Recession does strange things to people.While for the majority its all gloom , for some rare ones it gives a glimmer of hope. On a sunday morning a few days back , as I lay on my back contemplating my bleak future , a ray of hope came to me in the form of a report on the sunday supplement of the Times of India.Like all other reports on the garishly colourful but extremely informative sunday supplement , this report too was spiritually and mentally uplifting , infusing in me the "Korbo ,Lorbo,Jeetbo Re" spirit .The report is a highly scientific study on the growing trend of men sporting a stubble or in some cases a full beard.The writer , while dissecting the trend under the context of current socio-economic conditions , quotes a particular psychologist, who has the following pearls of wisdom to offer
"During the times of recession ,women tend to prefer security over flamboyance and hence would prefer the caveman over the metro-sexual man".
Yes! Yes! (pumping my fist) The final nail on the coffin of the metro-sexual man has been stuck!O you metro-sexual male , with your manicures and pedicures , your designer clothes and "I am so cool attitude", O all you worshippers of the stammering king,get ready to get you waxed asses whipped by the Caveman cause the women of the species have finally discovered good taste.Things have come a full circle .The Caveman , with 2 of his shirt buttons open, exposing the amazonian rain forest on his chest and with a cigarette dangling from his lips, is back with a vengeance. As recession brings out the basic instincts of womankind , I can only hope we see the return of the real Indian male as epitomized by the great Mithunda in one of his classics -
"Dekhne mein bewda,
Daurne mein ghoda
Aur maarne mein haathoda"
The Caveman is here to stay ( and so is the recession!)
At this happy hour , my only lament is that recession should have occured 4 years back when I was an engineering student because that was the period when I had the closest resemblance to the Neanderthal man.