Are You A Rapist? You should Visit India

Are you a rapist? Have you been spending your life travelling, raping man, woman, and child?

You should visit India.

For you see, even though we keep blaming the West, we have a rich history of rape, assault, and blaming the victim.

In the Ramayan, Ravan kidnaps Sita, who’s Rama’s wife. Sita spends 14 years pining for Ram, and then after winning the war, Rama suspects her of having slept with Ravan. Later, when they are back in his kingdom, he overhears a washerman abusing his wife, and kicks Sita out of the kingdom, and into the forest. Years later, when Sita gives birth to Rama’s twins, he suspects if the kids were really his. Sita, unable to bear the humiliation, ends her life.

And Rama is called Purushottam, or the Ideal Man. See what I mean?

You must have also heard of Bollywood. Apart from Bollywood, we have other film industries, stupidly named Kollywood, Tollywood, and Mollywood. The films generally have heroes who stalk women, tease them, and harass them till they succumb to their charms. No, no. The films aren’t flops. They are superhits, we love our films.

Let me now, dear rapist, list out the many ways in which we as a country shall ensure that you have a pleasant, rape-filled stay in our country.

Politicians: We are the largest democracy in the world. Quite naturally, there should be quite a few rapists in the Parliament. There are 369 MPs/MLAs who have criminal cases against them, and I am only talking about crimes against women.

Rahul Gandhi, the scion of the most famous family in India, has been accused of rape. Narendra Modi, whom many herald as India’s only hope, has been banned from the UK and US for orchestrating an extravaganza of loot, murder, and rape.

Also, the politicians will generally take your side, accusing women of not being appropriately dressed, or inciting the incidents by dressing vulgarly.

Legal System: India also has a unique legal system. Cases take years to get heard, if at all. Also, our lawyers are generally quite open minded and liberal. Like the lawyer in the recent gangrape case, who said that the girl was raped because she wasn’t respectable.

Also, the most famous lawyer in the country has been in the news for fighting cases of criminals – Sanjay Dutt, Haji Mastaan, and Manu Sharma. Manu Sharma shot a waitress because she didn’t serve him a drink, and the lawyer fought the case on the lines that the waitress was of questionable character, and the place was actually a ‘bordello’.

Of course, the man is held as an inspiration by thousands of law students, who claim he only does it to extend the boundaries of the legal system.

Police and Army: They say ‘Long is the arm of law’. In India, the long arm of law is used majorly to slip into the pants and masturbate.

Most police officials think women ask for it by dressing up in skimpy clothes and having a boyfriend. And surely, if a girl sleeps with one, she will be ok with sleeping with others, right? Bingo!

Complaints are rarely registered, and if they are, the victim has to undergo a medical test where a male doctor inserts two fingers into her vagina to check if she has in fact been raped.

The army is a different case altogether. India has the sixth largest army in the world, and the army does a formidable job in raping. In fact, if you have a fetish for Mongolian looks, you should go to the North East states in India.

Here, there has been a law since 1986 called the AFSPA, which restricts three or more people from sitting together and having a discussion. Here, the army can search any house without a warrant, frisk you, or shoot you if deemed fit. The army has also got a history of raping women in these states.

Why doesn’t anybody raise this issue? Come on, man! It’s the North East states. Who gives a fuck?

So as you can see, the country, its social structure, the administration and jurisdiction is perfect for you, the rapist.

Apart from this, the country also provides other recreational options for rape, if you belong to a niche group.

Fetish Rape: If you are among the kinds that has a special thing for perverse pleasure, look no further than India.

Here, we rape minors, pregnant women, grandmothers, children, infants, and even dogs! Yes, dogs.

Also, there are orphanages where kids are raped, and where foreigners are allowed to touch and feel young children. Physically handicapped girls, mentally challenged girls, housewives, foreigners – there is no discrimination in our country at all.

Also, the Cow is considered holy in our country, being called Go Mata. Quite naturally, sometimes, cows are also raped, poor things!

RAPE IN TRANSIT:

If you are a busy man without much time on your hands, and like raping on the go, India again has a plethora of options for you.

BUSES: Rapes in buses are common. Apart from the famous gangrape case, there have been other cases as well. For eg, in Pipili a girl was gangraped in a bus in front of other passengers. When one of the girls testified in court, she was gangraped as well. Ironically, ‘bus’ in Hindi means ‘enough!’, but of course, we Indians can never have enough!

TRAINS: The Indian Railways was set up by the Britishers and is among the largest network of trains in the world.

Scenic locations, long journeys, lack of security measures, and delayed schedules provide the perfect opportunity for you to rape a few women while on a long journey. To avoid hassles, you may consider throwing the victim out of the moving train. There will be a hue and cry the next day, but like the rest of the country, you would have moved on.

FLIGHTS: Now, I cannot guarantee you can rape someone on a flight, but you can definitely molest a few women.

Flights are still a luxury in our country, so you will not find much diversity to choose from on a flight. The delays in flights will be a hurdle in planning a rape. Also, the air hostesses on Air India and Indian Airlines are middle aged women who dress up in sarees. And as anyone in India will tell you, dressing up in a saree is the best way to avoid rape.

May be that’s why they say Air Travel is the safest mode of travel??

So there, my rapist brothers from across the world, where else in the world will you find such facilities? Where else will you find that that the entire system bends over backwards so that you can feel the rush of thrusting your penis into an unwilling vagina?

Where else can you feel like a real man, thrust your hard cock into her, and feel her warm blood flow down your loins, with the security that you can walk free?

Why do you think it’s called Incredible India?

0 thoughts on “Are You A Rapist? You should Visit India

  1. Adison Molson

    Heartranjan, excellent post, very well written. I agree with everything you say, however what really alarms me is the algorithm that many people use to process serious problems like misogyny in India. Here’s a guide to the aforementioned algorithm:
    Step 1] TOKEN OUTRAGE:
    Question: Dude what about that woman in Delhi raped on the bus???
    Reaction: Instant Bluster. Recommended reactions-
    1) Flare nostrils
    2) If from south India- flare nostrils + bite lower lip
    Response: These bastards should be castrated, dragged through the streets and hanged in public (please refer to Taliban’s handling of the Najibullah administration for details).

