Letter to Big B on 100 days of blogging
It's celebration time. Completing 100 days is always a celebration time. More so for you and your readers and respondents. Writing blogs continuously for 100 days without a single interruption, in spite of tight shooting schedules, Unforgettable Tour and not keeping well at times. Wow, what a stamina, what a determination. Hats off to you Amitji. It is a great achievement which no celebrity blogger has achieved so far. Heartiest congratulations for being on top in blogging, as you have been on top throughout in the field of acting.
Hundred days celebrations remind me of veteran journalist and writer Khushwant Singh's column 'Malice towards one and all' in the Hindustan Times of 4th July, 1998. Therein he commented on celebrations connected with Atal Behari Vajpayee government completing 100 days in office, with the remarks “there is nothing magical or mythical about surviving 100 days.” It was an interesting column, as all his columns are, which I would have loved to reproduce here if I could lay my hand on it. However, please permit me to repeat my response to KS on the topic of 100 days celebration:
Sir, - Apropos “100 Days” by Khushwant Singh (HT July 4, 1998). Of course, there is nothing magical or mythical about surviving 100 days, but when we look at the 13 days of the survival period of the last Vajpayee Government, the occasion does deserve celebrations on a grand scale. The fate of governments in India is somewhat similar to that of films. In bygone era the success of movies was marked by Golden Jubilee celebrations and in the early years of independence, governments also had an impressive long run. Vajpayee government is made up of all the ingredients of a hit movie formula. A great suspense that keeps you glued on seat-edge throughout – “will she? will she not?” - the ongoing infighting amongst partners that has no parallel, and the never before seen surprise element of explosive magnitude that makes it a runaway hit. An entertainment par excellence, it will not be a surprise if the Government goes on to celebrate its silver jubilee or even golden jubilee, provided the House does not dislodge the government as is often done by many picture houses which replace the running hit by a new release, expecting it to be a bigger hit. - Yours etc. Tilak Rishi
Regards and once again – Heartiest congratulations on 100 days of blogging.
Tilak Rishi (USA)