Sunday, November 4, 2012

Woh 50 crores walli Girl friend!

Okay.... here goes.... the black and white image was shot by ace photographer and friend, Pradeep Chandra at the Sethji book launch.  The one below also features ace photographer and friend, Gita Pandit at the Mujras and Gajras party for Sethji....
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This appeared in the Asian Age yesterday....

Dekho Bhai, we have to feel a little sorry for Narendra Modi. He is rustic and rough in speech and action. What’s the point teaching him good manners? Preaching and lecturing? Here’s a guy who has made a career out of giving offence. So, he slyly referred to Sunanda Tharoor ( as ripe and luscious as a Kashmiri peach!) in  what Bollywood would aptly describe as a ‘ghatiya’ way. Modi took pot shots at the equally peachy Shashi by putting a price tag on the ‘priceless’ lady ( from Peach to Kohinoor). That was a really low blow. Come on – 50 crores? That just about covers a few blow dry sessions at a good hair salon, plus, a spa treat at Ananda in the Himalayas. Modi is a Gujjubhai. He understands the value of money. How could he have said ‘50 crores’? That is so insulting! What is 50 crores in today’s day and age? Chillar! Small change! Pocket money for Babalog. Unless …. and this is a big one – Modi was being seriously wicked. He could have said 500 crores. Or 5,000 crores. Those are respectable numbers. But by specifying 50 crores, Modi was definitely making a point. Modi is like that, only! Sab kuch undervalue karta hai. We should not take this naughty remark seriously. In fact, we shouldn’t take anything Modi says too seriously. This is Narendrabhai’s ishstyle. He has not been to posh schools and colleges. He has not hinted he had been offered the U.N. Secretarry General’s post. Modi thinks crude, talks crude. His followers love that about him. Contrast his comments with the wry, witty, polished comeback of  Sunanda’s besotted husband. Now, why Love Guru Shashi bothered to take notice of Modi’s sexist remark is anybody’s guess. But his riposte only made things worse. Hell hath no fury like a loyal hubby scorned, it appears. And by rushing to defend Sunanda’s honour, our newly minted Ministerji, compounded the original sin. The Luscious Lady herself, was seen across channels pouting sexily and asking why we are shocked by Modi’s lowdown behaviour, when he has killed so many Muslims in Gujarat and not apologized. It is a bit hard to make the connection… but what the hell. Sunanda is so pretty. We would rather watch her on tv strenuously making a point about the apology that never came than any of the other toads croaking away about corruption.
Modi is a seasoned headlines grabber. His latest comment was carefully timed to embarrass the Congress, now that the gloves are officially off. By targeting Sunanda, he killed two birds with one pathar. He diverted national attention  from the sordid Gadkari saga. And he showed his own partywallas who has more guts when it comes to hitting below the belt. While the portly Gadkari huffed and puffed his way through assorted rallies, Modi sat tight and let hirelings take the Pushkar  story forward over Twitter. The verdict was out instantly. While women’s organizations rallied behind poor Pushkar ( who, in her own words, had also been touched inappropriately and had various body parts bruised in Tiruvananthpuram) most of Shashi’s admirers ( he has several) were of the opinion the man should have stayed out of this round. But who’s to tell Shashi? Twitter nearly killed his career earlier. But the man is an addict! His Tweets are priceless. Only Priyanka Chopra  boasts of  more followers. And that’s a feat. Phir bhi, Shashi’s upper cut could not  possibly have dented Modi’s aggressive charge. Jo kehena tha, who kehey diya. The damage was done.
About the 50 crore price tag. Well… I did ask around. And the swish ladies I spoke to laughed out loud. That’s peanuts, they scoffed.And added, no beautiful woman in her right mind would settle for something as alarmingly low, given our inflationary times. So…. Was it just the modest number that was the issue here? Ummmm – yes, it was the primary issue, but not the only one. Many chingoos hubbies call their wives ‘priceless’ when they don’t want to splurge real bucks on them. Most smart wives see through the trick – and demand cash! Priceless is no compliment, they insist. They’d rather see real money. This complicates matters further. What’s a pampered wife supposed to say or do if  the mad-for- her husband tries to fob her off with a denomination-free ‘priceless’ tag? Say, ‘Thank you ji’ and go back to her Karwa Chauth? Or consult a canny lawyer? We live in tough times. Us girls need to be practical. No point in getting hoity-toity. 50 crores is 50 crores. Maybe Modi has unwittingly triggered a mini-revolt! What if every girl friend of a politician now starts demanding a deposit of 50 crores in her bank account? Tauba! Tauba!  Given the staggering number of politicians with GFs, one can safely say, Kejriwal and company  have a lot of  hard work ahead!

16 comments:

obssesor said...

I personally loved this post when I read it yesterday...total tongue in cheek!

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harish iyer said...

o yes, modi is sexist. but when has he not been sexist.

only when he uttered "sunanda" did dethroned price of congress wake up and realise that some saffron roadroller has screwed his ananda.

sunanda is no dimwit chicklet, im sure she would give instructions to tharoor to zaroor put a laxmi bomb in the behind of the gujju bhai and deflate all the false guroor.

what kind of a man puts a price tag on a woman? the guy is a cheapo. shoddy modi just got more shady.

hai rabba!



Suresh Mandan said...

Modi is wrong but how do you say he has not been to any posh school or college. 50% of the Indian bureaucracy is from non posh schools and colleges.50% of those from posh institutions speak the foulest of language and do crappy activities.

Unknown said...

Modi knows how to treat women. From his wife to Sonia Gandhi to Sunanda.

NAT said...

Goes to show the level of politicians we have in our land. The present PM a Maun, and the PM who we are likely have in 2014 a Maut....

God help the women, especially Ladies.

And God help the Country as we are likely to have repeat performances of 2002....

Cheers!

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Manish Mishra said...

Its hard to believe that we are living in an age of advancement and cosmopolitan world. In a world of space age technology where everybody is making hard to copeup with international issues like Economy, Trade, National security, and many more...our law makers are busy passing cheap remarks. Uff. dis is despicable. We need to think what kind of leadership we have choosen. Our lawmakers use languages even worse than roadside goons.
In my contention, we the commoners should come foreward and throw them out of our system. They don't even know how to talk, how can they take care of this country.

Manish Mishra said...

Its hard to believe that we are living in an age of advancement and cosmopolitan world. In a world of space age technology where everybody is making hard to copeup with international issues like Economy, Trade, National security, and many more...our law makers are busy passing cheap remarks. Uff. dis is despicable. We need to think what kind of leadership we have choosen. Our lawmakers use languages even worse than roadside goons.
In my contention, we the commoners should come foreward and throw them out of our system. They don't even know how to talk, how can they take care of this country.

Farah Beal said...

A gajra for thirty rupees? Did you perhaps forget to type the word "thousand?
(Mrs.) Farah Beal

Farah Beal said...

A gajra for thirty rupees? Did you perhaps forget to type the word "thousand?
(Mrs.) Farah Beal

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