Diatribe

A one-time lazy journalist turned corporate slave. A practicing polyamourist, I'm in love with cricket, women, WWE, food and myself, but not necessarily in that order. This blog is not a tool to tout my (pseudo) intellectual abilities. DISCLAIMER: Views expressed here are entirely personal and in no way resembles that of the company I work for.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Medical Miracle

I have been reading in some blogs comments that Bengalis have had so little to cheer about over the last few decades - except for Tagore and Ray and more recently one Ganguly.

Perhaps it's time to add one more to that list - Mamata Banerjee!!

The lady decides to go on a fast for the most ludicrous of reasons, after creating a nuisance through a series of bandhs and associated tamasha and holding the entire state to ranson.

Incredibly now, she's into her 24th day of fasting!!! Who's ever heard of that!! She came on national television to claim that these days people who go on a fast rely on energy liquids and stuff, something she has desisted from.

Surely she is a medical miracle. The body, though mostly draped with a shawl, shows no apparent visible signs of a person who is on a fast for over 3 weeks. Her famous triceps remain as muscular as they 23 days back. Her voice, slightly soft at the start of the TV interview, was back to the usual high decibels we associate her with within 30 secs. And she's not scared of death.

This is just enviable - for someone who used to benchpress 150 lbs at one time, just a 3-day viral attack had made me lose 5 kilos 2 months back!!! So how does she do it??

Whichever photographer manages to get her taking food on the sly, it would be the break of a lifetime!!!

2 Comments:

Blogger Kele Panchu said...

My father used to say if you send Bruce Reid and David Boon to desert without any food the later will last longer. Mamta di survived on her 'muscles' only. Fat can be broken into carbohydrate and water. But there's bad news. It's over!
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1061229/asp/frontpage/story_7197509.asp

11:34 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Priya said...

new look? New house? abar makeover? Have you got a haircut yourself too? ;-) Mail korish.

5:37 PM GMT+5:30  

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