Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A Great Solution

I must candidly admit that my earlier reference to the so-called excesses of Mr. Raj Thakrey was rather cynical. "Please forgive me Raj, I really believe that your perceptions and ideologies are not totally wrong. All they are just a little misdirected"

The sheer vigor and passion with which you have taken up the cause of "Marathi Manoos" is adulatory. It is indeed heartening to see how you wish to protect the interests of Maharashtrian people against the so called insurgency by the motley crowd of people from sundry states, specially UP and Bihar.

Now that you have been arrested for hooliganism against some guiltless students appearing for a government examination (which is indeed their fundamental right), you have earned more respect in my eyes than ever before. I know you'll wiggle your way out of the jail sometime soon, but let us utilize the time you are now going to spend in jail for some counseling that I have in store for you to save you form any future discomfort and disgrace like the present one.

Why don’t you try joining the army as anti insurgency officer on special duty. Our country is already riled with problems of insurgency and naxalism all along the borders of Pakistan and Bangladesh . This way your basic ideology will remain same, just that you will now have to look into the interests on a "Bharatiya Manoos", and given the passion and gusto that you possess I have absolutely no doubts that you'll make lie hell for terrorists and naxalites just like you have for the innocent Bihari's in Maharashtra.

This way it will be a total and complete win -win situation for all. Firstly you'll get all the publicity and popularity you are trying to achieve on a pan- India level. Secondly no future arrests for you as you'll be a public servant on special duty. Thirdly we'll be addressing some actual problem that need precedence over your pixilated drama for some cheap publicity and political leverage.

And Last but not the least, if you succeed in this venture then you might contact some out-of-power military dictators from around the world for some future counseling.Well the future is bright. Isn't it?

What say again Mr. Thakrey????

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Those Less Uncommon

Remember how we all are told right from the day we totter down to the kindergarten, how this life is lot less ordinary and we don't just have to be a face in the crowd. High hopes and aspirations of all and sundry are inflicted upon us till we finally start believing in this hackneyed adage.

It was after a long time today, when I could sit back and rummage through the tidings around the globe and believe me, i could really sense this life less ordinary. The whole world is worried about plummeting stock markets, OBAMA and Mc CAIN, Iran and Iraq, Afghanistan, Iceland, AIG an what not. And why not? "If you got to make it big, worry about every little thing that can change your life", is what our parents used to postulate. Uncommon events help shaping up history, they add meaning and substance to the epochal references and help us evaluate ourselves in the light of the way things shape up. Sounds Great! Ain't it?

Just then my stock broker called me to ask if i needed a new account to capitalize on the uncommon that's going around at the stock market. Suddenly a realization of preponderance of so much "uncommon" around made me muse about the "less uncommon". The loving thy neighbor, the lying on the grass and ruminating about the girl next door and what not! Isn't it equivocally true how we have tried so much to achieve the uncommon that the common is so surprisingly elusive. Perish the thought, and lets not get all entangled into this philosophically irksome conundrum. Lets just get on with our lives and kill people in the name of an "uncommon holy war", "religious orientation" and what not.

This way at least our progeny(coming generations) would be able enjoy the merriment of lying on the beach not worrying about some magnanimous company getting bankrupt or someone dying off a bomb-blast for no reason at all, and at the same time they will call it the "uncommon" of their times. What Say ???

Monday, October 13, 2008

They are not coming back

A distant cry, a cry of pain,

The bellowing and that anguished rain.

I trembled and crumbled deep within;

I knew, they are not coming back.

All they wished, were showers of bliss,

Not knowing it’s a deep abyss.

As they dived and hived off to their end,

I know, they were not coming back.

My lord I know you watch and care,

But some faiths are broken beyond repair.

Bless them all and bestow them peace,

For my lord, they are not coming back.