Monthly Archives: May 2012

Satyamev Jayate

First impressions: A powerful issue extremely well handled. Kudos to Aamir Khan.

This is something that I had been looking forward to for a long time, a celebrity lending his voice, powerfully, to an issue of national importance. Reams and reams of print have been devoted to the issue, but I doubt if any of those tons of paper have had half as much impact as Aamir Khan on prime time television. If the show only serves to make those in the wrong squirm in their seats, then +1 for that.

PS: Might be short sighted I know, but one of the only states that did not turn up as afflicted by the malaise of female infanticide (according to the statistics put up on the show), was Kerala. Cheers to good toddy I say.

Edit: I have also been pointed to the effect that the traditional Nair model of matriarchal societies has had on the sex ratio in Kerala. Coupled with the literacy levels initiated by leftist parties, this probably tilted the balance in the girl child’s favour. Read this