Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Brand Ambassadors

While so many problems beset our native land,
Some are busy becoming ambassadors for a "brand ",
Some represent a state,
Even sports, if really great,
Of course money is an issue , we don't understand

So a 5 star welcome from sportsmen on the ground,
Themselves with no benefits, still smiling around,
Cold floors to sleep,
Expenses so steep,
State selectors ensure they don't make a sound

Water with a smell and worms in their lunch,
Travelling in crowded trains, that's my hunch,
They listen to all shout
Yet play their heart out,
Shouldn't they be our ambassadors, this bunch ?

Sunday, March 28, 2010

A favour to the samosa ?

Rahul Gandhi relishes a samosa at Amethi roadside joint.....(That is news ?)

So many work lifelong and pay their dues,
Struggle to feed families, and stand in queues,
They have no godmother,
godfather, or godbrother,
And nothing they eat , ever makes news.

But Rahul Gandhi ate by the roadside; rejoice !
Samosas and pakodas, we're sure they were nice
What a favor to the masses,
Through Amethi he passes,
And impresses those who've never had any choice

Watching him wide eyed, sitting on their haunches,
They shuffle in front of politicians with paunches,
Who with ingratiating smiles,
Clever cheating and wiles,
Grab their cut from every scheme the government launches

These so called leaders have no real excuse,
They don't care for people, just their own statues,
A Samosa in hand,
On a podium they stand,
And everything they "eat" just continues to make news.

Friday, March 26, 2010

The Controversial Inaugration!

Mr. Amitabh Bachchan's presence at the Rajiv Gandhi Samudri Setu created a lot of stir in the real as well as virtual world.

MSRDC invited Amitabh Bachchan the great,
For the Bandra Sea Link inauguration by the state,
“The Government is calling,
I shouldn't really be stalling.”
And he drove there so as to not be too late.

He reached the venue, with a smile on his face;
At the very sea link, that changed the Mumbai Pace,
Huge crowds on the ground,
Friends, foes and politicians around,
He wished one and all with his usual grace.

Next day, the congress men started fussing around,
“Calling Big B for the Congress function on what ground?
He supports the NCP,
So what if he is a VIP?
He made us all upset, by making his presence profound.”

All of a sudden, bJP came to Mr. Bachchan’s rescue,
“We will support you, whatever maybe the issue.
Our party is always there,
Why do you have to care?
Let congress Party protest, we will for sure protect you.


Now I wonder, does anybody really care?
Do we elect them for our protection or to invite despair?
Besides ambition and greed,
free publicity they need,
We are left regretting and thinking: “Is this fair?”

PS: A special mention to Ugich Konitari for her valuable inputs that helped me to make this piece a Limerick. Thank you.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Desperate statues

Statue wars : Mayawati stops Mulayam from inaugurating a statue.

Accidents happen, people are dead,
"I have no money to grant", she said,
"But let me just tell you,
I'm planning my big statue,
And no, power has not gone to my head"

No one else's statues will now be raised
Old leaders orally can be always praised,
But Mulayam said ,"see here,
I'm garlanding that of Lohia,
And continued to climb the ladder unfazed.

And so the state sent police, who disrupted
The balance of the ladder, and all hell erupted,
An observer shook his head,
Saying Statues honor the dead,
What can you do if the living are so corrupted ?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A welcome note

It feels great to be a part of this blog. Especially when you get a welcome note as a limerick from Vivek; to which I tried to reply in Limerick too. My first ever attempt at it.

It was Neha Thakkar Silam of Mumbai
Said this to her blogger friends, "Hey, Hi
Limericks I will write,
On your blogging site"
They are still waiting for one, sigh! sigh!!
- Vivek

Now that I am on LimerickWala board,
want to write soon, in spite of work load
The genre is new,
The heart says phew,
Still I will try to struck the new chord.
- Neha

Even the Bees came to watch....

When Mayawati was addressing a rally at the Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan, someone set fire to some bushes in a nearby compound of the Kendriya Vidyalaya and that set alight the bees from the beehive. These bees then moved rapidly towards the stage and wandered around the Chief Minister for at least an hour. After which they formed a beehive on top of the stage. Without fear, the CM went ahead with her speech so that the rally doesn't get disrupted. But an inquiry is being conducted to find out who has done this.'


A minister is the lord of all she sees,
Big Big people are brought to their knees,
So its time to say Whoopee ,
Because just recently in UP,
Mayawati was defeated by a swarm of bees

They say Bees have very sharp sight,
They buzz with the Queen Bee, united tight
They thought it was honey,
But it was a garland of money,
Glistening all white in the evening light.

The party cadre gives with affection and love,
I am sure God is watching from somewhere above,
But like someone suggested,
Incometax are now interested,
In politics you must know when enough is enough....

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Fear factor

Womens' Reservation Bill will fill Parliament in 11 years with 99% women: Mulayam LINK

He thinks Parliament is like land;
You grab, you usurp, you take a stand;
You perpetuate wrong,
And it doesn't take long,
To mouth platitudes with an attitude bland.

Female takeover of Parliament he fears,
85% lady MP's aggregate in the next 11 years
Sixty years is not so few;
All these years what did you do?
Except keep appointing your near ones and dears...

If you are honest, evaluate their work,
Don't violate Parliament and run beserk,
You don't need to sin
Honest work must win,
Don't want folks who only enjoy the perks....

Friday, March 12, 2010

A Bride Called Pillow

Now the 28-year-old otaku (a Japanese term that roughly translates to somewhere between 'obsessive' and 'nerd') has wed the pillow in a special ceremony, after fitting it out with a wedding dress for the service in front of a local priest. Their nuptials were eagerly chronicled by the local media. Link
[Photograph from the same webpage]

A young man Mr Jack L Hyde
His persona had a quirky side
Whether joy or sorrow
He told it all to a pillow
And thought 'why not take her as my bride?'


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Ma, Why is that man attacking the teacher ?

The Saga of Disruptions : Passing of the Women's Reservation Bill LINK

Evictions 7, disruptions nine,days two,
It wasnt to be easy, we always knew,
But hooligan members,
Fanning casteist embers,
They rushed to the well, as if on cue....

Worse than school bullies, with no shame,
Attacking the Speaker, for 30 minutes of fame
Grabbing papers and mike
Throwing anything they like
And lying down on the floor when the marshals came

In the Rajya Sabha the bill has just passed
The screaming gundas have been outclassed
Now the suspense has ended
They have been suspended,
Now its time to pass it in the Lok sabha fast.....

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


The elders decided this year Holi would be 'DRY',
The children objected and many began to cry...
After 30 minutes of dry gulaal and glum-faced chatter,
Somebody went and blasted on the water,
Water-crisis be damned, people got wet and high on the sly!