One thing I would like to tell the media (Headlines Today) is that SRK’s opinion wouldn’t be the Nations collective opinion. Taking a poll “Should America apologize/Should India respond etc” to the incident (for 100 people, I assume) is not going to give you a collective opinion. I would say that if a nation in this case USA wants to implement their protocol to each and every person who lands in their airport. I guess they should. HT also ran a story about Bob Dylan being detained and the ticker read “Whats with America” I can tell you what’s with them. They are strictly following the guidelines, unlike many here. 9/11 would have happened years back, but they still follow the same security checks. When Mumbai attacks happened the techpark I work with started newer stringent security checks, they used to check the car boot, ask every occupant in the car to display their id card etc. Gradually (after 20 days) the security was lightened, even those with just a ribbon around their neck was allowed to walk in. I guess we should learn something from the Americans. Firstly everyone should be treated equally. No place for VIP treatments. Secondly just because you are a VIP in another country doesnt mean that you won’t have a BOMB with you. Like Osama Bin Laden might be a celebrity in his area, but you can’t give him VIP treatment at Mumbai airport. Okay let me make that simpler, Tom Cruise may be a celebrity in the USA(here as well), but that doesn’t mean that he should not be frisked at the airport. Thirdly, lets accept it, 9/11 happened years back, did another terrorist attack happen in their soil? Is it because of their strict guidelines and the police following it? Well yes. Lets be patient, lets follow the rules of the country that we are in. If you are so bothered, and its not happening to you for the first time, why do you want to go there again and again.
There is one more article I would like to share This is on how the swine flu scare was created among the upper class. Today’s TOI had a front page article on Road Accidents “India Tops World road deaths” 13 die every hour due to accidents. Timely I believe. Now you have more things to be scared off!!!