Monday, July 28, 2008

It's raining! It's pouring!

Yes, yes, I am listening to Have you ever seen the rain! And I'm watching it too- sheets of rain are coming down relentlessly. Got soaked today and waded in ankle-deep water- and it was great fun. A Savlon-enhanced bath followed to stave off leptospirosis. But damn- it felt good! House-bound and happy. Only cloud in my horizon is that I'm all out of essentials like chips and Thumbs Up. And too frightened to watch TV in case I spot the umbrella-wielding Srinivasan Jain* while I surf channels. Oh well, you can't have everything, can you?
* My astute** little sister's phobia
** Astute- a descriptor for Winne-ther-Pooh, a very stout and clever bear- and my all time favourite hero!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

There is a Rain God!

For the past few days I've been playing CCRs Who'll Stop the Rain at ear-bleeding volume. I cleverly changed the words to an indignant 'Who stopped the rain' in my head, and omigod, the man up there heard my howls of outrage! The sky's sprung a leak, and it's absobloominlutely luverly. Thank you Mr. Rain God. May we have some more please?

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

It's a walking omlette- oops, it's Karat with egg on his face!!!!

Ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha! Hah! Mr. Prakash Albatross Karat has been fixed good and proper- YAY!!!!!!!!! And did you see desperately-wannabe-PM Advani's face shrivel like a California prune after the trust vote yesterday? I did - and enjoyed the sight tremendously! Good for PM Manmohan Singh! Good for India! And I love Somnath Chatterjee even more- he was fantastic yesterday- abso brill. I do hope good things happen to him. Ooh- life is beautiful.
Dedicated to Manmohan Singh:
(A verse from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by S.T. Coleridge)
The self-same moment I could pray ;
And from my neck so free
The Albatross fell off, and sank
Like lead into the sea.
(Whew!)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

110 crore cheers for Somnath Chatterjee!

Well, well. Just when I'd decided to dedicate my occassional (and not coveted by any sane living being) Man of the Month award to prime minister Manmohan Singh for standing up to obstructionists (also known as the Left Front), another man, worthy of not just a Man of the Month but Man of the Year award came along. Yup, Somnath Chatterjee! The Speaker has spoken, and spoken very well indeed. It's rare to see this sort of integrity in a hard-boiled politician- and very welcome too. Oh, I hope he doesn't eventually bow down to the diktat of the obstructionists. He may have to eventually (they haf their vays), but even so, he will still remain my Man of the Year for showing us that yes, we do have a few good men in the government. One, at least for sure. My God- I actually respect a politician! Like bloody wow!