Sunday, March 6, 2011

Netas, Pitas and Batatas

Consider the excerpt below; look at our Goan political lenduks (turds, contemptible persons), and how various political minds operate. The point here, is to note the certainty that many of our Netas, Pitas and Batatas (leaders, fathers, and potatoes) operate within. Where does it come from--which altar, what monstrance are they staring at, which devata--cool or otherwise:

Jairam (Ramesh) is deeply rooted in Hindu culture. This gifts him with a redeeming sense of ambiguity. (“The difference between me and many of my colleagues in the growth constituency is that I have many doubts. I am not full of certainties. I find many of my colleagues are very certain that their path is the only path.”) He is also a student of Buddhism. Both these spiritual persuasions, in a sense, arm him with the stamina for a difficult situation. Music is his third refuge.
Drawing: For Indra Sinha’s short story Blah Blah Blah in the July 2010 issue of Himal South Asian. The centipede is a Congressman. One scorpion is a BJP stalwart, the other a Communist. Animal is feeding them quail from the Jehan Nabz.

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