Wednesday, August 31, 2011

BABA RAMDEV : The Cookie Jar Yogi

    Somewhere up in the hills, little yogic fledglings, rehearse their version of a  Kindergarten rhyme

" Ba Ba Ramdev, have you any postures ?
Yes Sir ! Yes Sir ! 
Many ashrams full
  One for masters, one for slaves,
  And one for the damsel, who sizzles on screen "



  Symmetric principles of rhyme and prose are unimportant, especially if the teacher in question is a certain Bollywood item dispenser. Considering that 'item numbers ' are not the only commodity being dispensed with, Baba Ramdev aka Ram Kishen has stirred and stretched to unexplainable limits, the elastic potential of the Indian body, steeped in the panache of the Yogis ways. All this and more, for a healthy living, or so, it is believed. 

     The economics that feed this healthy state of mind may not be that healthy after all. The unexplained concoctions sold to the public at large, in gimcrack cookie jars, promising nirvana from every possible ailment, has come under the cloud of suspicion. But, his flock of posture practicing, brew drooling assemblage  just grow and grows ! This mammoth growth has built an empire stretching from the the banks of Haridwar to a little island in Scotland.

    What drew my attention about this man, is his crusade to arouse public sentiment against corruption which paved way for a larger movement.He took on issues of Black money and illegal mining and wrestled with a half witted government , attempting an escape from their scheming clutches in the garb of a woman.

 While turning and walking away from a profile so very versatile, the romp of the kindergarten rhetoric taps your eardrums,but,this time, a new tune....

" Twinkle Twinkle Posing Star
How we wonder what you are ?
Up above the stage so high
Like a creeper in a tie" 


Ahh-Men

24 comments:

  1. I loved the concept and you are super cool with ink...

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  2. @Chintan, @ Saru. As always....gratitude remains !!

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  3. Hahaha.. superb dude ..superb :)

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  4. you are mentioned here http://chintangupta.blogspot.com/2011/09/thursday-blog-surfing-01.html

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  5. @ Raj.Coming from a fellow Bangalorean, just deepens the gratification, thanks !!
    @ Chintan..am honoured :)

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  6. @Ramachak.Thanks Ram.Split the bi-2 cuppa with me !!!

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  7. Wd pass on your address to the RSS. That wd b enough2sort u out.
    Jai Baba Ramdev

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  9. beautiful .... the sketch, the writing. keep it coming. i love the way you sketched the hair... amazing!!!!

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  10. Great sketch and nice prose to go with it - Superb!

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  11. @ Slayer : Be my guest :)
    @ Sangeetha. Ha will do a 'hair raising' act on both the writing and doodling.
    @ The Thinker. Well, in reciprocation & in your own words...welcome to this blog ! :)

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  12. you draw awesome!!!!!

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  13. @Sush.Apologies for a late response.Attribute it to the crisp chill that encourages laziness :) Never the less...thank you and welcome aboard.

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  14. simply superb! ravi u r just amazing.....fauj mein kya kar rahe hoooo!!!!

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  17. A fauji with a twist (ed sense of humor) that's surprising. Luvd the ba ba on the ruppali's but you got a dazed deer caught int he headlights look going for me lol. This is what he must 'ave looked like when he was caught wearing the sari, yea?

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    1. Fauji..who ??????? me...!!! I have just signed up for the Yogic Army of inhalers he is raising to exhale all forms of saree clad evil :)

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  18. LOL. needed that funny today. thanks for making moi smile. You know i cant even draw a straight line :( (by hand) and i am in awe of you and your Cari's.

    ALL saree clad evil uh-oh i shud stick to jeans n skirts from now on then

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    1. mami..how did me miss this nudge...glad it could help u wear a smile.Jeans and skirt ? The feminine fraternity of Mylapore will be up in arms and bundle u up in one of their 9 yard yarns :D

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