Friday, August 9, 2013

Sherry On Top



Everyone is clamoring for their favorite Prime Minister nominee. Shatrughan wants Nitish, Akhilesh wants Mulayam, Rajnath wants Modi, Derek wants Mamta, Digvijay wants Rahul, Rahul wants Digvijay, and in the event of a fractured mandate, we could end up with a dynamic Deve Gowda or a suave Shibu Soren as our Prime Minister.

Since everyone has favorites, here are my two cents. I suggest the name of forty-nine year young Navjoke Singh Sidhu. Why Sidhu?

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Stick with me and I will tell you why.

Cometh the hour, cometh the laughter. I am guided by ideas that reflect my personality. Being of incurably funny nature, Sidhu is my nominee because his dour and uncommunicative predecessor has done nothing to make me laugh. Ask any girl “What do you want in your man?” The likely answer is, “A good sense of humor.” When the ultimate aim of human life is to be happy, Sidhu is the ideal candidate for leading a gloomy nation. So what’s as obvious as Akhilesh’s nose to me cannot be lost on my fellow citizens? End result? With Sidhu as our PM, the guy with a cheesy grin (read Diggy) will not know what hit him.

“Khatak.”

Motivator par excellence. In case of any threat from pesky neighbors, our Prime Minister’s motivational fusillade will create a firestorm. Familiar with his aggressive streak, we know that a volley of his inspirational quotes will motivate our forces. Haven’t you heard him say, “When you choose to live like a Tiger in a jungle, you can't afford to be humble?

Simply Sidhu. Sportsmen are great leaders. Cricketer Imran Khan, Olympic medalist Sebastian Coe and African footballer George Weah have shown that professional sport is the perfect training ground for politics. As a sportsperson, Sidhu knows how to play fair. God knows, our country needs accountability. Sidhu will bring accountability because there is no blame game in sports. It is a measure of Sidhu’s versatility that both Arnab and Rajdeep give him due respect. For someone who has Arnab’s respect has inherent attributes of Superman, Spiderman and Phantom, rolled in one.

Eloquence at its Best. Given Sherry Pa ji’s phenomenal ‘tongue cum lung’ power, we will finally have a Prime Minister who can match Obama’s oratory. His verbal arsenal is so potent that you want to shake the person next to you and say, “Look, this is what leadership is all about - quotes, votes and jokes.” Yes, he is that good! Cricket fans were glued to the IPL more for Sidhu’s ding-dong than any cheer girl’s boogey-woogey, or Sreesanth’s hanky-panky. So what if he was sacked from ESPN for swearing on air? “Nobody travels on the road to success without a puncture or two.”

I can sense some tut-tutting at my suggestion. “Some are as confused as a baby in a topless bar. But my suggestion is as innocent as a freshly laid egg.” Enough of starched khadi and Nehru caps. Time for fluorescent turbans, neon ties, black suits and unbridled laughter.   

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained. And venture belongs to the adventurous,” says Sherry. Thoko Taali. 
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    1. Hai na? I knew you would love the idea.

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  2. Hehe I actually find him quite hilarious. At least with this PM, we will have no trouble in getting sound bites. The problem will be in getting him to shut up! And with his Sard violence, he will at least beat up the other person if he cannot make policy changes. Siddhuisms are my favorite. Thoko taali indeed :). A fun ride this post!

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    1. The man can be very irritating at times, but fun nevertheless.

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  3. Not a bad idea indeed....I remember the way he handled ppl at Big Boss!!

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  4. Alka, this is too hilarious. Frankly speaking he gets on my nerves. I will probably switch off the T.V whenever he appears.

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    1. Oh yes he does. Hence this ode to his great persona.

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  5. Hahaha! Now that was a fun post and almost made me think Sidhu deserved the post more than Rajnikant :) And THAT is saying a lot.

    And after a bout of Sidhu, MMS may come as a welcome breath of peace :)

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    1. Ha ha. After a bout of Sherry, even MMS looks a shade better.True.
      Thanks.

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  6. You are fabulous Darling Alka! This is the cleverest funniest and most sensible thing I have read anywhere in a long long time. Jug Suraiya - Bachi Kakaria and the like must come here and see what glorious two cents your stupendous brain has to offer to our woe-ridden nation. Or maybe call in 37 questions Goswami, maybe he'll bully some people and get Sidhu a ticket, because I think you've made quite the case! I'm all up for the Mr.Sherry if my two cents are worth anything. Scouts honor!

