09 January, 2010

My Open Letters to God

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 6, the sixth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers, where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

Dear God,

The year 1978 was sort of a wonder year. It was pretty similar to 1977, and pre-cursor to 1979. This was also the year when Rakhi Sawant's parents were planning to make Rakhi Sawant. This was also the year when you kicked me off to this planet.

But I guess, in every birth, I am invariably sentenced to a life-term in the middle class. My strive for that 'silver spoon' is an unfulfilled bliss. Courtesy Pichle Janam ka Raaz, I now know that I was a poor-grader even in my previous birth. And in the previous-to-previous birth too. In fact, if I rewind all the way back to the 10th century, I now recall that I was another moron studying engineering in the Nalanda University, and that too because my brahmin father Vatsyayana happened to be the Dean. I was pretty bad at Bhaskara's mathematics. In fact, Aryabhatta ended up discovering ZERO while grading my Sanskrit papers. But, dear God, even though my grades were bad, I was an 'A-ranker' in vocational courses like nude sculpting. I did well even in 'Kamasutra Pyrotechnics', where I did my homework and lab experiments with utmost sincerity. Oops, I am digressing...

As I deal with my life's musings, I find myself staring at a very bleak future - a pre-ordained, generic one at that. Crazy me, I still entertain hopes of leaving my unique mark behind, before my next birth into another middle-class household. But, I have had enough of this ordinary existence. Bad Karma. Period.

Anyway, the purpose of this letter is different. I have forgiven your partisanship in my previous births. But not this time around. Let me take thirty seconds of your valuable time and put forth the whereabouts of my few desires.

Wish 1 - Attention and Affection: Yes sir, I am always last in the queue, in the longest of queues. Even my kids know that. I make it to every single Dumb-ass list, even if some lists have only one entry. People engage me in small-talk simply because I amuse them, and am an easy target for one of those chain-marketing ideas like Amway et al. Please reverse all that and more.

Wish 2 - Insane money: In his morning signatures, my father-in-law chants "Bhargo Devasaya Dheemahi, Dhiyo Yo Naha Prachodayat" requesting you, 'the embodiment of knowledge and light' to 'enlighten his intellect'. Can you please (and please and please and..) listen to his prayers and lead him to LIGHT. And while you do that, please get him to sign his Will in my name.

Wish 3 - A White, away from India: Haven't I been tormented enough by my relatives? I have documented every relative of mine and their dysfunctional interference in my personal life. In fact, the Animal Planet' channel runs a special program on some of my relatives. I want to be stationed far away from this country, where I can avoid their logic-defying acts. Even better, if I can be a White!!

Wish 4 - More entertainment: The country is galloping fast at double-digit growth rate. Then, there is violence and sex, and sex by violence and violent sex as well. This is disgusting and I am loving it. Some more please.

Dear God, you must finally relent and let me have my way this time. I, hereby, earnestly request you to transform me into a meaningful conglomeration of molecules, with my above desires fulfilled.

Uselessly yours,

The Talking Skull

Dear Talking Skull,


Good Luck,


Suddenly, there was a blinding light, and a la Matrix, I got transported to a different world. Oh, yes, this was America. New Jersey, to be precise. Now, even though you know it, New Jersey (NJ) is full of Indians - the Desis - and like entropy, their size keeps increasing. And, there I was. Whiter than white, and bigger than big. Oh, I am a COW now - the New Jersey Cow - one of the udderly massive variants, unlike their skinny, dirty cousins in India.

I was standing there in the garden outside a huge mansion that had 'Hare Ram' embossed on the arch. There was an American flag, an Indian flag and three striped underwears fluttering on the balcony. This is definitely my sasuraal, I guessed. And, I could also see about 82-odd Indians, all nattily dressed. Hmm... the Desis are celebrating the 'Gau Diwas' in NJ. And, so was I, all decked up as the center of attention. I was the indeed garnering lots of adulation, with people around 'petting' me. I would occasionally get tickled when some brat would get between my legs, push my tail up and pet me on my erogenous zones. The air was shrill with bawdy Sanskrit shlokas on how cow gives and gives and gives....

And, there was my father-in-law (F-I-L) near the stage, attending to the guests. Why would a perfectly normal and happy F-I-L suddenly move to the US and have a cow. Why? There must be a reason reasons. For my F-I-L, is it one more feather in his cap during his long life of seeking feathers for his cap?.... ...like having himself photographed with AR Rahman in Dubai Airport or filling his farm-house with 45" plasmas.

