“Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.”
- Robert Green Ingersoll
Apologies for the highly clichéd title but you know as Ravi Shastri says, “That’s exactly what the doctor ordered!”
Rising intolerance, intolerance over comments on rising intolerance, intolerance of intolerant people opposing comments on people who feel intolerance is rising…phew! Officially the confusion in India over this ‘intolerance’ issue has reached ‘Nolanesque’ proportions. Someone on Twitter rightly branded this whole situation as ‘Intoleranception’! Poetically there is a ‘Nolan’ somewhere within ‘Intoleranception’.
Ok, now I am digressing. Hope you show some tolerance and continue reading….
Is there some iota of truth over this intolerance debate? Are we really intolerant? Or have we always been like this? My personal opinion…yes we always were intolerant and it’s not a trait that we are proud of. But, contrary to what most feel, I can see Indians becoming more and more ‘tolerant’ over the years. Allow me to explain.