…to all of you. The Brat came back from school with a little flag … our National Flag. After I unpinned it I fussed over what to do with it, that wouldn’t be disrespectful. I wondered what he’d understood of Republic Day in school. Independence is somehow easier for a child to understand than the transition of a country to being a republic, the adoption of a constitution.
On the other hand, its sad to see that the US brand Haagen Dazs recently opened shop in Delhi, and put up a sign that said no Indians were allowed. Yes, I waited for them to explain themselves. For the controversy to blow over. And they did try. Very unsatisfactorily.
Apparently they turned the Indian away because of the weekend rush. Really? So they first insult the Indian guy, then they insult the average Indian’s intelligence. Its a fricking ice cream parlour, not an aircraft. How hard is it to request a customer to wait a few minutes if you are busy?
I passed the controversial store the other day and was very pleased to see it empty. I hope it continues to stay empty and they’re forced to shut down and haul their racist arses back to the US. Sorry to sound so vindictive, but I’d have thought someone would do something about it, but since that isn’t happening, its up to all of us to boycott the sorry sods and let them take the hint.