A short, open letter to all those who take ‘stupid statements’ seriously 

Dear ‘stupid statement’ lovers,

Have you ever lived in a joint family? Or have you ever been to a big, fat Indian wedding? Have you noticed there are different kinds of people, groups. Exactly like our country. 

1. The doers: People who organise everything, manage and keep and control monies so that everything runs smoothly. They hardly sleep and are at work when everyone is partying. They are answerable and responsible for everything. That’s the PM and his cabinet

2. The family: a group of people who are interested in wedding, dance, food, fun and all the benefits of a wedding but they are always figuring out their importance in the scheme of things. They may bitch about bride’s or groom’s family members but mean no real harm. They have suggestions for everything but are too lazy to actually work. This is the ruling political party.

3. Neighbours: They have no role to play in the wedding but they want it to fail. They are perpetually seeking bad news that is good news for them. That’s the opposition. 

4. The cribbers: Then there is always one ‘Allahabad wale Foofa Ji’ who is always unhappy about something and doesn’t join the celebrations until given importance or a gift. He is neither responsible nor answerable but plays his ego all the times. These are the intellectuals. 

5. Widowed Buaji: There is always one relative who loves to nitpick. This relative will bitch, crib, gossip, badmouth the hosts and his/her intention will be to somehow spoil the party, even if he/she has to lie, spin, misinform or manufacture a lie. They will always look at the negatives and rundown the success of the party. This is the media. 

6. Khatiyabaaz Tau Ji: These people sit on a charpoy (Khatiya) and keep an eye on the traditions, culture and morality, commenting on dancing youngsters, drunk youngsters and keep passing comments about values/morals. They are always first to pick up brewing affairs. No-one listens to these moral keepers anyways but when they get an audience they exaggerate and say things which anyways have no impact on the wedding. These are the inconsequential fringe elements. 

7. Baraatis: All they want is that ‘ladkiwaale’ should keep them happy. No-one, including them, knows what makes them happy. They can make or break a wedding party. You have to keep most of them happy at all the times. With freebies, facilities or both. These are the citizens/ voters.  

Every wedding has a unique power system. In last 67 years, in this big, fat Indian political wedding, the doers and baraatis were inconsequential and the entire wedding was run by No 2 to no.6.  

What has happened suddenly that, in Modi’s ‘out-of-the-box-politics’, he has eliminated groups from no. 3 to no. 6. When you make 5 groups out of 7, inconsequential and irrelevant, they make lot of noise. They want the wedding to fail. They gang up. Some, with strategy, and some with their stupidity. 

Now decide, who matters to you. Who would you like to listen to? If you still want to subscribe to stupid statements and go by what the neighbours (media) or khatiyabaaz (fringe) or frustrated Bua ji are saying, chances are, in sometime, you may also turn stupid. 

With love: 

A proud Baraati

Vivek Agnihotri

November 3, 2015 


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17 Responses to A short, open letter to all those who take ‘stupid statements’ seriously 

  1. Bandi Vinay says:

    nice………… You have rightly explained everyone’s role in contributing to the society and the present scenario and what are the benefits of the people to the Nation…Congratulations.

  2. inder Gopal says:

    Wonderfully written with examples

  3. Mayank says:

    Hmm… interestingly put… but the people of this country will never learn from their mistakes and this will only result in the country’s downfall….

  4. mdbiyani says:

    what observation fantastic co-relation short & crisp Bitter & factual truth No further evidence required. Salutations to you . Indian scientists hope u get this and show it in your work

  5. Articulately written… 🙂

  6. Animesh says:

    The only flaw in this blog post is that you mentioned that the people working day and night are the PM and his cabinet. What a joke!

  7. Vilas says:

    aapne to 2-6 waalon ki barat hi nikaal dee … saamuhik vivaah karwane ke liye

  8. Please remove the reference to ‘widowed buaji’. It shows your prejudice againt women (doesnt matter if all the other people you have mentioned are men)!!
    But anyway, you could remove the word ‘widowed’ and mentioned simply “disgruntled, old buaji’! 🙂

  9. wh0mi_ says:

    i too am a Baraati and i too want to enjoy the party but i am scared as groups from No. 3 to No. 6 are shouting loudly to spoil the ceremony.

  10. भारतीय शादी और रिश्तेदारों को बहुत ही खूबसूरती से पेश किया आपने, राजनीती के तड़के के साथ।

  11. Suresh says:

    i had mailed hindi translation on ur mail id.. kindly check

  12. Ravi C says:

    Loved it. Saw your debate on The Newshour. Love it that you and people are speaking their mind. Take a look at this — an idea somewhat similar to yours. http://endthetv.com/india-history-seculars-misery/

  13. Prakash N says:

    nicely written and depicts the reality to a Tee of what’s happening today but In a democracy neighbours (opposition) is also very important to keep a check on the govt as we aren’t a dictatorship !! A totally down and out opposition is not good for democracy. . Unfortunately opposition (mainly congress and some other sickulars like jdu and rjd) are fighting for their identity and congees with the buaji has always ensured that a non congress govt never comes for a second term. .Therefore all this cussed opposition and manufactured outrage on intolerance to make history repeat itself !!

    Also a correction in your writeup neighbour aren’t media but opposition (second last line)

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  15. m says:

    That’s rich coming from someone who copied this off of a whatsapp forward amd passed it off as his own content.

  16. lvlaverick says:

    That’s rich coming from someone who copied this off of a Whatsapp forward and passed it off as his own.

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