Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Its Boo time folks

Indians have finally come of age. Booing is cool. Mumbaikars (or is it Mumbhaiyas after the influx that never stops) have desecerated their god . Tendulkar was given a standing 'boo'vation after scoring just 1 run when the junta had turned up to watch an innings they would cherish, paddle sweeps notwithstanding. Is this the coming of age of the Indian audience or is it that Tendlya was a soft target only time will tell.
I think we as a nation need more booing across spheres. Let me make a list of my favourite boo spots would be.
1. Femina Miss India contest: Oh my God. With every passing year , the answers get more trite and self conscious. There should be a Boo meter to rank the 25 contestants all aspiring to shed their clothes in the Bollywood movie they can lay their hands on after the contest. Words like world peace , Mother Teresa, poverty , upliftment would significantly amplify the Boo meter.
2. Movie premieres : You know yeh movie kaafi hatke hai. It has 5 songs , 2 fights and 3 emotional scenes. Nowadays movie makers have also taken marketing lessons and make statements like "its all about loving their parents". So the boos should be amplified for movie makers who over intellectualize their mundane offerings like Karan Johar and Mahesh Bhatt. We also have marketing heads of studios like Yashraj who praise their Hum Tum cartoons in every interview related to marketing of movies claiming it to be the biggest invention after sliced bread. Give us a break guys. Jo chal gaya wo bik gaya.
3. Equity whiz analysts on CNBC: Blame it on the roaring sensex and the race to find the bigger fool who would continue investing in stocks. As the PEs heat up, the stories to justify them turn more convoluted.
CNBC : So Mr . All Lick Share dalal, where do you think the Sensex is headed.
Mr. ALSD: I think the Sensex could either move up or down or stay flat at these levels.
CNBC: What stocks would you recommend
Mr. ALSD: We are bullish on the capital goods and construction sector. They would benefit from the economic growth.
CNBC: Arent valuations are stretched ?
Mr. ALSD: Well they are , but there is new liquidity in the market which keeps chasing these stocks.
Boo boo for both CNBC and ALSD for carrying on the triteness.
4. Shekhar Suman and Sajid Khan: When will we as a country overgrow them ?
I am sure we as a country are very under-booed. We dont have the equivalent of the Razzies or the years Worst or Rotten Tomatoes etc. There should be a boo-meter on TV channels where people can vote through SMS when somebody is crapping eloquently. Please feel free to make additions to the boo- spots. Boo.....


At 5:17 AM, Blogger Shivaji said...

What about Sidhu..why not boo him everytime he gives an analogy...

At 2:24 PM, Blogger Parth said...

I read an article somewhere that mentioned that Miss Indias have outgrown aspiring to be Mother Teresa's, at least in their answers. If that is true, it makes sense. I wish they could give it a break for a few years. We can't handle so many new Bollywood bimbettes. But then, what will happen to the Miss Dombivali contest? Oh well.

At 11:26 PM, Blogger shikha said...


I think that we as Indians
1.dont know how laugh at ourselves

2.are too busy doing our own things,who cares about what the next person is doing..."the mera kya jata hai attitude."


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