A quick round-up of what bloggers are saying about the Khushboo issue.
Prasanna carefully evaluates why Khushboo put her foot in her mouth.
Ashenden says all the ruckus created is sickening.
Sambhar Mafia wonders why the media is jumping into the moral police bandwagon.
Sonia Faleiro says that Khushboo's humiliation in this issue may serve as a gag order for an entire people.
It is indeed time to reflect on Tamil Nadu's recent claim to mention at Indsight (I particularly enjoyed the exchange of opinion in the comments section)
A view of the Khushboo incident and other related issues from a Vantage point.
There are a couple of points to make here:
a) Chennai's conservative city brand tag has nothing to do with the ridiculous protests that have been targeting incidents which are strictly personal/private. It is solely an attempt by some political factions to gain mileage for something-that-we-shall-figure-out-soon.
b) Chennai's educated crowd usually prefers to raise its voice in the privacy of drawing rooms and maintain a neutral weakening silence in public which makes this city a fertile ground to stage a farce. The larger issue that is being brought to light in these recent unsavoury events is the fact that Chennai needs to find its public voice soon. Otherwise, freedom of speech might as well be a fairy tale.