Thursday, March 31, 2011

The other side of us....

Well...a post after a fortnight....but that's what happens when you are just married and busy setting up your new home and are neck deep in work at office, and add to that, the World Cup is going on....and India just won the Semi Finals yesterday against none other than Pakistan. Ecstatic to say the least. The whole nation was partying yesterday including the PM and corporate biggies. Well...so far so good. The finals are on Saturday and guess what...yeahh..no prizes for guessing...everyone is rooting for team India to bring home THE Cup..!!!!

But this was not what prompted me to write the post. Just read a news article in today's newspaper that Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja has been convicted in the in-famous case of raping his maid. The actor pleaded innocent even after the conviction. But medical reports and circumstantial evidence say otheriwse.
I feel really sad for Shiney. I liked him immensely as an actor for his performance in "Hazaaron Khwaahishein Aisi". The actor definitely held promise. The whole thing just makes me wonder why he ever committed such a henious crime. Was he not satisfied in his own personal life? Or was he just seeking some fun? In the industry that he works in, I am sure he could have had fun with a lot of people without going to court. But wait a minute....I am not saying that he IS guilty. I don't know. I don't know if the judiciary is actually punishing the guilty or just making a point there.
The guy has a career and a family and a three and a half year old daughter, who is likely to grow up a lot during Shiney's 7 years in jail. How would he ever face his daughter? I am speechless even thinking about this.
And then there is the Aarushi Talwar murder case where a doctor couple allegedly killed their own daughter and domestic help to stop some skeletons from tumbling out of the closet. I don't know if a parent can do that to their own child, what-so-ever the secret may be. And yes, I am talking about a 21st century doctor couple who are literate and definitely didn't comit a female infanticide. The pictures of the Talwars always make me wonder. They have been stony faced from Day 1. No tears, no emotions. Ok I get the drift that you are a doctor and you probably see death more often than we do but will you please excuse me? For God's sake she was your daughter. Last we heard that the CBI has accused the couple and the case is going to start soon. The mystery of the hitherto perfect murder will be out only later. But am sure whatever the decision is, its gonna be a little difficult to believe.

Until next time,
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