Bhrigu's question

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Thursday, July 28, 2005

The aftermath of the rains in Maharashtra

Prediction 1:
Astrologers are going to hastily revise their predictions.

Prediction 2:
Environmentalists, scientists, writers in National Geographic and other folks will claim that this is one more proof of global warming and the effects of pollution. Libertarians will claim that the latter has nothing to do with it and it is part of a regular cycle that happens every million or so years.

Prediction 3:
Blog wars on the eviction of slum dwellers will result in Dilip D'Souza[PBUH] and Ravikiran[PBUH] fighting a duel on Mahim causeway. Little street urchins and other Baker Street irregulars will sell tickets: dus ka teen, dus ka teen. Amit Varma [PBUH]will cover it live for Cricinfo. Zigackly will create one more group blog. Dina Mehta will report the duel on Skype as an interesting social experiment. Friends of Dilip will create a wikipedia article on the event.

Prediction 4:
NGOs will predict cholera, malaria and ask for millions of $ in funds. Lots of papers will be written in journals. The Khadi Jhola types will attempt to make everyone else feel guilt-ier than thou.

Prediction 5:
Lit bloggers will polish their keyboards and begin life with renewed hope. All of them will commence operations on their next book. All of them will choose the title, "Love and flooding in Bombay". All of them will be rejected by publishers and will wait for the next big event.

Prediction 6:
Delhi-ites will envy Bombayites. They always do. Bloody wannabes.

Prediction 7:
Life goes on.


Anonymous guitarcase said...

Delhi-ites will envy Bombayites? Bloody wannabes?

And why would Delhi-ites envy Bombayites a cause de flood? Is it cool to be cut off from the mainland?

11:39 AM  
Blogger Quizman said...


No. For getting a day off from work. And then getting to brag about it.

2:00 PM  
Anonymous guitarcase said...

how vain is it to indulge in imagining delhi-ites envy bombayites, each place has its charm, and each place is more important to its resident for the how it makes him/her feel...

As for getting a day off work because the city is flooded, people are dying all over, telephone lines are cut, traffic is miserable, now that's not something i would brag about....

6:27 PM  
Blogger Quizman said...

guitarcase - lighten up. As we Bombayites do.

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Bombay+Dilliwala said...

The number of times I hear Bombay people talking about Delhi envying them makes me really wonder who has the complex...Bombay is not really on the radar for Delhi people you know..

9:48 PM  
Blogger J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Ae kee ho riya si? This kind mane only is blaahg-ging abawt flud-shud in Bumbai, and you all are only fighting-shighting abawt Dillee? Chalo, saaree bolo!


10:12 PM  
Blogger GorgeouslyGeorgina said...

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10:18 PM  
Anonymous guitarcase said...

ooooh, well those were strong words on your blog...but atleast i got your post some fame :-) anyway, i didnt mean to get offensive, nor did i get offended, its just so stupid that its irritating, which is the reason i commented...

11:49 PM  
Blogger Twilight Fairy said...

My first question has already been asked by guitar case.. well speaking matter of factly - Delhi *does* have its rainy days where we get an off from work because 'work infrastructure' is nt available and there are no casualties like this either..

1:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The number of times I hear Bombay people talking about Delhi envying them makes me really wonder who has the complex...Bombay is not really on the radar for Delhi people you know...

Ha ha ha! The same is true for Los Angeles and San Francisco -- SF hates L.A., but L.A. doesn't think about SF. I said the same about the U.S. and the UK to a Brit once (that the UK really has no impact on Americans at all, but Brits spend their lives in seething jealousy and hatred) and he never spoke to me again.

3:39 AM  
Blogger zigzackly said...

Oer. *naked moment of instrospection* So I'm a serial offender when it comes to group blogs, then?


p.s. I prefer to call 'em CollaBlogs, but that's not been catching on. Sigh.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Fadereu said... forgot us!!! C*S*F will blame the rains on mass media. ; )

10:28 AM  
Blogger shrik said...

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10:59 AM  
Blogger shrik said...

It's unfortunate we have a Congress Union government now, otherwise one prediction [certainty?] could have been L.K Advani blaming this on the I.S.I.

Oh wait, he might do that anyway...but who'd listen now? :)

11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why, oh, why will Delhiites envy Bombayites? For all that's happening around in Mumbai, a day at work is not that bad. If I were in Mumbai, I would rather work (or pretend to work) than see all the devastation. Besides, we, the delhiites have our own duststorms which ,by the way, are and annual recurrence. :))

12:27 PM  
Blogger Suhail said...

Too much man...Gr8!! I am literally on the floor. Wonder how many people got its meaning and the context.

btw, wassup with all these ppl turning a harmless post into a delhi-bbay war. Don't you hate it, when one has to explain satire which is literally oozing out of yr post. I say ppl chill out. Watch Seinfeld. Go for a drive.

I am still laughing... :)))) this time on the subtle clue hidden in "Delhi-ites" vs "Bombayites".

Sirjee, aap sach-much mahaan ho! And I wont mind being a bloody wannabe on this one.
(*coming soon to sue you for giving me a laugh-riot stomache*)

12:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have lived in Bombay for the first 18 years of my life and in Delhi for the next 13. Quizman, sorry but i gotta tell you this - it's the Mumbaikars who have the complex. Most Delhiites really dont think about Bombay as much as we mumbaiyas do. 'Tis you who need to chill. Really.

Oh and satire and humour is all fine, but beware when your attempt at satire starts giving away your own complex and insecurities. Uh oh to that.


Ranjita Pednekar

3:14 AM  
Blogger Quizman said...

Delhi-ites may not envy Mumbai-ites. But one thing is clear about some Delhi based bloggers; they need to drink a lot of whiskey. That may dissolve whatever is stuck in their craw.

Zig, Fadereu - yup, forgot about CSF.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Just Me said...

Prediction 6: So apt.

10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your craw's permanently fused and hence the crap's pouring outta your fingers and your mouth.
You desperately need to grow up, and fast.

2:49 AM  
Blogger Quizman said...


:-) Yup, stuff like irony and sarcasm are lost on people who lack a sense of humour.

9:46 AM  
Blogger balihai said...

you generated more comments on the dilli-bumbai than the floods.

2:42 AM  

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