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Sunday, January 29, 2006

An imposter, a book fair, a chicken leg and a couple of celebrities for you today

I finally got the time to sit down and pay attention to my blog that had been laying orphan for quite some days now.

The last week had been very hectic. For a guy who loves to laze around, a 17-hr working day and 6-day working week is a bit too much. Still carrying on; I have the belief that with my extra-ordinary talents in almost anything from lovemaking to making hay I am going to earn more by working less sooner than later.

This week, I had been visiting other people’s blogs to see what they had been writing. I know of an imposter here in the blogosphere from New Delhi who blog as a female drawing hundreds of visitors in ‘her’ blog everyday. No links here, because I don’t want to upset his applecart. Besides if he is having fun playing a ‘she’, let him have it.

She being a ‘he’ knows very well what would attract males – salivating, frustrated and opportunistic males. So ‘she’ plays it up a bit, shows ‘herself’ as a vulnerable single female in her ‘twenties’, living independently with a penchant for discos and drinks. *Perfect recipe for getting genuine and not so genuine male and often female sympathy*

He is so successful in playing the role that his blog gets a huge number of comments on each post and from June 2004 till now with an average of less than one post per day the blog’s Google PR has become 5! What’s more, it is certain that his blog would get a higher PR as Google would update its PR soon.

‘She’ had been blog-rolled by virtually every serious blogger from India (save a few maybe) and is all over the blogosphere. Good job mate, keep it up. The world is full of gullible guys who would do anything to get under the pants of a girl. *Ah-em!*

So next time you feel for any blogging female’s tears, think twice especially before posting a comment. Someone might be having a mighty good laugh at your heart’s expense. So much for feelings. *Sigh*

Anyway, I am Beau Peep, it is my duty to give jnan. That’s why I am here for, so don’t mind if I induced some confusion in you. After all, we humans are all fallible.

Well, yours truly went to the World Book Fair at Pragati Maidan. I felt that this year, there is something seriously missing in it. I really don’t know what it was, but if you had been visiting it for some years now, you would feel it. IBH didn’t come this year; the crowd was not as enthusiastic as you would expect to see on a sunny Spring Sunday afternoon and this despite Delhi Metro cutting short the commuting time so drastically along with the grind of taking a bus or driving from a far-flung corner like Dwarka. Apart from the entry fee of five rupees, everything else seemed to be really unreasonably priced. The chicken-rice that I had was very poorly made and it sucked big time to buy a glass of water for 5 bucks!

I then saw Mrinal Pandey for the first time in my life for real. I was really infatuated with her at a certain point in my boyhood. She grayed quite unbelievably, but her cheeks were as luscious as before. Then I hopped into the Youth Centre to see Srikanth answering questions. He must have answered the questions that were being asked a million times before. Well, this wasn’t the first time I saw him. In fact, it was the first time I was at arm’s length to him. That felt really nice. After the tête-à-tête session was over, people almost mobbed him when a ‘civilized’ female started asking the crowd to show (read prove) that they have indeed evolved.

So there you are folks; all over now. I suddenly realized having dinner is important than blogging, especially when you only devoured the leg of the pathetic chicken who laid its life for the cause of a damp book fair.

Au revoir. Hope to meet you through this soon again.

Monday, January 16, 2006

A thing of innocence is beauty & joy for ever

How many times we have seen how a small incident can make our day and remain with us throughout the day as a feel-good factor?

Today, it happened with me on my way to work at Kashmere Gate Metro Station.

I travel to Shrestha Vihar (near Ramprasta, Anand Vihar ISBT) to my work from Janakpuri East (I live just across the road from the Janakpuri District Centre). From this month I have been taking the Metro as it cuts down my commuting time by a good seventy-five minutes. So I have to change trains first at Rajiv Chowk from where I take the Yellow Line to Kashmere Gate and from there I take the Red Line to Welcome. Then it’s bus till Ramprasta Crossing from where I walk down to work.

It so happened that while talking the elevator up from the underground at Kashmere Gate around 9:30 in the morning, I saw this girl in her late teens with the sweetest face you would ever see taking the elevator down. Putting her first step, she lost balance slightly, and quickly took the step back. She looked around to see if anyone watched and her eyes met mine.

