Sunday, September 27, 2009

Tigress with a lion cub....

Guys, I managed to upload this image after quite a struggle! But like Ash says in the L'Oreal ad - because it's worth it! This is NOT a photo shopped image. So, please be impressed!! Or at least fake it!
I also tried and failed to attach the lengthy column I'd written for The Asian Age yesterday. Shall give it another go once I'm done at the Pujo Badi (Tejpal) and Maa Durga has blessed me. This is an annual ritual I hate to miss. It brings out the Bong in me!
I was referred to as "the female Al Quaida'' by Mohan Pai ( Infosys wizard ). This was right after my address at the India Leadership Conclave in Delhi. I assure you , he meant it as a huge compliment! After listening to half a dozen uninspiring and politically correct speeches delivered by assorted 'captains of industry', I felt obliged to shake things up a bit! The newly awakened tigress in me did the rest! I was glad to be there, Delhi being such a stuffy place, a bit of Mumbai fireworks didn't harm anybody! Besides.... topic ko dekho!! - " Has the Indian woman finally come of age?" Would you agree anything less than a 'female Al Quaida' approach would have been a let down???

36 comments:

Pratima Chaudhuri said...

The picuture is amazing...I am wondering how big and old is th Cub...it already looks so huge by your side.

BTW, ek bangalee'r aarek bangalee'e Durga pujo'r shubhechcha roilo.

Pratima
http://pratimachaudhuri.blogspot.com/

neeraj said...

OMG! Is that a cub or a lion for real! There is something fuzzy about this pic for sure! Doesn't look like a real image!
BTW nice picture!

ஷ‌ஃபிக்ஸ்/Suffix said...

Nice cub, looks so calm and friendly.

Pratap said...

Thats an impressive picture!

If it doesnt violate any copyrights, would you please post your India Leadership Conclave speech here?

kala said...

The cub is cute and huge. And also very cuddly.

kala said...

Is it stuffed?

funkyrave said...

yup!!.. Cub is really huge!!!..
And I totally agree with "Female Al-quaida", and please carry on the fireworks and you may come up with some bombardments too. Indian society needs those badly, as we are fed up with actual blasts.
keep Posting
Cheerio :)
http://havenofrave.blogspot.com

manjiT said...

:)

Latha said...

Hi
Waiting for the Delhi speech.
Hi Suffix,
That was 'Shuffix' in Tamil, not Suffix !

narendra shenoy said...

The Female Al-Quaida! That's clever but not an accurate label. You might inspire terror in a few hearts but very few. To most of your readers, you are someone who is 'one of us' and who says things we might be saying ourselves, except of course we didn't think of them and even if we did, we'd never get away with.

The main reason I read your columns is your almost supernatural ability to say something true and unpleasant and yet not be offensive. You never pull your punches. And yet you're never the abusive troglodyte.

If that makes you a female al quaida, keep going!

And loved the title of this post!

Kitten said...

Impressive.

I’ve read your column in a magazine while spending the summer in India, your style of writing satisfied my stubborn taste and I had to copy off your blog link.

cmpershad said...

"...please be impressed!"
Impressed... with whom, the tigress or the cub:)

May MAA DURGA bestow her grace on you and yours.

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maglomaniac said...

"India Leadership Conclave"
-I wish one day I too would be a part of such intellect.
Cub k baap k paas you surely look even bigger than the female Al Qaida.
And you surely would have not shaked but rocked the place.

~Harsha

Another Kiran In NYC said...

Oh my! Now thats a picture!

Roshni said...

Really liked the blog!

abdul hai said...

Nice cub

Madhu said...

My My My! Weerent you afraid? Beautiful picture. Depicts your soul/writing's in a way.

Sameer said...

Nice pic. Pl. post the speech at the India Leadership Conclave.

Sunil Krishnani said...

Excellent Image. But something which I expect from you in spirit and your being.

ms said...

mz de, great pic. wonder what the cub told its mother later! and please let us read some of your speech. just want to know what does it really take to wake up these slumbering delhiites. i am particularly irritated by the condescending "finally" in the topic. suggestions for more topics - "has the indian male finally been toilet trained?" or "have our politicians finally learned how to be austere?" and another one, "has our media finally realised the folly of airing ads which wish women a happy period?"

*Aham* said...

Wallaaaah!
Is this real???U are not making an ullo of us no???

AAI SHAPATH, the 4 legged sherni ke gutts ka daat deneka.

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Female al-quida O thats quite a title. And ye ye, he must have mentioned it to compliment you.

neta log ka faltu ka muhavaras, udhaharans and sher-o-shayari cannot match our desi sherni...

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And one more thing... I should say you look damn sexy in this black outfit (its most genuine and lustless-a compliment, when it comes from a pure gay guy na.... )

Why be shy to compliment and agree... WHat the heck... everyone loves a sexy friend... dont we?

sexy in thoughts, action and daredevil giri!

aniketh_375 said...

Shobha,will you please write a topic of your early days.Your college days in Xavier's.How Bombay was back in the 70's and 80's.Basically,to see the old Bombay through your eyes.waits eargerly.Thank you.

The unsure ascetic said...

Mam,
The beauty with the beast!!!!

Gulshan said...

Good pic wow.... wats ur rashee ??? r u Leo :)

Theyoginme said...

Great picture...Can you post your address?

pooja raathore said...

The picture is good u too look good apt title .More on your speech please madam AL Quaida!

BONDbandar said...

Roger dat!!..i agree...

Varsha said...

Shubho Bijoya to you.....

that pic is real?!? unbelievable

waiting to know more about the madam al quaida.......

Theyoginme said...

oops I meant your speech at India Leadership Conclave. And I second the comment of aniketh_375. Bombay through your eyes. I have been re-reading your superstar book again. Most interesting are parts where you interweave your stories from the past. I noticed Big B giving you a kind reference in his last to last blog "day???"... when is the next spat? I hope we all get the first exclusive.

The Panorama said...

Love the pic! great!

ஷ‌ஃபிக்ஸ்/Suffix said...

//Latha said...
Hi Suffix,
That was 'Shuffix' in Tamil, not Suffix !//

Thanks Latha, I know it, intentionally left the word 'Suffix' intact.

Gajendra said...

you should have climbed onto it...tehehe ;)

Sidhusaaheb said...

That cub is super-cute.

Lucky you!

:)

6p01156fda75f9970c said...

Has it ever occurred to you that you are an overrated silly woman?

maha said...

really the picture is amazing...

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