Of Indian diplomats, pat-downs and turbans


The huge stink raised by the Indian press , the TV channels and the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) regarding the pat-down of Indian diplomats, Meera Shankar and Hardeep Puri, has not abated.

However, it has me wondering about the many ordinary passengers and travellers of Indian or South Asian descent who are subjected to similar humiliation and who silently and stoically bear it simply because they do not know whom to complain to and how to make their voices heard.

I admit to a stab of vicarious delight that our representatives are unwittingly made aware of the ground realities.

Am I alone in feeling this way?

Quote of the day:
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. – Abraham Maslow

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