Monday, October 23, 2006

Gandhi Pataki

In this great country of ours, we pay tribute to people who have done a 'worthwhile contribution to society' by such gestures as using their names to rename roads, circles, flyovers, garbage-collection-vans, urban extensions and more. But somehow, in this Deepavali season, I feel we have left out crackers from this 'renaming-gesture'. Added to this, is the irony that crackers have been named after animals and not eminent people. I think we should give this a serious rethink. Probably we can have a nationwide discussion on this. It's the need of the hour. I think its practical to set ourselves a goal of completing this renaming process by next Deepavali, so that we can have the previlege of bursting 'Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad pataki'(Pataki is kannada word for crackers. This is for those who do not know Kannada.), 'Gandhi pataki', 'Anil Kumble Kumble pataki' etc next year. Ok, I will stop this piece of jejunity here. Wish you all a 'Happy Deepavali'

11 comments:

Arjun Sharma said...

Yes, it is about time our eminent freedom fighters, philanthropists, sportsmen, actors/actresses etc were recognized by means of your noble proposal. Very ingenious!

"Pataki is kannada word for crackers. This is for those who do not know Kannada."

He he, he's having a go at you, Ms Su!

c'est moi said...

@ Arjun: I figured that! *wondering why she's "Su"* anyways!

@Harish: You dont really mean that, do you? The renaming proposal, I mean? *seriously doubting sanity levels here*

Harish said...

[Arjun]Translations are meant to make the post meaningful(doesnt this word sound oxymoronic to my posts?) to all. Any other interpretation would be very wrong.

[Suhasini Rao]He he, my sanity level has been confirmed to be below normal by everyone. Anyway, in our country, where renaming is as rampant as corrruption, renaming(or naming) crackers as I have suggested, wont be considered very strange or insane. Dont you think so?

Harish said...

What I have told has already been implemented before I said it. Here it is.

Aneesh said...

There has been a Netaji Bomb since many years now. It's almost the size of a lakshmi pataki and has Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's color-sketch on it. Jai Hind!

Bhavna Neel said...

u have any names in mind dude..?

c'est moi said...

new post on blog...wot's ur answer...

Harish said...

[aneesh]Yes. But it is not Netaji bomb. It's named something else. Bari photo haaakidre aagalla.

[bhavna neel]Yeah. I have suggested a few names in the post to. Like Arjun has commented here, we can have crackers named after 'our eminent freedom fighters, philanthropists, sportsmen, actors/actresses etc '.

[Arjun]How about 'Honourable Dr. Pwa Kwesi Ndoum Sursurbatti'?

swaroop said...

Yene heLu, Ondu 'kaad handi bomb' anta maadbekittu kanaiyya.

Harish said...

[Swaroop]Nija.

Shreyas said...

Dont forget, We have one more,"Lakshmi Pataki"