I have been a regular reader of this blog, albeit anonymous:), for quite a while now.I have done the AOL courses and trying my bit in getting more people to gain the same knowledge/happiness in this part of the world.
Can you post your views, on Guruji’s take on MF hussain? I saw the video and was slightly taken aback by the tone, which is so uncharacteristic of Him. Guruji has taught the world that “even in a hardened criminal,there’s a victim crying for help .”
So for an all embracing, compassionate, noble soul, shouldn’t an artist’s indiscretion been inconsequential?
Guruji (and me) dont approve hypocrisy… and the taking advantage of a tolerant, forgiving, accepting people… a cartoon created death sentences.
His paintings showing India insulted, the deities worshiped by about 20% of the world’s population disfigured which is no less a sacrilege than what was done to the ancient temples by people like auranzeb… or what was done to the Bamyana Buddha statues a while ago… its not an artist’s indiscretion as you so mildly put it, its an act of pure terrorism using the gentle medium of art. Its an assault on all we hold dear and sacred…
While having a soft stance on things, we shouldn’t go soft in our heads as well… We need to be able to recognize a threat where there is one
Like Guruji said, let mr. hussain go and paint stuff even remotely against Islam and then lets see how long his qatari citizenship remains!
This guy is clearly anti India, and and so all my blessings to him to go and stay in qatar!
he will not be missed…
ps If you want to read up more about how much exactly this guy has tried to harm India through his art, i read a nice article here … I may not subscribe to other stuff on that website (i have not read any of it), it’s just one of the first few that google threw up when i searched, and i really dont have the time to read more 🙂
pps Rashmin has been uncharacteristically vociferous about this whole thing, you can read his views here