Disclaimer : All names and characters used are purely fictional. any resemblance to real persons is purely coincidental.
I may have been wrong. The babas , Godmen, Swamis and others seem to now be the ultimate celebrity incarnations one could ever hope to be.
When i saw Professor Baba Shiv speaking from Stanford business school today, dispensing one minute business insights , and that too on you-tube, I was speechless. Babas at B- schools ? Babas are going online, social and viral too. No longer the dhoti clad , living under a tree , or sometimes on it ( Ped- wale-baba meaning the- tree- baba), kutte- wale -baba meaning the Dog-loving- baba types. those might be soon going into extinction. We now see a new generation of babas. called the facebook babas, the media- savvy-babas, who can dispense nuggets of wisdom in the same breath as buying up entire islands in Scotland , striking contorted yoga poses, jetsetting, rolling in gold and precious stones, and also creating vibhuti ( sacred ash) from thin air.
These babas are certainly a force to be reckoned with, not to be taken lightly. I dare not belittle them for fear of being turned into ash. But i can aspire to be them. Nothing wrong with that, right? I can’t aspire to be the swami variety, for i have no desire or even the Casanova profile needed to fit that image , a la Swami Kamasutrananda . And therefore, since being a type of a swami is somewhat tough , I will stick to the Babas or Barbys rather, and to make it look even better, shall rebrand and relaunch someday as the ” Barbie Ramadevi *” amalgamating ,in an amblingindian way, two of the undoubtably most popular creatures on the planet. Here comes the amblingindian, propagating her nuggets on life, in a new avatar.
Watch out for the new Barbie Ramadevi*!!
Disclaimer : All names and characters used are purely fictional. any resemblance to real persons is purely co-incidental.