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Amreekan dreams and Harry Potter & the return of Lalit Modi

Seems to me, that this week, both my fellow country men and women are aspiring to reach new heights.

Quite literally in case of mountainous 7’2’’ Satnam Singh Bhamra sending the media into a tizzy freakout, laced with the heady drug of accomplishment of one another Amreekan dream. Even if it means running wild with flaling arms between loops and missing ghar ka khana. The whole country wants to know how a buffalo grazing teen with crazy growth hormones bagged a Dallas Mavericks deal. This young dude is from a small Punjabi village Ballo ke .Yeah, for real. Punjabis officially have the coolest named village even though it sounds like a question. Ballo ke hai yeh NBA Wen-BA?  This lanky teen has not only the prestige of chasing around a single ball with similarly absurdly tall men but also get paid a clean 4.9 million dollars for his trouble. But seriously Satnam. Chak de!

So naturally our women are not behind. Glass ceilings are being crashed. Tradional male bastions are being torn down. After the likes of Kalpana Chawla who conquered her space dreams or boxing mega-champion Mary Kom, what happened was inevitable. Corruption is after all the ultimate male bastion. Though in the past women have toes an inch or two into this territory- now it is positively rain shed moment in the history of women’s role in Indian Corruption. All around unsuspecting saffron clad women are accused for shortchanging of –well- not- so-short amounts of change along with the surprise bonus of making the likes of Lalit Modi relevant again. Much to the chagrin of PM NaMo who was till now the one and only Modi.

Let us talk something else before the diffuse the tension while the NIA covertly probes the hell out my IP address.

Now presenting with some fresh déjà vu – presenting a blast from the (not so long ago) past comes J.K. (the one and only) Rowling.

As the dark forces around the world rises in forms if IS and ISIS , so naturally J.K too is threatening to unleash her fandoms with yet another Hairy Paattar and the Cursed Child  (or was it the Chosen Child?) in the format of a play. This after having already threatened us with a spinoff movie based on Harry’s – wait for it-Hogwarts textbook starring and consequently providing employment with retirement benefits of being harassed by fans, to yet another generation of British actors and actresses.

Now for real –THE WORLD wants to know- J.K why you no just write the damned eighth book already?

 

Seems to me, that this week, both my fellow country men and women are aspiring to reach new heights. Quite literally in case of mountainous 7’2’’ Satnam Singh Bhamra sending the media into a tizzy freakout, laced with the heady drug of accomplishment of one another Amreekan dream. Even if it means running wild with flaling arms between loops and missing ghar ka khana. The whole country wants to know how a buffalo grazing teen with crazy growth hormones bagged a Dallas Mavericks deal. This young dude is from a small Punjabi village Ballo ke .Yeah, for real. Punjabis officially…

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