Why today isn’t Democracy Day4 min read 25 Jan 2011, 10:23 PM IST
Why today isn’t Democracy Day
In the days when TV dinners took on a new meaning, when the stories about alleged wrongdoing in the preparations for the Commonwealth Games (CWG) became the meal itself at dinner time in homes across the country, I heard this story. One of the scam accused walks into a swish south Delhi Chinese restaurant with some friends. As they settle down with the menu, diners at tables around him notice who he is. Some shift in discomfort. And then in welling anger. At sharing space with a person who by then, had become the face of corruption in India. Then the unprecedented happens. As a group, the other diners ask him to leave. There is a scene. The management is called in. He is booed out of the place.
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