A wreath and candles are placed on a road as Indians sit around it while attending a gathering to mourn in New Delhi-AP

A wreath and candles are placed on a road as Indians sit around it while attending a gathering to mourn in New Delhi-AP

A wreath and candles are placed on a road as Indians sit around it while attending a gathering to mourn in New Delhi-AP

Sweet are the uses of bonhomie. All that jocular stuff between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama during the latter’s visit to India this week was a clincher.

I am happy that we have more tigers today than yesterday. But I am not happy that, as a nation, we are bent on counting tigers and alternately moaning or gloating over it.