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Look Before You...Invite Amitabh Bachchan!

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You invite a celebrity because s/he is a celebrity. Because s/he has accomplishments to make you proud and to add grace to your event. No longer valid in India that is wonder. Just don't even bother about her/his national or international acclaim. Just concentrate on which caste s/he is born with, which religion s/he adheres to, which language s/he speaks and what are her/his political affiliations. Have the final assessment based on these parameters and decide whether to invite or not to invite. As the Bandra-Worli Sea Link event controversy in Mumbai still rages on you must put things in focus. Political parties in India always talk about national integration, but when it comes to integrity they bother only about their own party priorities. They stop recognizing the existence of different states within the wonder that is India, the existence of different languages, cultures or religions, the existence of the fundamental rights of freedom of expression and opinion and even

The Crispy Maya Of Mayawati!

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It's all maya , you know! Maya meaning 'illusion'. Since ancient times Indian sages have been telling us that the visual materialistic world is all maya , reality lies beyond that. Mayawati--lady politician from north India--seems to have taken all pains to reaffirm this ultimate truth. She decided to wear a garland worth 50 million rupees and made entirely of hard currency notes of 1000 denomination. By this unique unprecedented lunatic act Mayawati intended telling you the simple truth 'Forget about money! What hard cash can give you after all! Live in reality and continue to do so! Like this garland shows, it's all meaningless! Have a peaceful and meaningful life, trust me!' But the moot point in Mayawati's maya is what happens to the currency notes finally. Maya would definitely not discard them due to maya . She would definitely like to convert them into reality--sweet hardy cashy reality. For reality's sake, the income tax department is alr

Histrionics after History!

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Left and Right came together in a rare embrace to support Centre pass the Women Reservation Bill,2010 in the upper house the of Indian Parliament breaking the first hurdle to ensure 33% reservation for women in Parliament and all legislatures of the country. History was made after a struggle of nearly 14 years. The feudal lords and chieftains of India never allowed it in all these years and this time, nonplussed by Left-Right embrace they hid behind an excuse to still oppose it. Suppressing, oppressing, dominating and exploiting women through the centuries now they suddenly got amorous of the backward women and demanded quota within quota. They showed so much vehemence that it started infecting all other political parties who supported the Bill. Now, nothing is certain for the next step--making it an Act by passing it in the lower house. Everybody is having second thoughts, doubts and scares. Why wonder in a wonder that is India! How anyone male would allow women to come up

Rdefining SHAME!

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In an elite social networking site inhabited by most educated liberated and enriched individuals, a hot debate raged on the topic of a celebrity artiste hounded out of India for insulting religious sentiments who recently accepted foreign citizenship. Was it a shame for Indians? 'NO! NO! NO!' shrieked all barring a few hesitant voices. 'You dare insult us? You deserve to be hounded out!' Well, recently a political stalwart was expelled from a national party for writing a book that contained things not acceptable to some. There is no mercy in the largest democracy of the world. All creative souls can no longer afford to express opinions here in any medium that may not please some. Make one mistake and prepare for an exile or get humiliated or even killed. Ideals of a few intolerant groups are cited and followed ecstatically. In the land of Gandhiji tolerance no longer exists. Social networking sites seem to be entirely bereft of any socializing thoughts! SHAME

HAAPY HOLI!

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India celebrates the Festival of Colors or Holi today! Myriad colors bringing joy fulfillment and togetherness to all! Happy Holi! Come and join in!

Vintage Tendulkar! India Win Series Against South Africa!

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Sachin Tendulkar created history today at Gwalior in the second one day international against South Africa. From the very start Sachin played shots all around the ground achieving half century, then century, then one hundred fifty and finally the incredible double century not out. The first time in the history of one day cricket that someone has hit a double ton. The superlative innings rekindled memories of the ferocious run hungry Tendulkar of the nineties. The focused and obsessively intense batting feats at Sharjah against the Aussies rushed to the mind. Team India seemed to be in a devastating mood. There was no time to wait. Sehwag fell early to his favorite shot. Dinesh Karthik gave terrific support in fast paced partnership. The power and fury of Pathan and Dhoni was perhaps inspired by the demolition man at the other end. The unbelievable 400 mark was surpassed and a target of 402 set for a plundered South Africa. What followed was inevitable. They did hit an incredible

Marriage in Reverse Motion?

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One of the endless serials in a colorful TV channel recently hit upon a brilliant idea! This is bound to save you time tension and legal hassles. All estranged couples take delight! If you want to run away from your wedlock never bother about divorce and courts and lawyers. Follow what the serial offers you and be a winner. Just arrange the same marriage ceremony. But in reverse order. Take off the garlands from each others throats. Sit before the holy sacrificial fire inside the ceremonial canopy-both of you- and take the opposite vow that you cannot carry on with this holy bandhan or tie. If you are the groom then rub off the Sindoor or vermilion from the bride's forehead. Mutual denials of wedding rings and ornaments. Both of you stand up. Take the saat phere around the fire alright, but in reverse order--going backwards. Finally, get someone to untie the wedlock. And, you are free birds! Maybe the serial did not digest the immense potential of its panacea fully. Bec

Jaipur ODI: Hadley Chase Thriller!

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The first onedayer between India and South Africa had everything like that of Hadley Chase thriller. The apparent weaknesses, the ups and downs and the twists! India were without four key players and SA was without it captain. Perhaps SA put India into bat first to attack the weaker batting order right away. India added to their plan by a shaky start with Tendulkar run out and Sehwag run out in an absolute tragedy. But India did very well in the end amassing 298/9. There was just one half century by Suresh Raina, but almost every player did his bit contributing to the final competitive score. SA started very well thanks to a couple of weird umpiring decisions. But then, wickets fell at regular intervals and India looked to finish it off with SA begging for mercy at 225/8 with all recognized batsmen back in pavilion. And then, the final twist. With some fierce batting by the tailenders South Africa almost snatched the match away from India. India won by 1 run! A classic enco

His Name Is Terror!

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When you quarrel argue and fight over petty issues like whose name is what or which part of mother earth belongs to which humans the one whose name is terror finds it ideal to strike and hit you the hardest. Get united and neutralize the next terror attack. Terrorize terror with your integrated might. Appreciate the efforts and pains taken by our Home Minister P Chidambaram and all security personnel and offer unconditional support. Strengthen the global mass movement against terror. Isolate the destructive elements. Jai Maharashtra! Jai Hind! Jai Planet Earth!

WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

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'What is your name?' 'My Name Is Khan!' 'What's your problem?' 'I don't know! I'm only a film made for people to see! But they are fighting, preventing and lobbying over me! Have they gone nuts or few of them having nothing meaningful to do?' 'What is your name?' 'My name is Mumbai! The capital of Maharashtra, the financial capital of India, the Bollywood of world cinema, the business hub of the globe!' 'What's your problem?' 'I don't know! Some blockheads have restricted my reach or rather tried to! Why don't they understand that to really restrict me they must close all airports, all sea or river ports, all bus or railway stations, all roadways; then fence me up and all prisoners live happily ever after!' 'What is your name?' 'My name is India!' 'What's your problem?' 'My friend, my problems are many. Latest one is that some tried to cut a vital organ