Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Shoe mantra

After an unprecedented action taken by the Iraqi journalist who famously threw shoes at George Bush, the idea is being lifted and plagiarised a bit too often across the globe. A few minutes ago a very calm and composed P. Chindambaram turned out to be a victim of the shoe- game. The shoe was not aimed correctly and hence unlike the Bush stunt, it did not do anything to test Chidambaram's reflexes. But he dealt with it rather nicely, smiling and requesting the guards who took the man away, to treat him gently. A gentlemanly reception to a not- so benign action. Propagating the gandhigiri mantra, it'll make Munnabhai proud. But frankly speaking I couldn't see any reason why the shoe was hurled. But such actions lessen the significance of what happened in Iraq. I mean, shoes should be particularly reserved to hit the bird (brain) in the Bush. Anyway, such sights are always good fodder for entertainment. It has already become the breaking news of the channels, who are at a dilemma whether to show the shoe-hurling process or the press meet, and hence is showing both, that looks funny because they have "LIVE" written and it ostensibly seems that its raining shoes on the Home Minister. But I do wish it happened to Muthalik, shoe being replaced by something else; or Varun Gandhi or the likes. Chindambaram is one of those rare souls who are the saving graces of Indian politics. He speaks well and atleast looks honest. Now that is rare. But anyway, a rather entertaining press meet.

2 comments:

Lost within myself said...

ah....the signs of growing up.......

olive oyl said...

nah i am still the same :D just that it seemed so funny :p