Saturday, January 31, 2009
The super obsession with cleanliness in developed countries, is actually not desirable....
In unususal research there has been a spurt,
Scientists are now praising , the benefits of dirt...
Our Immune systems just improve,
With worms and germs on the move,
So says the great Univeristy of Iowa expert
Kennedy was the first US Prez to have an un-hatted top,
The coat-less (in Oval Office) Obama sports a smart crew-crop
For our Indian Presidents, though,
Hairstyle-wise, anything can go,
From Gianiji’s turban to Mme Patil’s bun to Dr Kalam’s wavy silver mop.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Presumably the government has a "quota" for awards.
The government in its wisdom, also completely bypassed the two boxers from Haryana (Sushil Kumar and Vijendra)who got Olympic 2008 Bronzes.
But Aisharway Rai, gets a Padma Shri, for completely unkown reasons. Harbhajan Singh, diito.
Fighting terrorists to death , Inspector Shinde, is not enough
For the country's award, you need connections and stuff,
If you're pretty, shake in movies,, and mostly smile,
They'll give you a Padma Shri award after a while,
And for Olympic Bronze winners, its even more tough.....
Monday, January 26, 2009
"Gung hay fat choy" as they say happily in Chinese,
January 26th , is the Chinese new Year, if you please,
And Say "Gong Xi Fa Cai" to each other,
Means "Congratulations, may you prosper,
Lets hope its a year of great progress amidst peace.....
Sunday, January 25, 2009
January 26, 2009, is celebrated by two countries. India celebrates it as Republic Day, and Australians celebrate it as Australia Day.
Lots of friendship, peace and greetings warm,
Parades and Awards in India is the norm,
We're sure in Australia its the same
While cricket is the name of the game
Both playing on this day would run true to form....
Australia Day Greetings to all our friends in Australia, Liily, Des, June, et al, from Limerickwala.....
Medical camp for donkeys on CST platform no 18 ! There are over 200 donkeys in the city. There is a huge concentration of donkey population in some suburbs of Mumbai like Khar, Malad, Bandra, Vasai and Borivali.These donkeys work at construction sites and are used to carry building materials like gravel and dust. The animals will be given deworming medicines, anti-tetanus vaccination, and their injuries will be dressed .....(link)
They replace trucks and tempos in difficult terrain,
Their efforts at lugging loads have not gone in vain,
The veterinarians are a dedicated breed,
The donkey med camp will surely succeed,
On CST platform no 18, next to a outbound train......
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Right handed-left handed ? Octopuses will make you think
Juggling around 8 hands, you'll wonder what they had to drink
But they'll get a Rubik's Cube in Dorset,
To find which "solving " hand is their pet,
But the creatures simultaneously move all six planes in a wink !
Simple straight men in politics have a troubled heart,
They try their best, a clean government to start,
But stress of watching the weak
Lying folks with a crooked streak,
Hurts, and the tension then, just plays its part....
We hope the PM soon recovers and recuperates
We'll see him drive in thru the Parliament Gates,
And he will pass the medical test,
We wish him the very special best,
A huge "Get Well soon " from all the country's states......
Our PM's going to have a repeat bypass operation,
Which'll surely affect the heartbeat of the nation.
It'll take an 8-10 hour surgery
And 6-8 weeks of recovery,
But Dr Singh's hoping, "I wouldn't mind a repeat in the election."
Friday, January 23, 2009
Is Black finally beautiful ? what a presumptious question ! Who are they to decide ?
Is Black finally beautiful? the news anchor asks,
And Obama in his new place,confidently basks...
The news anchor really cant decide,
The colorless, gutless, now need to hide,
Beautiful means getting down to your assigned tasks....
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Shareholders pay for all Satyam sins,
Phukat ka land, phukat ka cash,
Own reputation turned to trash,
So much, that overflowing, are the bins....
Awards to the left, awards to the right,
The IT future was supposed to be bright
Blood was thicker than ethernet,
How murkier would things get,
And now Raju in jail is a curious sight...
Mohammed Azharuddin, the Hyderabadi
Would-be-Congressman, not a Samajwadi
It's politics, they say
The place to make hay
For the Good, Bad and Aatankwadi
Slumdog Millionaire,or Mansion BeggarCat,
Full of heroes,mafia villains and ladies , all fat,
From Chandni Chowk to China
Ghajini could cut his hair finer
I've got a headache from watching all that .....
Radha Vinod Raju is an Officer rare
He has a job but no office or chair
He is investigating
It's omission interesting
Ministers hold it, why would they share?
