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A THANKSGIVING CRYSTAL OF CANDY: SINGH TO ALEXANDER
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SINGH TO ALEXANDER:  A THANKSGIVING ALL-PIN!
 
BEARING A GIFT OF A CANDY CRYSTAL GLAZING!

Sometimes you wonder how things happen so forkingly fortuitously.

Reading Dr. P C ALEXANDER'S MYTH ABOUT THE MANDATE D.C. dated 27th may 2004,  it is surprising how this man so central to the making of the man at the centre of the gathering storm of enormous support is so peripheral to the events that are taking place today.

Recently it was revealed that when SHRI P V NARASIMHA RAO was carving out his CABINET and yes he DID IT HIMSELF,  he was reported to have asked the FORMER PRINCIPAL SECREATARY TO SO MANY PRIME MINISTERS OF INDIA from the  SAME FAMILY who would be the best for the job of turning INDIAN ECONOMY around from the morass it was sunk into with even her SPOTLESS SPECKLESS GOLD TOOK UMBRAGE AT THIS RANK OUTRAGE and left off in a STEAMER to suffer AND SERVE AS a COLLATERAL in some LONDON VAULTS.

And it is reported recently,  that DR. P C ALEXANDER suggested two names to NARSING and the latter chose MANMOHAN SINGH over the other by now long forgotten whoever was the other.

And this PERFECT GENT who has failed to displease THE EASILY ROUSABLE MARATA,  BAL THACKARAY to make a caricature and a mimicry model of anyone and everyone he finds hitting his IRE BUTTON a-WRY, found him to be a perfect gent and fit to be wept over [almost] when he wasn't being made VICE PRESIDENT!

And I might add that DR P C ALEXANDER would also make it a PERFECT TEN on the BALANCE BEAM  [so do you hear that NADIA COMANECI you got competition over here?] in the way he writes such polite perfect prose that says nothing about nothing with such ELAN and so ELEGANTLY!

IT ABSOLUTELY HURTS NO ONE AND IS A BALANCING BEAM ACT OF PERFECT TEN PROPORTIONS except it perked up my interest today to read MYTH ABOUT THE MANDATE which did say SOMETHING SO ABSOLUTELY RELEVANT even as it did THE BALANCE BEAM act take on a PERFECT TEN pitch,  but it was a marked departure from his previous pieces and I WAS DELIGHTED!

MAYBE CIVIL SORTS DO HAVE AN OPINION and A TAKE,  AFTER ALL!
 
IF NOT A PERFECT SLANT LIKE THE TOWER OF PISA OR NOW THE EIFFEL TOWER!!!

Which interested me no end because recently ANOTHER FASCINATING TAKE quite took my torpor away!  DR M S GILL the former CHIEF ELECTION COMMISSIONER suggested in a review of a write-up of a book written by another CIVIL SERVANT that CIVIL SERVANTS never open they mouths because they are always expecting to called back to the SERVICE OF THE NATION!

and pronto!

BOY A BOY BEFORE YOU COULD SAY:

'SURDIE!  SURDIE!
JALDI!  JALDI!'

His own destiny jaldi badli!

He was handed a seat in THE HOUSE OF THE ELDERS on a platter!

WONDER WHY?

AND WONDER EVEN MORE WHY HE TOOK IT?

LOWERING THE HIGH OFFICE HE FORMERLY ADORNED.

Which is what you wonder about DR P C ALEXANDER SITTING IN THE HOUSE OF THE ELDERS, ALONG WITH ALL THE POLITICAL REJECT KA MAAL WHO COME BACK AFTER SECONDS-SALES TO OCCUPY THESE BARTERED SEATS!

MORE'S THE MORES THE PITY!

So in that review of B C DESHMUKH DR M S GILL throws an piece of bone of attention if not contention toward DR P C ALEXANDER to write up his memoirs.  It would be interesting he said.

AYE!  BEFORE YOU COULD SAY:

'SURDIE!  SURDIE!
JALDI!  JALDI!'

His own destiny jaldi badli!

He was handed a seat in THE HOUSE OF THE ELDERS on a platter!

