Sunday, July 19, 2020

Laughter – Spice of Life

Laughter – Spice of Life

The Covid 19 pandemic has affected our routine and life style in one way or the other. The resultant fallout is – depression, anxiety, loneliness, monotony etc. We are to think seriously how to come out of these negativities of our day to day life. Laughter, I think, could be one of the curative remedies. Someone has rightly said, “Laughter is the language everyone understands.” I thought of writing to lighten the tense atmosphere by picking up some jokes, narrations, cartoons etc. from here and there and share with my friends for mutual benefit to make our routine somewhat relaxed – Fun is intended but with malice.  A Jewish proverb gives a right message – “A good laugh is a mighty good thing, rather too scarce a good thing. ... As soap is to the body, so laughter is to the soul.”

On becoming the PM for the second term in May last year, PM Narendra Modi reiterated his agenda of Sab Ka Sath, Sab Ka Vikas, and Sab Ka Vishvas and rightly so. The word “Vikas” often caught the imagination of people but connotations changed with the police encounter of dreaded gangster Vikas Dubey. The politically motivated fertile minds put the phrase or terminology used by the Pradhan Sevak as – Vikas, of which PM Modi was talking about for the last 6 years was finally found in Kanpur. Yet another gem which is in circulation – Bhaiyon aur Behno, Ab Desh Mein Vikas Ki Baat Mat Karna, Uska Encounter Ho Chuka Hai. The gangster Vikas Dubey enjoyed deep connections and clout with all the political parties and the top echelons of Police and Administration, it is a known fact. The UP government has instituted an enquiry to prove the alleged ‘Police Encounter of Vikas Dubey and his connections in police and bureaucracy but not politicians. The politicians, it seems, are considered ‘Holy Cows’ in the Indian establishment. One cannot help but laugh on this notion. Mera Bharat Mahan.

Somebody has rightly said, “Politics is the only art whose artists regularly disown their masterpieces.” PM of Nepal, K.P. Sharma Oli was lately in the news for a strange reason. He all of a sudden realized that Ayodhya was not in India but in Nepal.  Somebody, ridiculing the PM of Nepal, commented sarcastically

Napolean was born in Nepal.
His real name was Nepalian.

Santa-Banta Jokes
The Mahanayak of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan and some members of his immediate family were found Corona infected. Obviously it was big news and media, as usual, was over-hyped. Somebody tried to give a right message to the great Indian media. Hope the Media takes it as it came:

Trump: Kya Hua Bhai, Tumhara India Se Matter Solve Hua?
Xi Jinping: Pata Nahi, Abhi Amitabh Bachchan Ko Corona Hua Hai, Indian Media Wahan Busy Hai, Amitabh Sir Theek Ho Jayein Fir Dekhte Hain!

Yet another one:

सुबह का नाश्ता करने के बाद अमिताभ बच्चन साहब ने अपनी हालत जानने के लिए ख़बरें सुनी!

Life is like a Badminton match.
If we wish to win, we must:
Serve well, return well and remember, the game starts with 'Love All'.
Good morning and have a blissful day!