Look around and see the freedom that urban boys and girls have with each other today. They date, they drink together, they dance together, they're getting wet in their knickers, together.
Now see if the rural and semi-rural boys, of whom there are plenty in urban areas, have the same freedoms.
How hard is it to figure, someone is getting very envious.
There is a para in my book: 'Anyone could go to a whorehouse and get a young girl to shag. But it was something else to go to a pub with a cute twenty-something dressed stylish, have a close dance with her, be seen with her, share a pizza with her, be a sapiosexual male with her or whisper adorable stupidities to her. India, since 2000, was stirring up a lot of envy.'
"If I can't get what you have it isn't my fault." When will someone figure, this logic is moving around in India, especially with regard to girls and sex, rather stealthily, and it surfaces when it finds an opening.
I've heard youngsters echo the moral indignation round any time they spot falling standards of our culture in girls' dresses - some in the Bangalore crowd must have done so - and I think of the break up of 'moral indignation' I read somewhere: It is 2% morals, 48% indignation, and 50% envy. It's also neatly called 'jealousy with a halo.'
Many of these guys have bullets. Now a bullet without a pillion rider is only going to release a lot of firing from the silencer, but little else. And I read, they were parading on MG and Brigade on their bikes.
What kind of Arithmetic were the cops doing if they knew damn well, there was going to be a huge gathering on MG and Brigade Road, among them young girls, and turn up with a force that was outnumbered.
To make things worse, we have cops who are also lax, because it suits them to be lax. And we have a Karnataka minister who says, 'These things happen sometimes.' There are degrees of laxity that are looser than lax, and this is one.
What I think should stop is stop being horrified. And we should stop these platitudes - women have a right to wear what they want, girls have a right to party, blah blah blah.
Platitudes don't work.
Get the goververnment accountable, instead.
Another thing should stop: Bangalore is the IT hub of India. It is a modern city, with the highest percentage of techies. My arse. There are blinking thugs there.
Then there are those with that plaintive cry, 'Look what has happened to our garden city.' They should be packed off somewhere closer to the Nilgiris - the entire place is a tea garden.
Because plaintive cries aren't going to help.
Get the government accountable.
Isn't there a way to sue the Karnatak Home Ministry for the break down of law and order on 31 Dec '16. If you look you will find. At least, roundly embarass that ministry. Ministers hate to be publicly embarrased.
And the next time there is an election, stand in the fucking sun and vote.
PS: This is another plaintive cliche. At the heart of this groping is envy, which is getting a free run because of a lack of Law & Order, aided by ministers. And if some of you say, this is a class divide, that's splitting skirts down the hip. A divide causes envy.