Dinner Conversations

Salman Khan’s Verdict

Salman Khan’s verdict  and Jayalalita’s return to power were two prominent events in recent times in our country which made us all think about  the ethical framework of our country or if we have any at all. Dirty politics still rules everything and it is sometimes disheartening to see justice not being served. Have you had a conversation with your children about ethics? What is right and what is wrong? Is there a clear line? Or are the lines always blurred?  Here are a few conversation starters on the subject that you can have with your children to understand their view points on this subject.


  1. Who is your favourite actor?
  2. Would you like to be an actor when you grow up?
  3. Do you know who is Salman Khan?
  4. Why was he in the news recently?
  5. Do you think our favourite stars should be put in jail for mistakes they make?


  1. Do you like Salman Khan, the actor?
  2. Do you know why he was in the news recently?
  3. In your opinion, do you think he should be jailed?
  4. How much punishment do you think is fair for somebody who ran over someone with a car because they were drunk?
  5. Do you know that the chief minister of Tamil Nadu who was jailed for corruption has now returned to power?


  1. Have you heard about the Salman Khan verdict? Do you know what he did?
  2. What do you think about it? Do you think it was fair?
  3. Do you think powerful people have different rules in this country?
  4. Do you see a parallel between what happened with Jayalalitha, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and Salman Khan?
  5. Would you support your friend if he hit somebody by accident and then ran and hid the incident or lied about it?