Dont Mess With Our Sentiments, We’re Indian

January 28, 2012

A few days ago, Jay Leno made derogatory references to the Golden Temple on his show. Our religious sentiments were hurt, and now we have blown this up into a massive controversy.

Take that, you American sense of humor.

The joke was on super rich Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, and the Golden Temple montage purportedly shown as his opulent summer home. But our religious sentiments are like Chinese toys; easily upset. So there we were, up in arms outraging against racist Jay Leno, who has no regards for a plularist world order, and doesnt care about minorities.

Personally, i think it is disgusting that a man of such intellect, a man who indulges in intellectual pursuits of the highest order would stoop so low so as to show a place of so much importance to our Sikh brothers in such shameful light.

Just what were they thinking? We will show a a picture of the Golden Temple and no one will notice, since anyway most Sikhs are taxi drivers and wont be able to afford cable? Too bad mister Leno, turns out they can.

According to court documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday obtained by TheWrap, Mr Dhillon, who does business as Bol Punjabi All Regions Community Organization, claims Leno ‘hurt the sentiments of all Sikh people in addition to those of the plaintiff’ with the joke. He also claims the remark ‘clearly exposes plaintiff, other sikhs and their religion to hatred, contempt, ridicule and obloquy because it falsely portrays the holiest place in the Sikh religion as a vacation resort owned by a non-Sikh’. [link]

People have rightly taken up this cause in protest. Sikh groups have submitted petitions to bring Jay Leno to justice. An Indian American has already sued him. Even the usually lethargic, sloth of an Indian government has rapped the US on its knuckles for the inability to control their people. Too bad that the US ended up snubbing us, talking of Leno’s civil liberties and suggesting that he was just being satirical.

Satirical! Pfft. Those people were always crazy, talking about stuff such as civil liberties and freedom of expression. That’s not how you run governments.

I say we shouldn’t settle for anything less than capital punishment for such a massive offense. These people who mess around with religious sentiments need a precedent to be set. After all, isnt this what religion is about? Punishment for anyone from outside our religion who says anything about us? All Kaafirs must be killed. Men who eat the cow develop udders. Those who mess with the pope get constipation for life.

This fight needs to be continued. I just hope that the good Anna will pick up the cause and go one at least a 4 hour fast in support. Maybe even Baba Ramdev could pitch in. A few candle light vigils. Protest outside the US consulate. There’s so many ways to show them that we will not tolerate any more nonsense.

Or, here’s another brilliant idea. The people of Punjab should boycott America. Tell them we are not going to come anymore. Hang Leno, and then we will talk. It must be so hurtful to even live in a country where they disrespect our religion thus.

Yes, lets’ just do that. We should boycott America. And everything American. No more McDonalds. No more Subway [Eat Freshhh!]. No more Levis. No more desperate pleas for a US visa. We should suffocate them. We should grab their throats till they spit out the guilty party.

India is a superpower. We should not take crap against us lying down.

PS: A note to our friends from all religious bodies. If you aren’t doing so already, invest in a platinum pack DTH connection with DVR, and hire a person to watch every show on TV. You need to be proactive in catching any derogatory comment they may pass against our religions; cant trust anyone these days.

Jai Mata Di.

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7 Responses to “ Dont Mess With Our Sentiments, We’re Indian ”

  1. Harsh on January 28, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Yep, we should quit dealing with country all together. Let’s stop our netas and betas from going to US all together.

    Raj Karega Khalsa.

  2. AB on January 29, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Sir, I think I have been offended by the last line where you say ‘Jai Mata Di’. I am in love with the song ‘Why this Kolaveri Di’ and you change the lyrics of the most popular song in India (slightly more popular than National song but slightly less popular than National Anthen) by using a religious construct. Bad. For me religion is that song and you change the whole damn lyrics. Bad. I am also offended by a lot other things on this blog. How can we allow such things to be run freely all around the Internet!


    P.S.: I am also offended by US calling its native Indians. Heh.

    • Roshni on February 11, 2012 at 4:16 am


  3. Jas on February 12, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    i totally agree with the basic sentiment of the post and i do think that most people extremely (over)sensitive when it comes to things like religion.
    i am a moderate sikh myself and i dont think that this was even an issue in the first place but then the analogies posted by you were pretty vague.
    firstly, you don’t need cable to watch jay leno and i know this for a fact since i live in the US and i dont have cable. you need a basic rabbit-ear antennae $30 one-time.
    Secondly, your argument about punjabis quitting mcdonalds, subway etc. is pretty flawed. To highlight – please understand the difference between the 2 statements “Jay Leno is American” vs. “Jay Leno is America”.

    I have read so many interesting posts by you but this one was totally out of gas.
    I hope to see something spectacular to cover this one soon.


    • amreekandesi on February 15, 2012 at 11:38 pm

      Jas, thanks for the honest feedback. Always appreciated.

      In my defense, satire allows you to engage in some broad generalisations and massive exaggerations to portray the point, which was the intention of the post.

      The point you raise about Jay Leno is precisely the one i am trying to. The way people reacted to this incident was totally unwarranted and uncalled for. But who’s to tell them?

  4. Devikap on February 20, 2012 at 5:43 pm

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  5. Gondar on February 27, 2012 at 2:04 am

    As Aakar Patel points out, Indians draw their identity from the collective, in most cases religion/caste. This is why Indians have no induvidualism. Hence the carnage of Godhra, Babri, 1984 ect…
    Indian culture is fairly primitive.

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