2010-04-14

Life as a View

We constantly have debates about where to lend and where not. While data are the basis of these debates, fundamentally, risk is a view.

Life is not different. What color I like is not necessarily what someone else likes.  But we tend to get judgmental all the time about why and how that someone else can like a different color than the one I like.

Was reading Arundhati Roy's Walking With the Comrades article. Followed it with her interview on CNN-IBN. She has a different take on the Naxal issue than most of the people seem to have.

My views? Not sure. I know little about the lives of these poor. Nor about the lives of the CRPF jawans who were killed. What I can guess though is that both are suffering. The poor because they have been denied what should have been a fundamental right. The CRPF have been asked to fight Naxals without proper infrastructure and logistics support. Both are victims. At the same time, perhaps, the leaders within these Naxals have their own personal agenda. As do the leaders who delploy  the CRPF jawans.

Some points she makes are quite valid though.

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2010-04-14

Life as a View

We constantly have debates about where to lend and where not. While data are the basis of these debates, fundamentally, risk is a view.

Life is not different. What color I like is not necessarily what someone else likes.  But we tend to get judgmental all the time about why and how that someone else can like a different color than the one I like.

Was reading Arundhati Roy's Walking With the Comrades article. Followed it with her interview on CNN-IBN. She has a different take on the Naxal issue than most of the people seem to have.

My views? Not sure. I know little about the lives of these poor. Nor about the lives of the CRPF jawans who were killed. What I can guess though is that both are suffering. The poor because they have been denied what should have been a fundamental right. The CRPF have been asked to fight Naxals without proper infrastructure and logistics support. Both are victims. At the same time, perhaps, the leaders within these Naxals have their own personal agenda. As do the leaders who delploy  the CRPF jawans.

Some points she makes are quite valid though.

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