There's a lot of stomach-turning news that comes along. Possibly the most stomach-turning -- if that's possible -- is the way women are regularly stripped and paraded naked, to "punish" them for various "crimes". Here's only the latest of these.
This time, as far as I can tell, the "crime" was that that the husbands of these women "refused to wash the feet of baratis during a marriage ceremony." I can't tell if this washing was some apparently "traditional" ceremony to be performed by these men. Though if it was, I'm glad somebody decided to resist doing it.
But whatever it is, the way these women were treated was -- no other word for it -- stomach-turning. Yet I finished reading this report with both a sense of deja vu and the full knowledge that in the next few days, I'll find another report like it -- from somewhere else in my Security Council-ready country.
Terrorism: you see, it's not just what shadowy al-Qaeda and Lashkar types do. It's also what ordinary Indians do. And my feeling is, what those ordinary Indians do terrorises far more people, far oftener, than anything the shadowy types do.
Onward to more stomach-turning.