Bengaluru Sene !
(a.k.a Bengaluru’s Moral Police Police )
From left to right:
Agni Sridhar , firebrand editor of the tabloid ‘Agni’. Sridhar said in a newspaper interview that he would “kick these cultural goons and hand them over to the police”. An ex-underworld don (now writer and filmmaker), he’s not exactly the kind whose words you take lightly. (Or poke fun at, for that matter. Which is why I shall desist.)
Loosu Pankaja a.k.a Pinky a.k.a The Consortium of Pubgoing, Loose and Forward Women. A bunch of lovely ladies with a lovelier sense of humour who sent the goons pink chaddis for Valentine’s and rightfully trivialized their moral tantrums.More on ‘Loosu Pankaja'(the character) soon.
Vatal Nagraj and other assorted political cruff. No one knows when Vatal last won an election (or consulted a fashion expert ) but he’s always around to protest in his inimitable style (that usually involves a buffalo) and hog the next day’s headlines.
Rajeev Gowda, IIM professor, social activist and 2002 finalist on the BBC MasterMind Quiz. Rajeev led ‘Bengaluru Unites’ – a human chain campaign that got software engineers to hold hands with college students setting off major hormone imbalances in cubicles across Bengaluru. Rajeev (who’s also a friend) lives a stone’s throw away from my house, so in the interests of my glass windows I shall not poke fun at him.
If you’re Bangalorean, and weren’t beaten up (or married off) on Feb 14th 2009, I suggest you take your fingers off the keyboard for a second and give a hat-tip to these lovely ladies and fine gentlemen, without questioning their intent, method or result.