    However in spite of this outburst if the broader topic of misogyny ensues… follow these steps:
    Step 2] CONFUSION THROUGH DELUSION- Deploy a response so ludicrous that it will baffle everyone. Think of this visual parallel: Pollard walks to the crease, Jadeja bolws a mediocre delivery, Pollard flicks his wrists and the ball is never seen or heard from again. It’s like the whole thing never happened. Game resumes with a new ball.
    Observe…
    Question: Doesn’t India have a huge historical problem with misogyny backed up by oodles of evidence?
    Response: No. Actually in our culture or [Enter religion here ______] women are treated as equals.
    Evidence: 1) Cherry pick a scriptural anecdote where say a woman scheduled to get raped doesn’t get raped.
    2) Reach deep into ass and pull out a fictitious fact: “Did you know [Enter God/ prophet/ scripture here______] says men and women are equals in all forms of eternal existence whether in heaven, or on earth, or under the sea?”
    Conclusion: See we value women just as much as men. Now fuck off.

    Step 3] If this doesn’t work then deploy DEFLECTION series I -V:
    I] DEFLECTION- BLAME VICTIM (you have already covered these)
    1) All of this is happening because we are trying to ape America. Obviously if girls dress like prostitutes then Indian men will get erections which subsequently means someone has to get raped. I live in America, trust me all women in this country are prostitutes.
    2) That girl was a slut, she had a boyfriend. What difference does it make if she had sex with her boyfriend or was gang raped on a bus by complete strangers?

    II] DEFLECTION- GEOGRAPHIC
    1) Please look at Pakistan, they rape and kill their women a lot more. Do yourself a favor and read about the 1971 indo-pak war on wikipedia before you go mouthing off about India
    2) For your information rapes happen in the United States too. Rape itself is a Western phenomenon that has infiltrated Indian society.

    III] DEFLECTION- HISTORICAL
    There were no rapes in India until [Enter invader here_______] arrived.

    IV] DEFLECTION- POLITICAL
    If Modi was PM he would never stand by and watch rapes happen in India.

    V] DEFLECTION- ECONOMIC/GEOPOLITICAL
    1) Isn’t it funny that all these things always pop up in the Western media? Also how is it that most of these women who get “raped” are White? Clearly this is a ploy of the West to destroy the Indian economy.
    2) Isn’t it funny that every time such incidents get news coverage the Chinese tourism industry gets a boost? Hmmm wonder why that is…

    Disclaimer:
    I may be wrong and it’s entirely possible that rapes occur due to Western pollution of Indian culture. However ties with the West cannot be severed now (did you know over 60% of NASA’s scientists are Indian?). Also, a lot of money has already been spent on incredible India posters, so the tourism industry has to go on.
    In order to circumvent this problem I propose investing in a nationwide infrastructure of public masturbation booths… sulabh muthmalaya. This way whenever an Indian man brainwashed by the West develops an erection he can run into the nearest booth and rub one out instead of raping a woman.

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  2. Appu

    Good article heartranjan!!!

    Two points to note:

    1) We are fed by media about the “ground realities”. The number of rapes India in not on the rise but instead the reporting and sensationalizing it by media has. It is a PITY that the media houses highlight these kinda cases only when they don’t have other sensational news.

    2) I accept your general outline of the article about women safety. What have we done about it except writing and commenting about it ? Why can’t we do something about it ? After all, it is our country. It is one thing to point out a blunder and totally another to propose a solution for these problems.

    No point in blaming our past, Western influence or anything else for our current mindset and behavior. Do include your opinions and suggestions for better change.

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  3. bhagat

    Rapes and other crimes are there in each and every Indian state. I fail to comprehend what AFSPA has to do with it. Those are bloody states of War. If you will go through the amount of ammunition seized every year from J&K it will be enough to start a full fledged war again India, And if it is not happening is only because of our Army and particularly AFSPA. l think criticizing AFSPA in this article was totally unnecessary with all due respect.

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  4. Rahul

    you missed this one

    http://www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?234652

    That politicians justify police excess by questioning the nature of the victim is nothing new. Decades ago the police paraded Maya Tyagi naked through the streets of a UP town for alleged misdemeanor. Indira Gandhi as Prime Minister justified the police action by describing Maya Tyagi as a woman of dubious character. So much for a woman PM defending the rights of women!

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  5. shobhit singh

    capital of south africa : CAPE TOWN
    and
    capital of india : RAPE TOWN

    good work done…..it shud be brought on broadcasting networks so dat every1 gets familiar to this disgusting and heinous crime.

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  6. shobhit singh

    capital of south africa : CAPE TOWN
    and
    capital of india : RAPE TOWN

    good work done…..it shud be brought on broadcasting networks so dat every1 gets familiar to this disgusting and heinous crime.

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  8. Jag

    Nice article.. portraits current India.. But you have to add Bollywood too into this list. May be your north indian blood stopped it from doing that.. And your hatred on south is visible here… 🙂

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  9. Jag

    Nice article.. portraits current India.. But you have to add Bollywood too into this list. May be your north indian blood stopped it from doing that.. And your hatred on south is visible here… 🙂

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  10. savitha.

    Errrmm..whats the purpose of your article apart from venting out your frustration..we all are in the similar state..rather than trying t figure out some solution to this issue, you are kindling unwanted ethnic issues apart from insulting one of our Gods.

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  11. savitha.

    Errrmm..whats the purpose of your article apart from venting out your frustration..we all are in the similar state..rather than trying t figure out some solution to this issue, you are kindling unwanted ethnic issues apart from insulting one of our Gods.

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    1. Rishabh

      Ma’am, the idea is to educate first before finding the solution. In the words of Einstein, a problem can be solved successfully, if 99% of the time is spent defining the problem and 1% in trying to solve it. (Okay, I may be off in th exact words but you get the point.). Apart from feeling the insult to one of your Gods (which happens to be one of mine too), did you feel the pain which all women in India have gone through? Can I dare to ask you, what solution you have found? It would be insightful for everyone reading this. I don’t mean to be rude in any way (and please take this comment in the rightful spirit) but all I want to say is that atleast he is doing something about it. He is spreading awareness which is a big step. You and I may not need this enlightenment since we come from the “educated” (I know what you’re thinking here but I mean morally educated) part of the Indian society. For us, it is the bitter hard hitting truth, for others it may be a source of enlightenment. We collectively owe a solution. If you want him to define the problem and solve it too, I say we vote for him as a minister and help him solve it! 😉

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  12. nancy

    Got to know about your blog from a friend. This is the best article that i have read in days,seriously-what i personally feel is IT’S A SIN TO BE BORN GIRL IN INDIA.
    the guys arguing about the north and south Indian films over an article having it’s main concern for the women molestation,rapes and the way they’ve been ill-treated-is shameful..
    good work sir (y)

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  13. Anarchist

    Is Indian History not replete with rape cases and injustice to women that you had to go thousands of years ago back to the time of Gods and Devils and question the character of God of millions of which you’re not sufficiently aware of which is palpable from your the way you construed it which Im sure you wouldnt have if only you had gone through that epic in its objectivity!
    But exempting this article of all its flaws “kudos to your effort and hats of to your intent Sir”

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  14. Urvesh

    @HeartRanjan – i share your frustation with the state of things in India; and the recent rape crimes have only increased it many-fold. However, i would like to provide my perspective on a few aspects you’ve listed in your email.

