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Sunday, September 19, 2010

On a bad day

On a bad day

Little Jojo was having a Mango
And enjoying it much !
When he spotted a monkey
On a tree giving him a mean watch !
Monkeys are fond of banana
That was what he knew,
So he called -‘ mama please give
Me a banana, will you!
Sure child but first you finish
Your Mango she said,
Mango is for me mom,
Banana is for the monkeys sake.
Really, you have turned
much too witty for your age.
This boy is no good, so I should
Try myself, mused the brute
And he jumped to snatch the fruit,
Giving Jojo a slap on his way;
Mama came in a moment and
Looked for the skins of mango.
A monkey took it home,
Said the frightened Jojo,
Should be ashamed of yourself
Boy, I am sick of liars you should know!
Little Jojo stood confused and sad,
What a cursed day that turned everything so bad.

Friday, September 10, 2010

I call a gentlemanly act.

I sometimes wonder why people deny other's their due credit. Think of Bidhu Binod Chopra, so happily renowned, successful and popular filmy man, fights shy of giving Chetan Bhagat due credit on his book in his super hit film 3 Idiots, in the opening titles. Why should he be so mean as shout at the media persons while debating on this issue. We all know that the young Bhagat was the author of Five Point Someone the book which Chopra adopted and the scripts were undoubtedly based on this. But no, he has to deny any credit except a minuscule reference to the author. This is extremely unfair. My sympathies lie entirely with the author.

Likewise I was so surprised when the famous Gulzar copied scene by scene a Classic bangla film by Tapan Sinha “Apanjon”(1968) , featuring Samit Bhanja, Rabi Ghosh, Swarup Dutta and Chaya Debi written by Indra Mitra and made “Mere Apne” (1971). Starring Meena Kumari, Vinod Khanna, Shatrughan Sinha on the story and the titles on the film showes Gulzar as the writer and director of the film. Such a disgusting and shameful act.

But a little known gentleman Sriram Raghavan. Directed Johny Gaddar Starring Priyanka Bose, Dharmendra, Rimi Sen, acknowledged gratefully with due respect the influences of James Hadley Chase and Vijay Anand’s film ‘Double Cross” while writing and making the film.
Now this is what I call a gentlemanly act.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

If my son asks me

When my son asked me!
Mom…look at that old woman
Sitting desolate, looking lost,
Ragged and filthy cloth
Clinging on her frail body !
Mom…why does she remind me of
My own granny !
Can we call her and give her shelter
Offer her food and decent cloths!
Can we mom, please !
I would share with her
My room and my blanket !
Don’t get angry with her mom
Like you used to be with my own granny,
For I would always love you more.
Can we call her mom , can we please.
She would tell me stories,
She would listen and she would sing,
Just like my good old granny!
Can we adopt her mom , please say I might
Like Mani aunty adopted a child ,
My heart was gripped tight ,
But I could find no answer .