Land of no values

May 09, 2010

INDIA: Raza Rumi’s ‘Pakistan: a failed society’ (May 3) was a great piece. I couldn’t help but notice the similarities between Pakistan and India. We South Asians seem to have a genetic disposition to being clannish and corrupt. In fact such a disposition is impervious to religious leanings and is really our most defining feature. Our ability to create a racket out of the most noble intentions is uncanny. All around us we see religion, but no values. Monetary gratification can take care of everything and everybody. We are all racists but accuse the West of racism against us.