    Ramayana – i agree with Amrutha’s comments. Your comments/remark is not accurate.

    Movies – you have, probably, picked up a few instances and generalised it; if it were so bad we wouldn’t have so many female superstars. I do not believe that majority of the movies are demeaning to women.

    Politicians – what can i (or anyone) say; it’s a sorry state with the politicians. i read an article about a decade ago about elections in one particular state, which said Mr. X with 50 odd cases won the seat against Mr. Y with 70 odd criminal cases, and it was more or less the situation with most assemblies in the state.

    Legal system – no one can disagree with the huge backlog and deficiencies in our legal system. However, your comment seems to suggest that the conduct of a few lawyers (prominent or otherwise) is a reflection of the entire legal system, which is not right. i am sure that for every lawyer / person who is disrespectful of women, there are many more who are respectful.

    Police and Army – again, your article generalises this issue, which is not right. Yes, there have been issues, heinous crimes conducted by the same people who are supposed to prevent crime and safeguard citizens, but generalising the matter is not correct.

    I repeat that i share your frustation but your blog is a little exaggerated.

    As some other readers posted, there’s a need to take some action (stronger laws and enforcement, grave punishment for such devilish crimes, etc.) and my belief is that there’s more good than evil in this world (and in India) and things will be better.

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  15. Urvesh

    @HeartRanjan – i share your frustation with the state of things in India; and the recent rape crimes have only increased it many-fold. However, i would like to provide my perspective on a few aspects you’ve listed in your email.

    Ramayana – i agree with Amrutha’s comments. Your comments/remark is not accurate.

    Movies – you have, probably, picked up a few instances and generalised it; if it were so bad we wouldn’t have so many female superstars. I do not believe that majority of the movies are demeaning to women.

    Politicians – what can i (or anyone) say; it’s a sorry state with the politicians. i read an article about a decade ago about elections in one particular state, which said Mr. X with 50 odd cases won the seat against Mr. Y with 70 odd criminal cases, and it was more or less the situation with most assemblies in the state.

    Legal system – no one can disagree with the huge backlog and deficiencies in our legal system. However, your comment seems to suggest that the conduct of a few lawyers (prominent or otherwise) is a reflection of the entire legal system, which is not right. i am sure that for every lawyer / person who is disrespectful of women, there are many more who are respectful.

    Police and Army – again, your article generalises this issue, which is not right. Yes, there have been issues, heinous crimes conducted by the same people who are supposed to prevent crime and safeguard citizens, but generalising the matter is not correct.

    I repeat that i share your frustation but your blog is a little exaggerated.

    As some other readers posted, there’s a need to take some action (stronger laws and enforcement, grave punishment for such devilish crimes, etc.) and my belief is that there’s more good than evil in this world (and in India) and things will be better.

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  16. no bashing

    I completely agree with most points but I have just one things to add

    1. It s not right that u have said it only happens in india.
    Rapes ( all the kinds u have mentioned) just dont only happen in india. India has some of the lowest rates of rapes per capita compared to countries like south africa, uk, usa , brazil , france , netherlands, eastern europen and china etc and many others and in many prostitution is legal. Take for example paris. Let s agree that many are not reported in india but still its not any worse than others . What I want to say its not just india but male perversness that leads to this.
    I am not saying its pardonable, it deserves punishment and change especially in the judicial system of our country but I dont like the tone of the blog pointing to india has the only sexually depraved nation in the world! It is one but like many others.

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  17. A mother

    You should probably include the Mahabharat story as well – where Draupadi was molested infront of hundreds of men! Just that the epic states that Lord Krishna saved her from the humiliation!

    The only solution to stop these is brutal punishment. Brutally brutal! Jail or simple hang to death will not suffice. They should be punished infront of the entire media / society and raped in the same way or worse as they did to the little girls!

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  18. A mother

    You should probably include the Mahabharat story as well – where Draupadi was molested infront of hundreds of men! Just that the epic states that Lord Krishna saved her from the humiliation!

    The only solution to stop these is brutal punishment. Brutally brutal! Jail or simple hang to death will not suffice. They should be punished infront of the entire media / society and raped in the same way or worse as they did to the little girls!

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  19. Abhishek

    Nice work. You have explained our problems is a very unapologetic, ruthless manner, and that makes the reader all the more frustrated. But sadly, in our country, even the people who’re against rape, need a rape-case regularly to make them get angry about it.

    We are busy with our lives, expecting our wives to cook for us however late they get to come back from office. We are busy looking for prospective grooms for our daughters, one which they meet only once or twice before their first night together. And on the first night, the groom expects to have his way with his wife, simply because he’s married to her and has finally found an outlet for all his sexual fantasies in the form of a wife, one who doesn’t even know him yet. And we need to follow this, after all ‘Khandaan ki maryada’ is at stake.

    It takes a rape case, where people will look up and show dismay, write posts, share updates on Facebook and then go back to their lives until the next one>

    Great Job though. This is just my opinion, but although the version of Ramayan which you have mentioned is pretty much what we’ve all heard or read, it isn’t exactly how you’ve put it. Rama was ‘Maryada-Purshottam’ who would place his duties to the people before his duties to himself or his family. And no, I am not suffering from the ‘talk-against-our-epics-and-everyone-loses-it’ syndrome.

