Thirteen score and zero weeks ago (with due apologies to good friend Abe), or for the mathematically challenged, exactly five years ago some visionaries (like SZ and MP) brought forth on this nation a new column in their new paper; a column conceived in trivia and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created unequal - since the Gettysburg address did not mention the women, I shall also refrain from talking about if they or theirs was created equal!
Strangely enough, a lot of my friends are celebrating today, as technically it’s Mr Nagpal’s and Mr Singh’s birthday, and it reaffirms their conviction that they are drinking from the fountain of youth, and the United Nations General Assembly be damned for having adopted resolution 45/106 on December 14, 1990, designating October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons.
It’s time for the clickety-click of the stiletto heels in Casa Vermas, as we await the arrival of the second born who comes for a short visit to this land that is considered to be the Paradise of Arabia (and ranked by UN as the most improved nation in the world in terms of development during the preceding 40 years).
I am baaaack..ala The Terminator, who incidentally is now part of The Expendables 3, in which the combined age of the 16 cast members (including the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes, Jet Li, Kelsey Grammer etc etc) is 850, making all of them to be very old.
Ramadan Mubarak...may this holy month bring peace and tranquility in the world in general and to the region in particular.