Thursday, May 05, 2005

“Bald”erdash !!

This is the age of women’s liberation. Women have virtually conquered every male bastion. But one field were women can never overtake men is their exclusive right to be Bald. Research says almost 30% of all men become bald by the age of 50. And yet, every balding man spares no effort to hide his “shining glory”. Hair transplant, hair root rejuvenation and other “hair raising” techniques are a multi- million dollar business worldwide. But just as no one has yet been able to find a way to grow grass on the moon, no one has figured out a way to grow hair on a bald head. If anything, all the treatment can only delay the inevitable. At the end of the day, the only thing that can stop hairfall... is the floor!

Many believe that baldness is a sign of intellect. Shakespeare, Gandhi, Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Nehru, Subhash Bose were all bald. On the other hard, Hitler and Saddam weren’t. Shakespeare even went to the extent of saying, “What he hath scanted men in hair, he hath given them in wit.”. Baldness has also been linked with wealth. As the Bengali saying goes, “Tak hole taka hoye”, i.e. “When you grow bald, you grow rich”. But none of these statements can console a man whose hair are disappearing faster than water in the desert. Such a man would always tell you, “a hair in the head is better than two in the comb.”

All said and done, at the end of the day, the bottom line is- “What is under the skull it more important than what is over it”. So folks, today, I declare the creation of a new cult, “BAP”- Bald And Proud!!!

1 comment:

hooey said...

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