1)Nam Amman Ki Asha(A mother’s hope):
The title is a nod to the deeply misguided “Aman ki Asha” campaign which talks of peace as our enemy sends suicide attacks into our cities. It was a blatant attempt to “pacify” the population by lulling us into a false sense of peace and hope. The sketch is about the arranged marriage of a terrorist. It illustrates how the bomber is just like us…except for the whole mass murder situation. His poor mother conspires to get him "arrange-married".
2)Hooch Ka Saamna: (Confronting Moonshine)
India had a show similar to the “Moment of Truth” which in Hindi was titled Sach Ka Saamna(Confronting the Truth). The combined will of our parliament went after this show on moral grounds and did next to nothing on the issues of rampant corruption in their ranks, the pending defence purchases or even building enough go-downs to house the grain surplus from that year’s harvest. And India watched as thousands of people in other nations faced what we had done only a few decades ago: famine. The short play is about a drunk bartender who gets evil gits drunk on illicit liquor and asks them various embarrassing questions.
The kannada text is in the form of images so no font installation is necessary. There's also some self-pity in the introduction. You have been duly warned.