South Asian Humor, Hilarity, Satire: Bhishma Kukreti
In India, there has been Guru Culture. In the past, the Gurus used to be in Gurukul or used to roam villages and never disturbed common men and never compelled the uninterested for taking knowledge.
However, a new irritating, disturbing Knowledge Gurus Culture or Cut Paste Guru (CPG) Culture in social media has become a reality.
In Gurukul time , fellows have to study, had to experience the realities, remember ‘shlokas’ for becoming Guru, today too, fellows have to get degree for becoming teacher (might be from Bihar Universities) but modern social media CPG does not need formal or informal knowledge. Cut the knowledge sticker, paste and post in social media is his expertise in becoming CPG.
CPGs are everywhere, offer knowledge every time even in odd time. Wherever your mobile phone is there, there are knowledge Guru’s messages. In past time, Gurus never visited to kitchens, bedrooms and toilets for knowledge offering. Today, CPG are with you in kitchen, bedroom and even in toilet.
The CPG’s wife wants divorce because of no help from him for the family in house works but CPG sends cut paste knowledge messages about the importance of help to the wife in house hold works.
Many CPG pronounces Sanskrit as ‘Sanskriti’ as they can’t understand Sanskrit but you get Sanskrit ‘Sutra’ with Hindi translation from those CPGs.
Many of my friends are weak in English but send WhatsApp messages for knowledge quotation in Latin for hiding their weaknesses.
Many Garhwali CPGs send me messages for loving our mother tongue Garhwali. I know that my CPGs don’t speak Garhwali with their children but I have to send thanks in cut paste form .If I don’t acknowledge their knowledge stickers about protecting endanger language as Garhwali, my CPGs call me back whether I received the messages or not and give me lecture in Hindi for protecting Garhwali language.
Initially, I used to irritate by cut paste knowledge but now, I take CPK from beloved CPGs as necessary evil.
Copyright@ Bhishma Kukreti, July 11th 2017