14 May, 2021

Mixed Shots

Passing through: A chuckle here, a teardrop there

Rongali Bihu, Assam’s biggest festival, begins under the shadow of the Covid pandemic, with the state government likely to restrict the highly popular cultural shows till 10 pm
Photo by Samsul Huda Patgiri
Mixed Shots

The Thug Of Bangalore

In all seriousness, this is funny and cool too. A Bangalore road, angry-dog traffic and Rahul Dravid—the coolest, soft-spoken Wall India ever had—on the wheel. Jammy is stuck in a jam. Hassled. “That doesn’t mean you can overtake,” he shouts at a driver. He confronts another: “Come man...come.” And limbers up for a fight, the tone more challenging this time—“Indiranagar ka gunda hoon mein (I am a thug from Indiranagar).” Whoever thought of contrasting Dravid’s cool with Bangalore’s notorious traffic is a genius. We mean the ad guys for a credit card payment app the former India batsman and captain is playacting for.

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