WONDER WHY?

But what we must wonder why in INDIA we never have the KISSINGER PAPERS on which he sat for thirty years but are now available to the public domain are never made by our own babulog?

DR P C ALEXANDER MUST MAN HIS PAPERS but before that he must air his memoirs onto a paper and keep the papers in a safe vault because they are any number of raddi stealing kleptos stealthily sneaking around!

When one read about someone stealing the first hundred and thirty or less pages of a SYDNEY SHELDON's bestseller in the writing,  one sniggered:,  'WHO'd want that?'  FAMOUS FATUOUS FABLED WORDS!

FAST RETREATED WHEN TREATED TO THE SAME TREATMENT AND EPISODE.

CHAPTER AND WORSE!

So DR P  C ALEXANDER you have such a felicity and facility for putting into words what went on IN THE INNER ANNALS OF INDIA GOVERNING HERSELF THAT YOU MUST PUT INTO WORDS!

TRUTHFULLY! TRUTHFULLY!

NOT A BALANCE BEAM PERFECT TEN ACT THAT YOU ARE SO PERFECTLY CAPABLE OF BUT MUCH MUCH MORE!

LIKE YOU DONE IN THE MYTH ABOUT THE MANDATE TODAY!

TIME IS THE IRRECONSILABLE ENEMY OF EVERY ONE!
YOU MUST MAKE FRIENDS WITH HER FORKING PATH!

SO SPEAK UP BUT HOLD IT IF YOU WANT IT!

And that brings us to what brought this on:

DR MANMOHAN SINGH WHO WOULD NOT HAVE BECOME PRIME MINISTER ONE FINE DAY IF ONE FINE DAY MARASIMHA RAO WHO WAS himself pitckforked to the prime kursi following the tragic assasination of SHRI RAJIV GANDHI who was INDIA'S MOST UNLIKELY PRIME MINISTER who won a massive mandate and squandered most of it massively away till THE GIANI was also reported to have been drawn into issuing a private warning,  and there is nary a word of it in public domain or is likely to be unless honourable close-lips open up the closed chapters of the pinned papered overs!

Which brings us to the basic CHARACTER OF CIVIL SERVANTS who are like ALL-PURPOSE PINS serving any number of VALUABLE PAPERS but only manage only to PIN THEM TOGETHER SO NOBODY CAN EVER HAVE A LOOK IN!

Which brings one to the fact of the matter that in the list of thank yous we have been hearing from OUR MAN in the midst of the gathering storm of garnering support behind a selected mandate,  we haven't heard of DR P C ALEXANDER BEING THANKED EVEN ONCE!

SO HERE'S A REMINDER:

BEFORE YOU CAN SAY:

'SURDIE!  SURDIE!
JALDI!  JALDI!'

Bear a THANKSGIVING GIFT TO DR P C ALEXANDER!

Carry a CRYSTAL OF CANDI which is called MISRI in our LINGO and MOOH MEETA KARO!

FROM ONE ALL PIN TO THE OTHER:

SAY THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And that reminds me of how DR P C ALEXANDER wrote another piece of perfectly pitched prose only it wasn't e'er so polite to MR. J M LYNGDOH.

In this ALEXANDER BERATES LYNGDOH PUBLICLY
FOR RIPPING INTO A DISTRICT COLLECTOR IN GUJARAT 'PUBLICLY'
[Post riots:  AND ON TELLY!!!!!!!!!!!!}
calling him HORROR OF HORRORS: A JOKER!
AND HORROR OF HORRENDOUS HORRORS:  NOT SEEING THE ERROR OF HIS WAYS
AND REPENTING FOR THAT LAPSE AT A LATTER DATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Heaving a heavy sigh of GOOD HEAVENS MY GOODNESS GRACELESS ME!

