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Of dogs and dowries

Good news! So I decided to buy a nice litle beagle

The bad news derives itself from the fact that I am somehow reminded of the zero sum game

esp. in the solidly rooted Indian society

You see its like this  … if you have a female dog , a most economic and convenient way of adopting its baby (when your dog gets old and should be replaced) is to place an ad/ check classifieds for a domestic male dog of the same race who would  …help it breed … purely  (and in a rather safer way as compared to your dog pro creating with say  … a street dog) !! You would also be ready to pay for it ….

That sets the author wondering … about the dowry system in India .  It all sounds the  same actually.

Particularly in the south , in the author`s nice little state of A.P … dowries are big time. To ensure that their girl childs get pure-race (sorry! I mean … same community ) breeding partners ( sorry! I mean … loving husbands) . For the purpose of breeding safe ( sorry ! for having a good matrimonial life)§. They are willing  to fix a ransom (sorry ! I mean … the traditional and magnificent dowry package)

Voila! Its heartening to see both men and dogs get paid for sperm :p Its heartening to see that dogs and some Indian communities have evolved into a synchronized state of  buyers` market.

~Ghost Runner

ps: Sound the trumpets …. the ghost is back  !!

ps1 : The prophecy of the last post didnt kill me yet … 6 months into 2010 …as alive and kicking  as a beagle 😉

2010: Gott weiss ich will kein Engel sein

Okay ! That title is  just a steal from Rammstein’s Engel

How many of you would believe in astrology or fore casting or sooth sayers ? Well ! The author doesn’t want to hear an answer. If you are an Indian 20-something , you would effortlessly call it all crap . But yet would be conveniently  part of a social system that makes things like future-seeing, et al a distinct part of social transactional decisions such as marriage, career etc.

This thing … astrology! It might be a case of the stars and their positions. It might actually be a viable science. But then how do the stars determine the future! Even if its true, even if sages of epic Indian myths could forsee the future, I am pretty sure that such a prophecy making science is n’t mastered by the average jyotish / soothsayer who sits in say Chandana brothers in Hyderabad, or the guy who sits wearing a stinking century old lungi in Old City with a bloody parrot which picks up cards.

Okay so much for my defensive act. Now the real deal !!! According to my life-chart, 2010 is supposedly  the darkest year of the author’s life so far. The year that my mother has been dreading since the last 3 years. All this stems from a certain bearded moron who predicted that I would be majorly screwed in 2010. Now I would say “What amazingly ridiculous mother-f***in monkey crap”

But imagine a person being regularly subjected to the  complete weight of  the constantly badgering encores of the prophecy  that predicts  one’s doom! Can’t help but think of being careful !

Anyway Hello 2010!  I am really sorry about all these future-seeing mumbo jumbo that try to insult the hands of fate by making it all sound so predictable . But in case the bull shit is true  …  duh !er !hum ! ..well ! Bring it on bitch! Daddy’s waiting   😛

~Ghost Runner