Saturday, June 28, 2008

Time to get Bamse

If you haven't heard already, there is this silly comedy happening in Kerala over seventh standard textbooks. So the deal is the SCERT introduced new textbooks which has a lesson on boy named Jeevan who has doesn't seem to have religion / caste. When the Principal asks his parents what if Jeevan wants a religion, his parents tell the Principal that if he really wants one, he is free to choose one when he grows up. Evidently this is a Communist ploy to corrupt young minds and turn them away from religion and induct kids into atheism. All religious groups in Kerala - Nairs, Bishops and the Mullahs and the Opposition party (which was once led by chap called Nehru) are up in arms and in true Mallu fashion, burning everything in sight.

As you have all guessed by now, ya, I have a solution. Its all very simple. Just bring in Bamse. If you are putting his stuff in textbooks, get him to say it himself. No one will complain. Problem solved.


Fëanor said...

Are you volunteering to translate Bamse into Malloo?

P said...

sorry for being ignorant, but who is Bamse?

Veena said...

Feanor: I think the good people of Malluland are already considering it. I'd so volunteer to do the translation if they would take me. But no, Mallu was my weakest subject in school and it has only gotten worse over time.

p: What? You read this blog and don't know Bamse? :)

He is the strongest and the kindest bear in the whole world. He drinks thunder honey which makes him the strong but if you were to drink the same honey, you would only get a stomach ache. His friend Skalman,the tortoise is the smartest person in the world - he makes time machines and stuff. For more on Bamse and friends, go check Wiki.