Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Apun ko bus aiseich pasand hain.......

Me in Munnabhai mood. Though I havent seen the movie.....I will see it soon.......till then some Mumbaiyya........aish kar......chal!

1] Theres a minor problem - Arre yaar, "Waanda" ho gaya

2] Theres a big problem - Arre yaar, "Zhol" ho gaya

3] Theres a huge problem..(unsolvable)-Arre yaar, "Raada" ho gaya

4] Youll be surprised - Ekdam "Hill" jayega tu

5] I am going out of this place - Chal apun "Kaltii" marta hai.

6] Dont make a fool of others -Dekh , tu "Shendi" mat laga sabko

7] Just get out of here, you oversmart fool!! - Chal e Shaaane, "Hawa" aan de

8] I am not a stupid out here - Apun kya "ALIBAUG" se nahi aaya

9] Theres some misunderstanding - Arre kuch "Galat Faimili" ho gayi

10] Do u drink daily? - Tu kya roz "FULL TO" hota hai?

11] See, You are afraid.. - Dekh , teri to "FAT" gayeli hai !!

12] Shall I just bash u? AE………. Du kya "Kharcha Pani" ?

13]Just take him into a secret place Use jara "Khopche" me leke ja

14] O .. What a beautiful lady !! Kya "Zakaas Item" hai yaar!!

15] What a sensuous/unexplainably sexy lady!! - Kya "Raapchik Maal / Piece" hai
16] Dont just bluff.OK? - AE Jyaada "RAAGPATTI" mat de..

17] Ya..she is staring at u.. buddy!!! - Kya sahi "LINE" deti hai "Bhiduu"!!

18] Dont take much tension.. - Jyaada "LOAD" nahi leneka kya??

19] Your clothes are very awkward!! - Kya "ZAGMAG / DHINKCHAAK" pehna tune?

20] I dont care about it much..!! - Abe yaar , "Hata Saawan Ki Ghata"

21] Please dont overbore me - Jyaada "PAKAA" mat be tu

22] All this must be done without anyones notice - Sab kaam "SOOMDI" me hona

Sahi haina Bidu.....My mumbai buddies wud definitely understand....Haina........:D

Monday, December 22, 2003

Where do they go?

Well I had to post this after Mahesh's comment. My mom and Dad watch this extremely popular debate programme on Sun TV! This one was held in Mumbai. VISU, the popular Tamil film personality anchors the show. I normally don't watch the show, but my mom forced me to watch it coz she wanted to see if there were some friends, acquaintances and all. It is a programme wherein a gropu of people(20 odd) are given a chance to speak. For the first time in the history of the show a eunuch was given chance to speak. I listened to her with rapt attention and by the end of her speech, I was reduced to tears.
She said that while travelling in the local trains in Mumbai, when they opt for ladies compartment, the policemen harass them and ask them to leave the compartment. When they board the gents compartment they get groped and sexually harrased by the men. She just posed a question, " Where do we go?"..........and nobody seemed to have an answer. She said that they have no means to earn........so begging is the only option! Has society given us an opportunity to earn and live our life with dignity? Nobody again had an answer.

The most saddest thing was and i quote her verbatim," Our family deserted us. Our parents who brought us into this world deserted us, left u high and dry for no fault of us. We have nobody to call our own. Where do we go?" Now that hurt...it really did. Imagine how it wud be for us....family today......gone tomorrow! I dunno........its unimaginable for me......Yet they are living the reality!

Thursday, December 18, 2003

Gay Abandon

Hieeeeeeeeee ppl! Hows u? Me didn't update the blog coz was busy!! Neways I watched kal Ho Naa Ho a few days back. Well i did not like the movie much but I loved Saif in the movie. he is such a cutieeeeeeeeeee! Plz do see the movie for him and only him. Even if u don't see u not gonna miss much but a treat for Saif fans. I am still wondering wat the hell was Priety Zinta thinking when she accpeted the movie. I mean she's good but just doesn't fit in in a johar flick! Watever......but the film had its moments haan......Saif and Shah Rukh had a gr8 chemistry going throughout the movie. The kanta ben thingy was so funyyyyyyyyyyyyy .......hahahahha...had a good laugh. in case u wondering what I am talking this servant of Saif mistakes Saif and Shahrukh to be lovers and her reaction is obviously scandalous. Man, the scenes are hilarious.

Which brings me to the topic about Hindi Cinema being more and more open about homosexuality. In Kal Ho Naa Ho, gays weren’t being laughed at……it was more like laughing with them sorta thing! The other day I was flicking through channels and I came across this feature, which was aired, on CNBC. It talked about the recent trend of lots of gay characters in movies, serials essaying pivotal roles. For example in the serial Jassi….the designer is a gay and it is just obvious. And his is a big role. In serials and films targeted at mass audiences gays were either portrayed as some part of a comic track of just being poked fun at. They are now a part of storyline, which is really very good and interesting.

I remember in the first year of our course we were shown some of the projects of sociology of our seniors. Our seniors had done super cool projects on prostitutes, eunuchs, bar girls etc. etc. They were just awesome. I particularly recall the eunuch project. It was amazing. The students had met eunuchs, went to the places they lived, shot it, talked to them, danced with them, sang with them and basically had so much fun. We saw the documentaries and we were amazed. They showed some really fashionable eunuchs, who were really trendy. That was very interesting to watch. When we asked our seniors how was the whole experience, they said that it was an eye opener for them. They said they are the sweetest ones one can ever meet. They live in horrible conditions. Since society shuns them and they have no other means of livelihood, they resort to begging. They might be stray incidents of harassments but in general they are good people. When I was young I was lead to believe that they are bad people, they are scary etc. I guess majority in India have the same notion. But now I try and empathize with them. They live in real shitty conditions.

