Of Tuk Tuks and Politics

Discussing the current situation in the Middle East with perfect strangers is not recommended. Doing so in Sri Lanka with a tuk tuk driver, who insisted on making eye contact while speaking, turned out to be almost a life changing experience – both for me and a host of other road users! According to my driver all the past troubles in the Middle East have been caused by western intervention and the current troubles are because of a lack of it! Understanding the Middle East used to be simple. From a Western perspective, everybody over there hated everybody over here. But now they’ve decided to get introspective and hate themselves. It’s gotten so bad we can’t even figure out which … Continue reading Of Tuk Tuks and Politics