Sunday, December 17, 2006

Sunita williams:unnecessary hype?

Over the past few days or weeks we've been fed with a regular diet of news about Sunita williams creating history.While i dont contest that,as going to space is no mean thing,I have my reservations on whether we as Indians should be rejoicing over this.
All this hype in the Indian media is based on the fact that she's just the 2nd person of "Indian origin"....give me a break guys,but she's not Indian,and I dont think she too feels "Indian".She may be carrying samosas,and the Bhagwad gita and other stuff normally attributed to Indians,but hang many times has she been to India?What does she know about us?Does she exactly feel even remotely Indian?Having "roots" is not enough,and I dont know when our TV channels will realise this....