Choosing a groom has never been easier for the typical arrange marriage oriented family these days. They just head to the mall, look for the varieties on offer, choose the best product off-the-shelf after carefully evaluating the price tag, quality benchmarks and the country of origin.
If imported, it is certainly a big buy, even if there are minor quality issues who cares? But if degrees are premier,love is certain. Rest can and will be blissfully ignored. Compatibility ? Huh ? What’s that got to do with marriage?
So when an elitist and sexist offensive advert splashed on a national newspaper, it drew a huge backlash, I was taken by surprise. Didn’t we do this to ourselves? The gentleman duly apologized for the mistake , but it is a classic case of shooting the messenger when the whole society or at least a large part of it is behind this mindset. But who’s listening?
It takes 52 seconds approximately to recite our National Anthem and that is how long the sense of patriotism lasts for the day, and the rest is for Freedom Sales, freedom from routine, freedom from work, freedom to relax and freedom of spirit flowing through our veins.
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Great Indian Flimsy awards. A show which will leave you gasping for sanity, breathless for brazen humor, gripping nepotism , song and dance sequences which outnumber the total awards ! Outstanding performances, looped reactions for special television audience. Watch it till you can…
Good money, bad money, white money, black money, blood money,terror money, dowry money, legal money, aid money, donation money, honey’s money, lost money, found money, fake money and now demonetized money! They say the more you have it, the lesser you sleep, but the lesser you have , the more you long for it
Some sections of the media, paid media, working for corrupt politicians, some pseudo intellectuals endorsing cuckoo politicians, black money hoarders, form a heady mix and give rise to a huge confusion to the common man or woman.
Even if you searched Google for successful introverts – the top search results had words like insanely, wildly,crazily successful introverts! Take a look at the advertisements around us and you will notice words like “Mean-Machine”, “Killer-shot” , or in sports “that went like a tracer bullet”, or in food “that’s like gunpowder hot” or even birthdays “Have-a-blast” , defining excellence in ability,taste or even celebration.
Wait a minute. Didn’t we define terrorists by those superlatives?
Winning is not everything,its the only thing.Well in that case, losing isn’t everything,its the only thing.And if we create a divide, then half the world will be unhappy.If half the world is unhappy, how can the other half be happy? So what is the Win Cycle?
The recent article in CNN about how an American woman got groped,masturbated at, stared and filmed on her visit to India has raked up 800,000 views. The question here is -what perception does it trigger about a first time traveller to India ?
Here is an objective article articulating how to look at the situation in India, what to believe and what to dismiss, a view on things to keep in mind and more importantly what how to have a neutral view of the situation.