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Reality Realty Check of a Presidential Visit

As I wait for an associate who is running an hour behind schedule, my mind wanders to the ribbon cuttings and feel good pep talks that are a part of the parcel of senior most government official’s job.

With private India shining, we find such dignitaries needing to go all over the place – for varying rhyme and reason and carry out their variety of song and dance [no offence meant really, just a puerile description of khadi or kanjeevaram clad ribbon cutting and bhashan]. What follows them everywhere they go, without fail is the bandobast and the protocol. Sanitization as someone would call.

Painted bamboos, cavalcade drills, badges for the hosts [gatepasses!!], state level functionaries for protocol, history of the co-guests in the dias....and a good more such real thrills and symbolic frills. But tell you what something equally critical, gets washed under the carpet.

Considering the wishy washy nature of a large number of real estate deals, entered into by many influential members of ou…

Change The Headlines Please!!....

Hey! All, ever wondered why FB is gaining ground and mainstream print media losing readership [despite increasing circulation]. The ans is fairly simple…the same reason why Sooraj Barjatiya rakes in the moolah while the movie movement that tried to portray the ‘stark realities’ of life [aka art movies] went under quite some back……

This is also the same reason why delhi times / sports pages have 10 times more readership than front page or national page….What am saying is, pick up 2day’s TOI…and scan the pages…the headlines…

It makes one feel…that is world is sick, psychopathic place…but man gimme a break…I see great people, even greater feelings / gestures…showing up everywhere, every moment….how the heck…man this doesn’t show-up in any of our headlines…

[as customary digression…heck…as I want to convey…is the cross b/w ‘hell’ and the popular 4 letter word starting with f…when u wanna express something casually disdainful…and heck…brings in a bit of a novelty factor…intends to be both the…

In A Hurry!!....

Thud!...Bit of a jerk ....am alluding to the flight landing..:)……the taxing…n the fun starts right away

Can hear the mobiles switching on [despite the message, sure its not you]…ruffling feet, racing hearts, animated tones…..in delhi or bbay the taxing can seem like endless – longer than the longest flight…finally the airbus or boeing is about to come a halt [hopefully not screeching]…and there u go..

Quite a Hustle!....Activity…everyone…but for one or maybe but for one dozen…all standing up…as if the class teacher has entered the class…..Good Morn!!! Miss…

[as we used call that in school; not the somber ‘Madam’ – maybe the teachers themselves coined it to make their elegant selves look / feel younger :)……well that takes me to Select City Walk, Saket…..and the variety tricks incl bold dressing that all aunties do to look younger and more attractive…n the outcome is not bad at all……well I must add, I found some excitingly aesthetic dressing by youngies too last time around…]

And the loud f…

Getting back!!!

Hey guys n gals...am back....all of u who were following this post...am sorry....and the people who hardly noticed the absence.....beg for forgiveness for the audacity....

Well i was missing this session...been a good long 3 weeks...in those 3 weeks..i wd hv thot of 21 diff ideas worth an elaboration...n couple of poem worthy sparks [well note sure if i cd hv posted it here]....but none did find mention...i just somehow didnt feel like venturing here...

Chalo, i hv gotten back..after this long hiatus......a chotu loosener this...but guess some vegetation is better than a barren land.....