Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Changed the heading to 123.5 from 123/5 as the latter evokes bad memories!!
So..Getting Tagged after a looong time.
And it is not the usual Fleiger this time. It is another birdie.. Cuckoo who has tied a rather simple tag this time.
First the rules of this game.

1. Name the person (of course with the link) who tagged you.

2. Describe what you are asked to do, in this case publish 5th paragraph of page 123 of the book you are currently reading.

3. Tag five people

Now this tag has some FAQs as well. Let me put them down also.
1. What if the page does not have 5th paragraph
Ans. In that case take the last paragraph
2. What if the book is very small & doesn’t have page no. 123
Ans. Take the last page.

Well I have not been able to finish reading Argumentative Indian for a long time now. The extract from the 123rd page, 5th para is :

At the broader level of Asia rather than India, the separateness of ‘Asian values’ and their distinction from Western norms has often been asserted, particularly in east Asia – from Singapore and Malaysia to China and Japan. The invoking of Asian values has sometimes occurred in rather dubious political circumstances. For example, it has been used to justify authoritarianism (and harsh penalties for alleged transgressions) in some east Asian Countries. In the Vienna conference on human rights in 1993, the Foreign Minister of Singapore, citing differences between Asian and European traditions, argued that ‘universal recognition of the ideal of human rights can be harmful if universalism is used to deny or mask the reality of diversity’. The championing of ‘Asian values’ has typically come from government spokesman rather than from individuals at a distance from established regimes. Still, the general issue is important enough to deserve our attention and scrutiny.

(Didn’t have a good camera like cuckoo.. so wrote it!!!)

The victims are the usual ones – with one difference though.
Mr. Fleiger becomes the hunted rather than the hunter this time. In addition it is my usual list:


Cuckoo said...

Thanks for doing the tag.

It was a starter. Main course will follow soon when I am done with the cuisine. ;)

I have two pending tags to do. Both big ones. :((((

SiD said...

oh. waiting for the main course... hoping for a tasty cuisine!! :)

Unknown said...

abe kya tu tag karta rehta hai mujhe...
maine ek bhi poora nahi kiya hai abhi tak...
wasie sooch raha hu ki aaj kal to vella saare kar du ek saath..
lo ji monday se hi nahi...sachi..