Forget Masters & Johnson, listen to Dr Azad!

Posted: July 12, 2009 in Congress party, population, procreation
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Did you know that the best birth control pill was an aspirin tablet, when held tightly between the knees…. Just joking, just joking.
So why can’t I crack a joke when the newest entrant to the health minister’s chair, Ghulam Nabi Azad, has me cracking up with his latest mantras to stop Indians going at it like rabbits. He says better late night TV programmes is the thing that can do it – or rather not make you do it. Hallelujah!
So, every time you get the urge, just watch late night TV!! And if there are no Saas Bahu soaps or some such crap on the air, you can always watch Baba Ramdev and pass your time. (Mr Azad didn’t suggest this, I am). He seems to have a cure for everything. What’s better than watching Mr Know All Ramdev telling all the just married and about-to-marry youngsters about muscle control.
Now you know why Lalu Prasad Yadav was so ‘busy’ doing ek, do teen, char paanch, chhe, saat, aath, naun… – because he and Rabri didn’t have TV then, and if they did, all they must have seen was Krishi Darshan, which had more on fertilisers than fertility.
It’s a pity we didn’t have cable TV in those days — TV viewing would have overtaken procreation as the best form of recreation in this country. Seriously, some of the things that our ministers say really has me worried, not just for their health, but for the nation’s, as well.
But on a more sober note, I completely agree that 18 and 21 are the wrong ages for anyone to get married. Let’s hope at least here the government can bring about changes in the law.
I would have thought the best way to curb the population would be education, in every sense of the word. That, of course, has never been a Congress party priority, nor that of any of the other government – State or Central. The fact that more than 60 per cent of India is in the villages and below the poverty line, explains why the politician has never tried to improve the situation there. The more illiterate the praja the happier the raja.

  1. H V Kumar says:

    Timely comment from Azad, maybe 30 years too late, but your satirical response is hilarious

  2. Sumeet Nihalani says:

    Dr. Azad should also add clean water to his approach so the folks in the villages could have ice. I've heard that the best contraceptive is a glass of cold water – not before or after; but instead of.The bestest contraceptive is, and always will be, the word NO – said vehemently and frequently. Works better when backed up by a a set of long nails or any heavy kitchen implement like a thick-bottomed frying pan.Out in the west, "Not tonight, I have a headache" is the more civilized option….

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