Raj Thackeray and North Indians

Mr. Raj Thackeray was in news. It was obvious he doesn’t like lock ups or jails. But what is surprising is his lawyer’s name who was in the limelight most the time, Mr. Akhilesh Chube. What a North Indian sounding name! Or probably when one’s *ss is truly in danger of being grilled, North, South, East or West Indians don’t matter. Vageesh Saraswat, the MNS vice-president is also from Aligarh, probably a north Indian town. Few weeks ago Mr. Raj Thackeray had organized a computer software course for Maharashtrian Youths. The head instructor was Saurabh Mishra.
But Manish Chauhan has written a pretty interesting account on this ongoing sub nationalism plaguing modern metrosexual Indians. His target is Shahrukh Khan. 🙂

Shahrukh Khan is in trouble. He calls himself a Delhi boy, which he duly is, but Bal Thackray insists now he is not because Mumbai has given him wealth and fame. Though at the same time, he also insists that Sonia Gandhi is still an Italian, a Videshi.

Shahrukh must be disoriented by now about his existence. Myself sailing on the same damn boat. Join the notorious club. Who knows, someone might club us all.

I repeat, Bal Thackray insists since it is Mumbai and Maharashtra which has given him wealth and fame so why does he harp about being a Delhi boy.

As if, as soon as he touched Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, or shall I say Bhusawal, almost magically, someone started giving him all his wealth – to make him rich, and concurrently, someone else (or the same guy perhaps) started calling his name on AIR, to make him famous.

Applying the theory of mathematical induction (though I never came across a bigger fraudulent theory), every one making money or name in Maharashtra started doing in the same manner. Well, not every body, though. Some of them were beaten black and blue right on landing at the Kalyan & Kurla station. However, rest get it for free, by almost doing nothing.

It may also be that all the movie audience of Shahrukh Khan is from Mumbai and Maharashtra only. Rest of India and world are not counted. It is already known that he dances at the ceremonies of Netas to earn quick bucks. So this settles it.

Mahindra and Mahindra, Telco, Bajaj sell all their vehicles only in Mumbai and rest of Maharashtra. So those workers who come here and work should also pay their homage and respect for their bread and butter, and to their very existence, only to Maharashtra.

Had there been no Maharashtra, who would have created these vehicles and much worse, who would have bought them, isn’t it ? Anyway it is not their work which is bringing them money. They are being paid only for the fact that they have entered Maharashtra.

It is God’s will that they were born to move into Maharashtra in future. Was this not tobe, may be God would have cancelled the order. That’s why, my dear Shahrukh, you ain’t no Delhi boy. You were desitined to come here, and that’s why you were concieved (or else it would have been someone else in your place). You are now Mee-Mumbai-Maharashtra boy.

Now let us all say in chorus – Jai Maharashtra!

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Leaders?

I was listening to some old songs having the names of political leaders like Nehru, Gandhi, Shastri, Bhagat Singh and Subhas Chandra Bose. Manoj Kumar’s “PURAB AUR PACHHIM” mentions Nehru, Gandhi, Shastri, Subas in the song “Dulhan chali, haan pahen chali, Ho re dulhan chali, ho pahen chali teen rang ki choli Baagon mein laheraaye ganga jamuna, dekh ke duniya doli…”

Kavi Predeep has written this song for the film Jagriti,”Dedi humein azadi bina khadak bina dhal, Sabarmati ke sant tune kar diya kamal…” Of course this song is a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.

Another song from Jagriti,”aao bachchon tumhen dikhaayen jhaanki hindustaan ki, is mitti se tilak karo ye dharati hai balidaan ki” mentions Subhas Chandra Bose.
If lyricists has to write a patriotic songs today, what names they can write? I have a very low IQ. My mind doesn’t provide the name of a single political leader. Can someone suggest any name?

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AIIMS Vs Health Ministry

When I heard news about AIIMS doctors not getting their degrees due to Anbumani Ramadoss, a Health Minister under Manmohan Singh. The current Tommy (PM) only shouts when Madamji orders him,”Tommy bark!” and never bites. His teeth were taken out by madamji to lock safely. Now it seems that Madamji has told Tommy Manmohan to heel. That’s the case with him most of the time. So this PM is resting on his …you know where..while his health minister is running amok.

What a common man expect from a Health Minister? New health plans? Tackling AIDS? How medical services can be availed by the remotest villages? But we hear nothing of that sort from this Indian Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss. What we keep on hearing is his new policies (?)regarding AIIMS director Dr. Venugopal and schemes how to humiliate and sack this world renowned heart specialist. We are known to humiliate and erode great talents of our nation.

It happened with Dr. Har Gobind Khorana who was awarded Nobel Prize for medicine in 1968. But here in India he was found unfit for the job of a lecturer. It happens only in India.

Dr. Khorana is very famous in his native Punjab and a short story about his early career is taught widely at the high school level. It details his efforts to find a teaching or research job in Punjab after getting his Ph.D. and how he was unable to find a job despite his excellent credentials since he did not have political “pull” needed for such jobs. The story ends in a sentence that is now legendary in Punjab : “Mr. Khorana, the job was yours and we were about to sign the offer letter but then the Minister called and recommended his nephew and….”. Dr. Khorana returned to Liverpool shortly thereafter and never returned to work in Punjab.

The Ministers have not changed much since then. We are still paying for the whims of these sarkari damads (sons-in-law).

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India Needs you!

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I watched this news item. Its contents are more delicious and sensuous than Rakhi Sawant’s any item song. Bravo Praveen Kumar Toppo!! We need more and more IAS officers like you. Your future is definitely bright if you keep following your “respected elder” Sibu Soren ji. When you got selected for the IAS finally, you must have taken some solemn oath of serving public and Blah! Blah! Blah! See, you as a Deputy Commissioner of Bokaro, are a public servant and Sibu Sorenji, a revered figure falsely implicated for the murder of his own secretary, is the leader of this country, so by default he is a public servant too. If both public servants serve each other, they are serving public or aam adami automatically. So why this chest beating by some? Absolutely unnecessary act.

We salute both of you. The future of the country is safe in your hands. May God send more such young men/women as IAS officers in the coming years. For political leaders we don’t have to evoke God’s kindness. We already have bright visionaries in the Parliament and State Legislatures.

What about those policemen who shook Sanjay Dutt’s hand? That’s totally uncalled for. They were on duty and they were embracing a criminal. Dutt’s so unfair. They should be severely punished for committing such an act.

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