Friday, September 04, 2009

Give 'em all a posthumous Darwin award!

While I would take reports such as this with a pot of salt, if there is truth in any one of these cases, all involved should be given the Darwin award posthumously, even if that may considered to be in bad taste. One aspect of YSR's shock death that has been ignored by media at large (at least outside Andhra) is that life came to a virtual standstill in the state (not, one suspects, because the entire populace was so stricken that bus drivers couldn't drive, bank clerks couldn't count or teachers couldn't speak etc.). The real shame is not the tragic death (regardless of how one feels personally about YSR) but the aftermath.