This is Thanksgiving weekend. A time to thank those whom we know or don’t (or shouldn’t) for favours rendered in the year gone by.
Thank you, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee: for giving a flying start to Narendra Modi‘s assembly election campaign.
Thank you, Prakash and Brinda Karat: for accomplishing in three 3 short months what the anti-Left forces have been trying to do for the past 30 years.
Thank you, Haradanahalli Doddegowda Deve Gowda: for showing the BJP that the terror threat facing the country can be tackled cost-effectively through ‘mata mantra‘.
Thank you, Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa: for all the prayers, it was too much, too late.
Thank you, Muthuvel ‘Kalaignar‘ Karunanidhi: for showing that blood is thicker than a cable television cable tied around the neck of an oversmart grandnephew.
Thank you, Haradanahalli Devegowda. Kumaraswamy: for (legimitately) seeing the sun rise in various different parts of the State from various different beds.
Thank you, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar: for rejecting the Indian captaincy and sparing us the trouble of having to (again) ask why great players don’t always make great captains.
Thank you, Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy: for not threatening to shift Infosys from Bangalore because, of course, the infrastructure has become better in the last 21 months.
Thank you, Mukesh Dhirubhai Ambani: for setting ever higher benchmarks for your brother Anil Dhirubhai Ambani with your choice of gifts for your darling wife, Nitaben.
Thank you, Taslima Nasreen: for exposing the “secular” West Bengal government’s decision to provide refuge to Gujarat victim Qutubuddin Ansari as pure political poppycock.
Thank you, Aishwarya Krishnaraj Rai: for proving that not even all the beauty of a Miss Universe and the good fortune of marrying into Bollywood’s first family can extract a smile out of a plastic face.
Thank you, Madhuri Shankar Dixit: for proving with Aaja Nachle that not all actresses who return to Bollywood after a couple of years of marriage return because the light has gone out of the marriage.
And finally, thank you, Manmohan Singh: Just. For you may not be around next thanksgiving.
Who would you like to thank?