Monday, July 31, 2006

The Bania Strikes Back!

Remember the Garden of Eden?

Nice story, that. Had 4 characters.

Adam. Eve. The Serpent. God.

As the story goes, God made Adam, realised Adam was lonely then made Eve and gave them paradise to live in forever without paying any rent just as long as they stayed away from the apple, who, demanding to be eaten, hired The Serpent as a marketing consultant to convince Adam and Eve to do so and leave Eden. Which is more or less what happened.

I don't know what happened to The Serpent but I think HE stayed BACK and enjoyed the Garden of Eden.

Which is what our present day story is like. In 2006.

Our garden of Eden has 4 Characters Too. Our Garden of Eden houses the Cricket Association of Bengal

God, starring the very dashing Buddadeb B.

Adam the courageous, played by our fine Police Commissioner Prasun Mukherjee.

Eve the shrew, embodied our nail chewing Maharaj


The Serpent, played to perfection by his Fiefdomness, Shri Jagmohan Dalmia.

God wanted it all. He wanted Eden BACK. He asked The Serpent not to contest in the elections. The Serpent, obvious to say wanted to no such thing and spurned God's offer. God, fielded his best for this battle of battles. The strong and courageous Adam fought hard and long. Before The Serpent realised, Eve, his one time protege, turned the tables and ran off to Adam and released ANOTHER email. Eve had a history of a slippery mail box and opportune press conferences. God thought he had this one in the bag.

On D-Day, Adam called out his forces. The Garden of Eden was turned into a veritable fortress. Not a mouse got through. Mobile phones were banned. People voted. Counting began. Outside, various news channels told us that Adam and Co were terribly confident. Smug even. The Serpent is done, they said.

Counting finished. News channels and Prannoy Roy held their breath.


Banter flowed.

God said 'Good has lost to Evil'. Amazing.

The Serpent said 'Sourav is a bachcha. We do not talk about bachchas'.

The Bania Strikes Back!


Anonymous peccavi said...

felt good sticking them knives in??? and turning them? LOL

8:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This can't have been a post by Riggs *and Bartman*.

Bartman - where art thou?

9:35 PM  
Blogger qwerty said...

hi riggs,

What's the moral of the story?

9:40 PM  
Anonymous Riggs said...


I think the moral of the story is let sleeping dogs lie and do not mess with people who's last names are Dalmia.

9:59 PM  
Blogger qwerty said...

hi riggs,

I am not sure about that because in Hyderabad when you play cricket, the batsman usually says, Dalmia, kitna phast dal sakta hai.

Tell me it is untrue.

4:30 AM  

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