... My daughter was asking about village justice versus legal justice. I tried to explain to her that in the village madhyasthams for 40 sensitive judgements, there have been 4 clearly biased ones. And that the local community decisions factor in many nuances that are lost in court. And that her Naren Thatha, with his million works including land issues and dalit issues, used to make sure he was there in every village madhyastham as an elder, as he beleived in the system of madhyasthams. This was in the bus as we were going to see the movie 'Kaaka Muttai'.
... Kaaka Muttai is a box office hit movie, which most sensitively places the angst of the slum children yearning for a pizza they see advertised everywhere, and working themselves to the bone towards the 300/-, nearly tempted into theft, and lying at home. A commentry on the city, and on the thoughtless display and consumerism. As epitomised by glass walled restaurants with hungry faces outside the walls watching. I thought it would change hearts and habits.
I have nothing to say anymore.