Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Politics and more.....

Am not someone who keeps up with politics and am usually just impressed with myself if I can guess the vice president's name correctly. Shameful I know.....

But yesterday with all the hype built around the confidence motion, I actually got hooked on to it and watched the drama unfold at least the last couple of hours of the vote!!!

It's amazing how out of place all the celebs like Govinda and Sidhu looked in the whole situation...and it felt so good to see young faces in the lot! My mum even told me how many ministers had come out of jail just for this voting. What a country huh! Totally love it!

Aaj Tak was having a ball with all this drama. Their headlines read "Aage kya hoga Rama Re" when the counting was in progress (I for one seem to have heard that song after a zillion years!) and then "Singh is King" when Manmohan Singh won!!! Good God!!! Who is their....scriptwriter!!!

On a side note....Rahul Gandhi is so cute! :) :) :)

22 comments:

Daroga said...

It reminds me of the General Elections in 1996 and 1998, when I used to religiously follow the exit poll, the analysis and the trends. Those were the days before cable TV hit my home. Aaj Tak and Zee News are the crappiest of the lot.

gunj said...

i swear i loved Rahul's speech! he looked darn cute!:)

Cuckoo said...
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Cuckoo said...

Rahul looked so outta place when he made the speech. But yes, he IS CUTE! I watched TimesNow and they were bad too! As was NDTV in fact. I think the one person who looked totally in place was Laloo with his smart a$$ comments as usual. Good Fun!

Now I have another reason never to criticize american politics. Ever.

Solitaire said...

Why is everyone writing about politics?

antithesis said...

I just loved rahul and his speech...laloo was too gud with his witty comments.....but the whole thing was like washing your dirty linen in public
After watching the thing I realised ekta kapoor can take a lot of tips from this for her saas bahu serials......

Anshul said...

how could you suggest Jaane Tu to anyone?
such a rubbish movie!

Ye manzilen !! said...

Good stuff.....

Anurag said...

i havent heard rahul gandhi...but then other than mahatma gandhi...i kinda dislike all the other gandhis :o)
i am biased against them...

Nisha said...

i was rolling when i saw the picture of manmohan singh on the singh is king poster,...really creative!!

Maya said...

hahahaha I didn't see this but the idea of using "Singh is King" is hilarious..Aaj Tak is such a joke

Candid Confessions said...

I know.. So did I! Never do I follow politics upfront, but this was quite a crowd drawer, wasn't it! And hell yeah, Rahul Gandhi is cute!

Anonymous said...

hmmm.. i wud shamefully need to google or wiki the vice president's name..
and with that confession i shall remain anonymous... thank gawd u never took away the right to pass anonymous comments on ur page... though even with that cover i still think u wud know who i am .. :(

Zee said...

daroga....ya even i remember vinod dua and pranoy roy hosting all those shows on elections :)

gunj...same pinch!

cuckoo...lalu yadav is soooo entertaining!

solitaire...err...hottest topic around that time?

antithesis...totally...it was like watching a soap...washing dirty linen....what a saying!

anshul....u just lost 100 points in my eyes!

manzalein...thanks

anurag....hmmmm

nisha....shit! i missed that! :):):)

maya...it's a 24 hour comedy channel!

candid.... again...same pinch!

anonymous....there;s a reason u're my best friend! :)

Anonymous said...

you arent even the kind to read the newspaper! now thats a shocker!
me
:)

Still Searching said...

Oh yeah! Rahul Gandhi is the reason I named my brother Rahul - and my bro despises me for it!!

Ekta said...

well ya...am so glad they won....and although I missed rahuls'speak am told it was fantastic!
Hoping for better times!

CM-Chap said...

Ha Ha.. Seems that Rahul Gandhi has garnered one more fan for himself...

nutty said...

zzzzzzzzeeeeeeeeeeee!! not rahul gandhi ya! ugh! he looks like such a wimp!

nutty said...

just youtube'd the speech and saw the first 3 mintues ... LOL .. abs drama! was damn funny!

as for Rahul Gandhi's oratory skills ... whats with the 5 seconds pause after every 3rd word? I mean he has it written down in front of him!! he can't read .. or what?

sorry .. gave up after that :P

mathew said...

Hey.what was the big deal..wasnt that a routine day in office for them!!;-D

sigh..our beloved parliment..what has it become to be..

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