Mama Miandad! Here we go again!



We let him hit a six off the last ball
We let him marry his son to a gal
sired by a gangster, most wanted
while the cops fumed, sleuths ranted
He did some things that are not quite cricket
But found his way through a political thicket

What gives? What makes Mr. Miandad
who’s now more than a cricketing lad
flout conventions with happy impunity
and move freely from here to eternity?
The six he hit in the match in the desert
Is a metaphor that returns to assert.

A loose ball in a critical moment
Is bound to make us sit and lament
Why did he bowl that ugly ball?
Made them look big, and us too small?
The point must be mulled, as attitudes go
From such thoughts wisdom must flow

Think for a while on our babu’s follies
And see how our flawed numbers tally
Visa for a man who is married to a clan,
whose head is India’s Most Wanted Man
says a lot about the papers we chase:
Like the loose ball that made us lose our face!

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  1. Vignesh B says:

    U will surely be missed by ur BRUNCH readers…kinda lyk end of an era ….al d best wid HT Cafe…

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    Kushal Reply:

    Thanks, Vignesh!

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  2. Kanika Dhupar says:

    Miss you much @ Brunch, and loads of luck for HT Cafe Bunny <3

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    Kushal Reply:

    And thank you, Kanika.

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  3. Parvana says:

    Bunny, you will be missed. However, now one gets, hopefully, to see your byline on a daily basis?

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    Kushal Reply:

    Eeeks! *Faints at the thought* Thanks Parvana, but before I do anything of the sort, my body and mind have to adjust to the pace of a daily. It’s been more than 10 years since I worked on anything more fast-paced than a weekly. I collapse in a heap every evening.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    And we’ll miss the ‘All Well!’ message every Tuesday night. It’s been an absolute delight working with you, Bunny! We’ll badly miss you :’(

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