Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Anna Hazare Saga...

The 12 day fast has finally been rewarded and taken into consideration. The whole issue was no less than a drama or lets say a typical hindi movie scenario complete with very heroic hero, the baddie villains, lot of songs (in this case mostly patriotic) and a heart churning/nail biting climax!

During the whole thing, a lot of people were in limelight for reasons both good and bad. I decided to dedicate this post to the few people whose role I liked/disliked during the whole movement. Now this list of mine will not include the main propagators because they were universal heros, like Mr Anna Hazara (well, obviously, duh) , Kiran Bedi , Arvind Kejriwal, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and others! 

Without any furthur ado let me introduce you to my list of Famous and Not-So-Famous people!

The Awardees!!

1.       Arnab Goswami:

I really really loved his coverage through out the whole episode. His debates , his dialogues and his overall behavior, everything reflected that how deeply he was attached to the cause. He was on-air most of the time during the whole movement, at times I thought he was giving Anna some company by staying on-air most of the time and skipping meals!! I always had this great admiration for Mr Goswami , but after this whole Anna thing, I must say the respect thing has doubled up!!

2.       Lalu Yadav:

Don't miss hair on ears!! **oo it rhymes**
       One very funny thing that I observed was that even after Anna’s victory everyone was heard asking “Did you listen to Lalu’s speech ?” And was it a speech or what ?! Wow. Lalu’s inevitable humour was quite evidently the star of the show!!

3.       Varun Gandhi:

Finally in news again and this time not for wrong reasons. I really liked Varun’s speech. It was apt, smart and very mature!

The not-so-famous ones!!!

4.       Rahul Gandhi:

He may be cute and all with those (super-cute!) dimples, but his speech and his suppository solution for corruption was well, quite blah!!

5.       Om Puri:

*Chuckles*. No really, what was he thinking or should I say drinking?!! *Some more chuckles*!!

Lastly I would like to say that I have a super soft corner for our PM Mr Manmohan Singh. A lot has been said about him. Many jokes made on him, many pics morphed with his face added. But what really happened to the man of such a great vision and caliber....  Sushma Swaraj (whose speech was also quite impressive, by the way!) in her speech said "waise he humare pradhan mantri bolte bahut kaam hai, jab vo bolte hai tab toh unki suno" ("As it is our prime minister speaks very less, now that he is saying something at least listen to that"). Just after she said this the camera rolled on to Mr Manmohan and the expression on his face melted my heart.
He is adorable. Period. I wish people would leave him alone!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

You Know Life Is hard When........

1. You no loner fit into 26 inch waist jeans.

I had made many plans for my first home coming after 6 months! One of them was cropping my favorite pair of 26 inch waist jeans into shorts, which would have been apt and proper for messy, wetly and very muddy Mumbai rains. But shockers of all shockers I no loner fit into my 26 Inch Jeans (*loud dramatic cries, with noisy sniffling in-between*).

Man!! This was very unexpected. I knew I have put on (a little?) weight but I had never in my wildest dreams thought that my beloved jeans will o waste. I mean I practically lived in those jeans.

If you don't fit into 26 inch jeans, its not a big deal! But if you do and then you don't, then its a different story altogether.....

(*those loud cries again and a long sigh*)!!!