March 31, 2009

Or obstructing the field?

Several days without net and phone access, refreshing in so many ways. Those ways even have labels: pied kingfisher, rhinoceros, village market, Bengal florican, paddy field, porcupine, border crossing ...

I'll have some more reactions and thoughts anon, I'm sure.

Getting there, we flew Kingfisher Red. To my horror, their inflight magazine is Cine Blitz. I mean, I can understand saving on the production of yet another glossy magazine, of tying up with an existing one. But this one?

Of course I pored over it. Had a feature on someone by name Kangana Ranaut. Naturally I wondered if she has a cousin or some such by name Kangana Hitwicket. Or Kangana Lbw. Or Kangana Outhandledtheball.

Or suppose she plays the game, and is walking out to bat. Pavilion announcer announces, "And now, we have ... Kangana Ranaut!" Does Kangana turn around and return to the pavilion, dismayed at being declared out?

The possibilities, you see, are endless.

10 comments:

Chetan said...

:) that certainly made me smile

km said...

Kangana Hitwicket

Dilip, you were clearly pun-deprived without the net and phone access :)

Aditya said...

Back in the late 90s when Afridi used to be a scare for the opposition and we used to listen to Hindi commentary on All India Radio, confusion prevailed when he got out - at least on two occurrences. It must be one of his towering shots coming out of the edge of the bat while the fielders below fancied their chances before getting blacked out by the glare above -- and with the radio commentator shouting, "Aur yeh... shahid afridi out ho gaye hein"; In those moments of madness we, surrounding the radio, wondered if it was "shaayad" or "shahid"...

Anonymous said...

Once Taliban overruns India, there will be no Cineblitz and Kangana Ranaut will be wearing a burqa.

Anonymous said...

>> Ranaut will be wearing a bra.

Dosen't she wear bra now??

Dilip D'Souza said...

Dosen't she wear bra now??

Anony-mouses certainly manage to come up with some intriguing and pertinent queries.

Anonymous said...

I am surprised no one took the bait for Kangana Timedout. Nor did anyone take up a bat with the name of Kanganana Notout. (clearly people have other things on their minds!)

Anonymous said...

....and when the Taliban overruns India mate, Kangana will start wearing a burqa...relief for her from the ogling eyes of the public and relief for the public for having to put up with the nonsense of her like...Oh, I just can't wait for the arrival of Taliban. Will they be late?...like our politicos

Sidhusaaheb said...

Seems like Anonymous is preparing sweets and garlands to welcome the Taliban, in addition to quaking in his/her boots!

:D

BTW, that was a good one you picked!

Anonymous said...

Sidhusaheb...yes Taliban are at the gates...

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/jk-cops-warn-of-taliban-attack-during-polls/89491-37.html

Perhaps we should send your braveness to negotiate wtih them...