Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Peddling angst


Sometimes I marvel at the existentialist dilemma of the thinking Indian. By definition he is a worrier, particularly if he does not have to worry about where his next meal is coming from. Instead, he or she worries about the great unwashed who do have to worry about survival in general. He worries about where this country is headed. And if he is creative, he can often make a nice enough living doing so, and feel somewhat morally superior to the non-worriers who do not let poverty or unrest get in the way of going about making money, spending it, and rearing a brood of angst-free pappus. All of us who pay periodic and collective homage to the notion of public service broadcasting belong to this category of angst-ridden worriers, and we've been at it for decades. The Hindu Sunday, Sep 01, 2002

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