Are we becoming an intolerant nation?Even a casual observer of the Indian political scenario will observe that there is a gradual decline in the values of tolerance and respect for political opponents. The situation was very bad in Tamil Nadu, even ten years ago. Even when out of power, the imperialistic Jayalalitha, now no more, would call her opponent by name in a derogatory manner. It was another story that she was the most corrupted politicians of all times.
One did observe that the situation was far better in other States. However, recent trends indicate something very unfortunate. The reference to Rajiv Gandhi as "Pappu" is very sad. The "chowkidar" tag is also, unfortunately, being made fun of. Are we not able to tolerate dissent in any form? Are we yet to come out of our deep slumber as it were? Or are we witnessing trends with more social implications?