As cameras pack up at Ramlila Maidan, it is nice that Irom Sharmila is getting some coverage. Here is an interview she did with CNN-IBN. Be prepared to be touched.


Countless commentators have observed how the media ignored the struggles of Irom Sharmila while shining the spotlight on Anna Hazare. To them: These are the rules of the game; get over it.

I’d rather use the opportunity to bring her cause into public conversation than get into a game of competitive empathy.


George Carlin’s famous quote: Have you noticed how their stuff is sh*t and your sh*t is stuff?