Saturday, September 4, 2010


Before I touch the core issue at hand, let me just say something about a certain group of people. I have always known that so called liberals, secularists err.... pseudo- secularists, Maoist sympathizers are operating without brains. But recent developments have proved that they are operating without a conscience as well.

Get this: Maoists take 5 policemen hostage in Bihar and set a deadline for Govt. to release their fellow comrades else they start killing the hapless police personnel. The deadline passes and Maoists extend it; but not before killing one of the personnel ( Havildar Lucas Tete ). If this event wasnt disturbing enough, sample this: All those fuckin Maoist backers and damn pseudo- secularists have come out in support of .. ? No! Not the personnel. But the Maoists again. One of those fake boys, Swami Agnivesh, even said on prime time TV that if CRPF can take Naxals as " hostage " (not war criminals or anything, but "hostages"), the Maoists can also do the same. He charitably, did condemn the act but not before absolving Maoists of any crime.

Now, why did I start this post with a mention of these groups of people? Because they are the ones who are at the forefront of every fuckin stupidity that goes in name of social / religious / regional justice in this country. And one of such stupidities is the support for a certain M F Husain.

Now, before some of you shout "What the Khap !" and jump on me with comments that brand me as a "backward, illiterate, Hindu fundamentalist" ; I want to make it plain clear that I dont support stupidity. Be it the support for M F Husain (MFH) or Sri Ram Sene type groups beating up women outside a Mangalore pub or anti- valentine day protests etc etc. I consider any fundamentalist action a stupidity - religion doesnt matter. Khap Taus against love marriages, Hindu / Muslim groups against women empowerment or secularists for MFH - These acts are equal in stupidity. And why? Let us explore that, shall we?

First and foremost, MFH is a damn hypocrite. Here is a recent interview of his in which he has condemned India for not being a "free land" (LINK). Now, I have no problems with whatever he wants to say. My only grudge is that he has given this damn interview while sitting in Qatar which has recently given him premanent citizenship. Imagine that now! Hes bloody sitting in Qatar - a deeply conservative Middle east country - and hes shitting against India. I dare him to exercise his "free will" now and paint something which will be deemed controversial in his religion. Trust me, they wont even let him run away from Qatar. He fled India and became safe. He wont be able to leave Qatar. Old age be fucked; he will be put to death in public. Husain Sahab.. it can happen only in a free country like India that despite painting the Goddesses of the majority community disgracefully, you are still getting support from many of them.

Now, coming to the paintings. Well, my answer is a big NO ! No to what ? The following questions:

1 ) Doesnt an artist has a free will to paint anything?

- Not if he knows it will hurt the sentiments of an entire religious sect of people. When some years ago, a restaurant in Mumbai named itself "Hitler's" , Jews protested overwhelmingly and got its name changed. That hurt their sentiments. What about free speech then?

2 ) But doesnt Khajuraho depicts Hindu Gods / Goddesses in nude , performing acts of love-making?

- No. Well, let me share a story. In January this year, while on a trip to Chitrakoot; I happened to visit a nearby place which had some Khajuraho type temples and was aptly named 'Mini Khajuraho'. My guide told me that these temples are not as good as Khajuraho ones as they have very less "sexy pics". See my point now? This is what we have done to our heritage. Reduced it to mere "sexy pics".

[ One of the temples at "Mini Khajuraho" ]

In reality, its far from that. Khajuraho depicts the act of love making as it is mentioned in our holy scriptures: a way to connect to God. Its not mere "sexy pics". And now the real bummer for all damn pseudo- secular faggots out there : The Gods- Shiva, Vishnu etc ARENOT / ARE NEVER depicted in nude. The " love-making" sculptures are not of Gods- they are there to illustrate and thats it.

3 ) But Mayank, arent we being narrow-minded here ?

- If you are too open minded, your brains fall out; you dumb faggot. Some random guy ( I dont care about his religion) paints Goddesses in obscene positions and you want me to appreciate it in the name of art? What next? Support for Rakhi Sawant & Rahul Mahajan because they are victims of circumstances? Well folks.. heres a nice piece of information: A spade is a spade. A is A. Whats stupid.. is stupid.

