Dr.Khan–Political Poetry !

This news item appeared in Financial Express on 11.07.09:
 
“Dr Shah Rukh Khan’ vows to help destitute children”
 
                              

Posted: 2009-07-11 12:46:38+05:30 IST
Updated: Jul 11, 2009 at 1246 hrs IST

London: Describing the Honorary Doctorate conferred on him by a leading British University as a “very very special honour”, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has pledged to utilise the recognition to further the cause of under-privileged children in India. “I promise to dedicate a large proportion of my time to do whatever within my capacity to further the cause of education among kids as a way of my thankfulness and gratitude for this honour,” Khan said after receiving the Doctorate in London in Friday evening.”Of course, starting with my kids….. “

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This tickled me into composing the following free/nonsense verse :
 
Hey,I am now Dr Khan, Dr Khan,
Of India, you know : Mera Bharat Mahan,
Blessed by an honorary videshi degree,
I have now joined a privileged pedigree,
Instead of usual filmy dialogues and songs,
I now utter such stuff to right some wrongs,
But, charity begins at home, you see,
So, I’ll first start teaching my kids for free …! 
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I intend to take up some more of such headlines,shortly.
I’ll label it “Political Poetry” or ” Industrial Poetry”. Suggestions,comments, responses are welcome.  
 
                                   
                       
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10 Responses to Dr.Khan–Political Poetry !

  1. Satyananda says:

    Broca saab, quite amused. Kudos.

    Ch J Satyananda Kumar, Visakhapatnam
    Jul 15, 2009

  2. atreya sarma says:

    Dear Brocaji, You’ve alertly caught him at his slip and given it a hilarious twist; and hats off for your ironical and creative octet which I enjoyed to the hilt. Warmest regards.

    Atreya Sarma U, Secunderabad-56
    Jul 16, 2009

  3. shernaz wadia says:

    This one’s really good Jitoo, but given the kind of setup in India I would stay clear of the word politics and derivatives. Think up some other name.
    Enjoyed this.

    Shernaz Wadia
    Pune
    15th July 09

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