‘We are a convict colony,
We carry balls and chains’
The unfortunate ‘curry bashing’ (attack on Indian students) that is going on Down Under reminds one again of the ‘convict stain’. The veil of respectability that
The relationship between
Two explanations the Australian sources give for the attacks on Indian students are: 1. such acts are not racist but of a criminal nature, and 2. many Indian students take up part-time jobs which require them to use the public transport system late at night, exposing them to the miscreants. Both indicate insufficient or inefficient policing.
Of course, the Australian Government is keen to stop the dastardly attacks. For one thing, it sullies the country’s image internationally. But more than that, it is a matter of economics. Education is
The State of
The Government of India (GOI) has the clear responsibility to protect Indians abroad. What should it do? Hot lines and diplomatic pow-wows are fine, but how long would these take to fructify?
GOI has three options: 1. Continue with the diplomatic efforts, 2. Issue an advisory against studies Down Under, and 3. Ban students from going to
There is another alternative, in the long term. With an outlay of 2b USD an year,
What do you think?