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Thank You Rakhi Sawant

Today is Leipakpa (Tuesday)

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By Prabal Atreya


Rakhi Sawant

Rakhi Sawant!

I could not help but get glued to the headlines about your TV show being aired in the last couple of days. I got a glimpse in one of the news channels where eligible bachelors were arm wrestling in order to woo your heart.

TRP ratings were into an all-time high, you commanded so much attention. Let me tell you for once that the whole of the India laughs off everything that you do but deep down, applauds for you. The media said it’s yet another Jade Goody stunt…I don’t need to know her, I only know Rakhi Sawant.

There are still a few in the country who would understand your stand. And why not, you are a product and this was part of your productization; you incur value for the same. Seriously, if there’s one person who could do this, that was you. It was you who could pull this off with so much of √©lan.

Rakhi! You do not know that by being part and the central protagonist of the show, you’ve actually been successful in throwing few minds into mythological studies, the history etc; the NCERT (National Council of Education Research and Training) has been really doing a bogus job; for they could hardly draw attention to our tech-savvy new age kids. But this show came as a pleasant change; students would now be curious and ask teachers and parents the whatever’s of Swayamvar! And in return, they could give mythological reference books. More so, Rakhi could be an universal ambassador for peace. Guess how?

The so-called Swayamvar would give a fair treatment to the people involved. There would be no hush-hush over any decision making. The best man would win over the bride. The other competitors would duly recognize and celebrate for the winning duo, and then peace would prevail among all.

Bishnupriya Manipuris would thank more to you, Rakhi. Imagine Bishnupriya Manipuris having Swayamvaras. It would sweep away all the malicious intentions away from us. First of all, in a Swayamvar, the chauvinism wont work, you have to perform there to win someone. There’s this friend of mine who hails from Delhi, who talked about a ratio of girl: boys as 1:4. I am not sure about the number, but don’t suspect my friend’s credibility either. If there be an Encyclopedia Bishnupriya Manipuri, he would definitely fit there as a CEO, for his vast knowledge base.

Imagine the crisis. Coming back to the numbers, imagine guys flocking in for the same much in demand lady. Friends would turn foe, brothers would not see each others. “Ha! Ti te tor would be- boudi re te kiya charta”. Ohho!! Nagoi haan maatle! Ugo te tor bohokgo oitoi gonai!!”

Men would stop flaunting their muscles every now and then, limit their cool quotient and concentrate more on the basics. Credit cards won’t buy them life partners, a firangi language won’t do good either. Men would be scratching their heads on what women wants. They would shape up and get everything possible when they don’t know what’s in store at a Swayamvar, just like an entrance exam, cover everything. Because, they could be tested in just about anything, based on the bride’s priority. At a Swayamvar, everything would go as per the bride’s wishes (so that tomorrow she does not have an option to say that not everything at her wish was tested) and most importantly, she would sit into a decision making chair. One mighty guy would be lucky and fittingly get absorbed for the job. The rest would walk away, just like any other interview, where they did not fit the role. PEACE. PEACE. WORLD PEACE.

Rakhi. Truly it does not happen today. But we have a reason to think. Not all practices in the past were as bad as we thought. Under the circumstances today, a Swayamvar looks so apt. Now I know why the gods and goddesses could remain so harmonious.


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