Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Shaadi no.1, they’re calling it. Thousands of people queuing up just to catch a glimpse of a hair band flaunting six footer set out to sweep a doe eyed beauty (with her ever plastic smile) off her feet. The entire country has, by now, memorized the color of the gem of the ring adorning the little finger of the aforesaid bride’s right hand or maybe the verses which open the invites contained in their gilded booklets.
Lights adorn the entire Bandra scheme, crackers light up the Mumbai sky as the country’s biggest box office moolah rakers dance their wits away within the confines of heavily guarded walls.
Cut to Park View Apartments, Borivali. An eerie gloom shrouds the posh building occasionally interrupted by the sound of tears shed in fond remembrance of a twenty six year old architecture student. An internet networking site floods with sympathies and prayers as the country’s press go berserk trying to capture the aforementioned groom drooling over his bride who, by the nation’s verdict, is “worth it”.
The nation feasts its eyes on the exclusive pictures of this million dollar wedding splashed throughout the papers while a narrow column in some remote corner of the paper struggles for attention to let the world know of a brilliant and young life cut short by a random bullet.
“India Shining”, they say. It sure is.

9 comments:

blue said...

Well you are so right. Bollywood and fashion is getting overhyped day by day. Not on this particular news...the T2 is a recently example of how least important news are being fed into the readers.

onnesha said...

what is the fuss all about any way?i mean some one is getting married.big deal.there are thousands getting raped every two minutes.who cares a *uck about that
?prepostorous

little boxes said...

absolutely....!!!

Indranil said...

It really creeps me out that this can make it to the front page of the leading dailies, and that news channels dedicate entire shows to cover this.

Have we become this lame?

sublimely ordinary. said...

Sadly, that's the trend now.And even more sadly we can do nothing about it except vent our frustration disgust and anger thru our blogs.

faithless the wonder boy said...

yesh.true.the people are idiots.but what can i do?....and richard gere and shilpa shetty.MY GOD.how studid and close minded can people get...now they have to go to court and all.this is crazy.i will kiss who i want to where i want to.fuck you.i was going through newspapers and i have come to the conclusion that most indians are bastards.very close minded....but kolkata isnt all that bad.we are alright.some of the people on the news and things like we the people just frustrate me...

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Fishy! said...

Well written! And I totally agree with Faithless, about the Shilpa Shetty-Richard Gere kiss. It's been blown way out of proportion.

Lucid Darkness said...

So very true. Little Boxes, you've hit the bulls eye. So many have their priorities wrong...

Ask anyone and that person will reply, "I want to be entertained." So go ahead, be entertained while someone barely survives each day living in a garbage vat; be entertained when a sport becomes more than a sport: it becomes war; be entertained, since it is the only thing which imbeciles like you are capable of doing. Ha!