Padmaavat shouldn’t have been released. I always thought so, but not for the reasons the controversy is going on. Have a look at my stand-up video to find out why!!!
If Sachin Tendulkar is the world’s best cricketer and Lata Mangeshkar the best playback singer in India, then why are we treating them like untouchables? Untouchability was abolished long back then why do we still separate some people from the masses and don’t allow others to joke about them?
The fact is we in Indian society have designed a way everyone is supposed to live their lives. Any variance will be dealt with strictly and we will go after you. The problem is, you won’t realize the danger unless this rule is applied against you.
To get a context of what I am saying, you need to first look at the below clip by AIB’s Tanmay Bhat.
A lot of people are upset about Tanmay’s video saying that he cannot disrespect Sachin or he should not talk about Lataji’s death. The harsh reality is that everyone dies. God forbid if that day ever comes for these two legends, I have no idea how I will react, but I know one thing for sure, on that day, death won’t discriminate. If death does not discriminate between the successful or unsuccessful, the rich and poor, why should comedy?
Tanmay Bhat is a comedian and you might not like his style of comedy. It is your right to do so, but blowing things out of proportion is unnecessary. People say that insulting these legends is not comedy. I say what’s funny is not insulting. In a world of your word v/s mine, there are no winners. If you find it funny, laugh about it, if you don’t, just ignore it. A comedian’s job is tough. He will do anything to make you laugh. Make fun of his parents, wife, siblings, grandfather, political situation, religion, sportsperson etc. In this noisy world, people these days have become so snobbish that is difficult to make them listen to you, leave alone make them laugh. Under such circumstances, by tying a comedian’s hands further, we are muting few voices that are willing to speak up.
I also understand that a political party has filed a case against Tanmay Bhat. This is the same party that has been under fire for making speeches and has had its freedom of speech under threat. In that case they should know the best how it is to be at the receiving end of something so horrible. All of us want to speak and when someone tells us what to speak and what not to speak, it hurts? You are like, “Tu hi bol le bhenchod!!” (You say it brother of a beloved sister).
Above all, the fact is Sachin and Lataji both are not expected to be upset about this. They might be too preoccupied with what they are doing. Knowing Sachin, he might not react to this, but may come out of retirement, score a century and answer him with the bat. On the other hand Lataji doesn’t’ even have to say anything she can just sing about it with that beautiful voice of hers.
What we can do is, just wait and watch as once again, the more important issues have been overshadowed by a simple joke, which was unintentional and above all really funny.
We need to stop treating people like untouchables even if it’s the god himself (or herself) and start treating jokes as jokes.
Pune is a strange city with weird traffic rules of its own. Every two-wheeler comes with an inbuilt traffic cop, who makes up rules on the fly. The only rule followed here is “Rules Chya Aai Chi”, which means “Screw All Rules”. I moved to Pune last year and people here almost drive everywhere, and everyone thinks they are driving a Ferrari. Someone new to Pune will find this traffic more confusing than Bollywood film affairs. This and few other things about Pune are captured beautifully in this short but sweet video by Mandar Bhide, a Pune-based comic. Mandar Bhide, a Marathi boy from Mumbai sells chocolate for a living and tells jokes for getting a life. He moved to Pune last year but spends most of his time on the expressway. This video is a must watch for all Punekars and especially those studying in Symbiosis!!!
If you like him, you can subscribe to the YouTube channel and follow him on Mandar Bhide Twitter
India for last one and half years has been debating. In fact that’s the only thing we can do anymore. Anything and everything is up for debate. A debate is supposed to enlighten us, but these debates give us ammunition to strengthen our ignorance. Once such raging topic of debate last year was Beef Ban.
The right wing Hindu cow lovers have claimed that cow is their mother. The beef eaters say that she is not a mother, just a burger. Cows and men, both have died for the cause, but we have still not arrived at a conclusion. There is no scientific evidence to prove that cow is our mother. Gorillas have better chances of being our mother, not because they are hairy, but because they have visible boobs and they peel bananas before eating. The following video can be sensitive to many, but it is important to show this to the world. This exposes the hollowness of the claims of Hindu right wing groups, who try to threaten people with Shankar bhagwaan’s (Lord Shiva’s) trishul. Beef eaters think it is just a fork that can be used to eat Kerala Beef Chilly!!! What the cow does in this video is absolutely blasphemous. Does this behaviour suit a mother? Would you still love her if she does something like this???
