India’s Picture-perfect Bureaucracy — Part 2

Wonders will never cease. Just yesterday I commented on the fact that THEY have decided to do away with discriminatory pricing for foreign nationals in India. Now I am happy to report that another of the millions of asinine rules has finally been reversed. For background, read my previous post on India’s picture-perfect bureaucracy from more than a year ago. It is about India’s anti-photography fetish. You just cannot take pictures of practically any place in India. There will be a battered sign which will forbid photography.

Last week on my flight to Hyderabad, the flight attendant announced that now it is no longer criminal to point your camera on Indian terrain and shoot. Bravo! What took these morons who make dumb policies so long to realize that a picture taken by an average person is not going to jeopardize national security?

Indian Secularism

It is a tradition, hoary and venerated, of dividing the people of India along myriad dimensions depending on the motives of those doing the dividing. Taking a cue from the British, past masters of the “Divide and Rule” strategy, the Congress party — Neo-colonialists — greedily embraced the D&R for the same purpose. With a vengeance, they classified and tagged people into various castes and creeds.
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