• Can We Arrest the Slide?

    TM Krishna

    July 11, 2017


    Not in My Name Protests in Banglore. Image Courtesy: Pavel Chakraborty


    Finally, the Prime Minister has spoken against cow vigilantes. All in the name of the Mahatma.

    Here is a hyper, twitter-friendly mass leader. Who, at the blink of an eye, sends out 140 character messages regarding terrorist attacks that take place across the world. But, it has taken him months to speak about attacks that were happening right in front of his eyes. And the actions of the central and state governments, which are under his watch, clearly demonstrate an attitude that is quite the opposite to his public posturing.

    The people who have taken it upon themselves to kill, in the name of the cow, understand the politics in such statements. Nothing has really stopped following the Prime Minister’s statement. And it will not.

    There is something awful happening to all of us, and I refer to you and me. We have filled our minds with hate, accusations, and false notions of pride and identity. We are driven by the ugly forces of revenge and avenge, where sanity is dead and humanity forgotten. We have successfully turned into sterile machines who have lost the ability to feel for one another. Each one of us, irrespective of political leanings is responsible for these deaths.

    Read TM Krishna with the Jogappas and Githa Hariharan in conversation with T.M. Krishna on Gufutugu, and read his Letter to the Prime Minister and watch him in Conversation with Bezwada Wilson on ICF.

    TM Krishna is a Carnatic music vocalist and the author of A Southern Music – The Karnatik Story

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