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Chain reaction

india Updated: Dec 14, 2008 22:18 IST
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Chain reaction

Sniffle. A 50-km human chain in Mumbai. What a touching way to show the terrorists that they have failed.

Oh yes. The sight of those interlinked hands must have sent shivers down the spine of the terrorists. I thought it was some sort of gay rights parade.

How cheap and dismissive of you. We are planning a candle-lit vigil at the Wagah border next. Just imagine how moved people on the other side will be to see a thousand poi-nts of light.

The only points of light will be when I bop you one. Why don’t you recommend that the candle-holders move right across the border to spread light and goodwill?

That’s not a bad idea, and coming from you. Do you think we’ll face any problems with the Pakistani authorities?

Not at all, they’ll welcome you with open arms. And ammunition. No, it should be blast, all this bonhomie.

Let me go at once and mobilise the like-minded. Do you have Arundhati Roy’s number?

Yes, but she is in Caracas protesting against the incursions into the traditional lifestyles of the Ookabalapoonga tribes. Try the other usual suspects.

Don’t say: God said, let there be fright

Do say: Let’s have the light touch of people’s diplomacy