Sunday, June 11, 2006

Laughter, perhaps the only medicine

At the outset, I would like to apologise for the rather long delay. You see, I was down with a little bout of fever. During that time your mind wanders, as mine did. I decided to wander through all that, that had made me laugh or even smile through the years.

The first thing that came to mind was a cartoon by Ponnappa in the Times of India (which other than that is what some might term a sleaze rag). It was on the day Jayalalitha(a) got re-elected as Tamil Nadu chief minister. On that very day, the sequel to the movie The Mummy, The Mummy Returns had been released. The cartoon depicted a figure of Jayalalitha(a) with the caption "The Mummy Returns".

Time flies with funny forwards. Some are hilarious and you appreciate the genius behind them. Some are just wrong. But time flies none the less. In a recent flood of such forwards, I found our beloved Arjun Singh to be the butt of many a joke. For those of you not familiar with Arjun Singh, he is the one partially responsible for the upcoming quota raj. Though this is not one of the many forwards recieved, one picture of Arjun Singh in the Indian Express is still fresh in my memory. He is seated in the VIP section and above his chair is a large signboard that reads "Reserved".

Here I show just a glimpse of my wanderings hoping you enjoyed what you saw.

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