Monday, September 24, 2007

Almost Bees Saal Baad

Today, the venerable Times of India informed us that we are the world. I am still figuring out the implications of that. Its brother, who is in business, gave us seven headlines, all permutations of 20-20. A hot FM station changed its nicely brand aligned promo from giving away Rs 10400 to Rs 20000. And I am looking forward in eager anticipation to all the eye care advertisements that will hit us soon.

The match was a cracker. A 20+20 Khan was doing a Michael Jackson impersonation while a 20+ team showed us how to beat it. Between biting my nails, gulping my beer, smoking my cigarette my mind wandered to the four musketeers whose cumulative age of 8X20 must have been weighing down their thoughts.

Amidst all this, a man from Jharkhand inspired his team to play without fear, made calls that were inspired without knowing so, and finally took off his shirt sans the helicopter act. Almost bees saal pehle, when I was 20 minus, a Nikhanj had inspired us from a famous balcony and taught us to “enjoy”. A braver brighter generation received its clarion call last evening.


Mishti said...

Your last two lines are inspirational...Yes, what a match.

Flutterby said...

I like your commentary for what it says, and even more so, for what it doesn't. It is revolting to see the media mix up rabid anti-Pakistani sentiments with sporting terminology in the attempt to whip up a fine jingoistic frenzy. Will this country never grow up?

Flutterby said...

Here is what one of your friends - certainly adult and allegedly responsible - has been circulating on SMS: "Espn has been asked 2 go off air for showing a blue film.. They apparently showed some men in blue fucking pakistan, LIVE...."!

Howzzat for a mature nation?

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Michael Jackson indeed. Matha kharaap hoyechhe loke taa'r.

Nice write-up, but that was the nugget.