Rahul: Daddy?

Rajiv: Yes, son.

Rah: Will we have to give Chandigarh to the Sikhs?

Raj: It seems inevitable, son, Chandigarh, I believe, will have to be sacrificed.

Rah: Daddy, are they getting it chap?

Raj: They are not going to pay more than the cost price and, of course, they will have to give up some land.

Rah: I wasn’t thinking in those terms, dad.

Raj: What are you thinking, son?

Rah: My computer has calculated that so far the Sikhs have sacrificed exactly 1.73 human lives for each home in Chandigarh. This includes the homes already owned by the Sikhs.

Raj: Don’t put it that way, son, you scare me.

Rah: Daddy, are the Sikhs getting Chandigarh cheap?

Raj: Shut off your computer, son, go out and play.

Article extracted from this publication >> March 1, 1985