A couple of angry friends asked why I did not write against US vice-consul Maureen Chao who said she felt "dirty and dark like Tamilians" after a long train journey.
In a funny coincidence, US Secretary Hillary Clinton recently visited Tamil Nadu and declared that the US-India partnership was based on shared values of democracy, liberty and respect for religious and cultural diversity.
The same Chao had said: “As a student I chose India, fascinated by its culture and religion. I was amazed at the graciousness of the people.”
Therefore, the best way to punish Chao is to forgive her. That way Tamils can stand taller.
As Ann Landers said, "Hate is like an acid. It destroys the vessel in which it is stored." The key to best health is a “let go” habit.About Tamil/ians from Wikipedia: Tamil is one of the longest surviving classical languages in the world. The Tamil literature has existed for over 2,000 years. Tamil language inscriptions written c. 1st century BCE and 2nd century CE have been discovered in Egypt, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Tamilians are an ethnic group native to Tamil Nadu and the northeastern region of Sri Lanka. Historic and post 19th century emigrant communities are also found across the world, notably Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius, South Africa, Australia, Canada, Reunion (France) and the UK.