Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The centre no longer holds

The din inside my head is yet to die down. I can’t bring myself to write about IT. Nothing else seems important, though. Most of the posts that show up on Bloglines seem irrelevant. Yet there always seems to be more information, more points of view to assimilate.

Meanwhile (off Gawker’s blog?) I found this Steven Colbert idea –

“If this is truly India’s 9/11 and they want to emulate America, they should go out and attack a totally unrelated country. Say, New Zealand.”

Cote d'Ivoire, be very afraid.



Good friend – middle-class Bombay professional, one of the sharpest and most well-informed – on the suddenly visible activism of the middle and upper classes –

“This will last till Wasabi opens again.”

20 comments:

km said...

The Wasabi quote will sting a few like, well, wasabi.

Neeraj Banerji said...

JAP,

Thought this might raise your spirits:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2khDhfwsoE

Peace out.

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Krishna, good point.

Richie, give me your e-mail. You here this winter, like you'd mentioned earlier?

J.A.P.

udayan said...

Hahaha ... its so true that it scares me more.

Cristina said...

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eLeCtRiKbLuEs said...

where's the obligatory post-dhaka post?

S said...

okay so sue me, but i'm a little sick of this.

Ricercar said...

i know exactly what you mean! i hate the 9/11 paralells though. especially this one:
http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=Eij5o7XizIA

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Sucharita Sarkar said...

Well, victims are victims everywhere, wasabi or wannabe, Taj or trains. What was different was the FACE of terror, caught in action. That will remain imprinted even when the sushi is digested, I think.

Comrade Chakra said...

touche on the wasabi thing....

the attack NZ is funny but probably not appropriate..... actually attacking Bangladesh or Nepal would be more like it....really weak, no global backers...but can be linked to the act in a contorted way....

plan to be a regular visitor to your blog

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ys said...

Lucky if the centre ever held... we only seem to keep thinking or wishing that we are not barbaric any more! Sigh. (btw I am an innocuous occasional commenter and regular reader who has been rebuffed by you each time I wrote a comment. No matter, I like what your blog anyway! Happy 2009...)

shakester said...

write, o desultory one, write.

happy new year
-shakester (aka vAgue)

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Udayan, update now that it HAS re-opened?

Cristina / Deborah, thank you. Do I need to take out insurance to ensure your continued presence?

eB, de Dhaka Diaries be DONE. Maybe in Feb?

S, sick of what, exactly?

Ricer, I agree

Orpu, make that star a 5-point suppository

J.A.P.

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Sucharita, so you're saying this time it was different because of TV? I think Barkha D loves you.

Comrade Chakra, how about you bomb Nepal (B'desh is out, eB would be offended!) and I invade NZ? Always wanted to see their Southern Alps (before we bomb the s**t out of them)

Wisdom, is your book printed on absorbent paper? Then you could sell it through Spencer's if we can't "find it in a bookstore".

ys, don't recall rebuffing you. Sad to say, don't recall you either, but shall check back.(Would that I were buff, but I continue to be un-buff)
Happy New Year.

Shakester, Happy New Year to you too. Alas, this is all the writing I can muster energy for.

J.A.P.

S said...

a little late for this comment now, i guess. nobody is talking about it anymore. as usual. or maybe they are and i've shut it all out quite effectively. that's what i had been a little sick of. people talking about it all the time, that is. come to think of it, i was getting sick of the violence inside my own head.

maybe you should blog about it now.

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