Thursday, October 2, 2008


`Ban' de Mataram

Bapu on your birthday I write to you about a song they got wrong,

`Ban' de Mataram.....

For my personal security I wanted to buy bullets,

But the shops are shut.

It's your birthday....

Wanted to smoke

But only allowed to smoke fumes from Nano...

I checked into a 10 room hotel and

they said in ten years they will build a 30 room hotel so their poorer guests may smoke.

But bidis are tax-free to help the poor

and a cottage industry like your dream cotton spinning wheel,

every woman, every child makes them and smokes them at home.

Wanted a drink,

and was told it was not available on your birthday but available if I paid more,

Bribery is banned but if you have a crore then you can donate it to a party.

But not on your birthday.

On your birthday just ban everything...even telephones...this day the dial tones of BSNL talk about truth and non-violence

when all I want to do is call 911 to talk to you.

On your birthday they give you a `Nuclear' gift.

`Ban' de Mataram is their freedom song, not mine.


Sauvik said...

i like the BAN de mataram!

good one

will surely use it sometime so that the idea gains currency

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Barun said...

I am glad Gandhi is no more around. He ardently believed in prohibition, yet never asked the state to ban alcohol. Sixty years after his murder, our health minister, on Gandhi's birthday has invoked the state to send in the police to stop people from smoking. Instead of privatising public spaces, the minister has sought to nationalise private spaces in the name of protecting the public. Nothing could have better symbolised the death of Gandhi's ideals among the self-proclaimed champions of Gandhi. Gandhi wanted his people to rise, his successors want to chain the same people. Gandhi believed in the people's ability to make the right choices, his successors believe that people cannot be trusted to make good choices. Happy birthday Bapu!

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