When Family Says Sorry

On Monday, Sonia offered to resign. Owning responsibility for the worst-ever performance

Published: 20th May 2014 08:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th May 2014 08:28 AM   |  A+A-


BANGALORE: On Monday, Sonia offered to resign. Owning responsibility for the worst-ever performance of the Congress. I did it, sorry. So what did the august gathering of party elders say? Perish the thought. You may have flunked your exams, but that doesn’t mean you’ve failed, okay? And Rahul baba? It is true he led us down this dark alley, but poor thing. He is just taking baby steps, and you know whose son, grandson, great grandson he is. No way we are going to cane him. Baba, give us a dimpled smile and go sit in mom’s lapse.

So that’s how it goes. You expect the Congress to do Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark? Or Revolver Rani without Kangana Ranaut? (Not fair to compare Sonia to Ranaut? Theek hai, how about Kangana Hit Wicket?). What fun would Chennai Express be without Deepika Padukone?

You know the drift. Imagine referring to Digvijay Singh or Rajiv Shukla or Shashi Tharoor as ‘high command’. Their colleagues would die laughing. The party is over. Chalo, chalo, go home.

Time for Goodbye

Elections are serious business, and the media report all the action at a feverish pitch. For two months, this column has offered an alternative, goggle-eyed view of the battle for Delhi. It has taken swipes at a full range of characters on the political stage.

Full Drama with Ayyo Rama has relied heavily on wordplay to deliver its punches. Grateful thanks are due to colleagues who put up with the delays and readers who enjoyed the clowning and responded with appreciation and sharp witticisms of their own.

As a new government assumes power, there’s optimism in the air. Enjoy it. Before hope gives way to soap.

 — S R Ramakrishna


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