These are very troubling times for my country. The searing images on YouTube, Facebook and other media have brought the misery of the Iranian people and the brutality of the clerical regime into vivid perspective.
When I arrived at the airport in Orissa, I was struck by a billboard there: "Mining happiness for the people of Orissa - Vedanta." What cruel irony. The poster should have read instead, "Undermining happiness for the people of Orissa."
The Guardian recently took out the red pen and brazenly changed the wording in a piece regarding the MEK to say: "a guerrilla Sunni-Marxist movement" -- a label used by the regime to disparage the organization in the public eye.
The Iranian uprising has ascended and, regardless of crackdown, it will not decline. Rather, it will guide future developments along the lines of toppling the clerical regime and establishing democracy in Iran.