Public displays of affliction


Some time ago, Gawker reported on a story of a teen that threw boiling water on a girl’s face. Allegedly, the reason was over the fact that the girl unfriended him on facebook. Instead of wondering or perhaps even just asking about it and moving on, Yudishthir Yadav locked the victim and her mother in a room, boiled a pot of water in the kitchen, and then proceeded to handle the situation in a rational manner.

But what is it that defined such a behaviour? Continue reading