Incredible India 43: Flowers are So Passé in India

(For SI blog reader VJcool)

Where have all the flowers gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the flowers gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the flowers gone?
Young girls picked them every one
When will they ever learn?

American folksinger and song-writer Pete Seeger: “Where have all the flowers gone?”

In Incredible India, you don’t say it with flowers anymore.

So yesteryear. So uncool.

Marigold, Champa, Jasmine and Rose – who cares for them anymore in India?

Flowers are out. Their stench is unbearable.

And currency notes are in. Ah, what a sweet smell these crisp notes spread all around them!

Even India’s esteemed netas are now eschewing malodorous flowers for fragrant currency notes.

Take for instance, Mayawati a.k.a Maya behn, our beloved Maharani Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Bahujan Samaj Party leader.

On Monday to celebrate 25 years of the BSP and the 76th birthday of its late founder Kanshi Ram at the Ramabai Ambedkar maidan in Lucknow, Maya behn was honored by her supporters with a garland of flowers Rs 1,000 notes.

Hey, we can smell the fragrance of the currency even here across the ocean.

Her Royal Highness Mayawati
(Photo: UP Govt. web site)

Not for our Maya behn Rs 100 or lesser denomination notes or God forbid the coins that lesser leaders are weighed in not so infrequently in the various corners of Incredible India.

Must be Rs 1,000 notes.

No less for a worthy leader of Maya behn’s statuesque stature.

Estimates of the currency value in the non-flower garland range from Rs 2 crore to Rs 5 crore.

Devi Darshan
Like a Goddess, Mayawati descended from the skies at the venue in a helicopter.

Alas, that these old eyes were not so blessed to partake of the devi darshan!

N.B.: Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government has ordered an inquiry to identify the ‘mischievous elements’ behind the swarm of honey bees that appeared at the Rs 1,000 garland function.

Hey, what was that noise?

Ah, ignore it.

Tis’ just the poor, bereaved families of the recent Hindu temple disaster in Uttar Pradesh wailing Mera Bharat Mahaan.

6 Responses to "Incredible India 43: Flowers are So Passé in India"

  1. Aswin_Kini   March 16, 2010 at 10:44 am

    The person you have written above is a classic example of what our “Reservation for Masses” and Secular Classes can do to a country?

    When you select a person as a leader purely because of their caste/background, this is what you get!

    Mere Bharat Mahaan!!!

    Now, where is that person who kept polambifying about Minorities not getting freedom of speech/rights in India??????? Responds:

    1. Well, our janta have repeatedly voted for this neta.

    2. You write: When you select a person as a leader purely because of their caste/background, this is what you get!

    She was elected leader not appointed leader based on reservation, mind you.

  2. sganeshkumar1989   March 16, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Mayawati has scaled a new peak of insensitivity! :X 🙁 Responds:

    Maya behn is the face of Indian power. 🙁

  3. iamsumu   March 16, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Democracy is rule by idiots, for idiots, of idiots. (Yup the majority is idiots).
    The rationale of Indian freedom was a great idea to escape British slavery. But to replace it with the gigantic corrupt sloth that is the Indian democracy (or rule of majority) is a shame. It only leads to leaders like Korangu-wati and her 10000000Rs. garland or Korangu-nidhi with his multi crore secretariat. (Monkeys might sue me for defamation) Responds:

    You write: Democracy is rule by idiots, for idiots, of idiots. (Yup the majority is idiots).

    In our ever not-so-humble opinion, the only form of govt suitable for humans is Plato’s vision of Philosopher-Kings.

  4. shiva84   March 17, 2010 at 1:59 am

    This arrogant lady wants to become pm of india. Responds:

    Well, Abhishek Bachchan, Ajith, Priyanka Chopra and Trisha want to become actors!

    Ambitions has always run high among the least talented in India.

  5. vjcool   March 17, 2010 at 8:00 am

    there’s been a followup

    hope they just round them up and had them sent to the asylum.. too many loose nuts in our midst. Responds:

    Read the piece in the above link.

    Bravo. Way to go!

  6. racer44   March 17, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Well, while you are on this one, you might also want to take a look at another piece of mayawati-related news that has been generating a bit of buzz, literally 🙂 Responds:

    We made a brief reference to the bees toward the end of the above post.

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