Friday, May 29, 2009

Celebrating a Victory: Complexities in Perspective

(TI)The other day, out of the blue, a vehicle packed with people, waving the national flag, whizzed past me in Colombo. Celebrations, I then thought, continue; in some measure, in Colombo, around the country. These celebrations, such frenzied celebrations, signify something momentous, historical, unbelievable. So much so that questions are being raised, especially amongst the privileged segments of society; isn’t this all too much? Aren’t these people going overboard? Are they not antagonizing? What would the others think, those who do not celebrate? Full text