Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Random observations or I cant think of anything substantial

I'm waiting for a colleague to turn up. He is stuck in traffic. Yeah sure. And I am Camilia Parker Bowles. So instead of surfing the web, like any self respecting guy, for pictures of ladies in various states of undress, I'm writing a post. Am I dysfunctional? Must check with my therapist Mrs. Shenoy, but she's away in Coorg, attending a wedding. I miss her. Her watchful eyes, her keen observation, her gift for rhetoric, especially on dietary issues. Well, she'll be back soon. The day after tomorrow, in fact. THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW! Good heavens! Better go to the All-you-can-eat Rajdhani Thali Restaurant tonight. Pizza for lunch tomorrow. And that nice Italian place tomorrow night. The one that seems to have a Sam's Club deal on mozarella cheese.

In other news, the President of Bangladesh has invited Sheikh Haseena to form a government.

I am always fascinated by this kind of thing. You know, we outsiders, we always wonder how things work in the power corridors.

Personally, I think the president first asks his wife if he should invite Sheikh Haseena over for dinner.

"That impossible lady! I don't think so. The last time she came over, she spilt daal all over my imported tablemats. If you HAVE to invite her, invite her to form the government instead. THAT should please Ms. Pompous!"

And so the President calls her up.

"Sheikh Haseena?"

"Yes. Who's this?"

"Iajuddin! The President! YOUR president! How are you, Haseena How ARE you?"

"Oh, getting along, getting along"

"Congratulations on winning the elections and all that!"

"Oh, I don't know, just a fluke wouldn't you say? Still, thanks a lot. So, how're things with you?"

"Things are great, just great. Say, you know, Mrs. President and I wanted SO much to invite all of you over for dinner but servants are SUCH a problem these days. Poor Mrs. President has had a nervous breakdown.So I thought I would invite you to form the government. What are you doing over the weekend?"

"Nothing. Just me and the husband. My kids live in the US, you know, and what with the economic situation and all, they're finding it very difficult to get leave and all. Weekend is just fine"

"Settled, then. Drop in and form a government. And let's have some tea afterwards"

I have reason to believe that this is how things work in real democracies like Bangladesh.

20 comments:

Sowmya Srikrishnan said...

Oh, dont worry Shenoy sir....even if the missus is around...all you have to say is that you had broccoli salad for lunch! Remember no one can stop you. Yaaay!

Happy New Year!

rads said...

lol! I am sure they do! :)

oh yes, go gobble quick. I promise I won't tell her :P

RukmaniRam said...

Why, of all people, Ms. Parker Bowles?

Preeti said...

LOL! Hw do u think it works in india?

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

The PGW influence is very obvious.
Which is actually high praise. Capital, what, capital, capital.

J.A.P.

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

The PGW influence is very obvious.
Which is actually high praise. Capital, what, capital, capital.

J.A.P.

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

The PGW influence is very obvious.
Which is actually high praise. Capital, what, capital, capital.

J.A.P.

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

The PGW influence is very obvious.
Which is actually high praise. Capital, what, capital, capital.

J.A.P.

J. Alfred Prufrock said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Anish said...

No doubt the PGW influence is evident! Very enjoyable blog.

Enjoy your days of dietary freedom Mr. Shenoy!

narendra shenoy said...

@sowmya - :) I'll also tell her, if I get caught, that you told me to say that

@rads - :) You better not!

@rukmani - Actually, I have no idea. Something Freudian, do you think? Shudder!

@preeti - In india, it works much the same way, except that Amar Singh pays everyone involved Rs 50L each.

@JAP - Thanks! You have installed on our face a smile!

@Anish - Thanks! another 48 hrs of freedom!

maxdavinci said...

what did u think the anti shake-haseena campaing was?

bachna ae haseena, lo main aa gaya!

apparently ppl were mesmerized by bipasha's curves and voted in her favor when they were supposed to do the opp!

Gradwolf said...

hahaha Rajdhani is heaven, no? Enjoy your time till day after tomorrow mr. shenoy. Any pun intended with The Day After Tomorrow, that movie where all hell break loose?

Shyama said...

Once again I came here for a laugh! good going

Ram said...

"Rajdhani Thali Restaurant"

Yummy yummy! My waistline and I have very fond memories of this. This is the one in Mulund mall right?

SRK said...

just wondering that if BJP wins the next election, will the 'invitation' from the President carry the tag 'RSS-VP'?

narendra shenoy said...

@max - LOL @ the song! And anti-shake.

@grad - I haven't seen the movie but if it is apocalyptical and all, that's the one that will be playing in Malad West on 8th inst.
And Rajdhani! Man, there is no parallel in the universe. Even the 72 virgins these guys keep promising pale into insignificance. I'd trade all 72 for their Daal Baati.

@Shyaama - High Five! Hope things are great wth you.

@Ram - The one I went to is the one in Inorbit mall, Malad, but yes, there is one in Mulund too. Equally awesome, I am told.

@srk - RSSVP! I'm storing that for use in conversations (as an original!)

SRK said...

better still make it 'RSS-VHP'! or would that be overkill, in more ways than one?

Princess Fiona said...

The Bangladeshis always copied everything Indian ;)

eLeCtRiKbLuEs said...

given the nature and age of our president and his wife, that isn't absolutely unlikely!

greetings from a long-time bangladeshi reader (courtesy JAP).