Sunday, June 20, 2010

Mooch nahin toh kuch nahin!!!!!!!!!!!!













Its the hottest day of the season..44 degrees..WTF...seems the distances between the mighty sun and our cute mother earth are just getting effaced. ..Are the two going around ;).....and here comes another drop of sweat droplet from my hair, following a clean path till nose and falling on my laptop...aaaa....just like the holy Ganga flowing from a dense forest and knocking at the doors of Arabian sea...........
Phew....forget it...but today’s post is about the Mooch alias Moustache alias....Its having so many names...the history of its name is as complex as to count the number of hair on your head.....

The word "moustache" derives from 16th century French moustache, which in turn is derived from the Italian mostaccio (14th century), dialectal mustaccio (16th century), from Medieval Latin mustacium (8th century), Medieval Greek moustakion (attested in the 9th century), which ultimately originates as a diminutive of Hellenistic Greek mustax (mustak-) "moustache", probably derived from Hellenistic Greek mullon "lip" ( I love you Wikipedia....;) )

My moustache came quite early at the age of 15-16....small black grass growing above my lips....i used to keep it as i wanted to flaunt it.. the signs of my youth age..but then i saw my photographs...which showed the disgust of my face due to my Moustache...so i had no other option then ..to press ctrl+X i.e cut it....

Leaving me....The moustache's history is as long as the age of man itself...Its a one of those gifts of god to the proud males...to distinguish us from our counterparts---females(among other things..lolz)....moving bit ahead...the Punjab and Rajasthan’s kings used to keep their moustache as high as Mt. Everest..Which served as the barometer of their respect...their rule...but as the time passed....the snow of this Mt.Everest started melting(no global warming here..)....it started becoming small in thickness, in length...in every dimension...and till now....I guess...it is being counted as endangered species....

The thickness and its shapes start increasing in ascending order as we move from East Asia to India...and it becomes more long and thick....as we travel to the vast deserts of Middle east..and Africa...from the thread like thin of Chun, Mun, Shins i.e. Chinese to a dense forest like thick of Khans, Pathans i.e. Arabian people...People like Charlie Chaplin, Hitler, Einstein, Verappan etc. got a special place in history due to their unique moustaches....

It’s still prevalent among Punjab especially sardars who are the flag bearers of the Mooch regiment....saviours of this Hairy thing... other people being our..Rajasthan people,some of our daily friends viz. Watchmen, doodhwala etc and our very own Bollywood.... Sardars still keep oiling their moustaches..My physics tutor used to...Sardars keep stretching the moon shaped ends of their moustaches....to keep them up.....above the sky...( i am not singing twinkle-twinkle poem here)....

This moustache has also caught the attraction of our bollywood...Shahrukh kept it in his average hit movies Paheli and Rab ne bana di Jodi...Salman Khan is keeping it in his forthcoming movie, Shatrughan Sinha kept it in all his movies...Amitabh Bachchan kept it in movie Lakshya...Hrithik kept it in Jodha Akbar....

But, our Gen-Y finds it uncool to keep this style....Girlfriends frown on having a glimpse of it on their Ranjhas' face...They give a caustic look and then act as critics aka Shoobhchintak...they keep suggesting to them to keep different looks..to look cool among aam Janta....then this depressed BF has to go to his stylist aka barber to get some work of scissors and machine..... Hair above lower lips and chin are now modified to keep that Makhi-shaped reverse triangular cut style of Dil Chahta hai.....to a straight hairy boulevard path from lower lips to end of chin...to those semi circular cuts above chin....among many others.(wow..I can be a barber now....lolz) ...

In all...we must keep a check on the decreasing limelight of moustache...being a saviour of this hairy angel thing would be much better than being a traitor...First of all....we should stop degrading people to avoid moustache...let those people love their style....We should ourselves try to keep this style for shorter intervals..Guys studying in colleges, working in offices should have a Moustache day for fun sake...keeping their moustaches in different styles...this will not only work as cool for their own image, it will help to save the low burning flame of keeping moustache....

In the end...i can just salute to the all people who are the torch-bearers of this sacred style...and love to remember those famous quotes on moustaches.... moochan de vatt, mooch nahi toh kooch nahin...etc...

3 comments:

charanjit said...

Dear Shivansh-get one I,moonch apne aap upar ho jaye gi.
your writing is good.keep it up.

sapna said...

u r definately a gud writer :)

Sharoon Padmanabhan said...

Evn i hav a very prominenet one.... ek dum mast ANNA Style