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<div class="entry-content"><p>I just realised what a lucky escape I have had in leaving just hours before the <a href="">Indian zoo</a>landed up on my island. Sweeping away the crushes and heart throbbing of <a href="">teen kids</a> (who, btw, has used up all the synonyms of &#8220;awesome&#8221; to describe some of the items of the menagerie that gathered on the island, so haul yourself up there if you are trying to write a &#8220;thank you&#8221; note to ur boss), I feel even more thankful after watching the collection on the ever faithful Far Vision (which is, for all you Hindi nincompoops, is &#8220;Doordarshan&#8220;&#8216;s literal translation).</p>
<p>My listlessness and boredom forced my fingers to switched the damned T.V. on. And walao! I was beholding the spectacle of &#8220;Indian Oscars&#8221; on my island. The animals trooped in, with the eager &#8220;desi&#8221; crowd (who btw think every &#8220;Indian&#8221; do is a fancy dress competition they ought to win..serious!.. i even saw an aunty (un)dressed like the female protagonist in the notorious black and white mallu movies.. ask Swami for verification) cheering them and trying to reach out for God-knows-What. If only <a href="">Chitra</a> had told me she was also one of those, it would have been a pleasanter experience playing &#8220;where-is-chitra?&#8221;.</p>
<p>So, anyways, what I would really like to rant about is the <a href="">Big Deal</a> that all news channels made over it. And not just the news channels but also a &#8220;respectable&#8221; magazine like Outlook (which nowadays seem to resemble a fusion of Stardust and <a href="">Femina</a>). To hear soundbites from actors who anybody would have forgotten but the news channels and to be forced to bear the torture of hearing &#8220;what Kareena/Shilpa/nobody will be wearing for the main event?&#8221; is something that can rival the torture chambers of U.S. prisons( did u hear about <a href="">one in seventy five Americans living in prison?</a>). Now that the awful event is over, I can relax and rant about it,just like the Senior Citizen who engages in an enthralling discussion of the Triple Valve Surgery.</p>
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