The Magnum Opus

Today was a very special day for him. It was The day, he was going to reveal his “Masterpiece”, an Epic creation, his greatest piece of work, an exquisite example of his skill. The Magnum Opus of his genius. He felt his pulse quickening and his palms getting a bit sweaty. After ages, he desperately wanted some one to comfort him, he needed a hand to hold, to share this glorious moment…. That was going to change everything, for everyone, for Ever and After.

He was brilliant, and he knew it, the problem was that no one believed in his wild and crazy ideas, they thought he was evil, Satan’s follower, to think, that new life forms can be created. This was the day, he was going to prove them wrong. This was the day to celebrate, The “Thing” he created.

He paced restlessly in his Lab, hair hung like silver wires, eyes red and puffy, with deep dark circles, clothes crumpled, clenching his fists tightly he tried to calm himself. He Remembered, “The only difference between you and God is that you have forgotten you are divine.” Today was his turn to play God. He knew very well that there was a thin line between Genius and insanity, the line he crossed the day, he got the idea …………..

He started working on the project a few years ago, and for the first time in history, created a new living being incorporating the “DNA” of a Tigress and a Dog. He could recall that day with every single detail in his sharp, focused mind. The only thing he never knew was a screw up with the samples of the Male Donor………… Someone mixed up the labels and he never knew the “Y” chromosome never came from a pedigreed German Shepherd, but a Rabied, Moustached, Mongerel, held in captivity for being a danger to the society.

The “Ovum” he stole was from a Tigress that never had a taste of the wild. She was well mannered, well behaved and very well trained. He hoped her genetic material retained some of the Regality, Passion, Preservance, Independence, Ferocity, Confidence and Strength associated with the species. She was just a fancy, moody, over protected, over grown Cat ………… who could be really bitchy at times.

The hybrid, formed was …………… “Different” ….. with soft fragile features, flawless skin, average intellect and no Gender.

His biggest achievement was not just the creation of a new type of life, but his claim, that he could teach it human behaviors. He shook the world by saying that he could train that thing to “THINK and TALK” like a Human. And when he revealed his plans, Grants poured in ………. He hired the best of the best, the Crème de la Crème of consultants to groom the beloved ……………

He was happy and content with his efforts, after spending the last night with the little one, he knew it was all going to be OK, Soon, he could proudly present his pampered progeny at a Platform, bound to get all sorts of attention ………….. Everywhere …………..

The Stage was All set, the Launch budget was in Millions, the place carefully selected and thoroughly thought of, security tightened and all the right people from around the globe invited. Media Frenzy was almost palpable, no one knew what exactly was going to happen, all they knew was that there was Some new “Sort” Making a Debut ………… At the most ancient Ruins, of the Land of the Pure.

He always loved symbolism, and what better place to honor the Birth of a New Hero, than “Mohinjo Daro” ……………. “the most ancient and best-preserved ruin on the Indian subcontinent”

The Magnum Opus ( Mohenjo Daro Ruins During Sindh festival, 2014)

He entered the venue and Gasped…………. For a split second he could not believe it was the same place, the Magical and Magnificent metamorphosis of the place was surreal. (not to mention highly inappropriate and severely damaging from an archaeological point of view) ……… but who cares …….

Few hours of fake Sufi music and Psudo folk dances later, the moment came ………….

The precious pooch took the podium, and saw the crowd in front, through thick bullet proof glass, and was terrified……….. to see a sea of mere mortals, wide eyed, with hope in their hearts, what kind of people are they ………….. where do they belong to?? What is the name of this two legged breed sitting cross legged on earth, wrapped in rags, ?? seriously, what is so horribly wrong with them …………… why are they drooling ??

The crowd got mad at the sight and clapped, they hooted, and whistled, and shouted, till their throats started hurting ……………………..

“It” forgot the memorized speech, unable to read a strange language written in Roman alphabet …… Oh Shit, No, what am I supposed to do now, there must be something, something smart, to say, utterly confused ………….. it held the mike gracefully and yelled ………….

“Marsooo Marsoo, Sind Na Desoo”

Wow !!!! ………………… Everyone started to jump with joy, celebrations started …. A Super Leader was Born ………… who lifted a leg, and peed.

The festivities lasted for a few more days ……………

Death toll from Hunger in Thar reached a new high that night …… More than two hundred kids died of dehydration ………….

5 Years Later.

The nation elected “IT” as their new prime minister.

No one gives a fuck about famine struck Thar ………..still/ anymore.

Sayeen To Sayeen …………..

Seemi.

11th March, 2014.

©BoldieTalks.

(This is a work of fiction, a political satire. Any resemblance with any one, living or dead, is purely co-incidental)

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12 thoughts on “The Magnum Opus

  1. Knew where you were heading only after you described the moustached mongrel…sorry but had me laughing..thoroughly enjoyed..sad as may be the background!!

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  2. My god…i was blown away with this piece…i love it…thats what happens when one reads something truly remarkable….they forget all the words and praises and all they can say is i love it

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  3. “A screw up with the sample of the Male Donor .. a mustached mongrel”! Hahaha..

    I also somehow find the twitter a/c @BBhuttoZardari very relevant to your post. Haha…. ( I voted for PPP in 2008. Did not repeat the mistake in 2013.)

    And I did not like when you say, “This is a work of fiction,.. Any resemblance .. is “purely co-incidental”).” Come on! Hahaha…

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