Looking to laugh? Look at our politicos.
When Trump is not giving us reason to ROFL by referring to the royal-in-waiting in England as
the Prince of Whales, we have the front row to the greatest circus in the world to witness upfront
FOC—the run up to Indian elections gave stand-ups so much content that they will be able to run
the show for another five years. Yeah, that bit about Narad Muni being like Google (that gem from
Gujarat’s CM Vijay Rupani is a classic), not to mention the many benefits of cohabiting the planet
with cows who allegedly not only inhale but also
exhale oxygen (Uttarakhand’s minister Rekha Arya
can take a bow); lest we forget, the WhatsApp
favourites aka Pappu specials and Didi’s memes
keep the country in splits (and some people in jail).
It would serve some of us better if we learned
to laugh at ourselves though. In fact, a study
conducted by Time magazine reveals just that.
It was found that those who could take a joke
or two on themselves were healthier, happier
humans. Laughingis goodforyourheart;lightening up can literally lengthen your life span. They
discovered that the merry respondents had 40 per cent less chance of a heart disease. Also when you
laugh, your resilience builds up and scientists have proven that you learn to manage pain better. Yet
another study proves that being humorous boosts our short-term memory.
So many reasons to LOL and we have one more to add to the laugh track in your life. Our Big
Story this issue features India’s young crop of funny people. Women and men who take the mic and
bring back the mirth in our ho-hum lives.
However bad things may look, duck the punches and head for the punchlines. Cheers!
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