    And like someone’s mentioned before, if it’s okay to mention the 2 rapes per hour in our country, it’s okay to state that some other country has higher rates. No one’s saying it’s okay. (Except our politicians, that is)

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  20. Abhishek

    Nice work. You have explained our problems is a very unapologetic, ruthless manner, and that makes the reader all the more frustrated. But sadly, in our country, even the people who’re against rape, need a rape-case regularly to make them get angry about it.

    We are busy with our lives, expecting our wives to cook for us however late they get to come back from office. We are busy looking for prospective grooms for our daughters, one which they meet only once or twice before their first night together. And on the first night, the groom expects to have his way with his wife, simply because he’s married to her and has finally found an outlet for all his sexual fantasies in the form of a wife, one who doesn’t even know him yet. And we need to follow this, after all ‘Khandaan ki maryada’ is at stake.

    It takes a rape case, where people will look up and show dismay, write posts, share updates on Facebook and then go back to their lives until the next one>

    Great Job though. This is just my opinion, but although the version of Ramayan which you have mentioned is pretty much what we’ve all heard or read, it isn’t exactly how you’ve put it. Rama was ‘Maryada-Purshottam’ who would place his duties to the people before his duties to himself or his family. And no, I am not suffering from the ‘talk-against-our-epics-and-everyone-loses-it’ syndrome.

    And like someone’s mentioned before, if it’s okay to mention the 2 rapes per hour in our country, it’s okay to state that some other country has higher rates. No one’s saying it’s okay. (Except our politicians, that is)

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  21. Shailesh

    This was the the most depressing yet eye-opening blogpost I’ve ever read. The unbelievable extent to which rape is condoned in our culture is only exposed by an article like this. I don’t think I will can ever again be proud of my country. This is just horrible.

    I stopped following the news to a great extent because it is too depressing. How do you manage to stay immersed in current events yet keep yourself from losing all hope in politics, and more importantly, in the bloody people of our country?

    Your blog is really really raw. I like to think I’m thick-skinned but the language at the end of the article threw me off a little too. You must certainly get quite a bit of flak for this rawness. Please stick to it, its what makes the message genuine and ensures it reaches a place in the reader that is deeper than ‘let me share this so that people will know just how aware I am’. To the haters, go fuck yourselves, you’re part of the problem, focus on the message first and then the medium.

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    1. heartranjan

      Ah! Look at you, defender of Rama! You give away your ignorance by asking me to read Valmiki’s Ramayana? There are a thousand versions of the epic, and they have existed long before texts were formed. Which means you are only choosing to side with your choice of version. Why shouldn’t I be free to choose mine?

      Also, I find it amusing how when there is a need for justification, everyone talks of how he had to follow the norms of the time. Yes, I apologized, because it was wrong on my part to compare a guy to a rapist. But if you bothered to go beyond the first two lines, you’d notice I still stood by what I believed.

      Also, I’m no Uttam Purush. Shouldn’t God incarnate, the Ideal Man himself – rise over the norms. Also, when Rama won the war in Lanka, didn’t he suspect Sita’s fidelity. There were no norms of society involved there. What would you call that, then? And what about before Sita left the earth in frustration, because her husband, the God incarnate, would not accept her. What was the societal pressure there?

      Jab jee mein aaye Bhagwan bana diya, aur jab jee mein aaya bola ki he was after all a part of the society.

      Grow up, moron.

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  22. Ashu

    The legal system is how it is… A lawyer is only considered a good lawyer if he/she can put the rapist back on the street. And, all those arguments have been presented by countless others as well, it’s his/her job really… And in such cases it’s not about the cohesion and logic of what you are accusing the other of.

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  23. Bharath R

    I empathize with your article. I really do. But we have to understand that self-loathing on blogs, a form of intellectual derision – is not an attempt to find a solution to this problem. Your audience is select – falls within a very narrow demographic, and most are likely to conform to your sarcastic statements. What is the next step, is the next question. There is not a mention of a solution anywhere in your article. Writing reams of satire is often just a challenge on the literary front, and nothing else. I’m not criticizing your article – paints a grim and accurate picture of the country. However, as equally concerned citizens, you and I need to understand that this article is about as useful as the Ramayana right now, to a family that is wrought with pain over a recent rape, or to those genuinely trying to do something about it. Let’s you and I try to figure out how to make it better, and leave blogging about India as a rape-tourism hot-spot to others.

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  24. Bharath R

    I empathize with your article. I really do. But we have to understand that self-loathing on blogs, a form of intellectual derision – is not an attempt to find a solution to this problem. Your audience is select – falls within a very narrow demographic, and most are likely to conform to your sarcastic statements. What is the next step, is the next question. There is not a mention of a solution anywhere in your article. Writing reams of satire is often just a challenge on the literary front, and nothing else. I’m not criticizing your article – paints a grim and accurate picture of the country. However, as equally concerned citizens, you and I need to understand that this article is about as useful as the Ramayana right now, to a family that is wrought with pain over a recent rape, or to those genuinely trying to do something about it. Let’s you and I try to figure out how to make it better, and leave blogging about India as a rape-tourism hot-spot to others.

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  25. Trevor D'silva

    Reblogged this on Le tReZ bLoG and commented:
    Quite often these days, I keep thinking, India has become a country fit for nothing. It’s on its highway to dogs and dirt! Looks like signs of these are already showing up! With the elections, the politics, the rape cases, the no-hope for India plight?

    Just saying…wouldn’t it be better if “our generation” could run the country and kick of all the current white haired & grey haired “primes”?

    What do you think?

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  26. Trevor D'silva

    Reblogged this on Le tReZ bLoG and commented:
    Quite often these days, I keep thinking, India has become a country fit for nothing. It’s on its highway to dogs and dirt! Looks like signs of these are already showing up! With the elections, the politics, the rape cases, the no-hope for India plight?

    Just saying…wouldn’t it be better if “our generation” could run the country and kick of all the current white haired & grey haired “primes”?

    What do you think?

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    1. heartranjan Post author

      Fair enough.

      But the problem is apart from some hyperbole, most youngsters wouldn’t bother about things like casting their vote, or finding out about their MLAs.

      Look at the outrage when I just mentioned Ramayan. You think anything is possible??

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      1. Trevor D'silva

        Well that’s the problem..they don’t bother cause there’s no encouragement from the present Govt. system. Actions speak louder than words…and these guys just preach!

        Dunno if its possible, but it sure as hell is gonna take a long time to create a good system, if at all there is some ray of light at the end of the tunnel!

