Everyone has their own catch-phrase. Some people know it and use it deliberately as they have nothing good to say. Some do not know but the phrase is stuck to them like chewing gum on the back. Everyone else can see it but the subject is unaware unless he is pointed out. If they use offensive words in their catch-phrase, life would be miserable. Take an instance of this phrase “Kuttey ki tarah”. People use it in many situations or emotions as anger, excitement, worry, suspicion, hatred etc. Let us create a situation on iota axis: An engineer is on date and her non-male, supposedly to be, better half ask her romantically “Hey Y, do you love this X” .Being born and brought up in society where Yash Johar and his films may be aptly compared to Krishna and Geeta, Y has lots of things to say but just comes up with nothing but his catch-phrase “Kuttey ki tarah”. And his love life which he has presumed to be a well-written book converts into a book with an acknowledgement page only “Thank you for coming”.
I never used to like these as it hampers the normal course of conversation. You have some healthy discussion and somebody comes up with some phrase, funny yet irrelevant, and the interest in discussion in lost. Social networking sites as Facebook is full of such things better known as “meme” and the pseudo-intellectuals, who in real life are rewarded with the word retarded, use them like they are salesman of it. Normally their motto becomes “You have good shit, we have bull shit and we will spread it until it stinks”.
But recently I have come across one such phrase “BABAJI KA THULLU“which have drilled down deep into my brain and the reasons being myself to be a part of the fan club of Kapil Sharma, one of the great comedian of India, and the relevance of the word. By relevance I am talking about all the situations where you have done the uphill battle and all you get in return is good-for-nothing or Babaji ka Thullu. The word may sound to be vulgar but once you start getting the hang of it, you will appreciate its innocence. It is a satire that you use it on yourself. You know the insubstantial consequences of any event that yet you fight for it to get this “thullu”. From childhood to the day when we will lay in peace, we had and will be having this.
I have pen down some of the situations that we must have encountered in some form or other in different walks of life and always the answer is “Babaji ka Thullu”:
- Childhood (since you are born in India) : “You burnt the midnight oil for the examination in hope of getting some gifts from your parents , secured good marks and came to your father with your mark sheet and what did you get in return?”
- 11th and 12th class: “You lived a saint life your whole life and hoped to bring a revolutionary change by asking a girl out but everyone told you to crack the engineering exam first and then you will land in fairies’ paradise. You have worked head to toe, day and night but finally what did you get?”
- Engineering college: “At the outset of the placement you realized that you learnt Newton’s law , studied the Einstein’s theories solved numerous chemical equations to join an IT sector.So What was the taught at the college?”
- Companies:”You expected an appraisal and in race of competing better against your peers you worked hard ,understood the work and proved fruitful only to get a sad news from your manager that the year had been bad for the company and informed you not to expect any raise or hike. So the whole speech of consoling you was nothing but “Babaji ka Thullu”.
What is the underlying philosophy behind these three beautiful words? It is to accept the hard facts with a smile. Some wise man rightly said that “When life gives you lemon make lemonade”. Warriors have scars on their body. The number of scars reflects their struggle to achieve victory. The same analogy can be extended to these words. More the “thullu” in life more you have fallen and rose again to witness the next “thullu” until it is out of stock.