Yesterday I had posted Samantak Das' article on Singur, and at the bottom of the post was a picture of Buddhadev Bhattacharjee making a profound gesture.
Buddhadev is the great Bengali Hindu bhadralok babu intellectual, communist and chief minister-police minister-culture minister rolled into one rossogolla. His name has come to define the Bengali "intelligentsia", who have become buddho-jibis from buddhijibis. He is the pride of Bengalis, a toast to the race.
As very serious followers of every gem of wisdom emanating from his elevated being, we must pay attention to the image and gesture, and read it, interpret it, take note of it, pay heed to it and follow it.
I thought awhile before fixing the caption to the photo. Later, I had some other ideas too, several. And then I thought - others would also surely be inspired to such fecundity, and I should have a "give a caption" contest.
The winner would get to sip tea, out of a clay bhanr, sitting on a bench, at the street tea shack near the great one's residence, yes, with the great one himself.
What is he saying?
The amount of deviation he made (in becoming a Tata party and saying bye bye to the people)?
The size of his conscience?
How tall a human being he is?
The size of his manhood?
The time before the demise of the CPI(M)?
The gratification made by Tata?
I plead to readers to show some compassion towards me, and put me out of the distress I am in, not being able to understand the precise pedagogical substance of our great leader's profound digital ejaculation.