deponti (deponti) wrote,

  • Mood:
  • Music:

Good article...

I generally do not write about current affairs because I always feel that many others say it better than I could. And here, indeed, are two people who have said what I want to say, and have done it so well...

I am, sometimes, seriously worried about this country of mother seems to have the canker of hate and hypocrisy rotting her from inside.

....and it doesn't help when even goddesses are caged. What's that, you ask? Well, here they the Balaji Temple on Avenue Road, the temple has the "ashta lakshmi" (eight Lakshmis or Goddesses of Prosperity), four on either wall...and here's how they look:

ashta lakshmi in cages balaji temple ave rd 080209 heritage walk

Made me feel, for a minute, that the Rama Sene were here, too, protecting the goddesses against "western pub culture"!

I feel that the "pink chaddi" (pink panties) campaign (sending pink panties to the Rama Sene people) is, in its own way, as ridiculous as what the Rama Sene people are saying and doing. But perhaps, such a ridiculous protest brings home the folly of the Sene members....

My personal solution? I would crown myself Queen of Hearts, and like she did in "Alice in Wonderland", would shout, "Off with his head!" meaning, every Rama Sene worker, of course.

Here's where I would go before I had my coronation, to get my crown:

crowns stall 080209

So from now, you lot can address me as "Your Majesty"....
Tags: article, bangalore, deccan herald, heritage, india, photography, temple, walk

  • Hulimangala, Sun, 250721

    I always worry when visiting a bird/nature location either for the first time, or after a long gap, if I am bringing a group along. What will the…

  • The flower

    What is a flower But Beauty? When the petals are scattered The fragrance has gone It's dead, I agree. The flower has faded... The bloom is now…

  • More K2...cake batter

    Me: After I finish mixing the cake batter, you can choose between the whisk and the spatula. I will give the other one to K1. K2: I will wait and…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.