One was left wondering if at eight-five DR P C ALEXANDER can pull himself up to his full standing height and call himself a senior of THE SERVING CHIEF ELECTION COMMISSIONER of INDIA then SHRI J M LYNGDOH who called himself to his full attention of duty in ticking off the NONCHALANT DISTRICT COLLECTOR to do his constitutional duty by not calling 'THIS SITUATION NORMAL' and no he was not GETTING INTO THE BOX FOR CONFESSIONALS AND BENEDICTION FOR SINS COMMITTED,  BECAUSE IT WAS SIMPLY A CASE OF HIM BEING A SENIOR PULLING UP A JUNIOR and so on,  and what with ALEXANDER A LONG RETIRED CIVIL SORT AT 85 BERATING A SOON TO BE RETIRED CEC nearing 65 who pulled up a maybe twenty something couldn't give two hoots or care two coots district collector,  we are left wondering:

WHEN DO THESE BOYS GROW UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Isn't it absolutely frightening and petrifying?

This RANK AND FILE.

THIS RANK AND FILE?

GET THE PUN AND THE DOUBLE ENTENDRE MEANING:

RANK AND FILE eh????????????????????


When do they ever grow up to be their own boys and beings answering to their own CONSCIENCES?

It is frightening and sobering.

With so many CIVIL SERVANTS AND EX-FOREIGN OFFICE FOGEYS in the seats manning the SECURITY OF THE NATION can we expect of them not to kow tow to some HIDDEN ORDER OF OBEY OBEDIENCE AND OBEISANCE and instead do their duty by their conscience?

OR WILL THEY FOREVER REMAIN:  IN  OR OUT OF OFFICE
OR CALLED BACK TO SERVE THE NATION:

ONLY AS ALL-PURPOSE PINS????????????????????

GOOD ENOUGH ONLY TO HOLD THE PAPERS TOGETHER
SO NOBODY CAN EVER GET A PEEK-IN
OR PLAY PEEK-A-BOO WITH?

WHO DARE NOT SAY:  BOO TO A GOOSE!

OR LET LOOSE A LOOSE CANON OF FREE VOICE?

VOICE THEIR OWN OPINION?

OR HAVE A DIFFERENT TAKE ON A GIVEN SITUATION?

OR HAVE A SLANT LIKE THE EIFFEL TOWER?

OR THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA?

HOW CAN WE EVER BE CERTAIN THAT THEY WILL NOT HEED HIERARCHY AND DO THEIR OWN DUTY BY DESTINY GIVEN ON A PLATTER?

This caste-system THIS CAST-IRON CLAD SYSTEM OF THE CIVIL SERVICE AND THEIR SENIORITY JUNIORITY IS WORSE THAN THE MANUVADI SYSTEM MAYAWATI IS  BLASTING TO SMITHEREENS IN THE COWBELT HEARTLAND.

IT MAKES YOUR HEART DROP A BEAT?

WHAT IF THE FOREIGN OFFICE EX-OFFICIALS INSIST ON PROTOCOL FIRST AND FOREMOST?

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE SECURITY IN THIS COUNTRY?

WHICH CAN CHANGE AT THE DROP OF AN ALL-PIN?

ISN'T IT FRIGHTENING.

I AM GLAD DR P  C ALEXANDER IS OPENING UP!
AND BEGINING TO SOUND LIKE HE IS TALKING.

COME DR ALEXANDER:  BITE!

THIS AIN'T A BAIT!

ONLY A CANDY CRYSTAL THAT MANMOHAN IS GIFTING AS THANKSGIVING.

ARE YOU GAME: TO BITE?

DROP THE HIERARCHY AND KEEP TALKING STRAIGHT AND NASTY.


THERE CAN BE NOTHING MORE NASTY
THAN THE TRUTH,
 SIMPLY TOLD.

LYNGDOH LET US HEAR NO LESS FROM YOUR OWN BOOK!

GET IT DOWN PAT AS IT COMES!

NO WAFFLING.

NO BALANCE BEAM ACTS OF PERFECT TENS!

THERE ARE ENOUGH GYMNASTS OUT THERE!

WHO WILL FALL OFF THEIR SEAMS IT SEEMS CERTAIN!

WITH THE TURN OF EVENTS.

BUT MANMOHAN SINGH DO SAY THANK YOU TO ALEXANDER AND BEAR HIM A CRYSTAL OF CANDY FOR HIS CRYSTAL GAZING CLARITY.

