Friday, January 22, 2016
Honeypots allowed by Arthashastra,why not by R&AW
Chanakya recommends that prostitutes hang out in seedy taverns populated by shady characters and foreigners(pretty much the same thing when it came to rather xenophobic Hindus) and extract whatever valuable information whether plans of rebellion, trade secrets or Greek and Persian saboteurs and movements.
I would therefore recommend that R&AW take a page of this book and insist on Bollywood actresses(a glamorous version of the humble prostitute) make themselves useful for once and do their patriotic duty. To this end, they can be either bribed ,especially starlets can be assigned juicy roles and salaries courtesy of R&AW contacts in the industry(though it may be wishful thinking they have more pull than Dawood) or threats to derail their career or reputation.
As it is they sleep around with producers and actors to catch a break. Might as well do it for a good cause by entrapping Pakistani, Chinese or American dignitaries whether in India or abroad.