I salute the "The Thinking Policeman"....
Once again, I can't believe that I had the honor of spending
time with one of the BRIGHTEST and MOST ARTICULATE writers
of today.... Thank you once again for considering me deserving
enough to read your writings.. I am too young and ignorant
to say anything intelligent about your masterpieces... but
I can't NOT say anything at all... (even at the risk of
sounding even MORE IGNORANT!)
I read, with great interest, both your articles (on the
London Blasts).... what impressed me the most about "A
Bit of Bobby Bashing" was the psychological analysis
you did of the policemen who committed the heinous act....
while not just MOST, but actually ALL the news covering
the brutal killing uptil now, has concentrated on the gross
mistake committed by the London Police and the subsequent
shock of the eyewitnesses and the Brits... your article
gave a FRESH perspective into the hows/whys of what was
going on deep inside the minds of the Brits... esp. the
law enforcement authorities.... no one has actually analysed
the Brit psyche post the second blasts.... really enjoyed
About "Covering Bomb Blasts" .....point well taken
about the media efficiency in "factual reportage without
sensationalism" ....but, without (hopefully) sounding
too arrogant (for my own sake), didn't the MYTH that they
created about their own resilience/stoicism after the first
set of blasts, come crumbling down after the second ...with
their subsequent panic and resultant killing of an innocent
man ....their true reactions leave me with an empty feeling,
that the Brits are just a shade better at HIDING their emotions
better than us ....but the EMOTIONS are nonetheless, still
there .... (just well hidden) ...their stoicism is only
skin-deep ....inside, they are as much of reactionaries
as any of us so-called underdeveloped Asians!
I hope I have not over-stepped with what I have written....
I am too small a pie....! So please pardon me and excuse
my age/ignorance..... But, I truly enjoyed both your publications....
(and was) interested enough to go to your web site and discover
a whole encyclopedia of interesting readings!
Just finished reading "Am I a perfectionist?"
too ....have so many more to go through..... need time to
assimilate all.... thanks for sharing your knowledge and
(very) refreshing and interesting perspectives.....
Also, I am serious about writing my book...."Intelligence
vs. Sensibility"....the inspiration comes from the
so-called hyped-up intellectuals (like me)! Too often, I
hear praises about the literates'
intelligence quotient.... adulation for the US (or as they
say, the foreign returned) master's degrees.... the professional
successes .... etc.... etc... and MOST of the times, I feel
like such an EMPTY POT! How can an MBA's intelligence ever
compare to the street-smart sensibility of a domestic servant,
who knows how to make his ends meet (inspite of NO EDUCATION/
DEGREES), who knows how to take people for a ride (if need
be) and most importantly, who knows how NOT be taken for
a ride himself!.....
Its not a new topic, but after interacting with you, talking
to you and especially after reading your publications, I
know that any inputs/perspectives shared by you can only
make my thinking
clearer.... Looking forward to a profound and meaningful
education! Regards, AV.