Tuesday, January 27, 2009

India, This Past Fortnight

Recently, activists of the Sri Ram Sena attacked women who were at a pub in Mangalore, India. The chief of the Sri Ram Sena, Mr. Muthalik, had this to say, "We condemn the pub culture. In our culture, we respect and salute women and give them the status of mother".1 Muthalik's mother was unavailable for comment since in Muthalik's culture, women can only be seen and not heard.

Slumdog Millionaire is a huge success and so it was only natural that people started suing the producers of the film. The protests center around the title of the movie. 'Slumdog' apparently offends the sentiments of some slum dwellers and so they demand that it be changed. Rumors are abound that by a simple exchange of letters, a reasonable compromise can be achieved. Don't be surprised if you see 'Slumgod Millionaire' plastered about cinema halls in the coming weeks.

Following the success of Sinngh is Kinng and Chandni Chowk to China, Bollywood producers have agreed that they can save money and time by not hiring writers. Akshay Kumar had this to say about the success of his last two films, "When I saw the titles of these movies, I knew I had to act in them. In this industry, you've got to be quick to sign movies with good titles. Shahrukh is working with Karan Johar on 'My Name Is Khan'. If only I was a bit more alert, 'My Name Is Kumar' would be out in theaters now."

On January 26th, Indian President, Pratibha Patil made an appearance before the Indian public as she watched and occasionally saluted at the Republic Day celebrations at the Red Fort. It took a while for the troops marching to realize that the person saluting them was in fact the President of their country. "You see, I spend a lot of my time talking to the dead. So I cannot come out into the sun too often. But the Republic Day celebrations were nice. I was told to occasionally wave my hand in a horizontal manner by Sonia-ji and it was nice to see those young men do the exact same thing in my direction. To be completely honest, I felt bad for those men. To walk around in such poorly designed outfits must be gut-wrenching for them".

There have been a sudden spate of incidents involving young men slapping other young men. Ever since it was announced that Harbhajan Singh was being offered the Padmasri, India's fourth highest civilian honor, the youth of India are starting to follow in Harbhajan's footsteps. Sreesanth, Harbhajan's most famous slap victim, had this to say, "Sniff."

Indian Railway Minister and Parliamentary jester, Lalu Prasad Yadav, recently said, "When I can control buffalos, then managing Railways is not a big deal."2 It's good to know that he came to the job with prior expertise.

1-http://www.ptinews.com/pti%5Cptisite.nsf/0/935A78D81D253F976525754B0051A8F2?OpenDocument
2- http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/002200901271920.htm

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hilarious. Every bit rings true! Harbhajan Singh being awarded the honour of Padmashri, really the politicians of today are a class by themselves.
Amas

Manasi Subramaniam said...

:-) :-) I like.

maxdavinci said...

i like this style, pretty neat....

Sumanth said...

Sri Ram Sena are a bunch of pathological lunatics just like some feudal goons seeking violence and attention in media.

If hooliganism, street violence, moral policing and taking law into their hands are signs of taliban, then let us see who all qualify to be termed as Taliban.


1) Mamita Benerjee dragged a SP MP by collar in Indian parliament. Has not she taken law into her hands and was as violent as Sri Ram Sena in the middle of India Parliament?

She is female Taliban according to the definition applied to "Sri Ram Sena".

2) Both Renuka Choudhury and Uma Bharati are accused of publicly slapping men (we have seen videos), they both are taliban as well.

So, what moral authority Renuka has got? He herself is partly responsible for harassment, arrest of 1,23,000 women with out investigation under one single IPC.

She needs attention, which her father or bf never seemed to have given.

3) Women's organisations attacked arrack sellers and husbands in south India, they are also taliban.

Banning liquor is taken from south Indian feminist text books only.

If liquor is injurious to social life in rural India, then it is equally injurious to social life in urban India as well. One guy being drunk killed 4 people just 3 km from my home in Bangalore.

4) Couple of women's organisations broke furniture in Delhi High court opposing whistle blower justice JD Kapoor's 2003 statement that "Dowry law is misused". A lot of misery would have been averted if these Taliban were arrested and punished severely in 2003 itself.

They are also Taliban.

5) Sri Ram sena called the girls prostitutes.
At 20% of 1,23,000 women were threatened about false cases of "prostitution" in Indian police stations when they were arrested under 498a.

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If Sri Ram Sena is Taliban, then Indian Police is also Taliban. Ban Indian Police.
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The Sri Ram Sena are just like children in comparison to the violent behaviour shown by Indian Feminists, Indian police and women's organisations.

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There is no difference between women's organisations and Sri Ram Sena. Both want to oppose "drinking" by beating up the sellers and customers. Both are Taliban.
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1) If a man drinks, he is a drunkard.
If a female drinks, then she is liberal.

2) Drinking in Pub is social service.
Drinking Arrack in village is criminal activity.

3) Arrack sellers have to be attacked.
Pub owners have to be given Ashok Chakra.

Only Urban morons have right to drink and murder people on road.

What a double standard?

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Sri Ram Sena has to be banned, because they are Taliban.

Before that ban all other hardened Taliban, who slap men in public, attacked arrack shops, broke furniture in courts, lied and mislead the country.

Ban Renuka, ban Mamita, BAN AIDWA.
BAN Indian police, for calling innocent women prostitutes.

Ban UNICEF. Ban UNIFEM.

If terrorist Taliban Sri Ram Sena and extortinist police and taliban women's organisations are not banned, then people must be allowed to take law into their hands and beat up all these terrorists.

Some 20 women are beaten and molested in Mangalore.

The crimes committed by Indian police and UNIFEM funded feminists on Indian women (also men) are much bigger. Ban them all.

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If a male MP dragged a female MP by collar in the parliament, has society reacted in the same casual way?

If a male MP or politician slapped a female in public view, has the society reacted casually?

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Crime has no gender.

The social double standards are very clear.
Female criminals get away, where as male criminals are put in jail.

Today, being a female taliban is fashionable. After slapping men, these bitches are giving sermons on civilised behaviour.

Lavanya said...

Clearly your best post over the past year! :)

There's nothing to say about this, you've pretty much covered everything, looks like India is moving back to the stone age. I was talking to a couple of colleagues about the whole ram sena mangalore pub thing and they were talking abou thow the ram sena in reality doesn't give a shit to the ethos that they talk about, and how probably they had also taken a drink before they came to beat those women up - all they wanted was publicity. Now India is talking about them no? News channels broadcast their name in big bold letters and bloggers are typing away angrily and aunties are sending agonized letters to the editors. Thats what they wanted. And thats what they've got.

Gaya said...

i like! :] please to set up news channel quickly.

neon said...

@amas,

Haha, well these are true news stories with some made up stuff thrown in the middle.

@manasi,

Wow, the manasi has commented on my blog. I am honored.

@max,

thanks much :)

neon said...

@sumanth,

"Ban UNICEF. Ban UNIFEM."

Hmmm, might be an over-reaction.

@lavanya,

Thanks :D It's been a pretty barren year w.r.t. this blog

@gaya,

hells to the yea, all i need is to see myself on tv and the God complex will be complete.