Two kumbhis returning to their distant homes after the maha mela, looking all scrubbed and fresh and clean following their dip in the Ganga.
1st kumbhi: Wow! That was one heck of a mela, a mega mela if ever there was one.
2nd kumbhi: That it was. There were millions, and millions of us folks there. So much for all those spoilsports and killjoys who’d been saying the whole thing should be postponed because of this corona mamla.
1st kumbhi: Corona mamla? What’s that?
2nd kumbhi: Don’t worry about it. It’s all bogus and bakwas fake news being spread on social media – which should be called anti-social media, because that’s what it is – by subversives, urban naxals, and crypto Pakis. Anyway, you and I, and all us millions of kumbhis needn’t worry about this corona-shorona.
1st kumbhi: We shouldn’t? How come?
2nd kumbhi: Because we’ve had a dip in the holy waters of Ganga, and by doing so we’ve got rid of not only any and all bodily ills but have also washed away all the bad things of our lives past and our lives in reincarnations to come. And the more of us who got together to do so, the better off we’ll all be.
1st kumbhi: Golly. Is that what they call achieving herd immunity?
2nd kumbhi: No. That’s what we call achieving herd impunity – that so long as you’re in a big enough herd you can do whatever it is that you want to do with total impunity. That’s the best thing about the maha mela, it proved the scientific principle of herd impunity.
1st kumbhi: Talking of science, I heard that many scientists are saying that by going to the mela we could’ve become super-spreaders.
2nd kumbhi: Of course we’re super-spreaders – spreading the blessings of Kumbh to everyone everywhere!
Both kumbhis singing in chorus: Kumbh giya,/ Mastana./ Mask binah,/ Diwana./ Kya boleh!/ Dip kiya,/ Hangama./ Virus hua,/ Parvana./ Ab hoga spreadana.
This article is intended to bring a smile to your face. Any connection to events and characters in real life is coincidental.
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