Posts Tagged ‘Fiction’


Recently I finished the Season 5 of drama series Dexter that centres on Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a bloodstain pattern analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department who moonlights as a serial killer.

I didn’t get much interested in the initial episodes of season one because they were slow and looked real life. Ironic yes, but a drama is meant to be vibrant. But after a few initial restraints and hiccups I got the feel of the character and jumped on to the journey of watching the entire 5 seasons in one go. It took me one month to complete the series.

Why I’m writing about Dexter is because I felt connected to him on real grounds. Watching him trying to fit in the world around him and yet fulfilling his insatiable desire to kill was just so engaging. His dissociative mental illness was discovered by his adoptive father Harry Morgan who taught Dexter the ethics and procedures to make sure the “Dark Passenger” inside Dexter is tamed if not controlled. The upbringing by Harry made him the “Dark Defender”.

As much solid the Harry’s Code may have been on paper and reel, it got me thinking what would happen to Dexter if he was real? I mean, there were so many loop holes in the ways he worked. He was so distracted sometimes and even though he got away with the murders he did, in real life it would have been difficult for him to do those crimes even after following Harry’s Code.

So what would be the best place for Dexter if he’d really existed?

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Going by the real life stories of few serial killers, it looked like their modus operandi was same. Commit crime and vanish. But Dexter cannot vanish away. He had a need to fulfil. So in my opinion the best place for him to execute his operation would be India. And what could be better than being a part of Indian Police System. He would be untouchable. Even if there would be a Sergeant. James Doakes, he would be the least concern of all. Doakes would be busy with all the other stuff that no other police system can offer in the world, lest to worry about a killer. The system here works in a magical way. If you fight the system, it will ultimately pounce back on you, even though the system is there to protect you. But if you are in the system, then you are the system. You are above law.

Killing someone and get away with is more easy than breaking a traffic signal. You cannot just cross the traffic police without an attention. That is the most active area of the police department with ample expertise in nabbing the culprit. They will catch and beat the hell out of you if you cross a signal. But if you confess to them that you have committed a crime, chances are they might sense something fishy and do not arrest you. They might put an enquiry on you and harass a few people related to the victim but will make sure you get a fair trial and get out of the crime neat and clean. Where else can you find such an effective system which thinks so much about you?

So I would suggest that Dexter should take birth in India. Although finding a father like Harry would be a Herculean task given the reference that it is India we are talking about. Here his father might force him to join the street and he could become a Gunda – an equally aspiring and forceful system as a police force and they sometimes enjoy an upper hand too over the later. But I do not want him to be like that. So given the chance I would presume that he comes loaded with the knowledge of Harry’s Code. I will throw a dime or two in a wishing well if I need to. Because having Dexter in India would be great as he’d be doing good and he won’t be having problem finding his prey as there are plenty who gets away from the system. He would be a perfect setup to clean up the society and still remain off the Radar. And in dire situation if he does get caught, there’s a long journey of trials to cover up to prove anything.

All in all, the great package he could get in India is unbeatable.

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Disclaimer: The following article has some content which is not suitable for children. Viewers discretion is advised.

Breaking News

The fever of breaking news…On all TV channels and Newspaper is breaking all records. May be all the journalist do a quick crash course on “How to make a news – Breaking News” or “How to create a news from nowhere” or “How to make a news – Juicy”.

And with all those “Shaam Wala Akhbaar” (Evening Newspaper) being in circulation, creativity is displayed at its best.

Presenting to you ladies and gentlemen, a cutting from a newspaper, which shocked me to my core.

Dainik


Welcome Aisa bhi hota hai Part II mein aapka swagat hai….

Story: In a hypothetical country far far away from India, so far that there cannot be any uncanny resemblance whatsoever, there was an IT Engineer named XYZ who was the head of a giant IT company. The S-KING of that country offered him a post in the cabinet and asked him to device a Unique Identification Number System for his subjects. He accepted the offer for it was a big challenge and he always liked challenges. Moreover, it was a rather pleasant and different kind of task, coming from S-KING who was more of a dud. The media presented the story with great enthusiasm. It was an endeavor never tried before in history. Subjects were told that it will help them raise their living standards. Poor will get rich. Rich will get richer. If only today, you starve to death, let the system be deployed and we’ll be able to identify who died so that somebody else do not take the advantage and eat your share of pie (and yeah pie is what  subjects dreamt to have but never have seen in their life, for if only they themselves had got their share of pie they wouldn’t have starved to death).

 

Anyway, so this humble IT engineer gears up to do something that would benefit the country. He was very excited; he even prepared a blueprint of what will be done in initial phases. Finally the day arrived when he was invited to attend the session in Deewan-e-Khas. Great ministers and personalities were present there. All were busy with their own stuffs. He saw two ministers sitting in a corner chatting. He started walking towards them to greet them. But as he was about to reach them, their chatting had turned into altercation. Both started yelling at each other in the highest of decibels that even BOSE speakers cannot boast to achieve. Suddenly a third one came and tried to calm them both. He asked both of them to stop acting like donkeys as being a monkey it didn’t suit them. They stopped their fighting on nice terms by exchanging words like “Tumko to mein baad mein dekhta hoon”, “Kal press mein batata hoon ki mein kya kar sakta hoon” (Arrey Uncle, press mein kya batana, jo karna hai kar daalo. Kitna din baton mein time waste karoge). Anyway, XYZ thought it would be better not to greet them at this time, so he went to his seat. The S-KING came and introduced XYZ to all other ministers present at Deewan-e-Khas.

 

It was decided that XYZ is new to the court so his presentation should be the last, so that he can see how proceeding takes place in a court. XYZ had a sigh of relief as he was too nervous to start the session. He sat there thankful to all the ministers for being co-operative and understanding. Suddenly he realized that his LAPTOP is drained out of power and also there is no setup whatsoever for a PPT. He cursed himself for being ignorant. For all these years, living and working in an IT environment where PPT sessions is the next important thing that one would attend next to nature’s call. He  went to the S-KING and apprised him of the situation. He was sweating. The S-KING calmly replied that this would not be a cause of concern. HE asked XYZ to explain to the Court on what were his plans for the Unique Identity Project. XYZ replied that he had a plan prepared for 30-60-90-120 days’ milestones and he had presentation to make for which he needed a power socket, a projector and a screen. He had no idea what was going to happen after this otherwise he wouldn’t even have prepared his PPT.

 
The next couple of minutes were a complete jolt for him. He was completely in a tizzy. A Joint Cabinet Secretary Committee was set up to judge the feasibility of his request. The Under Secretaries for the Ministries of Power, IT and Broadcasting prepared a Viability Report after scrutinizing National Security threats to his request. This was because the power socket comes under Power, laptop comes under IT and projector comes under Broadcasting. he was also told to reconsider his timelines of 30-60-90 days and start thinking in terms of years. Probably, they were right. He did not have the foresight in this matter.
The summary of the issue is that he needed to come up with a more inclusive, democratic, comprehensive long term plan for this project to be executed over the next five years. He had also been given a presentation slot 3 months from now (by which the issues related to the power cord etc will also be resolved). He was filled with mixed reactions. He came out of the House and text one of his best mate ABC.

“You won’t believe it but these guys work just like us. I am on a NATIONAL BENCH for the next three months!!!!!!!!”

 

Disclaimer: This story is a complete imagination of mine and the idea has been taken from a similar plot that was circulating on the I-net. I hold no responsibility whatsoever of any resemblance with any person or event, living or dead.