Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Little India

No drama. But I really felt this irrational love for this country as I saw the last few moments of CNN-IBN’s India 360 today. Small town India celebrating our cricket win – unusual suspects who didn’t have fancy Indian flags, in these small lanes, grandfathers on charpais shakin it, you know what I mean. And all to the tune of that Bunti aur Babli song...“chote, chote shaheron se…” All of us fancy shamncy city folk often forget about the rest of them, and so I’m also happy that the victory made headlines on the same day Rahul Gandhi was made AICC general secretary. Cause otherwise the media would have had to pay really unnecessary fan-fare to what was inevitable, as if it was an achievement. Kinda puts it in perspective.

4 comments:

The Dude said...

short, simple and too the point.
well put cuz..
cheers..
and oh yeah, im back in town in a few weeks!

IR said...

"Cause otherwise the media would have had to pay really unnecessary fan-fare to what was inevitable, as if it was an achievement" ---
ha ha finally somebody has said it.

IR said...

"Cause otherwise the media would have had to pay really unnecessary fan-fare to what was inevitable, as if it was an achievement" ---
ha ha finally somebody has said it.

egg style said...

You can say that again. ‘Twas a memorable match, especially that laast shot. As catches go, it outshone that earlier heave for the long-on boundary that set the stage for an unmissable show of archrivalry. The B&B soundtrack was no surpriise either: this is the stuff of real India, with its own look, scent, pulse and appeal that take us beyond the rarefied realm of Dosco crests (!!) and official lamp-lit celebrations of the sarkari sort.