Hypocrisy is in the air
Science calls us Homo Sapiens-sapiens, and this is done to celebrate the ‘super intellect’ of modern day humans. But the question is: do we justify being worthy of this nomenclature?
We talk about equality of the sexes but we hardly talk about violence against men. Talking about sex is a taboo, yet we are the second most populous country in the world. We cry our voices out against corruption but we bribe a policeman to escape the fine after jumping a traffic light. We raise a hue and cry about inflation only while buying tomatoes and onions, but we jovially spend more than Rs 200 crores in a week on a Bollywood flick.
...and the list of our ironical adventures is quite drawn out.
Shouldn’t we be better professed as Homo-hypocriticals?
Don’t you think we are just society with loads of double standards?
Read Savneet’s anecdotal narratives, which combine tragedy and humour to illustrate that modern-day humans’ route to virtue is paved with pebbles of hypocrisy.
Some popular quotes from the book:
‘Why does everyone suggest to do MBA? It’s an abbreviation of some professional course which people often think expands to Massive Bank Account.’
‘How funny is that when it comes to marriage, for most girls and their parents, bank-balance is the character certificate.’
‘In the age of feminism, you shouldn’t be surprised if she is the one wearing pants in a relationship...’
‘She looked so young that my eyes simply refused to believe that she was the mother of a teen! But then, I realised that there wasn't any need to be thrown for a loop. There's a reason why cosmetic brands yield millions every year.'
'How absurd does it sound that the judicial system of the biggest democracy and longest constitution in the world fails to accept that men too can be a victim of domestic violence? No wonder the mascot of justice is a blindfolded lady.'
About the Author:
Savneet Singh is based in Bhopal, the City of Lakes. Battling the aftermath of medical negligence since almost a decade, he calls himself a real-life warrior. He draws inspiration from his city - a city that has managed to be strikingly enterprising and alluring, leaving the agony of witnessing the world’s worst industrial disaster behind.
He discovered his love for books and writing during his dormant days in the confines of his room. He hopes to become a celebrated storyteller someday.
- Paperback: 162 pages
- Publisher: White Falcon Publishing ; 1 edition (2019)
- Author: Savneet Singh
- ISBN-13: 9789389085457
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1 x 20.3 cm
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