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  27. Arun S Kumar

    my dear frnds..all of us just hope and like things to be done by someone else……there has been huge protests staged in Delhi twice recently….and aftr some time people just let it go..and they go behind the next issue….be it any issue, in India the media will bring up the story where every channel gives exclusives..reports…and calling up some dumb asses into the studio and asks stupid questions…and they in turn gives their idiotic comments and responses….and we public what do we (including me) do…? just listen to this whole bullshit…comments about it….sends some text messages…make some idiotic posts in Social media…and?????? Done..thats all a very responsible citizen does in this country….i dont say that everybody does this…there might be a handfull of people who really care for others and for the country…..

    Atleast lets try to take care of the people we care about…our own Parents, Children, Spouse, Siblings Friends, Relatives etc. and if everyone had a little care for the people in their circle things would have been a little better…..and that does not mean all these atrocities wouldn’t have happnd…..but taking a littl extra care in a country like India is “LIKELY” to prevent such violence…!

    And now for the RAPISTS…these people cannot be called RAPISTS…they are PSYCHOS who does not have a mind nor a soul….and in a country like India where every cases registered takes years for a judgement…PSYCHOS are all free…..Beware my friends..Beware…!

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  28. cydonian

    Weak, utterly weak. The Ramayana is the national epic of not just India, but Thailand, Laos, Bali and just about every nation in South East Asia. The ruling dynasty in Thailand styled themselves after Rama for the last seven generations; the Balinese perform the Sundarakanda every day to the setting sun, the Khmers have built frescoes the size of streets, and temples the size of towns in honour of the Ramayana. Who are we Indians to claim it for ourselves? If the epics cause some mysterious misogyny in the national psyche, why dont all of these countries face problems with violence against women?

    Nope, increased physical violence against women is a sign of contemporary India, not the India where half the buildings in Shahjahanabad were built by women, or the India where Amazon battalions fought ferociously against invaders along side men, or the India where a huge portion of the Vedas was authored by women authors. Let us not blame some indefinable historical Indian psyche for our very real, very contemporary failings. The epics or the ancients were about dushta sikhshana and sishta rakshana, not letting people off for egregious crimes.

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  29. cydonian

    Weak, utterly weak. The Ramayana is the national epic of not just India, but Thailand, Laos, Bali and just about every nation in South East Asia. The ruling dynasty in Thailand styled themselves after Rama for the last seven generations; the Balinese perform the Sundarakanda every day to the setting sun, the Khmers have built frescoes the size of streets, and temples the size of towns in honour of the Ramayana. Who are we Indians to claim it for ourselves? If the epics cause some mysterious misogyny in the national psyche, why dont all of these countries face problems with violence against women?

    Nope, increased physical violence against women is a sign of contemporary India, not the India where half the buildings in Shahjahanabad were built by women, or the India where Amazon battalions fought ferociously against invaders along side men, or the India where a huge portion of the Vedas was authored by women authors. Let us not blame some indefinable historical Indian psyche for our very real, very contemporary failings. The epics or the ancients were about dushta sikhshana and sishta rakshana, not letting people off for egregious crimes.

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    1. Suhail

      Excellent comment. A deeply self loathing society such as ours finds great pleasure in blaming our past (or roots, as some call it) for all our contemporary failures. It is a telling sign of our ignorance and cynicism. The Ramayan has a hundred different versions and even the most popular, the one that modern Indians have found themselves waking up to post DD era, seems to show Ram as a duty bound king who is forced to take decisions that are as hard for him as Sita. I, for one, am not an apologist for our epics, but then I hate it when people like Heartranjan enlighten the masses with half baked analysis that is dictated by their NCERT type understanding of India and its values. And then there are those who will bring up all kinds of statistics about how there is a rape every 2 hours in this country but will get morally outraged as soon as someone counters their stats with an even more horrifying number from another country. Well, rapes should stop but we need to recognize this as a problem of modern society and not conveniently blame it on our poor forefathers, who in my humble opinion, were much better off than we are.

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      1. heartranjan Post author

        Well, if you put your prejudice aside, you’ll find that mythology is mentioned only once. Its not the fulcrum of the article. And at no point did I say its because of our past. I simply illustrated that its a thing of the past.

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      2. Suhail

        @heartranjan We all have our prejudices and it is impossible to completely do away with them. In a way, prejudices are like bacteria, some are good and some are bad. We should keep the ones that might do our self esteem enough good to make us look forward rather than backward. However, I do not deny that our past is not glorious as far as treatment of women is concerned but oversimplification of the Indian ethos, as represented in the epics, does more harm than good.

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  30. arun

    Excellent mate…u cudnt have put it better…u had a very good strt to show male chauvenism…and it flowed…hav not read anything like this recently..Incredible India nd Incredible you!

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  31. Ann

    very nicely written!!! lets hope that there is something done … and soon!!! this country is going to the dogs aka rapists!!!

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  32. Therapist

    But on a per million basis , India is still far behind. India is so lazy , that even the rapists are not doing their job and keeping up with USA(300 cases/million) or Sweden(600 cases/million) 🙁

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    1. Suraj

      Well you can blame that on the legal system and the societal outlook as well. We are only comparing reported cases and we know for a fact that most rape cases in our country go unreported. Many girls are coerced into not reporting incidents, others are threatened. If the victim is from a lower caste or tribal girl in a rural part of the country, she doesn’t even have a chance at obtaining justice. Don’t even get me started on the number of domestic sexual harassment cases where women simply don’t register cases due to the ignorant upbringing they have about their husband always being right.

      Countries like Germany, Sweden and USA have a people-friendly legal and police system where people are not judged for being the victim. The number of ‘reported’ incidents are obviously higher.

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  33. Therapist

    But on a per million basis , India is still far behind. India is so lazy , that even the rapists are not doing their job and keeping up with USA(300 cases/million) or Sweden(600 cases/million) 🙁

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    1. Roy

      it does not matter how many cases are reported in USA or Sweden or Germany….what matters is rape is a heinous crime and we as citizens of India bear some responsibility to stop this crime….comparing with other nations will not solve the problem….and the fact remains that India is one of the most unsafe countries for women..

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      1. Roy

        It is sad to see that people like you exist in India who instead of criticizing the problem make fun of it…..do you think it matters how many cases are reported /million???? is it all about numbers??? please dont forget that we are not talking about stock market here!!! you probably missed out that we are talking about humans where every case is related to a vulnerable life!!! so please stop giving out statistics….

