Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muß man schweigen
Hahaha that's hilarious :-)
[S] :) Weird, no? Though the Hornbill SC is just one example. It also happens to me whenever I hear the prefix attached to dignitaries.Many a SAARC summit have I gazed at fondly on TV where the 7 heads of government appeared to me as a row of stately hornbills (Hornbill Hossain Mohammed Ershad, Hornbill Zia-ul-Haq, Hornbill Rajiv Gandhi etc.)
LOLL... it gets funnier and funnier :-P Though the Hornbill I think of first is the great Indian hornbill, Pratibha Patil, who may (if we get lucky) make use of this comparison by arranging for yet another strange photo op. Have you ever been to the Supreme Court though? It's interesting. There are all these aged senior lawyers running (actually running) through long pillored corridors with their black coats billowing, surrounded by shoals of juniors, pilot fish like.
[S.] Heh. P. Patil as the GIH will be something.I have never been anywhere near the Supreme Court. The only court I've ever been to is in boondocks, Massachusetts (for a sort of arraignment (mine) process (minor car registration related thing)) and since then I have carefully avoided these establishments.I do get my weekly doses of Indian court stories from a certain Mami who is possibly a common friend (he is how I know Malavika) and they sound unbelievable.I also get to hear unbelievable stories about how much senior lawyers make, which makes me rue some career choices!
Allow me to suggest, that you may find it somewhat pleasanter if you go as a tourist rather than a victim :-p Yeah, Mami and I know each other... hard not to, considering how small and incestuous the community is. His court stories are perhaps way more real time than mine though. As for senior counsel, forget them... they've lost out on the time value of money by being paid a pittance in the best days of their lives... plus, can at least claim to having experience to make the cash worth it. If you hear how much juniors in some law firms get paid, you'll really begin to question everything.
[S.] The Mami moves in a veritable Venn diagram of incestuous circles. It's hard for mortals like me to keep track of who's in which one. I know only of lawyers, Carnatic musicians, theatre type people, and psycopathic axe murderers. Heaven knows what else he's up to. Would've been very comfortable in Ptolemaic Egypt, what with the brother Ptolemies and the sister Cleopatras...or maybe playing the lead in Oedipus Rex. Very cultured, that boy.
Kiddo forgets; my Venn diagram includes Brahmins, movie stars, cricketers, poets and Tamizh secessionists also. And I must inform you of the Venn diagram that Kiddo populates - software engineers, ornithologists, quizzers, journalists, and Salman Rushdie (I kid you not - they were on the same facebook thread once).
Mami, were you serious about him: http://www.ranadaggubati.com/2011/03/rana-as-dj-joki-in-dum-maaro-dum-bollywood-flick/? Pls share :) Unless it's a case of he-was-so-hot-and-then-he-spoke, in which case I'll stick to my long distance admiration. Ravi, saaftweeyar baays, vagabond bird watchers, quizzers, journalists, and a man with a death threat on his head. Don't you think you've gone slightly overboard with "disreputable"? :-p But hello, nice to meet. I like your blog.
[Mami] But since Facebook is suggesting that you make frandship with Zakir Hussain, and since you recently did enter into such a relationship with a Magsaysay award winner, the inevitable conclusion is that your Venn diagram operates in a plane so elevated that I can barely see what all heavenly bodies are floating around you.[S.] Wait, you're having a conversation with Mami about Rana Daggubs on my blog? This is strangeness only. Which left field did Rana D. originate from? Be that as it may, nice to meet, nice to meet. As I was telling the Mami, we may be the only 2 people in the sub-continent who have read Tanizaki, indeed the only other person in the world is possibly AC Grayling, we are at the intersection of some very strange Venn diagram only.
Well, alaanti personality unnavallaki, no invocation is out of place! :-) But this was with specific reference to Mami's actor comment, and a fleeting promise he once made wrt Rana D. @ Tanizaki. Yeah... I know one Jap girl who's read his fiction but no one who's read 'In Praise'. Sad right? He should be getting way more eyeballs... though you may not agree since you have only In Praise to form your opinion by :-p Do you know an interesting thing about Jap literature though? Apparently it is a language that's considered very feminine in structure, and most of its older literature is by women. This is because for the longest time, the educated men spoke Mandarin, and the women, homegrown Jap. Do you know what else, closer home? "In Telugu literature, during the 1960s and 1970s, female writers like Yaddanapoodi Sulochana Rani were dominating the scene. This led to sidelining of the male writers. Some male writers wrote stories and novels using female pen names. Yandamuri reversed these trends and came up with his first novel Tulasi Dalam without using any pen name." This is from the wiki on Yandamuri Veerendranath. Weird right, the role reversal :-p
[S. & Psycho] Wow. So this Blogger outage was something, eh? A bunch of comments have disappeared as y'all may have noticed. S., I've got your latest unapproved lying in my email, but I'm not sure it's approvable any more. Blogger burned up a the intensity of the intellectual discussion around Daggubati R!
Sire, it is all because you're being dictatorial and "approving" comments.
So well-mannered of you guys to not bring up Hon'y Secretaries in this discussion.
[Mami] I could've been really dictatorial and not approved yours, but I'm the benevolent sort that all nation states dream for.[Malavika] Oh dear. Look what you've done...
LOLLL @ Malavika :):):) Seriously laughing out loud hehehe.
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