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The Pathankot Blame Game And What Really Ails Our Security Apparatus

While terms like "comprehensive restructuring" and "sweeping reforms" have become clichéd, one wonders why such symbolism and half-hearted measures are repeated after every major terror incident, or rather, why systemic transformation remains a difficult mission for this nation. This cycle has continued after Pathankot as well. While some of these proposals might be constructive, the actual question that the nation has failed to ponder on is whether such reforms will actually make a credible difference to the manner in which our national systems function.

Welcome To The Suicide Show

In the aftermath of farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide, we are witnessing a tragedy being transformed into a spectacle. A political and media spectacle where every image, every word and every stance is a readymade package for mass consumption, complete with mud-slinging, smear campaigns, promises, apologies and uncontrollable sobbing on live television.