        On an added note…very well written blog by the author…we need more people like you who understand the problem and have the guts to raise their voice against it….

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      2. Suhail

        @Roy We as citizens of India bear all responsibility to stop the crime but that is not what we are doing by posting comments on this blog. What we’re doing here is trying to understand the problem and comparing the stats of other countries certainly helps one see the problem in a wider context.

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    2. Suraj

      Well you can blame that on the legal system and the societal outlook as well. We are only comparing reported cases and we know for a fact that most rape cases in our country go unreported. Many girls are coerced into not reporting incidents, others are threatened. If the victim is from a lower caste or tribal girl in a rural part of the country, she doesn’t even have a chance at obtaining justice. Don’t even get me started on the number of domestic sexual harassment cases where women simply don’t register cases due to the ignorant upbringing they have about their husband always being right.

      Countries like Germany, Sweden and USA have a people-friendly legal and police system where people are not judged for being the victim. The number of ‘reported’ incidents are obviously higher.

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  34. Law and Stuff

    Interesting article. But the critique of the legal system could have made more sense had you actually dealt with the laws and their implementation, rather than the fact that a lawyer chooses to represent freaks. Everyone requires legal representation. The case can’t proceed otherwise. And the problem with those shitty legal arguments is not that they are made ( i know, a decent society wouldn’t accept them, but everyone is entitled to their opinion) but that fact that they get accepted by an unthinking chauvinistic judiciary.

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  35. Pratima

    Awesome post, rather nothing can change any country. India is not the only country facing such problems. Me being a female now fear to give birth to a female child.

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    1. Rishabh

      Oh boy, are we being competitive here?! ‘Sir’, can you please elaborate on your carefully chosen words?

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  36. Diptesh Kanojia

    Oh, you did forget to mention that the whole mahabharata scene was due to attempt to rape, where the ‘kulavadhu’ was almost raped in front of the whole ‘sabha’. Young and old all watching meekly, its pretty much the same now!

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    1. sam

      kauravas were made to pay back with their lives …, krishna stands here as a jury who frames mahabharta to set up a precedent for the whole humanity . Why every body try to imitate what the goons has done becoz it in our mentality to follow the role of the sinners .Gita glorifies and carry the truth and what should be done to the rapists . Take a vow bro and do not be judgmental and impetuous in ur decision making.

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  37. amrutha

    I do appreciate the tone of this post but it would have been more credible had you researched some of the instances you had posted
    For example –
    1 – In Ramayana Ram does ask Sita to leave Ayodhya but not because he himself suspected her of being unfaithful (this instance is sort of misquoted)
    2 – After I read that bit about Narendra Modi being banned because of rape, I googled as to why he was banned from the UK. Please read this article for more info: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/9605070/British-decision-to-lift-ban-on-Narendra-Modi-criticised.html

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  38. amrutha

    I do appreciate the tone of this post but it would have been more credible had you researched some of the instances you had posted
    For example –
    1 – In Ramayana Ram does ask Sita to leave Ayodhya but not because he himself suspected her of being unfaithful (this instance is sort of misquoted)
    2 – After I read that bit about Narendra Modi being banned because of rape, I googled as to why he was banned from the UK. Please read this article for more info: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/9605070/British-decision-to-lift-ban-on-Narendra-Modi-criticised.html

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    1. Flanto

      Bang on Amrutha… you are right… Heartranjan becomes innocent ignorant to put opening act of this article in full glory…

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  39. Sar

    Well written man.Many rapes go unreported as well.As long as there is no proper rules,many ugly sick men will rape any women including foreigners as we already know.Those guys know there will never be any proper rules in this country and that is why they take advantage of anything.India is not a safe country for women.India will always suck.

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  40. Sar

    Well written man.Many rapes go unreported as well.As long as there is no proper rules,many ugly sick men will rape any women including foreigners as we already know.Those guys know there will never be any proper rules in this country and that is why they take advantage of anything.India is not a safe country for women.India will always suck.

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  43. Rajeev Anil Roark

    You know what I like about this piece? It’s fair. Its undiscriminating in seeing the bullshit and calling it shit, be it from our mythical texts or our judicial contexts. Bravo my friend. Bravo!

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  44. Rajeev Anil Roark

    You know what I like about this piece? It’s fair. Its undiscriminating in seeing the bullshit and calling it shit, be it from our mythical texts or our judicial contexts. Bravo my friend. Bravo!

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  45. Suchint

    I came to know of your blog thanks to a friend posting it onto FB… have been reading through all your posts since then and think you are absolutely fantastic. This was the post that got me started on your blog and you have a permanent fan for sure. Keep up the brilliant work!!!

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  46. Suchint

    I came to know of your blog thanks to a friend posting it onto FB… have been reading through all your posts since then and think you are absolutely fantastic. This was the post that got me started on your blog and you have a permanent fan for sure. Keep up the brilliant work!!!

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  47. harshita

    I read this post of yours through facebook. Apart from the obvious fact that what you have written is absolutely true, what i like more is how you write..perfect balance..just enough humor,appreciable sarcasm, a story line and hard facts…the fact that you have literally proved every statement of yours with a reference makes it a post impossible to miss. I am happy i discovered your blog. keep writing.

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  48. harshita

    I read this post of yours through facebook. Apart from the obvious fact that what you have written is absolutely true, what i like more is how you write..perfect balance..just enough humor,appreciable sarcasm, a story line and hard facts…the fact that you have literally proved every statement of yours with a reference makes it a post impossible to miss. I am happy i discovered your blog. keep writing.

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  49. South Indian Movie lover

    That part about Mollywood and Tollywood and Kollywood are so not true… Did you know that almost quarter of your bollywood films take their story from these film industries?? So stop blaming the south Indians. In fact the movies are of better quality maybe than your bollwood film stories which have women dancing half naked for no reason in every film.. I personally watch malayalam movies and I have never found any such sort of atrocities against women widespread. There maybe 1-2 films which portray this.. But in general all the movies give enough and more respect to women characters portrayed in them. So don’t generalize that all south Indian movies contain rape as a major part of them just because you watched those kind of movies from these film industries.

