Tuesday, December 18, 2012

79. Kutch mitha ho jaye

Is this the last jalebi or will there be a chance to cook more? In less than two days, on 21.12.12 to be precise, we will know if at all jalebi shall remain uncoiled thereafter or not! Although the Mayan prophecy, which some consider as a timeless fantasy, has nothing specific on jalebi, the chance for it to survive when the 'world will not' may not be a fantasy. As it could still be cooked atop Bugarach, a mountain in France said to be the only place that will survive the apocalypse. 

Howsoever unrealistic or weird prophecies might be, these linger in human psyche for long. No wonder, there are dedicated websites selling gas masks and tinned food for those who wish to escape to a 'safe' place. Chinese manufacturing cannot miss this opportunity, an innovative furniture-maker has come up with a range of hand-built glass-fibre survival pods for £30,000 apiece. Even doomsday cannot stop the Chinese from keeping up with the growth rate!

Why couldn't the Mayans wish well for us and why have we been fascinated with end of the world scenarios? Without doubt, the Mayans ran out of rock while carving their prophecy in stone. And how would they care to whom would it concern in 2012?  For the rest of us, it is a bit comforting to think that when we go the whole thing goes. One tweet read: 'I'm not as much worried about myself but would be happy to see my boss gone'. Aren't we at a special point in history," 

Indeed, it would be special day in history when everybody would be a bit 'anxious' than the other. Wal-Mart has announced that its stores will open till midnight for people to finish 'christmas' shopping. Special Mayan discounts will be on offer in leading stores. If the world slips through the apocalypse 'friday', the Mayans would have gained more than their share of popularity giving all of us a chance to say: Kutch meetha ho jaye (Let's have something sweet)!      

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