I remember this funny incident. Once me and my fren were in a rickshaw when the rick stopped at a traffic signal. Suddenly a eunuch came and started demanding money. Initailly we were like, “ we don’t have money.” Then the eunuch said, abhi main gayegi aur phir tum humo paisa dena.” Saying this she started singing. It went something like this…..

it is luvhly weather
we are all together
I am singing in the rain, I am dancing in the rain
It is luvhly weather
Ab chal paisa de idhar.”

We were so amused that we couldn’t stop laighing and we gave her some money. It was so funny when she sang it with a tune…..ehehheheheee!

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Hats off to U, Dubeyji!

Guys Plz sign this petition and just show that we do care. I don't know what to say more, its just so depressing.....

Friday, December 05, 2003

Lost Case.........

Hmm........Its been election time off late. BJP winning 3-1 against arch rivals congress. Hmmmm.......! Well i have a few observations to make. Politics is my pet peeve, also my love....so guys another political post.

Indian express did a tehelka (Not exactly tehelka, but almost) when it exposed a union minister Mr. DilipSingh Judeo takeing a bribe. Indian express recieved a VCD which had judeo accepting money saying lines like, "Paisa Khuda to nahin par Khuda ki kasam Khuda se kam bhi nahin. (Money isn’t God but, swear on God, it’s no less than God)" Read more here
Wanna watch the video?? Here u go.....

Well.......When i heard about the scam, I was very happy........I was happy that the culprit was finally bought to book. Dilip Singh Judeo hails from Chattisgarh. The scam broke out just before the crucial Chattisgarh elections. Ajit Jogi, the then chief minister, Congree party then was in a huge mess because of various reasons. Also the election commission came heavily on Congress party for using the state owned helicopters for personal use (read campaigning purposes.) BJP camp rejoiced because Ajit Jogi being chargesheeted by the CBI just before the elections coupled with the anti-incumbency factor would have meant a sure shot win for BJP in the elections. But they received setback when Indian Express exposed Judeo taking bribes. I was like poor voters of Chattisgarh.....they gotta have to choose between devil and the deep sea. Jogi v/s Judeo...Sad case.......Then Judeo resigned as a union minister. But i was surprised when after a few days Judeo was one among the star campaigners for BJP. BJP projected Judeo as a martyr….as to how he resigned immediately because he is so honest and all blah......a whole load of bull actually.

Back to the present......The elections happened and the verdict was out. BJP won handsomely in Chattisgarh. I was absolutely puzzled. Have people gone mad........Haven’t they seen the tapes on TV....The man is a crook and they have voted for the same party. I was like what shit! It was ridiculous. I mean how can the public vote for someone fully knowing that the party they voting for has all crooks as ministers. When we ourselves vote such crooks to power, we have no bloody business to blame the mess in the politics. But then i remembered Saeed Naqvi's column which so correctly justifies the whole situation.

"By now, one or two men, their dark bodies glistening in the sun, have appeared outside. Piso Ram, points to a BJP flag on one of the houses. ‘‘We shall vote for phool (flower)’’ says Kaya Ram, standing behind Piso. All they know is ‘‘phool’’ and ‘‘haath’’ (hand), the Congress symbol. Villages have no electricity and water is available only in the nearby stream. Since there is no TV or radio within miles, how will the Judeo story percolate through to these voters?

Like the train in Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali, slicing through the serenity of Appu’s village fields, a motorcycle approaches in the distance. In contrast to the bare bodied Gonds, appears Nehrulal Patel, secretary of Anjaar Gram Panchayat, wearing trousers, pullover and dark glasses. Nehrulal and others like him are the vital links in the rural areas so remote that some of the princely rulers defied the state authority upto the late 60s. How the Judeo story plays out here is a matter of speculation

Well as he says when many villages in Chattisgarh don't have proper electricity, low levels of literacy, how will the people come to know about the corrupt officials. The political parties have now become very very shrewd as far as the campaigning game goes.......they know the pulse of the masses and accordingly position themselves likewise and lack of awareness acts as an added blessing to them. Now if Judeo manages to prove himself innocent, HE would be Chattisgarh's next Chief Minister. I am totally disillusioned. This column aptly describes the situation.
Vir Sanghvi rightly points out....
"The polls tell us that the BJP will lose Chhattisgarh. Experience has taught me to be wary of opinion polls —when it comes to assembly elections they have been wrong so often that is unwise to depend on their predictions.

Which, of course, means that the BJP could well win Chhatisgarh. Then, what happens? Does Dilip Singh Judeo, star of stage, screen and video, become the next Chief Minister?

You bet! That’s how low we’ve sunk."

When i read articles in newspapers talking about why BJP won and congress did not, i read statements like," BJP cleverly positioned itself, there was a huge level of flexibility in the BJP party, how they worked the nights, how effectively they used their laptops and all. I never come across reasons like BJP won because of good governance, won because they did good work etc. etc. OK OK........I am being too idealist but..........Watever.....I guess I rather be a cynic........politics is gonna be a dirty game....always.......sigh...!

P.S.: Hey ppl, well......a chotu mistake....no a blooper on my part. in the post above i had mentioned that I never came across statements like BJP won because of good governance or that They won because they did good work. Well I or for that matter none of u guys could have come across those sentences coz BJP wasn't the ruling party in any of the four states where the elctions were held i.e. Madhya Pradesh , Rajasthan, Chattisgarh and Delhi. Congress party was the ruling party in all the states, But it only won in Delhi. Well the error is regretted...!

Wednesday, December 03, 2003