Tehelka sort aujourd’hui un numéro spécial sur les attentats de Mumbai. « Why We Will Be Hit Again ». Au-delà de l’information instantanée diffusée sur CNN ou Twitter, la lecture d’un magazine comme Tehlka est indispensable pour approfondir un sujet complexe. Tehlka peut se lire en ligne gratuitement après enregistrement.
Dans un éditorial remarquable de lucidité et intitulé : Death Of A Salesman And Other Elite Ironies, Tarun Tejpal décortique la situation dans laquelle se trouve son pays face au terrorisme et en analyse les causes. A travers l’histoire d’un des collaborateurs du journal Rohinton Maloo abattu par les terroristes, il explique la situation tragique dans laquelle se trouvent des millions d’Indiens que semblent seulement découvrir les élites du pays. « What the elite is discovering today is an acidic truth ordinary Indians are forced to swallow everyday. »
[…] He was killed by what he set very little store by. In his every meeting with us, he was bemused and baffled by TEHELKA’s obsessive engagement with politics. He was quite sure no one of his class ” our class” was interested in the subject. Politics happened elsewhere, a regrettable business carried out by unsavoury characters. Mostly, it had nothing to do with our lives. Eventually, sitting through our political ranting, he came to grudgingly accept we may have some kind of a case. But he remained unconvinced of its commercial viability. Our kind of readers were interested in other things, which were germane to their lives ” food, films, cricket, fashion, gizmos, television, health and the strategies of seduction. Politics, at best, was something they endured. In the end, politics killed Rohinton, and a few hundred other innocents.
[…] Let’s be clear we are not in a crisis because the Taj hotel was gutted. We are in a crisis because six years after 2,000 Muslims were slaughtered in Gujarat there is still no sign of justice. This is the second thing the elite need to understand â€” after the obscenity of gross inequality. The plinth of every society « since the beginning of Man” has been set on the notion of justice. You cannot light candles for just those of your class and creed. You have to strike a blow for every wronged citizen.
[…] I wish Rohinton had survived the lottery of death in Mumbai last week. In an instant, he would have understood what we always went on about. India’s crying need is not economic tinkering or social engineering. It is a political overhaul, a political cleansing. As it once did to create a free nation, India’s elite should start getting its hands dirty so they can get a clean country.