Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Enjoyed this one too !

Especially the speech by quick smart "Chatoor Ramalingam" !! Keep it up Amir!

Sunday, February 07, 2010

The New Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi has taken some right and spectacular steps in the recent past. The "Marathi Manoos" spokesman "Bal Thokrey", "Udhav Thokrey", and "Raaaj Thokrey" are silenced for the time being. The Mumbai local train journey has been a stupendous political success. Well Done !

Friday, February 05, 2010

Bite the ball, snatch the game !

This post is dedicated to Shahid Afridi, the pakistani cricketer.He has been in news always for some reason or the other.Here's one imaginary episode. This takes place after a cricket match involving Pakistan is over and the presentation ceremony is in progress. Ravi Shastri is the host for the prize distribution ceremony.

Shastri : Now, I would like to call upon Inzamam-ul-Haq, the Pakistani captain.

Inzamam : Chalte hain (murmurs!)

Shastri : Inzi... congratulations, pakistan did well upto expectations.

Inzamam : Bismillah-e-rehman-e-rahim ... Haan ji.. Yes, we did well.

Shastri : You must be very pleased with your performance.

Inzamam: Insha-Allah.. yes, but all the credit goes to the boys, they played very well.

Shastri : Any one you would like to single out.

Inzamam : Especially Afridi, he played really well. Credit to him.

Shastri : Congrats again!!

Inzamam : Thank you Ji !

Shastri : On a lighter vein, Inzi, we heard you are going to be a father again ? :)

Inzamam : (Blushing) Insha-allah yes..we are very happy at home.

Shastri : (Winks) Again a job well done !! :)

Inzamam : Again, insha-allah all the credit goes to the Boys, especially Afridi !

Shastri faints !!

That was imaginary, this is real. Afridi has had a bite at the cricket ball. May be he was trying to force some result, but the episode was hilarious. This is what Afridi had to say : "I shouldn't have done it. It just happened. I was trying to help my bowlers and win a match, one match," he pleaded to Geo TV, a Pakistan-based news channel. "There is no team in the world that doesn't tamper with the ball. My methods were wrong. I am embarrassed, I shouldn't have done it. I just wanted to win us a game but this was the wrong way to do it." This adds to the long list of turmoil with Pakistan's cricket right now. They need to put their house in order.

Monday, February 01, 2010

You Could have done better !

Jyoti Basu passed away sometime back and I was forced to pen down a few lines. Right from my childhood, I have seen, observed,followed, praised and loathed the march and the trajectory of the red flag. I was born in the year 1977, the very year the Communist party came roaring to power with a coalition govt at the Centre and Jyoti Basu started his never ending reign of West Bengal. My maternal side had been staunch communists and my pet name (Joy - which means victory) was influenced by the great win the Left managed during that time.Two other states, Kerala and Tripura (My State) bears testimony to the Red Brigade and the march of the comrades. There were local heroes too, Nripen Chakrabarty, Dasharat Deb Barman of Tripura were instrumental in establishing and founding the Left party in Tripura. Starting from helping and educating the local tribals and bringing them on par with the so called "intellectual Bengali" , Left was synonymous with life (and still is) in Tripura. Similar is the story of Kerala. But Jyoti da stands tall among others ... to say the least. Although I am not at all appreciative of what he (his govt) did to West Bengal, but out of sheer respect for someone who managed to hold power for so long and could influence national politics they way he has , here's my "Lal Salaam" to Jyoti Basu.