Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Why i hate Abhishek Bachhan!

While I have never been a fan of the "metrosexual men" genre of films..especially bollywood variety..there is one particular "metrosexual gentleman" who I am pretty vitriolic about. Mr Abhishek Bacchan.
And the hate that I feel for him goes beyond the fact that he is married to the plastic smile gal . It goes beyond his bad acting.his stupid "romantic" antics..his goody goody image and his awesomely badly executed "cuteness"(if you are cute at 40 ..then either u have a hormonal imbalance or serious sexuality issues).
The real reason for my true hatred stems from a multiple set of reasons..

First- He is the epitome of the fact that instead of "aap" its the "baap" factor which actually works at ground level India. That he is the son of big b is not so much an issue as the fact that he has no other claim to fame than that. His entire existance revolves around his dad which I feel is more of dependence than standing up to his own personality. Its not love..its oppurtunism at its cushiest.

Second- Dead factor. This is one of the few guys who cant say an original thought or original issue despite having access to the best of upbringing. He just cant react to a situation . His lines are cliches ..somewat like those valentine day cards which get burnt by Shiv Sena. How long can you get off by saying "I respect his work".."Awesome..that was awesome"? C'mon wake up and use some other reading than the archies cards.

Third- Fakeness. I am yet to see another dumbass fake as this guy is. He is humble to a fault. Well buddy ..humilty is respected when the person has done sumthing and THEN is humble about it. What exactly mind boggling things have you done to be so "humble" about. It suits you as much as "subtle" suits Rakhi Sawant(THAT gal deserves some respect ..not you, dumbass). Unless you think that as the fastest sperm you have achieved the Mount Everest of conquest.

Fourth- Joru ka ghulam. Does this guy have any shame ? I mean its ok to respect your wife but when will you learn to respect yourself. Your wife drags you to cannes and you are there to "support" her? Bloody hell , why dint u just CAN yourself? I mean is your only means of publicity is being a good husband? If you had a cent of sense you would have died to make your wife be proud of your deeds for a change. Gawd ..u are such a shame to the entire "mankind".

I could go on..and on.This guy bugs me such a lot..! But no they (his coterie) just refuse to kill him. He makes his debutant entrance every friday with the best of directors and then kills their careers. He mumbles thru roles which ppl could have made legends(have a look at Vikram's role in the southie version of Ravan)...and then he smiles and gets "oh so humble"? Oh you dyslexic , moron ..what are you humble about? Humble about being a deadweight and a prime example of nepotism ?
Get a life man...Sucking will get you so far ! And when papa bachan retires from life? Whom will you suck up to..?
Dum maro dum?

Sunday, April 10, 2011


As always the seed for this thought arises from many "well meaning" suggestions regarding my marriage. One of my juniors(actually elder by age ..and yes happily married) said to me "sir, I have seen that u dont compromise..thats so detrimental to u finding a bride..u have to compromise in marriage".
Fine. Cool.Point taken.

So before a decision is taken I have to be in compromise mode ?

The issue got me thinking about this almost pathological mode of "compromise" we Indians live in. Yes ..we are always ready for "compromise"! We are always ready with our "truce proposals". And the best part is that we are never demanding and we feel happy about it. We feel so proud of this ability that we flaunt it to the world.

The flip side is that we never demand wat we want..we demand a compromise. And we do get results as expected.
We never demand good quality roads..we demand a compromise with potholes. We never demand a good quality governance..we get a coalition hotch potch. We dont demand quality food and hence we get un-hygenic dish dash..
The saddest part is that when it comes to ourselves we too demand nothing . We ask for a compromise. With the disastrous results that we are half baked individuals. We do not know weather to be an excellent brother, father, husband or individual. We end up being a pot pourri of confused emotions and disastrous priorities.
The ironic part is that demanding quality and getting quality is so much reachable. We have just havent had the enuf guts to try it. Yes there will be a fight at the start and its that fight that we are taught to avoid. We have lost the guts to fight for something we trust will give quality.
I have had many an opportunities where I did try in my small way to try out this theory of mine . and it has wrked out fine...and i was surprised by the ease with which it happened.
Just to mention one small incident.
Getting a four wheeler driving license is considered a compromise with morals to pay a bribe in many parts of India. And this was the first part of the issue. I had no four wheeler driving license and I tried getting one in Kerala. (of all places !!). So I thought..lets try to take the straight way .
I went to the RT office and gave the test in front of a computer..passed. Paid the required 150 rupees..as fees. Learnt driving and gave it the legitimate way. Passed. Got my DL.
where was the compromise that we are talking of..?
Why are we ready for a compromise when there isnt actually any need for one?
Our education system is another. We compromise with bad teaching because we never demand quality. IIT was an eye opener in this regards.
The teachers were on average good but then the students were so used to compromise that they didnt prod them . But ask the right questions and the teachers were a revealation. They would respond with equal fervour . And in case of bad teaching there is always youtube and wikipedia to refer..! So why dont you demand quality teaching? why do u compromise before even testing the waters?
I love trekking and mountaineering. And I was told that "yaar..aaj kal time nahin milta"..Frankly I have had no issue with time as far as my hobbies are concerned. I have almost trekked , cycled , rafted every year of my life.
"yaar..aaj kal log acche nahin hain.."..I had no issues with them at all. Infact despite a few pit falls almost all of my closest freinds..classmates, IIT guys, relations ,freinds have been awesome people. Where are the trecherous people I had heard of?

Yes , I have had to remove unwanted priorities..Yes I have had to be straight and cut out frills , yes, I had to avoid a few people and yes I had to let go a few things . But in the end I have ended with quality people, time and material things. Its possible .

Why do we decide on giving up and living with compromises when there is absolutely no need?
Any explanations?