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    1. Seriously People?

      i like the way people have managed to argue about North and South on an article that was meant to talk about WOMEN IN “INDIA”. Because as we all know criticizing a film industry is WAYYYYY more scandalous than the WOMEN ( my mistake.. its GIRLS) getting RAPED!!! .. What the hell was I thinking? After all its not like NORTH INDIA and SOUTH INDIA are the SAME country!!!

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  50. South Indian Movie lover

    That part about Mollywood and Tollywood and Kollywood are so not true… Did you know that almost quarter of your bollywood films take their story from these film industries?? So stop blaming the south Indians. In fact the movies are of better quality maybe than your bollwood film stories which have women dancing half naked for no reason in every film.. I personally watch malayalam movies and I have never found any such sort of atrocities against women widespread. There maybe 1-2 films which portray this.. But in general all the movies give enough and more respect to women characters portrayed in them. So don’t generalize that all south Indian movies contain rape as a major part of them just because you watched those kind of movies from these film industries.

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    1. heartranjan Post author

      Excuse me.

      I live in Andhra Pradesh. I know Telugu. I watch Telugu and Tamil films.

      I have watched enough films to know what I’m talking about. When I’m talking about films, I dont mean the off beat films by Bala or Balachander. I’m talking about the big budget films that go on to become top grosser.

      What role does the heroine have in a Rajinikanth film, for example? Or a Vijay film?

      Your statement about 20% of Bollywood films being copied from the South is so off the mark, it makes me laugh. You clearly have no idea.

      I have never understood why South Indians find it so difficult to accept that their commercial cinema is as sexist as North Indian films.

      I also fail to get why most South Indians immediately jump the gun to call Hindi films dumb. A Robot or Shivaji is as dumb as dumb films come.

      And lets look at the top South Indian heroines. Kajal, Tamanna, Nayanthara. Can you tell me the last film where they had a substantial role to play?

      And, oh! You probably are unaware about Kannada films and their association with rape. Till a few years back, every Kannada film had at least 2 – 3 rapes.

      Please learn to take a statement in the right sense. As a nation, our commercial cinema is yet to evolve into a phase where the heroine has more to do than dance around.

      That’s all I meant.

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      1. Ssk

        And dont forget Aishwarya Rai, Asin, Hema malini, John Abraham, Shah Rukh Khan(half), Sridevi, jaya prada, Rekha and so on and on who have no ‘substantial role to play’ in bollywood 😉

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      2. Another Mallu

        “South Indian Movie lover” was mentioning about Malayalam movies. Have you ever watched a malayalam movie? I personally have not found many mainstream movies in malayalam portraying women in bad light.

        Generalization is a crime in India, whether South or North. I have watched malayalam, tamil, telugu and hindi movies. So I can say this.

        I appreciate your intention though.

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      3. KK

        Well how come the number of rapes are more in the north then? Back down south considering karnataka, kerala and tamil nadu, the female ratios are way better. Women are treated much better here. Are you trying to tell there are no rapes in any of the movies from the north? You should probably do a research of your own. Take even a normal movie like dabbang, in which local people go ecstatic and finish off their pleasure business by just watching sonakshi sinha dressed normally. These mentalities come more from the north and you know where exactly. You do not have to bring statistics like that for the south especially. I understand your point you have a well written article.

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      4. Rishabh

        Thanks a lot for putting this North vs South nonsense to rest! A good response to an ignorant reader. I can’t believe people just lose sight of the point and enter such a trivial argument over mention of tollywood or bollywood.
        To everyone else fighting over whether he mentioned Ramayan or criticized Hindi films, Telegu films or Kannada films, please try to look at the bigger picture instead of being so region centric. It is about state of women in India. By quoting examples, he isn’t trying to target your region or draw out a personal attack on your people. Seriously, stop dividing India and focus on the problem. Widen your horizons.
        To the guy who wrote it: I usually don’t let anyone speak so blasphemously about India, but here I could not help but agree with what you have written. Usually, the author makes some mistake in showing a personal grudge or bases his argument on a generalization or stereotype but here I saw neither. Good work.

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      5. RAJ

        @Heartranjan..i totally agree with u man, people often fail to rise above their sex, caste, state of origin. for them its very difficult to accept the truth. i pity them. they have no idea what the true meaning of freedom. and finally…u rock !

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    2. Seriously People?

      i like the way people have managed to argue about North and South on an article that was meant to talk about WOMEN IN “INDIA”. Because as we all know criticizing a film industry is WAYYYYY more scandalous than the WOMEN ( my mistake.. its GIRLS) getting RAPED!!! .. What the hell was I thinking? After all its not like NORTH INDIA and SOUTH INDIA are the SAME country!!!

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  51. Masoom Moitra

    Also, doesn’t sound like Sita was kidnapped at all in the first place. Ram suddenly raining on the parade must have been one helluva unpleasant surprise for the 14 year old, happy couple.

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    1. heartranjan Post author

      And why exactly should I leave The Ramayana from the compilation? It’s a male chauvinistic epic and I simply pointed it out. I didn’t distort any facts, or say anything that’s outside the text.

      And thanks for the comments!

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      1. Yash

        1. Rama did not doubt if the two boys were his or not. Not sure which version of Ramayan you read. So yes indeed you distorted the facts. Read Valmiki Ramayana.

        2. Rama heard washerman talk and followed the protocol of that age, that was an accepted social necessity of that age. He never thought of himself as god. He behaved like a mere mortal following rules of that time. Would you dare to say anything against women these days and get away with it? You wouldn’t… look at your other post about “who picks the bill”. You apologized immediately. You didn’t have to, but you followed the current protocol.

        Your reference to Ramayana and Rama is irrelevant to the point you are trying to make.

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        1. heartranjan Post author

          Ah! Look at you, defender of Rama! You give away your ignorance by asking me to read Valmiki’s Ramayana? There are a thousand versions of the epic, and they have existed long before texts were formed. Which means you are only choosing to side with your choice of version. Why shouldn’t I be free to choose mine?

          Also, I find it amusing how when there is a need for justification, everyone talks of how he had to follow the norms of the time. Yes, I apologized, because it was wrong on my part to compare a guy to a rapist. But if you bothered to go beyond the first two lines, you’d notice I still stood by what I believed.

          Also, I’m no Uttam Purush. Shouldn’t God incarnate, the Ideal Man himself – rise over the norms. Also, when Rama won the war in Lanka, didn’t he suspect Sita’s fidelity. There were no norms of society involved there. What would you call that, then? And what about before Sita left the earth in frustration, because her husband, the God incarnate, would not accept her. What was the societal pressure there?

