H D Deve Gowda – That name rings a bell or two. Actually no..several .. I know Deve Gowda was the 14th Prime Minister and all that stuff. But truly, I wouldn’t know much about him unless he kept himself in the news and for all the ‘right’ reasons …Yea right – RIGHT in Caps
Deve Gowda, to me, is The Go(w)d…Ask me why ?
Deve, in all the languages I know of, means God …and Gowd sounds like God, albeit with a twist ….of course – with a Twist…So here is The God – with the twist….and what more he acts like one too.
So, The Go(w)d, as I lovingly call him, is beyond the realm of my understanding…When I hear this name the one thing that comes to my mind is his ardent love for sleep…It appears that he has been deprived of sleep throughout his life- a la Kumbhkarn ! Everywhere he went, every word he spoke, every step he took – he symbolized senility, boredom, sleepishness etc etc..How long can one sleep, by the way? ….I’ve not sneaked into his bedroom…nor have I ever dreamt of, but yes the question lingers.
Deve Gowda – Tussi Go(w)d ho!….I mean Go(wd) of Sleep
That was the image that I had about him till about a few years ago…
..And then began the power struggle in Karnataka. We know how the Dharam Singh government was toppled. Although they say, it wasn’t without his blessing – it is quite in the open how much The God loved his children just like any other man on earth. The children a.k.a The Prince & His Anna (Read Kumaraswamy & Revanna) were a victim of his nepotistic tendencies..or rather beneficiaries, should I say?. ..And they say his party is called Janata Dal which means party for the people, where all the people are his family members.
Deve Gowda – Tussi Go(w)d ho!….Really!
…And did I mention about his aversion to anything that is remotely called “development”. No, I wasn’t going to speak on that…Today he proved me right, in front of the media – Showering his blessings for the CM – Haven’t seen yet ? See it here.
Not that I am a big fan of Yeddy, but these kind of showers does help The God’s cause in enhancing his image as the “Biggest” Go(w)d of his times. And if that is not enough, his son – erstwhile CM, emerges and supports his dad.
Jaisa Pita, Vaisa hi Putr…..Oops! Suputr!
Yeah right – you say that the CM is a Ba@$%@#d and say later, this was said because he was stressed. WTF ? And we speak of moral standard for ourselves, our politicians and the society in general. Imagine the plight of the millions of kids who would be idolizing The God….oops, The Go(w)d.
What lessons?!..Wah bhai wah! …Tussi wakeyi Go(w)d ho ji!
Surprised that this has not caused a furore yet on the Twitterati or anywhere else…So here is my contribution to the twitter world – my first of sort. I am creating a hashtag called #TussiGowdHo…