Sunday, January 21, 2007

Through the looking glass


STAR TV confirms that Peter Mukerjea and Sameer Nair have quit. Paul Aiello will take charge as acting Chief Executive Officer of STAR India, adds the short press release.
I received the news as I was immersed in memories of Through the Looking Glass. One thing led to another, and it’s time for a Foster’s, so I hand over to Lewis Carroll.

“Why do you sit out here all alone?” said Alice, not wishing to begin an argument.
“Why, because there's nobody with me!” cried Humpty Dumpty. “Did you think I didn't know the answer to that? Ask another.”
“Don't you think you'd be safer down on the ground?” Alice went on, not with any idea of making another riddle, but simply in her good-natured anxiety for the queer creature. “That wall is so very narrow!”
“What tremendously easy riddles you ask!” Humpty Dumpty growled out. “Of course I don't think so! Why, if ever I did fall off -- which there's no chance of -- but if I did –” Here he pursed up his lips, and looked so solemn and grand that Alice could hardly help laughing. “If I did fall,” he went on, “the King has promised me -- ah, you may turn pale, if you like! You didn't think I was going to say that, did you? The King has promised me -- with his very own mouth -- to -- to –”
“To send all his horses and all his men,”Alice interrupted, rather unwisely.


And I had another sip of the beer, and I wondered, where are the horses and the men?

2 comments:

Miss Kind Heart said...

Thought I should bring Miss Muffet in too:)

LIL Miss Star
Won every ratings war,
And quietly ate her curds and whey
Then came a spider, and sat down beside her
And chased all the CEO’s away:(

Anant Rangaswami said...

I love nursery rhymes. Evem those written by anonymous poets.