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    1. Glad you liked it.
      Thanks dear. It means a lot.

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  7. Alka your post is brings a pleasant rhetoric on today's political hulla gulla. Enjoyed reading it. My candidate for the post is Jaspal Bhatti. Ha,ha.ha.

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    1. Unfortunately Jaspal is no more. Glad you enjoyed it. I was missing your presence on my blog.
      Hope all is well.

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  8. I listen to Hindi commentaries only because of him. His punches are so funny yet meaningful. I'll vote for him :)

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    1. Good. He has two votes from two intelligent writers. We can be the change that we wish yo see. Bolo Sidhu Pa ji ki Jai.

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  9. LMAO, Alka! So many gems in this post.

    My favourites -
    Look, this is what leadership is all about - quotes, votes and jokes. and
    For someone who has Arnab’s respect has inherent attributes of Superman, Spiderman and Phantom, rolled in one.

    Still laughing.

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    1. Oh, and sharing it on Twitter :D

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    2. My day is made. Going to the parlor.
      Muah.

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  10. "Thoko Taali." - Simply superb. I agree with your choice 100 per cent.

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    1. Thank you dear. Glad you agree. The man is so irritatingly charismatic that one can't help but agree.
      Rock Dehradun.

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  11. Ha Ha. Good choice. Given the joke India has been evolving into over the 60 years, we may as well go the full mile and have a joker as our PM.

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    1. Yep, it is time to make merry with Sherry.

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  12. After reading you post I seriously would want to vote for him. He might not save the nation but we can atleast expect a good laughter every now and then! loved all your reasons :D

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    1. Thanks Sarah. Time to make merry with Sherry.

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  13. You have swayed me in favour of casting my vote for Sidhu, if and when he files his nomination :)

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  14. I find Sidhu extremely irritating. I usually switch channels when he makes an appearance. But I think we deserve him as a PM. Banana republics deserves their Jokers. :)

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    1. Irritating is a mild word for the kind of emotion he evokes.

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  15. A mute PM being replaced by someone who can't keep it shut :P

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    1. His over the top reactions will be a pleasant change after a decade of silence.

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  16. I second your proposal.At least we will have some one who wont stop talking,while we now have someone who doesnt start talking

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    1. My heart goes out for his near and dear ones.

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  17. Maza aa gaya. :-D. i agree most with the last two points and I loved thesarcasm in the line "Look, this is what leadership is all about - quotes, votes and jokes".

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    1. Thanks Stuti. Glad you liked it.

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    2. Ha ha.. I have always admired Siddhu for his witty sense of humour.. The way he comes up with a different motivational quote each time relevant to the topic being discussed.. But never thought of him as the prime minister of our country ever.. . I think I need to give it a thought.. Nice post. And once again He is back on a show on colors.. Had really missed him long time..

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  18. Congratulations Alka! Your blog won an award at IBAwards 2013

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  19. Great choice! We can then have a good debate between him and Narendra Modi!
    And congrats for the IndiBlogger Award! Keep up the good work!

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  20. Interesting choice for PM. And all the points you have given do strengthen hi case/
    But....but isn't there a possibility that he would start laughing raucously and boisterously during the speeches of other world leaders.
    Bah! Anyway, just....Thoko Taali!

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    1. Laugh and the world laughs with you. For all we know Obama will share a few quotes and jokes with Paa ji.

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  21. *Claps* I am sure, I will address him as Navjoke from now onwards. It was a fun read.

    And, congratulations once again on the IBA2013 win. :)

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  22. I am a fan of Sidhu. Some people may complain but I am amazed by the way he can talk non stop about anything, his choice of words and his speaking style. Very nice :-)

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    1. Good, then you should be happy with my choice for PM.
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  23. Brilliant read as usual...what an angle madamji!! Sherry paaji for PM 3 Cheers!!

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    1. Such is the charisma of Paaji that we all agree.

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  24. hahhahh! A standing ovation for this resounding endorsement!
    Btw, do you know how difficult it is to write a comment and laugh like Archana Puran Singh both at the same time?? :D

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  25. Hehe nice one indeed. And I'm sure none would ask PM to answer their questions when he is there :D
    To Thoko Taalee

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