Sunday, October 31, 2010

Relationships Redefined


In Congress there's a new kinship equation,
So logic dictates
That a wife's not a mate,
When Mammon* commands fervent adulation.
 *Riches; wealth; the god of riches

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Minor-League Courtiers

Before the Monarch, The Almighty Potentate, 
Their minds Lilliputian, 
Appointed for diminution,
"They also serve who only stand and wait."

Inspired by  C.L. Manoj's column "Congress' Lilliputian satraps" in the Economic Times

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Medieval Maoist

A revolutionary on the make,
"Sickular" Roy has ideas to bake,
In a Maoist stew,
Stir a Taliban brew,
Is she dotty or a certified fruitcake?

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Figures and The Figurehead

Food inflation's stubbornly high,
At sixteen percent figures don't lie,
The poor are dazed, 
The PM's unfazed, 
Because he's a figurehead, that's why.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Anarchy in the Assembly


The bribe was twenty five crores, 
So the MLAs* slugged, 
And behaved like thugs, 
In the Assembly, it was civil war.

*Members of the Legislative Assembly (Karnataka)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Terms of Endearment

If an Indian woman has you transfixed,
Don't kiss her say the Tourism hicks,
If you are really keen,
Find and kiss a beauty queen,
As for the rest, play safe, discuss politics! 
(Travel advisory to visitors to The Commonwealth Games)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Compliant Cringing Networks

Over Rahul, the media does drool,
Treating the public like twits and fools,
The sycophancy's crass,
On news channels en masse,
Perpetuating feudal rule.