From a protest in Varanasi to Brett Lee making public comment, many have had much to say. There is also the disturbing and tragic possibility that Harbhajan Singh's nephew may have been a victim. Harbhajan has asked the Indian government to get involved. In too many places in our Web 2.0 age, this is being viewed flippantly, the sentiment being "trouble in Australia, can Harbhajan be far behind".
Amitabh Bachchan has had a peculiar reaction. After first claiming that "My conscience does not permit me to accept this decoration from a country that perpetrates such indignity to my fellow countrymen,", Bachchan goes on to say that "I shall put this up as my poll question and shall feel obliged if (my) extended family (of fans) can indicate to me their opinion for me to be able to take the correct action," !! So Bachchan's "extended family", which he has taken to addressing as "Dearest EF", can sway his conscience. If you scroll down to the end of that post, Bachchan makes some attempt to address accusations that he does things like these to seek attention.
Bal Thackeray the Shiv Sena "supremo" has also lived up to his billing and issued the following diktat "Two things should be done immediately. Captains of Australian companies who have invested in India should be summoned and told that the business atmosphere would not be conducive till the attacks stopped,...... Secondly, Australian players in IPL teams should be removed. Team owners like Vijay Mallya, Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta should display nationalism by doing so,". The man who was unforgetably christened 'T Baalu' (in my view the most wickedly, pointedly funny nickname ever given to any politician in the history of free India) wants Indian businesses to shoot themselves in the foot, because a bunch of enraged zealots in Australia have taken (unknowingly) to following in his footsteps.
To each his own. The world which we make sense of today through our electronic media and networks is whipping up yet another primal soup fact and emotion for us.