on the tejpal issue…
1. echoing what a former tehelka employee said in a TV interview… — if tejpal, 50 years old, considered himself a father figure type to the young journalist, then even if she did make advances(for the sake of an argument) why didn’t he say stop, and sit her down and have a chat with her, instead of doing what he did.
isn’t that what a father figure would do?
and on the aarushi issue
2. why was a live-in manservant needed in the Talwar home, in the first place? it’s a nuclear family with working parents and a girl in her early teens — I am sure no one needs constant domesticity /attention, esp a sort that can be given only by a man –( a man’s services may be needed if there was an invalid, some heavy lifting and such like…)
wishing these two crimes had never happened. horrible.