Zero sense of humour among the ruling class
They do not get a joke. Sometime back an enterprising guy created a video called Manmohansingham - it was very funny and if I was Manmohan Singh I would have sent him a free iPad. Instead that poor kid got a threatening letter and a take down notice was issued to all the sites hosting it.
The list goes on and on - the Prince / PM in waiting does not joke at all. He is so young ( mid 40s I believe ) and he is going to be in play for the next 40 or so years - and I am getting choked thinking how I will spend the second half of my life - in utter boredom.
Recently the center that spends our tax money - was busy enacting drama on a funny cartoon from 1950s.. now this puts all the cartoonists in self doubt.
To be honest - I am only being partly true - I am getting good entertainment from the ladies - Selvi Jayalalitha ( 1 year = 100 years equivalent of achievements ), Mamta Di ( jailed a poor professor for a cartoon ), Mayawati ji & Election commissioner ( pink elephants ).
Would request the men folks to open up and have fun. Else I will start campaigning for the above said ladies in the next election - Seriously.
On a related note - I stumbled upon http://textsfromhillaryclinton.tumblr.com/ - and Mrs.Hillary Clinton joined the fun herself - how cool is that. My vote is for her - if she ever runs for a post in India. Lucky Americans.
Cricket and IPL
The first one was novel. Second one was ok. Then it became disgusting multiplied by the number of Sixes being hit in each episode. Staged controversies, team owners soap opera, the fixed nail biting finishes. The good game is being hurried to death like a diabetic patient eating in a Sri Krishna Sweets Buffet.
Then there is the God of cricket. Hits his 100th 100 on a flat pitch against a minnow and the team loses - not only the match but the tournament as we didnt qualify for the finals because of this important match. And yet he celebrates. And declares he is a commercial artiste to avoid Tax. Yuk.
Sun Control Films
A Honorable Supreme Court Judge orders all sun control films to be removed from all cars except a) the Z class - the rich and famous. b) the ones that came tinted with the glass from manufacturer.
What appalls me is no one seems to be bothered about the consequences. For a tropical country like us we are now going to burn more fossil fuels ( yep - this is a high blood pressure patient eating an all you can eat Pickles buffet ), zero privacy at signals, cell phones/laptops no more safe if left in the car - a new
It is suffocating, hot, boring.. like watching Doordarshan's shehnai program they usually play when an ex-PM dies - on a Sunday afternoon.
A Depressed Indian Citizen.