To protect the identity of the cow, we have changed her name to ‘Champa’!!!
Remember the latest Kinley ad (the one with Ashish Vidhyarthi), where the girl lies to her father and goes to Lonavala with her boyfriend. One thing leads to another and she loses her virginity. She feels guilty, decides to call her dad and confess. Of course, she cannot tell him the full truth, but she does confess that she is out with her friends. Well if you do not remember, you can refresh your memory by viewing the below YouTube video again.
Well many Indian YouTube users have created some amazing spoofs. Some of these videos are created by professionals like Gaurav Gera, while most of them are by amateur users. While most of them are crap, below two videos are pretty fun and a definite one time watch. I will spare you the description, as the videos are short and have a nice funny twist.
2. Boond boond mein ‘Kink’
Introduction: Jassem Al-Mutawa is a Kuwaiti scholar and is the president of Iqra satellite channel; an Islamic TV channel presenting programs on everyday life problems concerning spiritual, cultural, social and economic issues from a modern Islamic perspective.
Description: The show starts with Jassem Al-Mutawa holding three long rods and saying, “Today we discuss imposing discipline in the family”. He is asking the audience, which rod can be used to impose discipline in the family and then carefully examines different rods in his hands.
He says, “Family disciplining is the right of the husband toward his wife, and vice versa.”
There are some hilarious quotes in here, such as,
“Now let’s take a look together at this big rod here” followed by, “Someone said to me, I have a long rod at home and whenever my wife does something wrong, look what I do to her with this rod”.
A few minutes into the show, out of nowhere appears, Dr. Mahmoud Al-Hajj, who says, “The steering wheel of the family is in the hands of the husband.”
“Men are the guardians of women” He also explains his progressive framework for dealing with a “rebellious wife”, where he clearly distinguishes between harsh and non-harsh beatings, but makes clear that “One must not hit a women’s face”. He also states that beatings are OK, but the ones that cause fractures and wounds are not good. The funniest part is, “a wife does not need to use her hands to beat the husband, because women are weaker than men.”
Some other highlights of this super hilarious show and some life changing quotes are mentioned below:
Conclusion: The conclusion (as per the video) here is, one should not beat his wife with the intention of being mean or revenge, but to communicate a message that he is not pleased with his behavior. “Start being yourself and be good.”
In the end, Jassem states few statistics, such as in the USA every 12 seconds a husband beats his wife, some of which also result in death. So before the west criticizes them for wife beating they should check their own facts.
He also states that the only cure for sadism and masochism is “Beatings!”. He says, “If a man is married to a woman suffering from sadism – let him beat her.”
Our View: Even though Jassem provides a very balanced view of “Wife Beating”, we despise the idea of wife beating in the first place. We think it is a bullshit practice, as a man has no right over a woman’s body. We do not want to hurt any religion, but beating women is for cowards and not men. Please do not beat your wives. If you notice a man beating a woman, don’t just stand there, stop him immediately.
We are already into 2014 and its time we released the list of videos that rocked 2013 for us. From the list of millions of videos present on Youtube, we have short but strong list of 4 videos. Now these videos were not released in 2013, but are still the top videos for Looney Darindey. In 2014, we promise that we will do a complete blog post on all of the singers (except one).
Gandhiji had said, “An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.” but we say that “Taher Shah’s Eye to Eye will not only make the world blind, but also deaf and may be dead.” So without further ado, we bring to you “Eye to Eye”.
Do you love Sunday morning? Frankly I prefer Saturday more, but Sunday morning gives you the feel that next day is Monday and you still have a job. One fine Sunday morning, thanks to a friend for mine from Delhi (who does not listen to Yo Yo Honey Singh) shared this wonder from Nepal, Bhim Niroula
The contender for the number two spot is a beast called Jon Lajoie. The creator of videos like ‘High as Fuck’, ‘Rapist glasses’ , ‘Fuck Everythin’, brings to you ‘Show me your genitals!!!’. This video was released almost half a decade back, but still we love it and could listen to this all day long (if high).
The winner for this contest, no points for guessing again is Radhe Shyam Rasiya Ji. We have already done a detailed blog post Fifty Shades of Radheshyam Rasiya, but here is our winner for 2013.
We hope you like this list and wish you a very very happy new year.