Monday, May 4, 2009

God's own GI

....News of the Tirupati laddu seeking GI protection comes with all the ironies of mixing the sacred with the profane. Here we have a temple with all its antiquity invoking a contemporary social institution, intellectual property rights, to assert its presence and secure its rights....



1 comment:

neelakantan said...

It may not be a temple per se. With GI, without GI, inspite GI people are going to throng. This is probably some "opportunistic" bureaucrats doing - the fact that there can be only one Tirupati and one Tirupati laddu.

I somehow think tht the GI thing should be restricted only to natural things and not to stuff prepared by people...