I blogged here about the clichéd answers given by minor (and major) celebrities in newspaper Q&As. Now Hindustan Times' Brunch asks Ishmeet Singh (winner of a contest called Voice of India) the question “You don’t believe in...?” and he replies:
"People who say there is no God."
A likely explanation is that the lad understood the question as “You don’t believe...?” rather than “You don’t believe in...?” But imagine the effect this had on me first thing in the morning. Getting abusive troll comments directed at one’s lack of belief is one thing. Having to smile indulgently as family members wave their hands about in front of little idols on festive occasions is manageable too. But to wake up on a day of leisure and discover that you might not exist at all? What a tough start to a Sunday.