Saturday, June 24, 2006

The severe headache

(Relax. This is the last piece in the PJ series. Author)

I have had a nagging headache from morning. Sometimes, it gets quite painful and becomes a head-do, head-teen or even head-char.

Headaches can have many causes and doctors need to do a thorough analysis. In one case involving chronic headache, the doctor suspected brain tumour as the cause and removed the person’s brains. The headache persisted still. It turned out that the root cause of the headache was the tight underwear that the person was using. It was pressing the hip bone, which in turn was compressing the spinal column, resulting in increase in pressure on the skull and causing the headache. The patient was simply caught underwears. There was no need to remove the brains at all.

I see red when I hear about such callousness on the part of doctors. I react like those bulls in Spain. But, I read in Mad magazine that, contrary to popular belief, bulls are not at all affected by the red colour. Only cows are. Bulls get angry when shown red colour, because they hate being mistaken for cows.

Bull-fighting. When will such cruelty to animals stop? The other day, three men attacked and killed a lion. The three Rotarians have since been arrested for the murder of a member of a rival club. .

Lions are however quite safe in Tanzania, where they are kept in a protected area. Tan-zania, as you must have heard, was a country created trigonometrically by dividing Sine-zania by Cos-Zania.

Are you aware that many of the mathematicians are Jews? And that many of the fruits are juice?

Poor Arjuna in the Mahabharata. Was forbidden from eating apples, oranges or mangoes. “Do thy duty” Lord Krishna admonished him, “Fruit is not thy concern”.

Arjuna pleaded with him if he could, at least, have some vegetables such as brinjals and if Lord Krishna could go over to Bheema’s house to borrow some. This episode has since been immortalized in the classic song, “Krishna, Nee Baingane Borrow”

What great epics are the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Likewise, the Greeks had their own, the Iliad and the Odyssey. When Alexander the Great conquered Kalinga, he taught the locals the nuances of these epics. To this day, Odissi is popular in Orissa.

These classical dances, Odissi, Kuchipudi, etc can make your head swim and give you a headache. As I was telling you, before you interrupted me, I have had this nagging headache from morning…


Lalita said...

Hey, you changed your profile.

I read therefore I am, tee hee.

Lemme read the post and then I shall pontificate about it.

Lalita said...

Good grief. Why do I have to blog when I can read Raj performing these little miracles?

I will never be able to listen to "Krishna nee begane" without a giggle, thanks to you.

Karmanyevadhikarste and all that in your take... dude, you rock.

May you have more migraines.

Anonymous said...

“Krishna, Nee Baingane Borrow” --rotfl!!

dazedandconfused said...

I have a feeling it's much more fun reading your PJ's than listening to them...:)

Is that a reason you took to blogging after your faithful listener set (family, friends etc.) revolted? :)

Raj said...

Lalita, ha, you noticed the small change in the profile. Thanks.

Sowmya :Yes, my humble tribute to Purandaradasa.

dazedand confused : You are right. PJs need an outlet and the blog world provides one readily.

Usha said...

Oh my god, how can you chain such totally unrelated ideas and make them all so thoroughly enjoyable!!
I hope they removed the brains of the doctors who did a brain surgery for a tight underwear problem!!( I bet they were already brainless!)
here is to many more head aches if such brillaintpieces are the result!

Raj said...

Usha,actually, I find it far simpler to string together a few PJs and some contrived puns into a post, than to come out with some thought-provoking stuff that some of the more serious bloggers churn out with amazing regularity.Glad you enjoyed it.

Lalita said...

Hmm. Appadiya?

Shruthi said...

Baingane borrow!!! AAARRGGHHH!!! :))

This is the LAST in your PJ series?? Nooo!

Vidhya Rajesh said...

I have never seen anybody who can form such a beautiful sequence of unrelated episodes and incidents and make such a beautiful article.
I like visiting your blog ...

Raj said...

Shruthi : Thanks, you made me feel like Conan Doyle after he had killed Sherlock Holmes!

Vidya : Thanks for the nice words

Hawkeye said...


as usual fantastic. i read every single post of yours. just awesome.

my only gripe with you is you dont post everyday. i come in expecting to see new posts and see the same old post again. but then again you could be busy with work.

Ram Viswanathan said...


Very interesting.. the way you had connected the unrelated things..

So, this is your last of PJ series ?

Raj said...

Thanks, Ram. The PJ series continues, as in 'PJ strikes again", "the Return of PJ", " PJ strikes abck", etc....