My Royal Connection

Saturday, April 30, 2011

So what if we shared a common ancestor? Bhad mein jaye common ancestor! 

Sorry Grandpa, of course you still remain my strongest link with the British Royal Drama Company, but you have been dead for such a long time that your descendants have stopped valuing relationships.

Even then, I wish my distant cousin, William, and the new recruit in the Drama Company, Catherine, a very happy married life.

Because there were no cameras back then, and you didn't leave any pictures, I will post a sketch of you for my friends, and they will definitely be able to notice the resemblance.

I am very sorry to disappoint my readers, but I couldn’t witness the wedding first hand. Just like others, I had to resort to the net to watch the videos and the pictures of the extravaganza. My readers were waiting to hear my account of the high profile pageantry, more so because I was related to the Royals and could have told my readers a lot of inside gossip. Even I wanted to be a part of it, and had been practicing the required dialogues and moves for the past many days as is evident by the picture on the left.

The Storyteller

Friday, April 22, 2011

Why I Was Reluctant To Support The Anti-Corruption Movement

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Rs. 50 used to have great value back then
Many of my readers have wondered why I have not come forward in support of the anti-corruption movement. I am very sorry to disappoint you all. I have a long, sustained, economically beneficial association with this enormous amoeboid creature called corruption and I simply cannot start throwing poisonous darts at it.

I am one of its favorite munh-boli daughters. I was born after paying bribes to a doctor and a midwife, graduated from various schools and colleges by bribing the teachers and the officials, and got married, again, by paying bribe, i.e., dowry. And how do you think my father got money for his large family? I cannot imagine life without corruption. Most of my friends, relatives, and family members have been corrupt by various degrees. My entrepreneur friends do not like the notion of income tax at all. And my hard working relatives—doctors, engineers, lawyers, police officers—tell me that there is no provision of paying tax on their extra income.

My Picture Gallery: ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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I grew up playing cricket with my neighborhood kids like these.

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh greet the players at the Cricket World Cup semifinal match in Mohali