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To each his speech

india Updated: Mar 02, 2011 15:56 IST

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When we heard India may be in a spot of bother on Sunday, we quickly turned on our tellies to see whether Pranab Mukherjee was planning to drop a bomb on Monday.

But silly us. It was the India-England cricket match that had quickened pulses. Well, we have heard Pranab-da’s accent many times and plummy isn’t the first word that springs to mind. So the next day, it wasn’t his speech but Colin Firth’s (minus any stutter) that caught our fancy and attention.

And then we hear someone say how he wishes to thank all those who made ‘this possible’. How gracious of the finance minister to give so much credit to others, we think. But, oh, we’ve switched channels again and it’s our mistake. This time it’s the director of The King’s Speech making his acceptance speech.

This is all getting too much for us. But we promise, now that all the excitement is over, clarity will strike us once again. That’s if the taxes don’t strike us down first.