A QUICK FIX, NA-NA, NO-NO!

Around 57,577 readers, owners of exactly 400 acres of bog blog have written in, clamoring for a post, claiming that they would otherwise stop even flies from entering the Tata Motors plant in Singur. At present, they have been environmentally scrupulous, and have a meticulous plan in place that will ensure that stray dogs and greedy cows will be the only life forms allowed in the plant. Experts predict a similar fauna preponderance in the rest of West Bengal.
Anyways, I am a sucker for the two principles inherent in the ongoing agitation in Singur. One is the principle of the Mother Earth (Mamata), as in “West Bengal’s industrialisation drive will soon be swallowed by Mother Earth”. The other is the uniquely bovine, I mean non-violent, way of ventilating one’s grievances: a principle known as Modern Gandhism, another form of Buddha-ism. In Red Bengal, the Mother of All Nonsense (MAN) is known as Mamata Gandhi, because of her non-coercive nature.
I had originally started this post to put in a quick fix of pics from Sri Lanka you may enjoy, so here they are.

A calf mimicking an Indian batsman facing Ajantha Mendis

A calf mimicking an Indian batsman facing Ajantha Mendis


Mamata supporters outside the Singur plant. Oops! Wrong caption!

Mamata supporters outside the Singur plant. Oops! Wrong caption!

A giant shows his tusks to a visitor, M. Banerjee, from Tata-nagar.

A giant shows his tusks to a visitor, M. Banerjee, from Tata-nagar.


So does she now write on SCRAP paper?

So does she now write on SCRAP paper?


A land mine can be crippling, she thinks!

A land mine can be crippling, she thinks!

Americans and aliens, please click on ’em above links to understand this post.

12 responses to “A QUICK FIX, NA-NA, NO-NO!

  1. So many elephants. Good pics, and the captions are even better! Pinnawala elephant scrap paper- LOL.

  2. Mommta or no Moomta, I just lost my breakfast thanks to photo #1

    Thanks, buddy

  3. Nice Pics Doc, specially the first one. 🙂
    And one thing I can’t understand in this agitation is that the land must have been taken a long time back. So why are they protesting after the whole plant is created and the cars are just about to roll out?

  4. Ajantha Mendis – ROTFLafterLMAOafterLOL!

  5. Great sense of humour!! Good going! But why put elephants to shame by comparing them with mamta!! just a silly queston!!

  6. Ahh Mamta!! Funny captions.But I’m sad at the crippled elephant 😦 😦

  7. Talking about baby elephants… I’m not sure if this was covered on any of the news channels, but I somehow found this sad and funny, all at the same time.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/video/2008/aug/28/baby.elephant.sri.lanka.well

  8. I like to begin my sunday morning with a giggle. First it was the swami’s column in today’s TOI (that was a surprise as he doesn’t usually write funny stuff) and now this. M’am ta should be honoured to be in the same post with elephants though.

  9. A wise man once said-Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy. In an election year Mamta is as good or bad as anybody else.

  10. People love to create problems rather than trying to find solutions for existing ones. Good one Rambodoc. I also liked Pr3rna’s comment on Politics.

  11. HAHAHAHAHAHA! Doc, you excel yourself! LSHIWMP (Laughed so hard I wet my pants)

  12. All:
    Oho! Another post I have not responded to in the comments section!
    Sorry, so sorry! I do keep reading your comment and enjoying each one, but I keep putting off the response for a more convenient time, and end up forgetting to do so, entirely.

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