Friday, May 30, 2008

Yellow Dawn

Absolutes scared him. Finality of any sort was anathema. You could call it a commitment issue. Binding himself to half-truths was his way of life. Every morning he’d touch his tools of trade with a touch of reverence before he started. Keeping his coffee just out of arms reach, he cracked his knuckles, adjusted his glasses and pulled his chair a little further. Thus began another day at work. Sitting in front of a computer, he fired up the neurons in his brain and transported himself to a world of make-believe, a potent concoction of adventure, romance, scandal and intrigue. A world where he was God. He didn’t go there alone. Wrapped in his sub-conscious were chunks of information, names of people, and a deadline to meet. Those pieces entwined with his fertile imagination and then there was light. As if possessed, his fingers obeyed and the monitor complied as God’s words appeared: ‘Aishwarya marries a peepal tree’

P.S> I have been reading Amitabh Bachchan’s blog daily (he is far more prolific than most blogger’s I know). You may or may not agree with his ideas and clarifications, but I admire his effort. This short post was inspired by his civilized rebuttals.
P.P.S> The title is a play on Red Dawn and Yellow Journalism

11 comments:

Nocturne said...

hahaha!

chuckle - for your post. and thanks for the headsup about bigadda!

junat said...

He he he he ha ha ha ha.

I have been glued to his blog too.

Vi said...

Interesting - I just stumbled onto his blog the other day myself. Do you think it's really him? I have some reservations...

Parth said...

@Nocturne, Junat: Thanks :-)

@Vi: I do think its him. He's just one of many. Everyone from Aamir Khan to Koena Mitra are attempting to join our breed. I doubt anyone has been as prolific and as readable as Amitabh.

Sridhar Iyer said...

I've read his blog a couple of times too. Good writing. Looks like he isn't afraid of airing his opinions on the "no-smoking/no-drinking on screen" issue etc.

Some columns seem to say that he is being paid for writing the blog, though. Not that I see anything wrong with it at all - but just one reason why he is so "prolific".

Parth said...

@Sridhar: I am willing to give him the benefit of doubt about being paid to blog. I doubt he is. On a tangential note, I wonder if people like us would be able to blog daily if we were paid to do it :-)

Extempore said...

I quite like the twist at the end - very well done!

I've got my reservations about it actually being the Big B doing the writing but you're right - he's as prolific as I've always dreamed of being. :-)

Parth said...

@Extempore: Thanks. I can imagine that perhaps he dictates and someone else types it up, but having a ghost writer represent him daily would be a tough ask.

Anuradha Goyal said...

visited your blog after a long time...:-)

mystic rose said...

:)
An awesome post!

Parth said...

@Anuradha: Welcome back then. Hope to see you around more often.

@Mystic Rose: Thanks :-)