Meanwhile, my portly F-I-L walked on to the stage and made a life-altering announcement. Life-altering for me, that is. "My desi friends, I have decided to migrate my cow-farming business to this land of the morally corrupt. This fabulous cow that you see is my first acquisition here. I have invested ALL my savings in this ONE holy cow. I am now going to breed it day in day out... heh.. .heh... We have also tied up with the local Hare Krishna Association to package its urine as Cow-Cola. With the launch of Cow-Cola in four different variants, we are confident of capturing the local beverages market. Henceforth, being pissed off will be a pleasant experience.. heh... heh... ", he remarked with a disgraceful grimace amidst venerated applause.

Cowreena Kapoor, a leading Bollywood actress, had been roped in as the brand ambassador. “This Cow-Cola stuff is pretty coool! I wonder why nobody ever made this before!”, cooed an excited Cowreena Kappor. When asked why she liked it, she replied with an emphasized 'r' for the local Americans, “Because . . u'know, it's like, so orr-ganic! Yu'know – itz. . .uh . . verry . . well, it's orrganic!”, and giggled incoherently.

So, the God has been smart. He made me 'white', 'phoren-ed', 'rich', 'adorable', 'productive' and 'sexophalic' - all that I had wished for and yet everything I did not want to be. God does look for creative ideas to combat serious problems. But in my case, it has just substituted one empty life in India for another one here.

How surreal!! Why can't I accept myself for what I am and live in peace? Well, I can go on and on, along this convoluted train of thought. But, I won't. It is time to be back to my ordained form.

Dear God,

Oh God, please pardon this remorseless, brainless vermin in me, who sees a conspiracy in every move of yours. Please turn me back to whatever I was.

Udderly Sorry,

The Talking Skull

Dear Talking Scum,

You asked me to treat you like a prince, so I pulled the chair from underneath you, deposed you, took all your great belongings, as Maharaja-days are long over.

Anyway... Tathaastu!!




I am back to my normal self now, and vow that I will never ever write a letter to the Almighty.....

PS: Dear Father-in-law, and my other in-laws, This post was written only in jest, and in state of inebriation. Hence, please ignore the contents above. Categorically speaking, I have no interest in your riches. However, I cannot say the same for my wife.

PS: The God rang me over the weekend, and told me that he may consider a better re-incarnation for me if I could get 51 bloggers to promote this post on Indivine. Hence, if you are an IndiBlogger, please contribute generously.


SiD said...

dude...that was hilarious...finally i found someone who nows what humor is...

*standing ovation*

I am following u, right here, right now...:D

Psst.. I also manage to jot down humor, now and do...do see...

Talking Skull said...

Hi SiD,

Thanx for dropping by. Your comments made my day (actually, it's night... :-P)

I have indeed dropped by on your blog a few times earlier, but never cared to comment... :-) ...Need to get rid of this bad manner... :-/

Thanks again, particulalry for swelling my 'Follower' list.... :-)

MADHU RAO | (INDImag.COM) said...

No wonder Cowreena Kapoor agreed to endorse Cow-Cola, she needs something to induce purging to maintain that size 0 body and IQ-0 brain(quoting from another author from Imag). My stomach hurts laughing, especially 'Wish 4 - More entertainmen' and it's ending 'This is disgusting and I am loving it'..

You can give Borat a run for his money ! Loved it...

Raksha Raman said...

Ha ha ha ha ha :D This was truly entertaining! It is similar to this movie Mr.Destiny where the lead protagonist goes through similar set of circumstances :) Loved the way you have written this one! Good luck with BATOM 6!

Dreamer said...

ROFL :D. Hilarious. Well, we all do know that God acts in mischievous ways, er... I mean mysterious ways.

Talking Skull said...


Welcome to my site. I am glad you liked it. Comparison with Borat is further humbling. Though, I feel that I lot more 'decent' and 'restrained' compared to him.... ;-)

Talking Skull said...

@Raksha: Thanks. Glad that you liked it.

@Dreamer: Thanks

Honestly, I was thinking of dropping out of BATOM-6, as I was not really happy with the post. But then, decided to let it go, as I had missed BATOM-5 due to travel schedules. Am actaully happy that it isn't as ordinary as I thought it to be...

Shilpa Garg said...

