When Harbhajan Singh abused Andrew Symonds as “Teri M**key”, Symonds complained to the authorities that he was racially abused. But Harbhajan didn’t mean “monkey”, it was much more disgusting. We don’t know whether anybody explained it to Andrew Symonds but such expletives are common in North India and Pakistan. In the ambience of a tough cricket match such words are commonly used and therefore Harbhajan Singh got away without much trouble.
The alumni of famous Banaras Hindu University “fondly” recollect “Inter College Inter Hostel Gali” competition night, where the male boarders outshout male students from other hostels. The “Galis” or abuses are directed at mothers and sisters. Talented young men of the University show their talents in framing innovative Hindi expletives but again using “mother” and “sister” words.
In January 2017 a video went viral which showed Vijay Shekhar Sharma ,India’s business icon celebrating the profits gifted by demonetization. In the video he was dancing and shouting expletives. We all know what those expletives are.
We are habituated to such words and normalize and get along. But somewhere we cross the lines.
The senior professional was making a comparative analysis of two products,one product from his company and the other product from a competitor company “E****r”. The senior professional said “See guys, E****r has s*****d the product, pardon ladies”. The lady professionals smiled and took it in good spirit. When the gentleman ended his long speech, another professional complemented him by saying “So guys, let’s s***w E****r ,pardon ladies”. There was smile all around again.
The senior sales professional was lecturing about “passion” and to be “passionate” . He said “Passion is like …I will s***w a sixteen year old girl even at the age of sixty”. All the female employees in the room walked out.
No doubt in Scene2 the senior sales professional crossed the lines.
And perhaps Papon crossed the lines and I presume he can’t escape the legal dragnet. But the media trial to project him as a pervert is not acceptable.