Sunday, May 24, 2009

The capitalist fashist genes

I am the sort of vulnerable person who gives in to conspiracy theories when the world seems to be more orderly than it should.

Is Bush really that dumb or did he put on a sweet Texan uncle act and pull down the twin towers, only to assure Americans that he will protect them from terror by declaring war against it.

If Americans can’t point out where Iraq is on a map, they aren’t going to ponder about where the tangible terrain of terror is on it, after all.

But before you, the gentle, fashionable reader loses interest, I will attempt writing about fashion.

Fashion ,like everything else is an industry meant to fuel all those words that financial dailies use and I am supposed to know-fuel domestic consumption make people buy things theyll never need .

Thanks to a huge fake industry and my ‘chinkyish’ figure, I can easily replicate looks suggested by the vogue magazine for really cheap with cheap Chinese clothes if I am not lazy.
Now , remember the time skinny jeans arrived in India. It was first worn by the rich, then the mid priced brands got it, then I went to new York to get my dream pair.
I even saw women at the Nepal – China border wrap many many skinny jeans around themselves and wear clothes over and smuggle jeans to the other side.

Now every girl worth her girlness on the local from churchgate to Andheri is in skinny jeans.

Some women have it from Guess, some have yellow sunflowers embroidered on the bottom,

Both pairs have an equal chance of costing above five thousand bucks irrespective of the class or aesthetic sensibility of the bum that owns the pair.
Time then to start another round of domestic consumption

Flares,Boyfriend jeans ,wide leg jeans are back.
Now, all the South Bombay/Delhi people (who else in India can afford that shit) buy the most expensive avatars of these jeans..till they get cheaper and millions of pairs are sold and these fashion capitalist fuckers think of introducing something else.
If fashion didn't keep changing, people would lose reason to buy new clothes so often.

Thank god I saved my pair from 2004.

Next:Did you KNOW/READ on supermarket shelves that CRICKET makes WOMEN beautiful?

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Flash tales from work

Of pampered truths and corporate fancies.

‘’Okay, Congress says that we were involved in 2002.Okay.We say that Congress was involved in 1984’’
Nanu Vanani, a BJP MLA in Surat tells me.Some horrific truths are known, dressed up, hushed up,pampered and allowed to endure the dusty transcripts of law and Good.

Godhra 2002 is one of them.

Blue Frog Ghatkkopar Gay bombay ballot
My job involves pandering to rich people,occasionally I befriend them and find that corporate Bombay, which pretty much means most of corporate India’s richest and most influential people
Admires Narendra Modi for this autocratic effeciency, for the smooth paths he paves for industry,

I sometimes feel the liberal progressive India is only accessible to the elites.
The other day I attended this session with Meera Sanyal at Blue Frog.Blue Frog is a very yadayada rich urban space
She had come to agree that loving relationships don’t need the sanction of law.And gay men – lower class, corporate class, middle class clapped as did the few women present there amongst the drums and the seating that requires a minumum billing of 10,000 Rupees during busier hours

She was addressing the LGBT community and acknowledged that she may never become a politician and that the media called her a malabar hill memsahib.

Maybe she doesn’t have exposure but it feels good that there is some politician who acknowledges the realities of people like me