Sometimes, the local newspaper is happy to kick one's butt

Every now and then, it seems to be insightful to read the local newspaper. In Germany, it usually is full of trash, people ranting about other people’s behaviour, biased reviews of new restaurants and so on.

In India, I was shocked to the core to see a colored photo of a guy whose limbs where spread all across the street—and an officer yelling at him. I am by no means used to see real-life-horror like this, and I was deeply confused by the police man.

When I read the subline saying that there was a poor rickshaw driver who was paid by the mafia to transport bombs from one hiding place to the other, and that this bomb blew up while he did so, I knew why the officer was yelling.

B.P., December 12th, 2011

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