Irony !

Irony !

Meaning of an irony :

“An expression of meaning,often humourous or sarcastic by the use of a language of a different or opposite tendency.”

“Ill timed or perverse arrival of an event or a circumstance that is in itself desirable.”

“A dramatic irony– a literary technique in which the audience can percieve hidden meanings unknown to the characters.”

Recently, I had been invited for delivering a lecture as a Guest Faculty to around 150 MBA students of a college.While preparing  my talk on “Slow down in the Economy and its effect on Banks and how to keep focussed during  such times ” I  had given some examples in my humourous way.

I now post those examples in the form of situations and have given them the title of “IRONY” :

Here are they to think upon and comment upon:


Rich people
Discussing “Slow Down Blues”
In a Seminar
At a 5 star Hotel !
Personal Driver
Of Merrill Lynch
Seeking new job;
As his Boss
Doesn’t go out anywhere now !
Waiter in a Hotel,
Keeps a couple waiting
For 45 minutes before serving-
Reason :”Global Slow Down “!! 
MBA Colleges now
Invite YOGA faculties
To teach students
To keep “cool”
During stressful times !!
Lijjat completes 50 years.
Barbie Doll is also 50.
Papad maker woman
Can’t afford a Barbie for her Daughter !
Rich people whose girls
Play with Barbies,
Don’t understand
The Labour of Love
Involved in Papad Making !!
Wife admonishes Husband:
“Don’t drive so fast–
At least give Economy
A chance to
Catch up with you “!!
No rains.Crops wither.
Farmer commits suicide.
We gobble pizzas,
And drown them
With ‘Coke’ / Mineral Water !!
Rich Man’s Son’s
Gala Wedding Reception.
Wasted food
In garbage cans.
Urchins from slums
Empty them–
To survive for at least a week !
A Farmer’s Son
Studies hard,
Becomes a Doctor.
Reason : more money in it !
A Doctor’s Son
Studies Agriculture
To grow Organic Foods.
Reason :more profits in it !!
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14 Responses to Irony !

  1. Sunil Uniyal says:

    Good pieces of irony, indeed….on modern day consumerism and the on-going melt-down. Keep going, Broca Saheb. Warm regards.

    Sunil Uniyal, New Delhi
    Mar 24, 2009

  2. Apurva Iyengar says:

    I liked Irony 5 and irony 9.They are more than just stark realities/truths. Thank you for posting them Broca ji. Regards

    B.Y. Apurva Iyengar, Secunderabad
    Mar 24, 2009

  3. Atreya Sarma says:

    Brocaji, I’m on cloud nine with your jingling nine. What a variety fun fair/fare! Warm regards.

    U Atreya Sarma, Secunderabad-56
    Mar 24, 2009

  4. Sathya says:

    Brocaji, This is an outstanding work. Beautifully, aptly worded to suit the feel and sentiment. Thank u so much for this memorable piece. With best regards,

    Sathya, Nellore
    Mar 24, 2009

  5. DR POOJA says:

    Jitoo Uncle, Simply superb. Enjoyed reading them at the end of the day. I am refreshed. Thank you.

    Dr Pooja G Bhuyar, Bijapur
    Mar 24, 2009



    My take was the ‘wife-economy irony’! Good laugh at the end of the day.

    Julie Acharya Ray, Salt Lake City, Utah
    Mar 25, 2009

  7. Lina Mistry says:

    Dear Brocaji, Pretty clever of you to compose these. I liked all equally. Warm regards,

    Lina Mistry/Tandel, Virginia, USA
    Mar 25, 2009

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