Caption This

The Washington Redskins’ cheerleaders recently performed in Hyderabad Bangalore, during an Indian Premier League cricket match. A Washington Post reporter took the following photo:

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(Click on the photo to see the faces of the men a bit more clearly.)

There is also a detailed Washington Post article about the event here. Also, we wrote about the rival Twenty20 cricket league, the ICL, here; cheerleaders seemed to be a part of the mix there as well.

276 thoughts on “Caption This

  1. 250 · HMF said

    Waale, does this have to do with the new pixar film?

    I see you’re extending your argument comprehension skillz to (mis)understanding Hindi as well ;) Ah well, HMF, your consistency is always endearing :)

  2. I see you’re extending your argument comprehension skillz to

    Sure, I have do have this crazy knack to make sense.

    (mis)understanding Hindi as well

    Are you that much of a Hindi snob, that knowing Hindi = thinking logically?

  3. 253 · HMF said

    Are you that much of a Hindi snob, that knowing Hindi = thinking logically?

    Dude, there you go misrepresenting me again. What I mean was that you take people’s views out of context and mangle them, and that you’re doing the same thing with Hindi sentences. And besides it was just a stupid quip to which you could also respond with humor. Anyway forget that I ever said it. God knows I’ve no reason (or ability) to justify being a Hindi snob.

  4. Nice family drama there Rahul/ Floridian/ Portmanteau.

    But no family drama would be complete without the ubiquitous villain i.e. “Prem naam hai mera” Chopra. So here goes.

    “Abe Seth (Floridian), tumhari masoom bacchi (Portmanteau) mere kabje me hai. Agar use zinda dekna chahte ho to kal raat barah baje Andheri ghat pe dus crore rupaiya ke saath pahunch jao. Aur tu be sun le bevade (Rahul). Agar tu ne kuch pange kee na, to shahnai kee nahin, balki shamshan ki awaz gunjegi.”

  5. What I mean was that you take people’s views out of context and mangle them, and that you’re doing the same thing with Hindi sentences.

    That doesn’t make sense because Hindi sentences mean as much to me as swahili sentences do. how could I mangle or take out of context something I don’t even understand? And point to me where I take “people’s” views out of context, I’ll gladly set you straight.

    PLAGIARISM???

    Caught and doesn’t want to admit it? Rahul is on the case!

  6. re palgiarism: some ideas are just in the air. i invented the koodies. but i don’t know who invented the koodie shot.

  7. re palgiarism: some ideas are just in the air.

    That is true, some ideas are plainly obvious in the “public domain”, like if I say , “so and so kicked the bucket” but a phrase like cunning linguist I’d say doesn’t fit into that group.

  8. but a phrase like cunning linguist I’d say doesn’t fit into that group.

    you should tell that to all the esteemed mutineers who’ve used it in the past.

    I see you’re extending your argument comprehension skillz to Sure, I have do have this crazy knack to make sense. (mis)understanding Hindi as well Are you that much of a Hindi snob, that knowing Hindi = thinking logically?

    I think this shrill self-declamation of your logical abilities (because who else is going to affirm them?) immediately followed by evidence of that chip on your shoulder says it all. HMF, you do make me laugh. And not like anybody I’ve ever known.

  9. you should tell that to all the esteemed mutineers who’ve used it in the past.

    half of those posts were Anna.

  10. HMF, you do make me laugh. And not like anybody I’ve ever known.

    Do factual sentences usually make you laugh? here’s a few more, you’ll be in stitches:

    1+1 = 2 red is a color the sky is blue.

  11. 261 · HMF said

    half of those posts were Anna.

    i looked, and that is not true. hmf, i thought books were going to be written about how real you keep it.

  12. i looked, and that is not true.

    You got it, not half, but certainly more than a few. I admit, I hadn’t taken the time to count thoroughly.

    hmf, i thought books were going to be written about how real you keep it.

    If it’s that important, I think I made that comment w/respect to commitment my belief in male-female equality, which is indeed the case.

  13. From the Washington Post;

    At the game, the crowd roared every time the cheerleaders appeared on the big screen. “I wish I could wear a bikini, but that’s not allowed for Indian women,” said Bollywood actress Rakhi Sawant

    Please, what? Will she be arrested for beachcombing Goa in a bikini? The only thing that stops women like that our their own minds and how much power they give their neighbor’s opinion over their life.

