Sunday, April 04, 2010

The White Elephants of Lucknow

Much is said and written about Mayawati's fixation for elephants. The wild life enthusiasts would be elated by the fact that a CM in India is investing so much resources on building statues of this endangered species of the largest terrestrial mammal.
For the last ten years, the only development that U.P. has seen is by way of statues. So, it will not be wrong to say that U.P. is fast becoming a sculptor's paradise. Shravan Prajapati, the man behind most of the statues dotting the skyline of Lucknow cannot be happier. He is by far the most celebrated sculptor of our country , thanks to the megalomania of Mayawati, who has been dubiously titled as Daulat ki Beti by her opponents - for, she has decided to reverse all the excesses done on dalits till date by erecting statues!

The other me!

Last night I saw upon the stair
A little man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
Oh, how I wish he’d go away
"Antigonish", Hughes Mearns

The story of that boy next door, who discovers his true identity after having a dialog with himself; in the wee hours of every morning, on his new digital phone of Chinese make!... the result? - Karthik calling Karthik!!

K2K is a psychological thriller, about a young and talented accountant named Karthik, who lacked confidence in himself. This was affecting his daily life, and everyone including his colleagues and his landlord where constantly bullying him. Also, to his utter chagrin, he was unable to win even the slightest of attention from the girl of his dreams - the newly hired architect in his office named Shonali.
But Karthik was in for a pleasant surprise, when one morning (midnight by my standards though) sharp at 5 am he gets a call from guess who??- himself!!!