Take the case of Vladmir Putin, the 58 year old Russian P.M who is all set to replace his rusty old model with a sleek, acrobatic one. And no, I don’t mean his car. Putin apparently has split from his wife and is preparing to tie the knot with the 24 year old gymnast, Alina Kabeva. Alina’s father when contacted expressed ignorance about the ‘good news’, but added if she marries such a man it will be great, he’s quite similar to me. What’s so great about marrying a man who reminds you of your dad!
|Now you know why he's grinning so much|
Then you have Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian PM. He may be just 73 years old, but Berlusconi is more in news for his weakness for beautiful women and trysts with 19 year old lingerie models. Casanova just became a lil older. And how can we forget Hugh Hefner, the 84 year old original playboy and his bedroom antics! Are they for real or does he imagine them….just curious.
But if old boys can have all the fun, old girls are expected to behave i.e. cook and watch saas bahu serials. In a case of honour killing with a ‘twist’, a daughter and her boyfriend in New Delhi allegedly killed her widowed Mom jee, for having an affair with another man. Mom!!! You’ve been naughty and deserve to be punished.
But what gave me the shock of my life was my newspaper. A few days back, my humble newspaper spoke to me and no, it wasn’t my mind playing tricks with me. A lot of palpitations later, I discovered it was the Volkswagen, Vento ad with an attached speaking device. Trust the Germans to play such a nasty trick on us!!!
Dedicated to my favourite ole boy...Madhusudhan