    “We live in India where womanhood is worshipped. How can anything obscene like this be allowed?,” Siddharam Mehetre told the Press Trust of India news agency.

    Yep, and I’ve got some WMDs in Iraq to sell you, Siddharam ji.

    There have been reports in the Indian newspapers of cheerleaders complaining of sections of the crowd jeering at them and making lewd comments.

    Really? Who would’ve ever thought?

    Some TV pundits pointed out that the Redskins cheerleaders are showing more skin on the cricket pitch than most Indian men will see before marriage.

    Let’s face it, it’s likely to be more skin than they will see after marriage as well! LOL!!!

    it looks like these cheerleaders will be banned

    This whole fiasco could’ve been averted if only a rep from Blank Noise Project had been flown to USA to prep the women on how women could expect to be treated in India. Then I wonder how many American cheerleaders would’ve boarded that Mumbai-bound plane?

  14. From the Telegraph

    “All the organizers are doing by making scantily clad white women dance in front of huge crowds is to stoke the base, voyeuristic and sexual insecurities of the Indian male. It’s revolting and crude,” historian Ramachandra Guha said.

    I agree.

    More from the Telegraph;

    “We do expect people to pass lewd, snide remarks but I am shocked by the nature and magnitude of the comments people pass here (in India)” cheerleader Tabitha from Uzbekistan said. “Be it a 70-year-old or a 15-year-old kid they all letch at us and make amorous advances. “We are living in constant fear of being molested,” she bemoaned.

    Who’s crazy idea was this? Why did they not prepare the women for what they would face in that country?

    If they had, I bet not a single cheerleader would’ve gone there.

    It’s crazy. If I were the cheerleaders I would sue whoever cooked this up. He has put women’s lives at risk.

    Disgusting.

  15. 11 · Rahul said

    I realize that native Bangaloreans are bitter they are just clinging to trishuls

    I guess when feminists complain about cheerleading they also must be brandishing trishuls

  16. Rahul said :

    Where is the gratuitous item number?

    The saga continues …

    Smoking item number from Portmanteau’s “soutalee” sister Manju, during which she reveals secret crush on Rahul. Then phone rings with Prem Chopra demanding money.

    Prem Chopra : Haraamiyon, Juldee mere paise lao, nahin to Portmanteau khalas!!!

    Rahul : Portmanteau jaye bhaad mey. Mai to Manju se ab shaadi karoonga.

    Prem Chopra : Makkaar, Bewafaa, Gaddaar …

    Rahul : Click. (Hangs up).

    Floridian : Beta Rahul, tumhari gaddaree mujhe bahut pasand aiyee. Tum business world mey very successful hogey. Mey tumhe “Floridian Constructions” kee chairman banaonga.

    Manju : Thank you Sasur-ji. Voh Portmanteau bahut slutty thi. Voh barabar meri Victoria’s Secret bra and panties chura key Rahul ko seduce kiya karti thi.

    Portmanteau (in Prem Chopra’s adda) : MEN !!!. Ajee suno Prem Chopra-ji, aak kyaa single ho na ??

  17. I suppose majority of you or your parents are from India, very strange you don’t find anything good in that culture. Yes, I agree my society is not perfect, but is no other society. Will it be proper for me to say American culture is nothing but teenage pregnancies, drugs, adultery, divorce, not caring one’s parents, warmongering, guns, high school shootings? How your people behaved during Hurricane Katrina, How many shoots were fired, how many women were raped? In my country such disasters happen every other month, we come together, we care for each other, we don’t kill, we don’t rape and on top of that we have bomb blasts, terrorism, riots, even everyday life for a common person is not less a than war but we manage to move on, we still haven’t forgotten to smile and we don’t need Prozac for that, and in spite of all this we have hope in future, we know we have been through worse and we survived, this too will pass and a bright future awaits us. If now, if have you gotten some idea of present day situation in India you may understand, getting “sexually liberated� isn’t top of our agenda, partly because we have important things to do and partly because unlike you we don’t want our future generations to grow up without knowing who their father is.

  18. “All the organizers are doing by making scantily clad white women dance in front of huge crowds is to stoke the base, voyeuristic and sexual insecurities of the Indian male. It’s revolting and crude,” historian Ramachandra Guha said.

    hmmm … Guha, lord love him, manages to make “stoke the base” sound sexual and voyeuristic.