India as the largest democracy, India’s celebrity-filled Bollywood, and India’s three Metros – Delhi, Bombay and Chennai, plus its IT capital Bangalore, and of course its omni-present and omni-potent spiritual sadhus (pseudos to be exact) are well known all over the world. But this is only one side of India. Today, I will take you to the other side – almost voiceless rural, poor, half-literate India. Yes, almost voiceless because, in-spite of all that, there are some expressions of it on Internet.
I have this piece from ‘Whom to trust?’ by Prashant Raman, at ExpressBlogs – http://blogs.expressindia.com dated 12-01-2009
and quote directly “Red tapism and corruption have ensured that lathi is the only reliable weapon we can count on. Just imagine if corru