Twinkle Khanna, Bollywood actress herself and also wife of Akshay Kumar wrote a column for The Times Of India on Sunday. She spoke about how people of this country are focusing on silly issues like AIB Roast rather than putting their focus towards the illiteracy existing in our country.
The actress compared these so called offended people to cavemen who are busy getting offended than doing something worthwhile for the country. She wrote, "We have changed to a country that has decided to be offended by arbitrary things; but being Indian, let me also join my fellow men for a minute, in listing down what may or may not offend me."
She further pointed out crores and crores of money is being wasted in building statues but that seems to offend no body! She listed the things she is getting offended by.
She listed, "We have passed a proposal for building a 182-metre-tall Statue of Unity project that will cost Rs 2,979 crore, and are now trying to construct yet another statue in the Arabian Sea which is budgeted at around Rs 1,900 crore even though only 10% of our children have access to education beyond higher secondary schooling. Instead of spending money on education, that these are our priorities offends me a bit."
She also found Arnab to be more offensive, "I saw an episode where he is asking the education minister a question and then screaming over her answers. Now that's just bad manners, at least in the AIB roast they called guests over, let them say their bit, people laughed and went home. "
Well, don't know about others but I loved her column and felt she deserved a standing ovation for having the guts to call a spade a spade. Not just me, a couple of celebs too felt the same.
Priyanka tweeted, "Such imperative questions! Well done ! RT @mrsfunnybones: Worthy battles to fight... My piece in @timesofindia http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/mrsfunnybones/why-some-of-us-choose-to-face-the-cave-wall/ ..."
Parineeti tweeted, "Rational, intelligent and true!! This is what needs to #BreakTheInternet!! SALUTE!!! I'M YOUR FAN!! @mrsfunnybones http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/mrsfunnybones/why-some-of-us-choose-to-face-the-cave-wall/ ..."
Arjun tweeted, "@mrsfunnybones @timesofindia Please run for office...genius and genuine..."
Karan tweeted, "@mrsfunnybones emerging as a columnist extraordinaire....and is now a household brand!! So proud of you my darling!!!!"
Sonakshi tweeted, "@mrsfunnybones: Worthy battles to fight... My piece in @timesofindia http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/mrsfunnybones/why-some-of-us-choose-to-face-the-cave-wall/ ... " STANDING OVATION."
Akshay tweeted, "While u are busy watching the #IndoVsPak match,here's something 2 chew on in d break,let me know if u agree/disagree? http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/mrsfunnybones/why-some-of-us-choose-to-face-the-cave-wall/ ..."