An Allegory For Our Times?

Headline of the day:

Skewered: Indian teen survives 4ft pole rammed through his head

The boy = India
Metal pole = Nehruvian socialism

What do you think?

(Link via email from MadMan. Nitin, also part of that thread, quips: “Not news. Lots of students take CET, PM/PD, JEE etc.”)

Update: Rahul Gupta writes in:

Is it really a 4-ft pole or is Nehruvian socialism happy to see India?