She smiled at me blushing in embarrassment for being spied nearly tripping and I smiled back, more with my eyes reassuringly, as if to relay that it was ok, we all lose our steps every now and then.

That was the most fabulous natural smile I have seen for a long, long time. It got over in a moment, but made me think of her the whole day and god knows how many times I might have smiled to myself.

Maybe we might meet again; she may not remember me at all, but I shall remember her for a long, long time to come now, really.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

A joke called Sathya Sai Baba

I have been reading with some interest about the ‘war’ that is going on between the two camps – Sathya Sai Baba Worshippers and Anti-Sathya Sai Baba Activists in India Daily. The comments and the links in them had been really educational to say the least.

The latest comment by a certain Tony O’clery was the best of the whole lot as it was light, humourous and factual. It says;

"Is the voice of an omniscient PurnaAvatar? Of course not it is the voice of a confused human being. Sai Baba again is proved a fake out of his own mouth. From,,,Steels site. The 1996 Christmas Day Discourse (also videotaped and sold by James Redmond) Here are some of the statements (as they were interpreted on the spot) which this amazing videotape registered: 1. Three hundred and fifty years B.C., before Christ, Jews lived. However, among Jews, there were religions such as Islam and Christianity. People of that land, they are all Jews. That land is the birthplace of both the religions, Islam and Christianity. The Hebrew language was very prominent. This Hebrew language is more or less equal to our Sanskrit. ... 2. Christianity is not just 2,000 years in its origin. It was there even before Christ, 350 years. There the divinity is explained very clearly. 3. The name and the fame of Jesus Christ have spread far and wide. Here, at this moment, there are two schools of thought. The first group of thought - Roman Catholics. There is another group that fought with this group. This group is called Protestants. As they protested, they are Protestants. So among Jews there are these two groups: Catholics and Protestants. The difference of opinion has increased day by day. This led to Jesus, whose life was in danger. Jews there in Jerusalem did not permit Jesus to go there. Like this, religious conflict and fighting was ever on the rise. There were 250 schools of thought, divisions there. They also monopolized certain countries. Because of so many groups there, they all attempted even to harm Jesus. Romans on one side. Catholics on the other side. Luther on another side. There were so many groups that went on changing. All these differences are based on violence, and that led to madness. Because of this attachment to group affiliations, naturally there was conflict and fighting. Religious affiliation leads to ego. This led to confusion among them as to what Jesus said right or wrong. Doubtless, the SSO editors saw that SSB had had a bad day. They thoughtfully cast into oblivion SSBs extraordinary statements on Christian and Jewish history, but readers of their official printed version will never know that he made these statements because all they will see in Sathya Sai Speaks, Vol. XXIX is a brief editorial note on page 393: [Bhagavan gave a brief account of the Jewish concept of the creation of the cosmos and referred to the birth of Jesus as the son of Mary and Joseph.]"

That was most extraordinary of Sathya Sai Baba (SSB). In fact he seems to be an illiterate who is rather very sharp in conning gullible illiterates. I once saw a video where the charlatan puked a lump of what seemed like a golden metallic ball and claimed that it had the mystery of the cosmos hidden inside it!

Amazing though it may sound, such theatrics goes down very well with the highly illiterate masses in India. The ones who are not so, but are believers in his antics are folks drunk in religion and superstitious to say the least.

The higher-ups and politicians play by SSB's game despite knowing him as a con man because they need his clout over the illiterate masses to manipulate political maneuvers.

This guy SSB deserves two things if not anything more:

a) To be applauded for his genius in conning so many people
b) The rope’s end of course for being such a cheat

The westerners who flocked en masse to him were because they desperately needed spiritual solace and a getaway from the sinful, stressful, materialistic lives they had been living and what better person they could come to than the most well known ‘guru’ in India a few years back? One can’t really blame the westerners for this; after all they came with a good heart in pursuit of real peace but unfortunately got conned by the one whom they trusted most.

Anyway, keep the fight on Baba Bhakts; this is some entertainment you are providing.

Enjoy yourself!

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