(Podcast) Encounter with Shopping Subbarao
**** Just reposting this popular podcast from a year ago – in case you’ve missed it earlier *****
I have already posted the script of my fake encounter with the fictional Shopping Subba Rao in an earlier post. Call this work crooked social commentary or comedy – Kanaka Prasad and I were correct in thinking that Shopping Subbarao is going to strike a nerve. If the opportunity comes, I will explain the motivation behind this skit. But, as I mentioned in a reply to one of the comments, let me emphasize a couple of things here:
- Not only Telugu people – a lot of 2nd generation and later Americans (regardless of race and ethnic background) do these things. Don’t you remember Claude Allen – a senior official in the Bush administration, who had to resign due to shoplifting charges? His antics are also in this play.
- As I said, there is some self criticism here. Just read between the lines.
There is nothing wrong in trying to better ourselves with some introspection. If I am hated for speaking the truth – so be it.
As requested by many, I am posting the audio podcast of this skit a bit earlier than usual.
Original broadcast date: Aug 13 Friday, 2010
Audio language: Telugu