Dear Mr.Mark Tully!
Dear Mr.Mark Tully!
By Pamarty Venkataramana
This is in reference to your ‘personal view expressed’ carried in the centre page of public reading by Hindustan times yesterday!
As your title reads quite aptly, it is ‘quite short on quality ‘ and ‘long on allegations!’ .
This is exactly what the mass media vultures appear to have been preying upon. Since decades – resulting in decadence of society !
You really stirred old memories when you cited ‘the Mother of Parliaments’ situated in London ( that beautiful eternal city of modern classical history of politics)!
But, Brexit !
It has erased all such romantic memories about the monarchy’s Protection House!
And,I always believed that it was the French Revolution which brought about a Renaissance around world societies. With its revolutionary concepts of ‘liberty’,’fraternity’,’
Coming to your passing reference to immoral acts likely to be attributed to desi politicians because the Pandora ‘s box of indiscretions and misdemeanours of western politicians and society leaders ( more specifically in your motherland -England and on those wild crazy obsessive American shores ) has opened up , it is unsavoury to say the least !
For the Western Hemisphere,bribery is wrong and passionate escapades are not out of the ordinary. To us in the Oriental civilisation, the reverse is the case ! Bribery is commonplace after your forefather leaderships plundered and looted all our treasures & wealth of a strong society living in unity . Immoral acts however are still frowned upon- despite the few criminals who are eulogised at every opportunity by the vicious press filled with moles in power and seats of publicity .
Coming to our politicians, you may please be informed that after all those years of beat reporting on Indian mainland, you seem to not to have encountered the honest leaders and grassroots workers who sacrifice and work constantly for the well-being of unknown masses ; of them that have sold away huge tracts of land to feed the poorer brethren and learned professors and doctors and lawyers or teachers who have given up plum posts in foreign lands to return and serve the still under developed rural regions of our vast country .
Yes. Divided we were by the ‘divide and rule ‘policy of colonialists.
Yet. Our ancient Hindu civilisation of ‘vasudaiva kutimbikam’ ( all world is one family ) still rules our minds and hearts. That is the reason India 🇮🇳 is shelter to every religious following.
We do have a population multiple times bigger than all other countries except China. But,we are a democracy. A pure one. Neither a semi-monarchy nor an absolute dictatorship nor a junta .
The Janata here is Bharateeya in its truest sense !
We admire your love for India and all things Indian but that you spread your local fears abroad is definitely -‘ long on allegations,but short on clarity ‘ .
Do visit India again . But, please visit honest politicians who shall be with morality and respect for women hood . India respects women . Nay,India worships women .Beastiality is an imported fad too.
Be it from the Moguls or later day imperialists !
‘Don’t you know who we are ?’
Moral turpitude is an individual pursuit; not a societal habit.
Cheers buddy Mark Tully !
Pamarty Venkataramana (PVR) is a distinguished and eminent international Jurist, Poet, Author, Speaker and Thinker based in India. His many books are published.