Nuggets and Aphorisms
Food for thought. These first appeared in Amit Varma's blog, India Uncut
Monday, August 07, 2006
Smug, arrogant, insane
The devotees of the party in power are smug and arrogant. The devotees of the party out of power are insane.Jane's Law, as blogged by Megan McArdle (who blogs as Jane Galt) here.
In an Indian context, the Left plays the unique double-role of acting as both the party in power -- propping up the UPA government -- and the opposition -- in opposing most of the government's policies that promote economic freedom. So does that make them smug, arrogant and insane? I wouldn't argue with that.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
From PHALLIC to italic
ONCE I LIVED IN CAPITALS,Roger McGough, the British poet who was a favourite of mine in my PHALLIC college days, but who I now, in my cynical Italic way, find somewhat gimmicky. Still, fun has to come, that's all, and his Collected Poems has plenty of it.
MY LIFE INTENSELY PHALLIC,
but now I'm sadly lowercase,
with the occasional italic.
(I was reminded of this poem by this post of Gaurav's. Fugger. People make me do push-ups for punishment when I crack jokes like that. Run around Lokhandwala four times. Sing Robindro Shongeet backwards. And so on.)