Saif Ali Khan was feeling terribly unwell,
He was under attack from hot spicy bhel,
So instead of doing upwaas,
He drank beer, full, in a glass,
Saying, Karina is bhel, I'm beer, and we gel.......
For a chap who sullied the name of his Dad,
Telling girls about married names, is plain bad,
Though Societies may have a rule,
Namewise you can still be cool,
But hearing from a multi-married is simply sad....
Standing for elections is not really funny,
He may think its all about nothing but money
Emancipate women in your state,
Instead of guns, fund the slate,
And educate families so their future is sunny....
Monday, January 19, 2009
You can be a Neta, or additionally , a crook,
For our elections, thats all they decide to look,
Be it a slumdog or a milllionaire,
Money and crime will get you there,
Then after winning a seat, you can write a book...
It doesnt really matter what you actually know,
The art of fooling all has been perfected long ago,
Have processions and wave hands,
To all those paid folks in the stands,
And win , not because your good, but because you have dough....
There are reports that Sh. Ramailinga Raju, deleted all his mail before giving his game up. Interesting !
This Satyam chap deleted all his mail
As simple as clipping an overgrown nail
The minister says he will be booked
'IF', indeed the books were cooked
There just is no wind in the investigation's sail
Sunday, January 18, 2009
The study of Researcher Mister Seymour
Has enraged males and caused furore
'In selecting best male, females should wait,
And say No often with face straight'
Oh! Falling in love is now only for paramour!!
If you ever wanted to live in a hotel in a Jet,
Probably never thought of Sweden, I bet,
At 41 dollars and taxes , a night
The bathroom situation is a bit tight
For 72 folks, 9 bathrooms is what you get......
But you can always do wonderful things
Like get married standing on one of the wings,
Take a wing walk with spouse
As far as its length allows
And in the cockpit , you can exchange rings...
Saturday, January 17, 2009
IT companies are sliding on a down turn
And folks suddenly have less money to burn,
They rush to astrologers to consult,
Looking only for the final result,
And keep forgetting there is so much else to learn....
Friday, January 16, 2009
Mexico's AutonomousUniversity that is National,
Has just announced a discovery so sensational,
You now need tequila instead of funds
To hoard up on jewelery in diamonds
I'm so drunk, this whole thing is irrational...
The British are known to preserve
Their old canine gene reserve
They saw the result of breeding
‘Horrible’ They shouted conceding
‘We are getting a dog we deserve’
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Liily from Canberra was barbecuing some stuff,
A sudden knitted frog sent her off in a huff
But Australia heard her roars,
When she was stuck in automatic doors,
Folks, this is someone who is real tough!
(AI passenger fined Rs 1200 for misbehaving with women---Midday )
They charge 50 thousand to fly in the air,
Then cant give protection for the sex that is fair,
A drunk passenger molests a neighbour,
Fined just 1200 for the despicable labour
Does Air india, the National Airline really care ?
A sleepy place where residents peacefully snore,
We were thrown into a tizzy,
When people became busy
SMS-ing , “That is Obama’s hometown, for sure!”
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Oil PSU officers read limericks , it is clear,
So may of those folks are seen commenting here,
Though the upward revison was due long
Your strike timing was just so wrong,
lets hope it all works out as the elections near
Citigroup Said to Consider Plan to Split in Two. Read the story here !
It would be a pity
To see a split city
The tagline 'The Citi never sleeps'
Am unsure if that tag is for keeps
Far too many slept, as money vamooshed from the kitty !
Rah! Rah! For AR Rahman
He’s done us all proud, man!
He’s got the globe of gold
Zillions of CDs he’s sold
As for the Oscars, maybe he can!
And a rant:
Rahman’s called the Mozart of Madras,
Have you seen the hysterically mad rush
Of ‘stars’ scrambling to congratulate
And the Golden Globe to celebrate,
Why do we need a foreign mirror to show us our own class?
Monday, January 12, 2009
In my apartment, they have this lovely gym
I signed up with misplaced hope and a whim
The place is called Inch by Inch
Am told losing an inch is a pinch
And my losing one half of an inch, stays as dim !
Aishwarya may contest elections [see Link]
He failed in politics, it's a fact
Jaya tried her hand, made no impact
In cute daughter in law's career
Politics? A wrong step, my dear!
Good looks win only in a filmi act
When you Google for something and do a search or two,
It teaches something about Global Warming to you,
Its the same as boiling a kettle electric,
7 gms of carbon dioxide escaping real quick,
"So just shutdown and drink wine" could work for a few....
