December 8, 2007
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The author,Ms.Myra McDonald had lived in Delhi for several years. But she doesn’t seem to have understood an iota of the sentiments and sensitivity of the people here.
Myra wants to write about Himalayan glacier called ‘The third pole’ and she is welcome to do so. But why does she unnecessarily meander into unchartered territory---demolition of Babri masjid; issue of female foeticide(?) in Haryana; perils(!) of encountering monkeys on the streets of Delhi and so on?
Is she bent on making readers angry and wary? Which street in Delhi is swarming with monkeys,as she hallucinates?
She ‘decides’ Siachen is a wasteland of ice for which it is not worth going into war. She doesn’t understand the basics of Indo-Paki conflict.
What happens,when somebody goes to town to author a book,with half-baked knowledge and shallow understanding? Myra’s book is a classic example!
Which lows of thanklessness a guest could go? After enjoying the hospitality of DelhiPakistan and discovers,”Islamabad……is clean,modern and organised”. She lacks the sense,not to compare a vibrant democracy with a military junta. for years,she visits
Myra equates Falklands war to Indo-Paki war. Oh yes? Are Britain and Argentina neighbours with a running feud?
The best place for Myra’s book is---waste paper stores!
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