Awesome! Hilarious!! Amazing!!!
May your wishes be granted!! :)

Talking Skull said...

Hi Shilpa,

It's great feeling to see you drop by... I only hope that your prayer reched the Almighty... :-)

Karthik said...

Wish 4 - it's disgusting and I'm loving it!! lol.... :D Loved it.
This was one hilarious post. I'd have gladly read even if you'd written another few thousand words.
All the best for BATOM!

Talking Skull said...

Thanks Karthik. Initially, even I didn't realize the strength of sarcasm in that sentence... :-)

Haven't read your post yet (I am reading sequentially this time!!)... but, good luck to you too...

Mahesh Kalaal said...


Totally liked the originality and innovation....
Fabrication at its best :)

Talking Skull said...

Hi Mahesh,

Great to see you back. Thanks buddy.

Saurabh Panshikar said...

haha interesting...

Gr8 blog in general!

*quickly clicks the link and promotes

pra said...

Well, I have no words to praise you enough.A cow in NJ..Cow cola....Cowreena kapoor..Oh my God!Simply Great!

neeraj said...

Hilarious as always! BTW Sudarshan, what is the secret behind you dishing out such awesome posts - post after post?

So You are of the same age as Rakhi huh??? :-)

And I am promoting it on Indivine and no one can stop me from doing that!

Blog On!


Talking Skull said...

Thanks Saurabh, for the appreciation, and promoting the crap... :-)

thanks. Feels great that you enjoyed the read.

Thanks. You have been one of the early 'encouragers' to my relatively young post. "what is the secret behind you dishing out..." - It is very easy. Watch 'IndiaTV' regularly, and you will get millions of crazy/stupid ideas to blog upon.

deepazartz said...

Amazingly hilarious!!!

Enjoyed this post like anything:)
May all your wishes be granted.

Deepa from

Gyanban said...

If you make having grass an important activity, milking the posts will be really smooth.

i am so "plissed" at this - You have my vote on IB !

gkam said...

Cow-Cola! Cowreena!

Too good a post.

Good luck for BATOM6! :)

Talking Skull said...

@deepazartz: Welcome to my blog, and 'Million Thanks' for the generous praise... :-)

@Gyanban: Tahnks for the vote. And am glad that you liked it... :-)

@gkam: Thanks. Feels great that you liked the post.

'gkam' and few others: Let us not go gung-ho about the "Cowreena" thing. It is not good for our "SAIFty"... :-P

Anonymous said...

A beautifully crafted piece, putting together just the right environment to deliver one of a kind experience.
Cow-Cola simply rocks as does 'Cow' Kapoor. :)

Shruti said...

Imagination and narration at its best!Cowreena kappor and Cow-cola :P

Just Another Life said...

tatastu! funny! tnx for the lol's

The West Wind said...

Amazing post.. hilarious yet it reminds us to grab onto satisfaction!! Wonderful :)

Talking Skull said...

@ All: Thanks. It feels great that you liked it....

pawan said...

Simply awesome.
Ill read rest of ur posts later and for now, ill vote for u in blog a ton. It's final :)

[Do u knw the blog "as the mind meanders"? Because a few parts of ur post reminded me of that post!]

Talking Skull said...

Hi Pawan,

Whoa!! That's the best thing to happen on a Friday... :-) A million THANKS.... I'm really glad that you liked the post so much.

wrt "As the mind meanders" - I am not aware of the blog. I googled and did visit the site, but did not find the recent few posts similar to any of mine. Would help if you can point me to the specific 'post'.

And, yes I liked the this blogsite. Thanks for helping me discover this... :-)

Preeti said...

Dude, Super-hilarious man! Rocking post this was..Me likes..:)

Talking Skull said...

Thanks Preeti.... Am really glad that you liked the post.

Madhu | INDImag.com said...

You are awfully silent. Talking skull hai bhai, aap bolte rahiye :-)

Talking Skull said...

Hi Madhu,

Good to hear you.... Last few months have been hectic on the work front. I am relocating to the USA next week, and have been busy in the process of transforming into a 'Desi'... :-)

MADHU RAO | (INDImag.COM) said...

Good for you ! Congrats !

Cow-Cola market karne to nahi aa rahe hai aap ? :-) Kidding.

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now. Keep it up!
And according to this article, I totally agree with your opinion, but only this time! :)

Anonymous said...

Very shorts, simple and easy to understand, bet some more comments from your side would be great

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