The incident in Mangalore where some goons beat up a few women for being at a pub – is thoroughly reprehensible. The police should ensure that these guys don’t come out on bail and they must be severely punished by the court of law. It is extremely unfortunate that such incidents should happen in Karnataka. Like one of the victims said – the public should form groups to ensure that such incidents don’t happen in the future.
The other aspect is that sections of the media which had advance notice of the event – must be pulled up severely for not letting the police know about it and for allowing it to happen. This just goes to show how desperate some sections of the media are for a few good media bytes. This further underlines the fact that the government must proceed with media regulation.
Apart from that – I saw the movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’. If I was in the Oscar board – I would have shot the movie down as it doesn’t deserve an award. The movie would be rated by me at 3 stars. My recommendation to readers is that even if you miss this movie …………its OK. AR Rahman’s music for the song “Jai Ho’ ………too isn’t great at all. He has scored tons of songs which have come out far far better than this one.