Of Halloween Costume and Controversy Over Pakistani Actors

October 06, 2016 , 8 Comments

This Halloween
what do you plan
same old pumpkin jacket
or a devil with a long scar?

Go sexy or scary
asking for trick or treat.
Halloween is all yours
Live up to its gimmick.

Get perky, get notable
do something commendable.

Do whatever, 
be whoever
but pull no string
and do not be a soldier

cause we live in times,
in an era
where a soldier is not a martyr 
but an oddball doing a paid duty,
a duty way to feeble 
over a waging actor.

In a country full of fools
where art has no boundary,
terror has no responsibility
but solidarity is a missing virtue,
an uneconomical territory
conspicuous by its absence


This has a reference to an ongoing debate over a temporary cessation of certain actors who are being asked to complete their ongoing project and not sign any new assignments with Indian productions/business houses, till a peace treaty is established between the "on the verge of war" countries- India and Pakistan. 

True, art has no boundary but Integrity and Humanity are above art!

The autor is half Human, half machine. Go Figure or just revel in what I write


  1. I didn't know about the Pakistani actors controversy. It's an interesting idea. Think it would have any impact?

  2. Nothing wrong with asking Pakistani actors to leave. What they are doing is analogous to certain Indians protesting against USA in front of the American Consulate in Chennai and then standing in line the next day applying for a 10 year multiple entry visa.

  3. I wonder what the actors will do... and how the decision will affect the conflict, and the lives (and livelihood) of those involves.

  4. Thebes's ongoing conflict seems to find stranger and stranger outlets.. but I guess anything is better than another war...

  5. Wow, I wasn't aware of this going on. Thanks for the artful introduction to this bit of world news.

  6. Its all boils down to which drama you find yourself in, Thanks for a provocative write

    much love...

  7. I didn't know about this controversary. Thanks for raising awareness!

  8. a very interesting topical write


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