IT IS NO CHARITY THAT YOU ARE WHERE YOU ARE!

REMEMBER THAT FIRST AND LAST.

AND ALSO REMEMBER:
 TO BLAST THE CAST-IRON CLAD CASTE-HIERARCHY IN THE SYSTEM!

YOU'LL DO FINE!

KEEP FINE-TUNING

BUT:

JALDI!  JALDI!

SURDIE!  SURDIE!


AND READ UP:

THE GARDEN OF THE FORKING PATHS WHICH IS SO APT:

HERE'S AN EXTRACT FROM A SEARCH ON THE WEB:

'I know that of all problems, none disturbed him so greatly nor worked upon him so much as the abysmal problem of time. Now then, the latter is the only problem that does not figure in the pages of the Garden. He does not even use the word that signifies time. How do you explain this voluntary omission?

I proposed several solutions--all unsatisfactory. We discussed them. Finally, Stephen Albert said to me:

"In a riddle whose answer is chess, what is the only prohibited word?"

I thought a moment and replied, "The word chess."

"Precisely," said Albert. "The Garden of Forking Paths is an enormous riddle, or parable, whose theme is time; this recondite cause prohibits its mention. To omit a word always, to resort to inept metaphors and obvious periphrases, is perhaps the most emphatic way of stressing it. That is the tortuous method preferred, in each of the meanderings of his indefatigable novel, by the oblique Ts'ui PÍn.

 The Garden of Forking Paths

Jorge Luis Borges

For Victoria Ocampo.

 

Jayashree Pyedippala Vemulapalli

http://vaktantra.tripod.com

 

the unheard voices of the unseen peoples

 

also see:

http://vairocana-mu.tripod.com

 

FOR AN EARLIER TAKE ON

DR P C ALEXANDER'S TAKE ON:

MIND YOUR LINGO ABOUT LYNGDOH!

Cold war bomb warmed by chickens
 
FROM:  BBC NEWS APRIL, 1, 2004. 
OPERATION BLUE PEACOCK,
 
NATIONAL ARCHIVES HELD AT KEW LONDON!
 
'Professor Peter Hennessy, curator of the Secret State exhibition, told the Times: "It is not an April Fool. These documents come straight from the archives at Aldermaston. Why and how would we forge them?"

'But nuclear physicists at the Aldermaston nuclear research station in Berkshire were worried about how to keep the landmine at the correct temperature when buried underground.
In a 1957 document they proposed live chickens would generate enough heat to ensure the bomb worked when buried for a week.
The birds would be put inside the casing of the bomb, given seed to keep them alive and stopped from pecking at the wiring.
The landmine would be remotely detonated.
Tom O'Leary, head of education and interpretation at the National Archives, told the paper: "It does seem like an April Fool but it most certainly is not.
 
The Civil Service does not do jokes."
 
HERE'S A STANDARD DEVIATION
ON A JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ADAPTED TO THE INDIAN CONTEXT! 

'How many civil servants does it take to change a lightbulb?'
'Forty-five.  Forty-four to do the paper-work and then push in the all-pin,  and the one to do it who won't however be allowed to do it,  because aiyee a civil servant does not DO THINGS,  GETS HIS HANDS DIRTY,  OR SHOULD BE SEEN DOING SOMETHING,  HOWEVER LIGHT-ENING AN EVENT IT MIGHT TURN OUT TO BE,  because of THE CAST-IRON CASTE CLAD HIERARCHY he must kow tow to, and bow to before he clambers up the ladder.'
SO THE CIVIL SERVANT DOES NOTHING TO CHANGE A LIGHTBULB ALTHOUGH FORTY-FIVE ARE NEEDED TO STAND BY JUST IN CASE!' THEY ARE CALLED BACK TO SERVE THE NATION POST-RE-TIRE-MENT AS RE-TREADED TIRED TYRES TO CLIMB THE TOTEM POLE TO PUT UP THAT FIRST LIGHTBULB
IN A CHICKENCOOP LAND FILL WITHOUT MUCH BIJLIS BUT TOO MUCH MUCH MUCH ADOS!