Lets Keep ‘Look’-ing For What Matters!

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How can you fool the police? Very easy, become one of them. That is how some terrorists could enter the jail to help their colleagues escape, fooling the Punjab Police. Is it so easy or does it have something to do with the Punjab Police itself. If you are thinking about the competence of Police, no I did not mean that, I have no doubt that they are as equally competent as any of their counterparts in India. What I’m talking about is their appearance. Have you ever noticed how similar all Punjab police personnel are? To make you notice that, let me take your memories to the only Sikh news anchor of NDTV, Amitoj Singh. What makes him stand out is his turban color coordinated with all his other pieces of clothing. Otherwise if you cover yourself all over with clothes and what ever little is left with hair, how can you be differentiated! Of course, you would say there is also the question of physical features. Notice again this doesn’t work so well with Punjab Police either. The image comes to your mind when you think of them is high(tall), hairy, hefty, etc……… Now imagine how easy it would have been for terrorists to imitate them, with similar clothes, hair and also the turban. I can validate my claim further, have you seen the most notorious of this lot of terrorists who escaped, if not ,then you need to rewind or see a old newspaper clipping. Not realizing the consequences and thinking he will differentiate himself, he got his beard and hair cut. But this is what made it so easy to recognize him and he landed back to the place he ran from ! Though I know, many might want to discard my theory as absurd, because then we’ll have to settle the problem of who takes credit for the arrest. Having said all this, please don’t think this is always a disadvantage. Have you ever seen a Sunny Deol movie. He has always preferred to be casted in the role of a Punjab police officer, before he flies to a foreign land chasing what his job demands. There, what gives him a disadvantage in his homeland turns to a visible advantage. He is the only one visible everywhere, even when playing a cameo. Even Daniel Craig can suffer from a case of mistaken identity in a James Bond movie, but not him. When the world proudly says that an Indian with a turban can be found everywhere, it is because his appearance which really makes him stand out.