Austerity? Rs 65,000 a month on taxi rental, hotel bills, airline tickets... ask ONGC Indian Express 12/1/09
Extravagant oilmen everywhere, and not a drop to spare,
Oil Ministry runs up 65,000 a month in taxi fare,
But their aim is a lakh,
I am sure they'll be back,
Before elections they'll strike again without care.......
Sunday, January 11, 2009
For the striking Oil Officers , a lakh was too small,
They struck work and managed everything to stall,
Petrol Diesel just dried up,
Empty CNG cylinders lined up,
But the Home Minister refused to listen at all.
He used Divide and Rule, the old British trick,
The striking officers got a deserving kick,
But I looked for transport in vain,
And Walked 6 miles to the train,
Now my feet are killing me and I'm sick.....
(and to hell with anyone's qualifications.......)
To fight elections needs no qualification,
Instead of you, your wife can, as a modification,
Dont bother with any rules,
And then listen to some fools,
Who simply bring a bad name to our nation.....
Saturday, January 10, 2009
At the confluence of the Ganga and Gandak, they have an elephant fair,
And create the sort of mosquitto repellant, you wont get anywhere,
And while no praises are sung,
When elephants create the dung,
When you burn it, it ecologically kills mosquitos in the air...........
Friday, January 9, 2009
When they write the history of clothes and their evolution,
Read a chapter on the effect of the Chinese anti-revolution
Pajamas in public banned in Shanghai,
The edict comes from Someone up high,
Guo Xilin, a local official called pyjamas "visual pollution".
(Samajwadi Party to field Actor Sanjay Dutt as a candidate for Parliament, in the forthcoming elections.)
Really smart types actually send themselves to jail,
Do some really terrible crime, if that it does entail,
For you'll be up for selection,
In the next general election,
And if you are honest , you will definitely fail.....
Among fraudsters the first he ranks
A rupee he did not take
By means foul or fake
'Cause he stashed his bank with francs!
Chairman Raju made a confession
Of showing money sans possession
He informed the SEBI
Then slept like a baby
Now the Regulators are carrying the tension!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Those unaccounted crores, needed to change hands,
So Mr Raju of Satyam went on a spree buying lands
"Inverted" himself to call his children, names,
Forced his auditors into play illegal games,
He's forced to now watch as his empire disbands.....
Abnormal winter in Mumbai, Kashmir has snow,
Bus rides are getting cold and windy, I know.....
But roasted corn with lemon and spice
At the roadside, late evening, is ever so nice,
As you watch the friendly watchmen's bonfire glow......
Satyam : 'Truth', is on a trail thats even worse
For 10 years Accounts were cooked
for now, the chairman is booked
All this started with 'Maytas'. Satyam spelt in reverse !
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Lunch was supposed to be a quick small bite
But, the laid out food proved a great sight
Rice(s), Bread(s), Roti(s) and the idly
'Watch Calorie' thoughts were piddly
The weight loss battle was lost without a fight !!
अमेरिकेत साथ आहे ,माणसं होत आहेत जाडी ,
ऑपरेशनात मेद काढून, डॉक्टर चालवतात गाड़ी ,
पण गाडीत आहे ज़रा गड़बड़ ,
आता लोक करू लागले बडबड ,
कारण पोटातले कोलेस्ट्रोल सारखे गाड़ी बंद पाडी
A BEVERLY Hills cosmetic surgeon is boosting his green credentials by running his car on biofuel ... made from his patients' fat, sucked out by liposuction. [Link]
The Police in US of A smelt a rat
Now Dr Bittner is put on the mat
He used lipo-suction
And made his cars function
Converting fuel out of patients' fat!
830 AM traffic is an every office goer's common foe
With roads dug up and signboards shouting 'go slow'
There isn't an inch for any by far
Smoke envelopes everyone at par
There is just no flow & am thinking 'Go - No - Go?' !!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
A psychologist bus traveller Doctor Knowit
Said forward-thinking-girls take front seat
He spotted there a beauty
And took a little liberty
Cried 'Exceptions prove rule' before she hit!
There are these scientists at Missisippi State,
Who've just discovered something really great,
You throw hair in the field
To increase the lettuce yield,
I just had salad, but am not sure what I ate !
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
Of being president, Zardari is bored.
"Papa , you take over" , he implored,
We'll make fools of them
When I take over as PM,
There is so much more stuff to hoard !
"The Maharashtra Chief Minister has appointed 66 eminent people to the Disaster Action Cell..."......(Indian Express, Jan 2, 2009).....
The CM knows his maths you can tell,
66 folks crowding the Disaster Cell,
They will minute each meeting,
And just fight over the seating,
And the public can just go to Hell.....