Wednesday, 31 January 2007

Mahatma Gandhi ...errr...Shilpa Shetty.... !!!

UK buses are no better than our desi travels ....i was completely absorbed in boredom.. and here comes my friend from Sudan..(err... with a strong smell of red bull... and more cans of red bull ..again) . very generously offering me one, started the conversation..

My friend: Can i guess ur age ??

Me: mmmm.. yeaa

My friend: 23 ..

Me: Nope... ( Do i look so old !!??!!)

My friend: 21 !!??

Me: yepp


( and now my turn to guess obviously)

Me: U must be arnd 26-28 .

My friend: Correct... U intelligent -- Indian -- Shilpa Shetty ...

Me: errrr.... (Smiling) So u watch Big brother..

My friend: Yea for Shilpa.. She is crazy -- beautiful-- female..

Me: (nodding)

My friend: Shilpa - win-- Big brother... beautiful--intelligent-- kind hearted-- help-- like MAHATMA GANDHI ...

Me: Did u say MAHATMA GANDHI ??!!! ( Confused ..)


( Couldnt stop laughing ..)

My friend: yes -- MAHATMA GANDHI-- Good heart..Africa come help-- non violence...

(He went on..)

Suddenly it looked like he knew more of indian history than me.. thanks to Lage Raho Munna Bhai..helping me make the conversation..after hours of conversation about the world , Indian marriages, Bollywood, Sudan, Jade goodie and.. obviously our very own Shilpa Shetty :)...
I was left thinking about how a one month stint, out-of-the-blue win in a reality show and a row of racist bullying attacks has opened more vistas with international headlines, film offers and endorsements than her 10 yr old film career ever did and more importantly highlighted the issue of racism in Britain wid huge support from Asian and African countries...Thankyou Shilpa....(err...Mahatma Gandhi)...

11 comments:

Shrinivas said...

Good .. Keep it up

Tauqeer said...

well that is the one way of seeing it but believe me these white people no about racism very well! and a TV show won't make any difference for long....

Sathviha said...

Hilarious... Me thinkin of alternate career options ;)..

Tie your own shoes !!! said...

@ Shrinivas - Thanks Shrini Bhaiya :)

@ Tauqeer - Atleast it should bring a second thought.. n some way save us from being "Jaded" ... lol

@ Sathviha - woah !!

Suresh Kumar said...

nice one..
@ tauqeer: Tv shows make a big difference now .. atleast ppl started realizin abt racism which they dint before..
I am really proud abt shilpa now..though ppl say she wasnt genuine by crying....there must have been a reson behind her doing it....
I feel sorry for the poor uneducated white trash.... who discriminate or involve in racial abuse
finally it was a good attempt to write a good blog.

swatha said...

gud one babee.. he heee..heighhts.. i swear!! thank me for this exp of urs ;)...

Sundar said...

i wrote a 1 page comment but google screwed it.. so i jus got 2 words for u

Well done!!!!

Tauqeer said...

I hope your belief remains intact@ suresh kumar(Y)

sathya said...

oyy..funny blog!kalakku!

Aswin said...

I like the way u word ur thoughts ...

Tie your own shoes !!! said...

Thanks aswin