I am sick and tired of having to defend the Tamil Diaspora! Seriously! I am a member of the Tamil Diaspora so why are people tarring me with the same brush?! You don’t know what my feelings are! Like by association is not acceptable (in my humble opinion) but what to do. Before I joined the gospel of all blogs Sri Lankan(!) – I was much more optimistic in my approach to the views of Tamils by the majority Sinhalese but reading some blogs, I wonder if maybe I was being too kind? But then how does that make me any different to them?! Good job then that I know that the views that I read are not of the majority of the population of SL but maybe that’s (thankfully) due to my Tamil Diaspora mentality – being able to differentiate between opinions!
On a side note – as I was travelling on the underground the other day, the man sitting next to me (around 40 years old) took a camera out of his bag. Whilst pretending that he was “looking” through his photos, he discreetly took a photo of the woman who was sitting opposite him. Now this woman was not provocatively dressed, nor was she stunning – she was an attractive, moderately dressed woman aged about 26 ish.
My dilemma was if I should tell her. Quick text to A to ask for his opinion as I was coming up to my stop. “YES.” comes the reply. So just as I was about to get off, I said to her that the man opposite her had taken a photo of her. She questioned him and he replied saying that he hadn’t taken a photo of her but of the scenery behind her! Oh really?! Come on – as the tube is whizzing past, there’s not much you might be able to get in to a photo AND I saw the picture – there’s no scenery – just the woman.
Did I do the right thing? What are the laws (if any) about this? It’s a bit worrying that this can happen and that most people just sit and not say anything to avoid confrontations!
And on a complete and utter side note I am meeting Pseudo tomorrow. SO NER – take that the regular meet up people at open mic nights or in and around Colombo (you know who you are)!! Hater? Me?! Never! 😛