. . . or maybe it's the cricket? Who knows, really? I think it's all a plot to get me to hit the bottle early in the morning. That's funny. I was doing it voluntarily anyway.
We all know about the recent turn of events in Australia. Now, according to The Hindu, someone torched an Indian student's car last night.
Alright. We all agree that sucks. But, something in the middle of this article made me lose all sympathy for this fella.
Vikrant Rajesh Ratan, 22, told police that his car and two other cars belonging to Indians in the apartment complex where he lives were burnt by some drug addicts whom he had refused to give money. "They asked me for money, but I refused them. Next night they burnt my car because of that," Ratan told a news channel.
He said there were 40 Indians living in his area and "we are all toppers".
Really? Toppers? ALL of you?
What does this have to do with anything at all? So the single largest achievement of your life can be summed up in half a sentence? In your opinion, should normal rules of society not apply to you because you are toppers? In your obviously einsteinesque opinion, what other privileges should people like you enjoy? If you murder someone, should you be exempt from being arrested because you are a topper? Should you receive oxygen from nature BEFORE any other lesser human beings who have not ever been in any honour roll have sullied it with their lowly nostrils? Should people bow down and break into an appreciative dance everytime you pass them by? Should the Sun call you in the morning everyday and rise from whichever direction you deem appropriate? Should the government mandate that every fair maiden and/or handsome young man in the kingdom offer you their young, nubile bodies in recognition of your great "service" to society?
There is only one thing you can say to such people: Maccaca, please!
Our country has had it's fair share of great writers and thinkers who have arguably left their imprints on global literature. Rabindranath Tagore, Amratya Sen, Salman Rushdie, Jhumpa Lahri, Arvind Adiga, Arunadhiti Roy etc.
Now, add another name to that illustrious list.
Ladies and gentlemen, introducing the latest literally genius to come from this great land of ours.
Who is this wondrous creator of such masterful prose?
Little Ms. Rubina Ali.
That Rubina Ali.
Who became an unhealthy worldwide obsession thanks to a movie which almost didn't get released.
Yes. She has a book deal. Probably does not know how to read and write, but she is going to be a published author. Hey, it didn't stop Shobhaaa De, so it should not stop lil' Rubina.
Anyways, she is going to write about her eventful life spanning the long period of nine years.
In the book, she reveals hitherto unknown facts about her life.
Did you know that she climbed Mt, Everest, swam the english channel and went to the moon and came back ALL in one single day which also happened to be her seventh birthday?
Or that the Dalai Lama constantly calls her to seek her counsel?
The book is tentatively titled I'm never going away no matter how much you try. Or maybe not.
Speaking of things that won't go away, the millionth word to be inducted into the Oxford English dictionary might be either Jai Ho or Chuddies.
Wonderful. With the elections and the US National spelling bee over and done with, our news channels have something during the summer which they can obsess over and squeal just like a thirteen year old girl does when she sees the Jonas brothers.
Other words in the list include Chengguan, which is what one of my former co-workers used to call chewing gum, Phelpsian, which means being a success in what you do despite smoking a bong every now and then and Mobama, which refers to all the people who have a man-crush on Obama.
Okay, fine. Click here for the real meaning of these words. Be a bitch about it.
Twitter went live about three years ago. So now that it's jumped the shark because everyone from Ashton Kutcher to Oprah is using it, our news media finally discovers it. But what's not surprising is that it's discovery follows the usual dose of horrible puns and bollywood conspiracy theories.
Also, twitter poses a risk to national security.
Even Fox news is like, C'mon, that is wayyy out there man.
Makes me almost want to pray that these people never discover Tumblr.