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Friday, January 26, 2007


Shilpa we have forgotten all for you!

Forget the world and its real concerns. Shilpa is crying and let’s all do what we can to save her. Aren’t her tears more moving than the killings in Iraq, global warming… et al? Savour the newsbreak of 2007!

LO AND BEHOLD! We have another world crisis - this time because poor Shilpa Shetty is being victimized on the oh-so-classy Big Brother. In simpler words, for all you not-so-alarmed people out there, she is being racially discriminated against. Oh the disaster! What will we do? How will we survive? Help!

So, this was the top story of the week… it is so important that this can be easily said to the top story of the year! And, it’s only January. Let me give you a glimpse of all the other not-so-important stories that we are constantly bombarded with: Darfur – 400,000 people dead. This is termed as one of the most gruesome periods in the region. As many as 400,000 dead and countless displaced. Have you heard? Thousands of orphaned children and incidents of rape and murder are a common occurrence.

In the name of ethnic cleansing, Arab militiamen, known as the Janjaweed, are massacring the people of Darfur. The Janjaweed have terrorized the Darfur region by raping women, burning villages, killing Muslim religious leaders, destroying mosques, ruining food stocks, and murdering men women and children alike.

But hey, this is not as horrifying as Shilpa Shetty being called a “Paki”… save Shetty… forget Darfur, it’s not that important.

Civil war in Iraq - yeah, here is another not-so-important piece of news that we hear about everyday. For latest updates on every day killings, visit http://www.iraqbodycount.org/, which puts the Max figure at 600098 and Min at 54432 as on January 24, 2007, 2:38 pm. Some wonderful stats can be found also on http://www.icasualties.org/oif/.

The Sunnis kill the Shias, who kill the Sunnis back, till each of them have bodies piled up in stacks and blood everywhere, dismembered parts lying for the dogs and other scavengers to find. In this wonderful situation also throw in the inherent hatred for Kurds and what you have, my friends, is present-day Iraq.

And, to top it all, the US is planning to deploy 20,000 more troops to the region for sacrifice - oops!! - oh, I mean to stabilize the region.

But Shilpa Shetty being called a “dog”... How dare they? ... hey media… stop boring us with Iraq… tell us more about the DOG incident.

Next, the reservation issue. The Bill has been passed and the politicians have included the creamy layer, just to ensure that there is no doubt left in our minds as to who exactly this reservation policy is to benefit. Thousands of students, whose voice of reason was met with brutal police force, stand witness to exactly how deaf our political system has become to the real issues faced by a citizen.

It works in Tamil Nadu, they say - 69 per cent reservation! So, why cannot 50 per cent work in the country? In Tamil Nadu, they count 80 per cent of the population as minority. So, the 20 per cent so-called upper class is still majority over the 80 per cent minority! Hmmmmmm...

So, now that the Bill has been passed and merit rendered useless, we can rejoice because the foundation has been laid for mediocrity. Still this is not as important as Shilpa Shetty being called a FAKE… She and fake… NEVER… poor thing!

Now turn to Global warming, which is bringing us closer to the Doomsday. The ice shelves are melting, a gigantic piece the size of 11,000 football fields, just broke away from the Canadian mainland in record time. The Artic Ice has shrunk by 250 million acres. As many as 60,000 people die every year from the effects of global warming, from malaria to malnutrition, children in developing nations seemingly the most vulnerable. These numbers could almost double by 2020. Severe weather patters emerging all around the globe, floods in Thailand, hurricanes in America, typhoons in the East. Hundreds and thousands of people without food water or shelter, and so many on the other extreme living in conditions of drought. Not Important!!! What is important is Shilpa Shetty is crying. God, I can’t stand it!!

So, shrug aside the bodies found in the Nithari connection, the many children molested and killed; but please cover every precious drop that cascade down Shilpa Shetty’s cheeks.

Don’t tell me about the million of children who are financially exploited as labor, denied and education and robbed of their childhood. But do tell me how hurt Shilpa Shetty was when the housemates rejected her chicken. Don’t tell me about the father and mother who cannot afford to spend time with their kids because they barely can afford to survive on both their salaries. But please publicize the measly Rs 3 crore that Shilpa Shetty is getting paid to go through this torture. (Somebody please start a petition to pay that poor girl at least Rs 15-20 crore… she deserves better).

Shilpa is constantly taunted, because she has servants, she is taunted about her accent. But thank god the Indian government has taken up the issue… How could they have been blind to the utmost important issue for so long… I demand answers!!!

Source: Hyderabad Masti