We all know that Shashi Tharoor has a lot of international connections. Really intimate ones. He goes to Oxford or something to lecture the British about whether India needs reparations for colonization. Maybe….I don’t know. And the British are a sovereign country who anyway won’t listen to us if we demanded reparations. A much better and more useful idea would be to demand reparations for India’s backwardness and poverty from the Congress party. What do you say, folks? Here is Shashi Tharoor describing India during the “intolerance debate” in Parliament:
“to me India is a thali, a selection of sumptuous dishes in different bowls. Each tastes different, and does not necessarily mix with the next, but they belong together on the same plate, and they complement each other in making the meal a satisfying repast.”
Indeed, India as a thali meal, full of “sumptuous dishes in different bowls”. Indeed, it must have been a rich tasty thali for the Congress and its chamchas who have been enjoying a fantastic meal all these years.
But for the common man, the Congress never talked about a thali, let alone “sumptuous dishes in different bowls”. The Congress party used to have the slogan “Aadhi roti khayenge, Congress ko jitayenge” (Eat half a roti but vote for Congress). It was only in late 2013 that Shehzada Rahul Gandhi was in Rajasthan and decided to give the masses an upgrade with a new slogan “Poori roti khayenge, Congress ko jitayenge” (Eat one full roti and vote for Congress). Why don’t we ask the Congress to pay reparations for the generations of Indians who perished eating half a roti even as newly independent nations from the 1940s and 50s like S Korea and Israel made giant strides? Why don’t we ask the Congress to make reparations for the 1.67% GDP growth rate during the Nehru years?
But here is the most interesting part from Tharoor’s speech, referencing again his friends from abroad:
“A Bangladeshi friend of mine visiting Delhi that same week told me that Islamic fundamentalists in his country were having a field day attacking India as a place where it is safer to be a cow than a Muslim.”
Ok, well, let’s try a different experiment. Is it safer to be a Muslim in India than a wife of Shashi Tharoor? ONE Muslim died in Dadri because of beef. That is ONE out of 150 million Muslims in India. Shashi Tharoor has had three wives and one of them has died tragically. Not due to beef, but due to a possible overdose of coconut water. That’s ONE in THREE! So, well, it’s safer to be a cow than a Muslim in India. But it’s still a lot better to be an Indian Muslim than to be Shashi Tharoor’s wife, no?