Sooo Punny 6: is the COVID19 virus a politician?

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Sooo Punny 6: is the COVID19 virus a politician?

Sooo Punny 6: is the COVID19 virus a politician?

Brian Fernandes   ¦    Aug 01, 2020 04:25:37 PM (IST)

Sooo Punny 6: is the COVID19 virus a politician?-1

As the rafales landed in Ambala after what was called by social media, a long and arduous 7000 km flight (but light in comparison to the purchase process they underwent) all the way from the Dassault HQ in France, there came a news item in the Hindustan Times that a CBI Court had handed Jaya Jaitley and two other officials a 4-year sentence (the Delhi High Court has stayed the sentence) for corruption in Defence Procurement during the NDA Regime of 1999 - 2004. It was quite the irony, and if you dont see it, then you've obviously not been involved in defense procurement in India - and that's good for you...

In the past, when the Migs, Sukhois and even the Mirage 2000s touched down in India after a long and arduous purchase process and equally long journeys, there was no social media and barring a small announcement in the newspapers and a visual on Doordarshan, one hardly knew that they were inducted until the next Republic Day flypast!. Today the Rafales flew past us several times on their way here - on Social Media - and it seemed that the highest constitutional authorities in the land were flying them in themselves with the aim of decimating our enemies on the ground straight away; and it seemed that, with their arrival, the Lines of Virtual control as social media imagines them, would become the lines of actual control. Right now the pics are blurred...

Meanwhile, as the number of the REPORTED Daily positive cases touched 50000 plus - 57000 as a matter of fact -, India opened up further to it and embraced it with Unlock 4. This is perhaps on the premise that if hugging can bring us friends in the International Community (other than China and Pakistan and Now Nepal of course; Oh I forgot Sri Lanka) then a virus hug - as compared to the pic of hug that goes viral - could help it appreciate India's concerns on the lack of health infrastructure and the economy and it will quietly fade away or lend its support to India's containment efforts! But Boris Johnson having experienced the virus and survived it seems more cautious - he says hugs are not for me - let's keep our distance guys for another two weeks ....

The virus just might be a politician - Reports say its mutating, changing its colors and shape, ideology and methodology with each passing day so that it can survive and spread its message of vulnerability among the voter... and that is why we are not able to get a handle on it and why in some cases where the resistance is high, it is often fatal and in other cases, it shows only a passing interest! The only difference is perhaps is it cannot be locked up in a resort...

Indians use plastic, but don't store it as money, only as indestructible bags... And as the economy shrinks, so do the money bags... but what's left of it is going into gold and this as the festival season approaches - Indians are increasingly stocking and trading in Gold the BBC says. With 25000 tons in gold at home as of last year, it probably outweighs the weight of all the people at home too! They are also using it to meet expenditure because their incomes are going going gone... with the wind... Gold today is worth its weight in Gold...

Meanwhile, in the state of Karnataka, the ruling party's governing apparatus underwent a rejig and Karnataka is now the land of the rising son! Splitting hair over an heir is not India's Style, as Pollywood mostly takes its cue from Bollywood. After all both act for a living. Not much difference there. The Gandhis compare well to the Kapoors in this respect, but they have been overtaken by other clans in both the woods - and still we miss the trees for the wood. The stylesheet is similar and makes one wonder why they should want to be so nasty when it comes to the Dynasty! Might just die nasty!

Trump is counting days to a defining election - an election that will define his future and the future of his tax returns! Despite a downward spiral in his approval rating and an upward spiral in the approval rating of Joe Biden his opponent in the November election - he seems confident that his core supporters will help him pull through.. and that might well be the case - After all his hame is Trump and he must have that card up sleeve... Besides core supporters will not stay home stay safe on voting day! unlike Biden's who are biding their time and may not at all do his bidding!