Rupa Gulab

Post date: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 15:30

The verdict is out. The BJP is set to govern the country for the next five years with a prime minister some of us are so frightened of that we’re toying with the idea of running away to other continents. I urge people not to leave in a hurry, though. Be patient—don’t forget BJP leader Giriraj Singh’s nasty threat of banishing critics to Pakistan. Let him pay for our one-way tickets! We’re aware that the BJP got big money from greedy corporate India for the elections, I’m sure they can part with some loose change.

Post date: Friday, May 9, 2014 - 14:24

Taking a tip from some very, very senior and highly respected journalists and some very, very senior but not as highly respected news anchors, I have decided to write nice things about NarendraModi from now onwards — just in case he does become Prime Minister of India (gulp). I still have Amitbhai Shah’s Muzaffarnagar speech about revenge being the only answer ringing in my ears — I can’t ever forget that Amitbhai is Modi’s hatchet-wielding right-hand man.

Post date: Monday, April 7, 2014 - 12:47

I ’ve been searching very hard, but I haven’t caught sight of the alleged Modi wave yet. Which is why I still don’t have a clue just who India’s next Prime Minister will be.

Post date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 15:30

It’s not difficult at all to be a politician in India these days. Anyone can do it. Just follow these tips, and you will do just fine: 

Use every opportunity to talk about your humble/middle class/tragic background

Post date: Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 14:21

The nation has finally discovered that AAP stands for Alphonso Aadmi Party – there’s absolutely nothing aam about some of its ministers: Law Minister Somnath Bharti, in particular, attacking and publically humiliating African women because their prudish neighbours made shocking remarks about them (these people are not like us, they wear short skirts, their food smells, they are drug addicts and sex workers, and so on) is just not done. Particularly after the Delhi Police refused to make arrests without a warrant.

Post date: Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 15:11

When it comes to Arvind Kejriwal, I’m not a fan. I never have been, and most likely never will be.

Post date: Monday, December 9, 2013 - 16:33

This was the most entertaining year ever – so many of our politicians made us laugh till our sides ached.

Post date: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 13:53

I’m not thinking about global warming and rising sea levels these days. I’m more concerned about the rising levels of noise pollution in the run-up to the 2014 general election.

Post date: Friday, October 4, 2013 - 13:40

I have often wondered how couples who support ideologically different parties manage to live together.

Post date: Monday, September 2, 2013 - 14:21

If you’re as annoyed as I am about the opposition parties (well, mainly the BJP) causing frequent disruptions in Parliament, here’s information that will make your hair turn as whi

Post date: Friday, August 2, 2013 - 13:44

After expressing scorn and outrage over political issues on Twitter for about two years, I’ve decided to retire while still relatively unhurt and stick to writing about safer subjects – say, posting dead boring details about my meals.

For example, “Had fab, melty cheese-chorizo omelette for breakfast with crunchy French fries.”

Post date: Monday, July 8, 2013 - 13:52

Not going to Goa.  I am sick — of Modi. Refuse to stand beside Rajnath as he declares that upstart Campaign Committee Chief (CCC) of my beloved party. Tried to get Gadkari on my side but he refused. He’s still sulking with me because I ruined his chances of being PM. Come on, as if Fatso will be able to fit into the PM’s chair!


Called the press and informed them I am indisposed — the nation must know when a great leader sneezes. Uma has called in sick too, and Yashwant has made a cheap excuse — rats ate the engine of the plane he was booked on, or some such rubbish.