Let me start off by saying there is no doubt I am proud of my mother land, mera bharat (Now I might just be sued for not saying bharat with a Capital B!!) ekdum mahaan.But I am not proud of the hooligans who burn buses if a crow shits on some Freedom Fighters statue, the oversensitive very jobless morons who in the name of “patriotism” burn effigies of Shilpa Shetty and Tendulkar and the pseudo nationalistic asses who “condemn” everyone’s lack of patriotism including one of the most profilic Indian figures — Narayana Murthy!!
The same fools who are bent on not letting India develop, who take bribes and who use the taxpayers money to frolic in International locations , talk about lack of “patriotism” in Narayana Murthy.He,who has changed the image of our country and made it a technological giant(He has even charitably built thousands of public toilets) SO what if he played the instrumental version of the National Anthem? Just because of a “vocabulary” error ( he said it will be embarassing for the foreign nationals in Infosys) , the karnataka govt has branded it as an “unpardonable offence”..He even played the anthem TWICE !! Give him some credit…Now are you going to prosecute him for the rest of his life for this and forget all the good things he has done for India???!!! Will the Karnataka Govt stop judging Mr.Murthy and start building some roads for us Please?
Oh and then we have the hue and cry over Sachin cutting a damn cake..So what if it had the Indian Flag on it? This is the man who fought to show his patriotism by wanting the flag on his helmet.Its preposterous what is being suggested really. How is cutting a cake with the indian flag on it, equivalent to showing disrespect and “Destroying” the indian flag? Then the next time you celebrate your birthday,please ask your friends to not do the horrendous crime of putting your name on the cake.It is afterall akin to “destroying” yourself! And Everyone eating those yummy tricolored kaju burfis should be promptly arrested , probably shot too for totally disgracing the FLAG by chewing it along with saliva?? *Shuddder* !! You know what? I actually condemn the media the most, for bringing such petty news to everyone and holding debates after debates on it..IS there really a lack of news in our country that we are going to such levels? I know Sachin had a bad show in the world cup , doesnt mean you take out your frustrations on him in this way!! And You know its not that bad an idea to show “good” things once in a while….
Currently we are obssessed with how Richard gere has stripped a poor Helpless bhartiya Naari of alll her dignity! Yup..I got tired and very bored of seeing OLD White Haired Richard Gere nuzzle Shilpa Shetty’s neck again and again AND again on all the news channels! The bloddy footage must have been aired like 5 times in 2 minutes for the whole day! And ofcourse, is surprising HOW promptly people gather for all these protests.It doesnt take much time for all those Vetti (read very very jobless in tamil 😉 ) people to gather on roads , buy posters of both Gere and Shilpa , and burn them.Some of the poor things took the effort to “make” effigies first, put Shilpa ‘s face on it and THEN burn it. What passion..What sincerity.Oh let me also mention the effort which goes into FILING cases against them. How commendable! I am not judging here whether what Gere did was in good taste or not..Or whether Shilpa should have protested or not! All I am saying it just doesnt matter.You know what really makes my blood boil ? One of BJP’s youth wing leader saying — “We are a culture that worships women, we believe in ‘nari shakti (woman power)’. Padmavati, Durgavati and Rani Laxmibai are our ideals, We are not bothered about how many times he kisses how many women in Hollywood. We are troubled with Shilpa’s behaviour. When the man was being outrageously indecent before a large gathering, why did she keep giggling?” My fooooooottttt…Cmon first off all it was just done in good jest..and Why the hell do we start this “woman worshipping” only when some giggling celebrity is kissed by Richard Gere? Where do all those Rani Laxmibai “ideals” disappear when rapes occur in thousands and we STILL have cases of girls burned for Dowry ??? Its so pointless, a waste of time and resources for all those people who protest and for the media who rushes to these spots to capture these absurdities.(Although it does give them their 5 seconds of “fame”! Look at that guy with the white cap laughing away.He doesnt seem to be remotely interested in burning Poor Shilpu’s Posters..Take the cameras away and I dont think anyone will be intersted in burning effigies and what not)One more “gem” of a statement I read somewhere — “An Indian woman’s greatest asset is her modesty, her reputation and dignity. Shilpa‘s lack of any protest only confirms that we are still slaves of the ‘white’. We will tolerate all humiliation just because we feel the ‘white’ is our master.”
I dont know whether to bang my head in frustration or bang the pathetic loser who made this statement or just laugh at all this foolishness.
Oh and Lasht but certainly NOT the least, there are those people whose sole aim in life is to file cases against celebrities! It actually seems like a fun thing to do.File a case, doesnt matter if the court rejects or accepts it. Call the media and tell them a case has been filed against this person and the next day you have your name in the papers!..One such example is
Shailendra Dwivedi: He has dragged Aishwarya Rai and Hrithik Roshan to an Indore court over their kissing scene in Dhoom-2. He had earlier filed petitions against director J P Dutta for allegedly showing the Tricolour incorrectly draped on coffins of soldiers; M F Husain for painting Mother India and Hindu goddesses nude; L K Advani for his Jinnah comments; Mamta Kulkarni for an alleged indecent picture in a film magazine (courtesy TOI)
Hmm So here we are..The great India..Are we really such an oversensitive intolerant nation ? It seems to contradict our famous “Sab Kuch Chalta Hai” motto! We are able to tolerate criminals running our country..We dont mind people openly urinating on a wall with “Do Not Urinate” written on it..We seem to have accepted bribery , corruption and nepotism as part of our lives. Then why do we seem to jump on everything and anything these? I am sure these protestors and ministers are just out for a shortcut to fame? They are never going to make a name otherwise , so why not file cases and burn effigies today and tell everyone proudly “My Name has appeared in the newspapers many times”!