Tuesday, February 28, 2006

On the same page...?

"Who are these people? Do I know them?"

"Who? These? Why would you know them, ma? And..how would you?"

"Then? They've written their names like they were celebrities we all recognize. See - Meena and Nikhil. Anil and Sania. Mohan and Preeti. How does it matter what their names are if I can't relate to them?" She frowned and adjusted her glasses. "Wait a minute. This girl...is she a model?"

"No, ma. She's not. And most of them shown here aren't."

"Then? Why the names...?"

"Ma. They're just there because someone paid the newspaper to have their pictures on print. It's publicity, that's all. They're called the 'Page 3' people."

"Ah. That movie. They acted in that movie?"

"Aaargh, no ma, they didn't. Page 3 is...it's a name for...for these socialite kinds. Celebrities too are featured in it. It's just like you know, the 'editorial' page where you find editorials? (Sheesh...what a comparison). But it's just as an example, no please don't draw parallels." But it was too late. She was already at it.

"Editorial? You mean, these people have written all that's written here, on this...this Page 3?"

"Maaaa...".

(Remind me to raise some money and pay it to a newspaper the next time we have a get-together at home. And oh, remind me to take my mom's pics and have 'em printed as well. With her name.)

10 comments:

Prerona said...

moms are like that - so sweet, no?

d4u said...

What an interrogation:)

Parna said...

:) moms are the bestest.

phatichar said...

Pre: hmmm :)

d4u: oh boy, you should've seen her when I was in college.. :)

Parna: :)u can say that again.. said...

Arunima said...

ok, when are you going to have a get together?

d4u said...

Long time?? Happy Holi:)

The Smiling Girl said...

:) Oh yes.. these P3s... I never understand how it is qualified enough to be on the newspaper...:)

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