Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Advani quits, media frenzy ensues

Right now, TV news channels (all the fifteen hundred of them) and websites (the ten of them that remain from the fifteen hundred of 2001) are stumbling over themselves to get exclusives about why Advani resigned. Some say it is because of the treacherous Venkiah Naidu, others say because it was loudmouth Praveen (I’ll never win elected office) Togadia called him gaddar (traitor). This is fun, and these are the times I miss political journalism. I’m sure Rajdeep hates not being on air right now. Surprisingly, Advani’s political epitaph appeared in today’s Economic Times of all places while the Congress mouthpieces Indian Express and Hindustan Times decided to call Advani a great man.
Anyway, a sort of unbiased version of events goes like this – Pakistan invites Advani to come and see ancestral home, Advani accepts, goes along with motley-crew of journos who want to eat beef. Advani gives speech to Paki legislators (who have no influence anyway) and says Jinnah’s 1947 speech marked him as a ‘secular’ man (only that speech, he clarified after the butter had become opaque). Sangh Parivar loudmouths Sudarshan and Togadia go mad and start frothing at the mouth, which they do periodically anyway and call Advani a f***ing ***hole (or something like that). Media in India laps it all up and starts speculating on future of BJP. Advani supporters like Arun Jaitley run off abroad, Venkiah Naidu sees opportunity to take back party presidentship (after years of nothingness) and starts plotting along with Barbie-doll fetish-vali Uma Bharti. More media frenzy ensues, unfortunately Advani fan and top-dog (or top-god if you please) journo Prabhu Chawla (known to all those who love or hate him as PC) is in Stanford giving boring speeches to desi students there (while India Today’s Mumbai office leaves in droves – reminds you of Nero).
(I don’t know why, but I suddenly want to watch Caligula again. This arbit movie fascination thing is scary. Too many connections.)
Anyway, on TV right now, we have talking heads on every channel talking about why Advani quit. I managed to talk to one journo close to the man and he said, “What happened had to happen and it is good that it happened.” Huh? This kismat thing is too weird for me. Anyway, I think it might be my kismat today to watch Bunty aur Babli with Friendgirl. Argh! What I really want to watch are the banging scenes between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Mr and Mrs Smith, I believe that they are rather ‘intense’. Or so I read on various blogs, where I also found out that the Gladiator with a Beautiful Mind, Russel Crowe tried to fix his phone by smashing it against a Manhattan hotel employee. Wow, Christian Slater feels up women (Grope-anator style) and Russel Crowe goes around smashing things into peoples faces. I think NYPD Blue could do with a rewrite.
By the way, I believe Jet has delayed their US flights, and the daily Mumbai-Brussels-Newark service won’t start on June 23. Hmmm, I smell fishy fishy.

3 comments:

livinghigh said...

hmmm.. yes! the advani thing was a great nice mela, eh?

was covering it for de webite, as soon as de flashes were coming out! lol.

PS: i think i like davani. sigh does dat make a muslim-hater? i hope not.

PPS: mail me at living.high@gmail.com. am dropping down to delhi, dude.. shall we meet up? i'm 98928 10292.. will be on roaming, i think.

livinghigh said...

hmmm.. yes! the advani thing was a great nice mela, eh?

was covering it for de webite, as soon as de flashes were coming out! lol.

PS: i think i like davani. sigh does dat make a muslim-hater? i hope not.

PPS: mail me at living.high@gmail.com. am dropping down to delhi, dude.. shall we meet up? i'm 98928 10292.. will be on roaming, i think.

closetalk said...

hey there.. sorry, haven't been back here in a bloody long while. ;-) how u doing?

christian slater and russel crowe... damn.. why do cute men hafta be mad?! lol.. mebbe it IS de cute looks, after all?!

PS: i accept ure "i have gay frnds" argument, so won't make an issue of dat at all. yes, the "don't hit on me, i won't hit on u" argument goes well.

PPS: abt strt men having at least some gay fantasy... i HAVE been told dat, on occassion. personally, i never go for strt guys.. too much heartache and confusion involved! lol.. unless they hit on ME first! ;-)