I pray that in 2018, may you find the food better, the environment quieter, the cost much cheaper, and the pleasure more fulfilling than anything else…. May your hair, your teeth, your face-lift, your abs, and your stocks not fall; and may your blood pressure, your triglycerides, your cholesterol, your white blood count, and your … Continue reading A Personal New Year Message To You
Since people consider Mr. Modi as the new Messiah, who will bring sweeping changes, I thought it was proper that I dedicated a small poem to him. He won the 2014 elections with a huge majority and now hopes to sweep the 2019 polls with an even bigger majority. Hence, Narendra Damodardas Modi (a.k.a Damodarettan … Continue reading The Modi Song
The list of items that receive state protection from satire in the world's largest democracy is getting longer every day. Perhaps, we did not take Mr. Amit Shah’s calling Mahatma Gandhi, “chatur baniya” in the right sense. We have over 33,000 deities (plus the one "true" god and the prophet who must never be drawn), … Continue reading Where Does Satire Stop?
It is a well-known fact that politics is merely a means to serve individual interests rather than that of the people. In other words, just about every party plays politics and misuses their power one way or another… and that no party is different from one another. What went wrong with Mersal is that if … Continue reading What Went Wrong With Mersal
In 1991, Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights. In her acceptance speech, she called for the world to be “FREE OF THE DISPLACED, THE HOMELESS, AND THE HOPELESS.” Suu Kyi, a student from the Convent of Jesus and Mary School in New … Continue reading Rangoonism
This morning, I decided to order breakfast from my usual take-away restaurant… Had a late night… and I thought, what the hell…why not? He politely asked me the route and I told him...”Just send it with Prashanth”…. He knows the place! The usual reply came from the other end…Sir, he has let for the Gulf … Continue reading Kerala and the Gulf Connection
Having being born in Kerala (in other words, a Mallu by birth)...it isn't surprising to note the level of political participation that exist in Kerala So, people assume that a mallu is either a commie (communist), congress supporter, or anti-hindu or anti-BJP... In fact, Keralites are nothing like that... I would also like to put … Continue reading Welcome to Kerala