4 ) But Mayank yar ! You cant decide whats obscene. Its Art you moron which you dont understand. So, chill will ya?

- Get a brain morons! I dont know a fuck about art. But I do know when its NOT art. And what about all the bloody ruckus & shouts over Da Vinci code, Danish cartoons , Jo bole so Nihal etc etc? There wasnt a word against them, was it?

5 ) Yar Mayank! You talk like those "Hindu fundamentalists" , dont you ?

- Really? First of all morons, theres no such thing as a hindu or a muslim fundamentalist. Theres no religion involved. Whether he kills innocents in Kashmir or beats up hapless women in Mangalore; he remains a fundamentalist. And I am not talking like that. I strongly criticize the death threats to MFH. I support his desire to return to his native country and live in peace here. But I retain my right to protest against whats logically wrong. Note this: whats LOGICALLY WRONG; not wrong according to my whims and fancies.


I dont believe in religion at all ( My earlier post ). And I also donot believe in stupidity and pseudo-secularism. In my eyes, those secularist assholes are bigger fundamentalists than the actual ones because they play it subtly. You support a CRPF jawan's rights instead of a Naxal's and they will pass a judgment on you that you are a cruel hearted capitalist pig. You support Kashmiri Pandits and all logical Hindu issues like the MFH episode; they brand you as a "backward Hindu fundamentalist". And so, whos more dangerous? But anyways, this post aint about those dipshits for whom the rights of a soldier are minuscule as compared to those of a Maoist. This is about the continuing crusade against all things stupid.

May God give strength.. nay.. brains to these pieces of junk brains.


& Cheers ...............


zephyr said...

That was one from the gut! I really appreciate your feelings and forceful ones at that, aimed at the so called secularists who have their own hidden agendas. You are right stupidity should be condemned, but fanning fundamentalism for political or other reasons as is being done in our country today -- should be banned by law, if that is possible.

Speaking of MFH, I had posted something on similar lines some months ago, if you'd like to see it and comment.

Priya shah said...

Brilliant ! The research.. the conception..

Its always sad how these pseudo-secularsts behave.. They dont have any idea of sensitivity towards our jawans and real heroes.

Rahul said...

Brilliant post bhai !!

Ana_treek said...

Straight from the heart :) At the end of the day, whatever we do or talk, idiots will still rule!

nikita said...

Mayank ,

this one deserves a big applause..
let's all of us give him a big hug..

i am wit u totally in " sexy pics" being named for something that should be considered holy and divine !!!

its one of the ways to see godliness in human beings and we have reduced it down to mere bodily pleasures...sigh..

suhasdighe said...

I thanked MFH for not painting a burqa clad Bharat Mata, but then he went to the other extreme. His creative genius is not in his head, obviously. Yes he did produce a movie with objectionable theme, that is, objectionable to Muslims. But he withdrew it because of pressure from Muslim clergy.

You are spot on your comments about the hypocracy that prevails in the name of freedom etc. We have a challange now not only from fundamentalists but this tribe too. Because of them nobody ever gets punished. But were you not glad about Justice Kode's judgement on blasts in Mumbai stock exchange. But such things happen not routinely, which is shame.

Mayank said...

@Zephyr .. Thanks. Read ur post too.. Spot on and well articulated man !

@PS, Rahul .. Thanks

@Ana .. You bet ! They are the majority. What can one do ? :)

@Nikita .. Thanx :)

Mayank said...


Justice Kode's judgment is one of the very few practically right things that happened. Else, we are livin in dark ages....

Azad said...

Read your post on the similar lines and loved it. Especially your bold way of writing is what tempts a reader to read more.
Even i wrote something on our beloved MFH. Check it out

Arjit Srivastava said...

I hardly care about MF Hussain and his short gimmicks. So there, well said; enough said.

Alka Gurha said...

Agreed artists should have freedom but there are million other things he could have painted...Of course he knew what he was doing would create sensation, hurt sensibilities and stir controversy...he is not so naive. Good one...

Deepika Vasudeva said...

i agree here.. no matter what is ll they claim to be art.. if its inappropriate its of no use.
great research...