Skip to main content

Thank You Rakhi Sawant

Today is Leipakpa (Tuesday)


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.

What next?
  • Get Email Alerts

  • Get SMS Alerts
  • Comments

    Popular posts from this blog

    The 'Star' Krishankant Sinha of Space City Sigma

    By RK Rishikesh Sinha, New Delhi It is a myth that the all-knowing Internet knows everything. One such myth relates to old television stuff aired on Doordarshan before 1990. Search in Google “Space City Sigma”, the search engine would throw up reminiscent results from the people who still long for those days. Those days were really golden days. Krishankant Sinha in the role of Captain Tara in Space City Singma For those who have watched Doordarshan some 15 to 20 years back, am sure they will have nostalgic memories of it. The days when possessing a now ubiquitous looking television set was a luxury. It was a neighbour’s envy product. It was a visual product to showoff, to flaunt that we have a television set . Those were the days when black and white, locked television was rarely found in homes. The days became immortal for teleserials like Ramayana, Mahabharata, Swami’s Malgudi Days (Ta-Na-Na-Na…), Ek-Do-Teen-Char (Title song: Ek do teen char, chaaro mil ke saath chale to

    Bishnupriya Manipuri people in Tripura

    How correct is Barak valley being connoted as the cultural and political hub of the Bishnupriya Manipuri when Bishnupriya Manipuri people living in Tripura are way ahead in every respect to their counterparts in the Silchar region. It's a big question, an intriquing question. By BN Sinha, New Delhi Being a Silcharite and also a Bishnupriya Manipuri of Barak Valley, it is quite obvious to share the same thread with the fellow BMs of Tripura. From the very childhood days we were quite familiar with the names of the places like Kailasahar, Dharmanagar etc. With the same note every non-Tripurian Bishnupriya Manipuri certainly shares the same thread linked to Tripura. We have also been seeing a sea of talents from Tripura as we see meritorious BM Tripurian topping in various institutions of North East like Cotton College , National Institute of Technology [NIT] – Silchar, Gurucharan Charan [GC] College, Gauhati Medical Colloge [GMC], Sichar Medical College [SMC], and also in other u

    Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Sadhu Thakur

    By Ranita Sinha, Kolkata Sri Sri Bhubaneshwar Thakur, the great saint of the Bishnupriya Manipuri Community was born on 26th October, 1871, in a remote village of Cachar district called Baropua in the state of Assam. He was born to a Xatriya Manipuri family. His father Sri Sanatan Pandit was a Sanskrit teacher and mother Srimati Malati Devi, a house wife. Sadhu Baba from his childhood was indifferent to all worldly happenings. He was engrossed in chanting the name of Lord Krishna. Along with other students of his age, Sadhu Baba started taking lessons of grammar and other spiritual literature from his father. At a very young age he lost his mother but he was brought up with utmost love and care by his step mother. At the age of eighteen, Sadhu baba lost his father, so, to continue his spiritual education under the guidance of Rajpandit Mineshwas Swarbabhwam Bhattacherjee, he went to Tripura. But within one year he made up his mind to visit all the holy places and as such he took permis