          Jab jee mein aaye Bhagwan bana diya, aur jab jee mein aaya bola ki he was after all a part of the society.

          Grow up, moron.

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      2. Yash

        The way you call me “Moron” shows your level of maturity. It also gives away YOUR level of ignorance not mine, because it is accepted fact that Valmiki was the author of original Ramayana. You are blissfully ignorant of that fact and that is why you “choose” the version you like. I didn’t “choose” the version. You choose your version so that you can build an attractive storyline for your blog.

        Rama never called himself “God Incarnate”. If you even care a bit to REALLY read Ramayana, there is absolutely no mention anywhere that he felt he was god. He even stated that he is embarrassed that people call him god.

        As for societal norms, Lanka was an alien Land to Rama and he doesn’t have to care what people think or say about Sita in Lanka. This again shows she NEVER doubted Sita, but just followed Societal norms of HIS kingdom of his he was the Kind.

        Imagine tomorrow, US president wins war over some xyz country and gives back the power to local dude, it is not his headache to worry about what the people of xyz think of him. He is simply answerable to US citizens. Its exactly what the norm is. Likewise Rama who never was aware or thought that he was God, just followed what he was supposed to.

        Was he right in doing it? No, and he suffered by being separated from his wife for the rest of his life.

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        1. heartranjan Post author

          Hahaha.

          Right! He took an army of monkeys to Lanka, made stones float on water by writing his name, threatened to kill the Ocean God because he wouldn’t let him cross the ocean, and he thought of himself as a mere mortal.

          And anyway, I don’t see why you are so unaccepting of another point of view. Which made me call you a moron. I am sorry if you took offence to that, because really, it is a subjective matter if someone is a moron or not. You might find me a moron too, and we would both be right, so that’s a dead end we can’t explore anymore.

          And anyway, I don’t know why we are arguing about the Ramayana. I only mentioned it as an illustration that (earlier societal norms or not), women were often judged and questioned on the basis of their fidelity and character. And it’s the same even today. I am not a fool, I am not picking Hindu texts because I have some hidden agenda against them. I also understand that in every civilisation and culture, women weren’t really treated with a lot of respect.

          It was just an illustration, that got out of hand. Anyway, thank you for taking the time out to comment. Have yourself a lovely day, my friend!

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          1. The Lace Brace

            Hello there, I read this article because of KRK. (IRONY ALERT). I don’t give a rats arse about this argument about what happened in the almost fictional story, largely a myth of Ramayan. What I do care about is this: time or era cannot be blamed for the shortcomings in the actions of people. The people wanted the hero of the story to be essentially a good king, maybe not a good person. He could have stood up for his wife who gave up her life of luxury for him, yada yada yada. But he did not, why? Because he wanted to be the king who no one can blame. He could have left his throne for her like she did, only he didn’t.
            Now comes the other side of the coin. Why did Sita have to go through the humiliation of giving that stupid test, I do not understand. I really wish that a heroine could actually have some self respect and stand up for herself. But the heroine was expected to be sacrificing, the woman. Standard timeless hypocrisy, its available all over the world, so Ramayan is nothing special.
            Look man, I wasn’t there when whoever wrote that thing, wrote it. neither were you, nor the other few here who are defending it so fiercely. We all were not there. Sometimes..thats a problem. This argument was great, not rowdy or classless which was good. Lets just not forget that the actual problem is that women are not so important in India, which kinda sucks. I just hope that we all had heroines to look upto who could have stood up for themselves!!

      3. Yash

        RAJ, I gave up on arguing further because Heartranjan made a point and accepted that commenting on Rama was just to show how Women were treated in India and not to take pot shots at him. That was a good enough reason for me to keep quite and not to drag it further. Any smart guy would choose to be silent than argue for the sake of argument.

        But you went on to call he is a better human being than me. I disagree, At this point I can choose to call you moron because you don’t know my stance on the original topic. But I resist that urge 🙂 All I request you is to stop passing judgements on people you have no knowledge about.

        The only reason I came to this blog was, I came across this blog while searching for articles that are supportive of women in the ongoing rape frenzy in the capital and elsewhere in the country. It frustrates me to no end. Just because I am not writing blogs on the topic doesn’t make me lesser human being.

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    2. RAJ

      dear heartranjan,
      this article is just awesome. and about the intellectual argument of yours vs Yash, i just want to say that it was a wonderful display of your geniouses. and i respect both of you. but its indisputable that you have the clear edge over Yash. you are definitely a better human being than him. thanks for the article. keep ’em coming.

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  52. umesh

    well put thoughts.
    excellent compilation.
    “the social leaders” could also be listed here. y asaram, nityanand sud be left apart? 😉
    “car” could also be a suitable on-go rapes.

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  53. Concerned Citizen

    I have a question. I’m deathly allergic to red meat and raping a cow would make me sick (in the form of hives :S). Is there any way that I could fuck a chicken instead? Your brochure isn’t too clear on rape-victim exchanges…

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    1. Apalled Citizen

      Try changing it from Concerned Citizen, to Retarded Citizen. That should, at least, justify your question.

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        1. The Lace Brace

          Hello there, I read this article because of KRK. (IRONY ALERT). I don’t give a rats arse about this argument about what happened in the almost fictional story, largely a myth of Ramayan. What I do care about is this: time or era cannot be blamed for the shortcomings in the actions of people. The people wanted the hero of the story to be essentially a good king, maybe not a good person. He could have stood up for his wife who gave up her life of luxury for him, yada yada yada. But he did not, why? Because he wanted to be the king who no one can blame. He could have left his throne for her like she did, only he didn’t.
          Now comes the other side of the coin. Why did Sita have to go through the humiliation of giving that stupid test, I do not understand. I really wish that a heroine could actually have some self respect and stand up for herself. But the heroine was expected to be sacrificing, the woman. Standard timeless hypocrisy, its available all over the world, so Ramayan is nothing special.
          Look man, I wasn’t there when whoever wrote that thing, wrote it. neither were you, nor the other few here who are defending it so fiercely. We all were not there. Sometimes..thats a problem. This argument was great, not rowdy or classless which was good. Lets just not forget that the actual problem is that women are not so important in India, which kinda sucks. I just hope that we all had heroines to look upto who could have stood up for themselves!!

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