email from Rajni.)
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