@kcnetid: You are right, this is unfair to India. The situation in this respect is bad around the world, even in places supposed to be relatively western, like in the "democracies" of Russia and Turkey. Needless to say in some countries in Africa and Asia ("sting em up in public" Iran) the situation is hardly better. That being said, India is the most populated democracy in the world, and Britain is no longer there. Noblesse oblige.