Dear Mystery Woman,
Or should I address you as Madhura Honey?
Either way, I feel ashamed of even addressing you. You may be sitting somewhere and gloating about your catwalk with the Indian contingent during the march past at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics… As a tax-paying Indian citizen, I wish to ask you one question. What gave you the right to do that? Because you had a pass as you showed off in your Facebook account? Or because you thought yourself worthy enough to walk among a group of Indian men and women, our country’s representatives to a grand ceremony, something which demands pride, courage, hard work and emotion? What made you think that you are equal to those sportspersons who were there after having suffered years and years of pain and hard work? What made you think that you could walk shoulder to shoulder among those who got selected to represent their country after being good at what they are? What are you good at? Sneaking off into somewhere that you are not supposed to be to show off to your friends and family? Or stealing and sharing a glory that is not yours?
Whatever it may be, we, the people of India are speechless at your guts… Do you know that hundreds of worthy contenders did not get a chance to represent their country because they were simply not good enough despite the fact that some of them have dedicated half of their lives to participating in such an event? Those athletes represent a nation called India. I do not know how much that name means to people like you or what all emotions it can create in a person like you. Let me explain it to you that it is a nation of hard working people, despite several setbacks, hope for a better future. It is a nation that stands among the great powers with its head held high because we believe in the best. And, those in the bright yellow, those whom you were walking with, were the best. Your little adventure has tarnished their image. You haven’t just made the authorities look like idiots… but all your countrymen and women.
Today, we understand you.
You are a blot on the Tricolor flag.
which we all pray to God almighty
will be removed by those whom you