Here are six news last week that caught the attention of our columnist, Shail. She verses about two prominent South Indian actors rooting for Arvind Kejriwal and PM Narendra Modi. Uber is banned in the UK, Jack Ma, a Trump supporter, promises the moon to Americans. If you are in a pub in Hyderabad be sure to carry your Aadhar Card – it’s linked to boozing too. CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, raises his voice on social issues in the US, while Rahul Gandhi commits another faux pas at Princeton University. Read more in the regular column, exclusively in Different Truths.
Political Fish to Fry
film stars are political back-up gleams
to woo a star-struck stupid crowd
unable to differentiate
between a happy veil and a death shroud.
No wonder then,
AAP’s Kejriwal dates Kamal Hassan
while Rajinikanth tweets to Modi.
Every political party wanting to win their chip
in the forthcoming election with a celebrity roadie.
(In)famous for actors ruling the state
partisan groups now trawling for big fish on their plate.
Let’s watch who seduces whom.
Either way, it’s going to be a political drama boom.
London not so comfy
with a taxi service, it deems unfit
unleashing security hassles
for the public.
With license lying low
people affected, government defiant
Uber drivers caught between a rock and hard place,
moaning their predicament
while I book an Uber instrument
of travel to reach my destination.
Scientists, engineers, and businessmen
for they only scare others about technology.
How impertinent can they be
when here I am bending over backward
to use my ‘Trump’ card to slip in,
to make a market for
Alibaba’s online caves in the US?
Artificial intelligence only a reality,
not a panic pen, he says.
A million jobs in the US he promises
hoodwinking even the trump(ster) as he admonishes.
Didn’t know that the Aadhar Card
Are you by chance in Hyderabad?
Your throat parched?
A bar inviting?
Do you have an Aadhar Card?
No? That’s bad.
Telangana admin is strict with the Bar Aadhar rule-
You cannot visit a bar to drink, no longer cool.
So, diligently follow Modi’s laws.
Get an Aadhar card and head for the bars.
Once you are sloshed out
try tracing that Aadhar card to checkout
Can’t find the way?
Didn’t you link it with your family’s daily buffet?
All Immigrants Here
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook
nay, a dictionary that traces
the roots of all those
who came to America
by chance, for hope.
Immigrants make the nation
like we did, he says.
They have been following laws
for years, not just fraudulent days.
They the smart workers of Apple
and now, with their lives, you want to grapple?
Against American ethics, he states
but, will Trump listen?
Or, a new breed of Americans christen?
Rahul’s Confession at Princeton
Now, that the Prince is ready to take over
low in demeanour and direction
Rahul Gandhi heads to Princeton
to motivate students,
to enlighten them
about what India is really about.
not realising the goof-up
he talks about the failure
of the party, he belonged to-
unemployment the cause to rue.
The Congress caused the reason
for leaders like Modi and Trump
to triumph, he says.
Rahul ready now for an Indian show!
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Shail Raghuvanshi is a freelance writer, editor, content writer, book reviewer and poet. A post graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication, she has 20 years of writing experience in newspaper, magazine, radio, television and the internet. Her poems, short stories and articles have been published in leading magazines, journals and e-books apart from featuring in anthologies. A daughter, a wife and a mother, she is the eternal optimist. Faith, friendship and family make her life complete.