When the Tamil Nadu chief minister says that he is in touch with the central government, he means that he is communicating with them in morse code.
The matter came up during the Congress briefing in view of reports that the Chief Minister had sent telegrams to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee asking them to issue an ultimatum to Colombo.
And this is not the first time.
"Save the total Tamil race in Sri Lanka from being completely wiped out - ensure ceasefire and initiate peace talks immediately," he said in a telegram, a copy of which was released to the media here tonight.
The telegram was also addressed to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Union Home Minister P Chidambaram.
Has Mr I-am-so-cool-I-wear-black-glasses-even-at-night ever heard of something called a telephone?
Or a computer?
And this is the leader of the party which gave us the Union Minister of Communications and IT.
Jesus F'ing Christ.
You can't make this shit up.
Sigh. Why is our political system like a Rob Schneider movie?
Mr K'nidhi, even texting is less complicated and more cheaper than using the telegraph.
Thankfully, according to some other old guy who loves things that are obsolete, the telegram is dying!
After more than 150 years of service, and often immortalized in film and fiction, the Indian telegraph system is losing out to newer means of communication. While investments and technology innovations are still forthcoming, demand for the service has dropped dramatically. And even long-time employees of the telegraph system believe the history of the telegraph in India, which began in 1833, is slowly drawing to a close.
It's been more than one hundred and fifty years.