If Big Brother’s been watching over us wayward citizens in Bangalore, can he but not make an appearance in Chennai?
Though I’m not doing much of any of the two, I am still wondering â€œWhat next?â€
Imagine, feeling like a criminal because you kissed your husband/boyfriend on the dance floor? Or that you were caught dancing at a club? Caught dancing? Cheee!
Welcome to Chennai and Bangalore. South India’s most happening cities…
I am thinking of what our creative Big Brothers will think of:
– A law that orders us to eat only INDIAN food at restaurants (i.e. if they don’t pass a law before that banning eating in restaurants altogether so people start cooking at home and spending more time in their well done-up kitchens).
– Or one that does not allow you to hold bf/gf/hubby’s hand while walking in public places (Though more men will get affected by this! Have you noticed the number of men who hold hands?!). However, I digress. Make sure you walk at least 10 metres away from the person you’re with. This will of course, make it impossible to walk in a place like Forum or Garuda. Eventually, people will stop flocking there. And then the places will become peaceful and empty. What a brilliant idea! I think BB is onto something here.
– Or one that will put sensors in our houses so we are back and in bed by 8.30. Good model citizens, upholding Indian culture, I say. Watch television. Oops sorry, cablewallah on strike, but I am sure you’ll find another more productive occupation. NO, not that though!
– Or one that says you can only make babies on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays. Actually, make that Thurdays and Sundays only. (This might also actually bring down our population drastically 😉 Though, as a result of keeping everyone home (no kissing, no dancing, no eating, no walking around holding hands) people might just stay at home all the time being good Indian citizens and cleaning their cupboards (anything but THAT, folks!). What a scary thought, that.
I am really wondering if any of these smart folk passing these very smart laws are watching music television these days? I am not sure some of those moves are legalâ€¦
So, my fellow citizens in Chennai and Bangalore, get your act together. Stop kissing, dancing and indulging in other such â€˜un-Indian’ activities and stick to what you do best. Making India the world’s most populated country of the world in the next 10 years.
Forget the streets and infrastructure going to the dogs. Forget flyovers which take THREE to FOUR years to build (and contractors who run away). Forget the road before my freaking house, which has been under repair for the last nine months (while people have delivered millions of babies!).
Forget the fact that it takes the united force of the Big Brothers a total of 15 years, thousands of panel discussions, and several government changes to decide what kind of a mass public system the city needs. Meanwhile, watch the city disintegrating before your very eyes. It’s harder and harder to get to work (or get anywhere for that matter). But don’t worry about these or any other insignificant matters of life. Law and order issues? No problems! This is India after all. Everything take time, no?
What is important, model Indian citizens is that you don’t kiss and dance. That is the bottom line of all that is IMPORTANT and CRUCIAL to being good citizens. So fellow bloggers (and whoever’s reading this) get your lips off your neighbour, husband, wife or wherever they are planted and your legs off the dance floor, please. In fact, don’t even try doing a jig in the bathroom.
Be scared, be very scared. You never know where they’re tracking you nowâ€¦