Gold is Gold is Gold!!

The paparazzi are here....flashbulbs popping, mobs screaming.. “We will always love you”. Resplendent in all shiny splendour, “Gold” has stepped out of his flashy vehicle onto the red carpet all dressed in bling that’s sure to give Bappi Lahiri a complex and custom officials a run.

The Most Popular Metals Awards is back and the nominees are GOLD, SILVER, and PLATINUM this year.

BACKSTAGE

SILVER (sullen): I’m sure He’s going to win this year too. I did give him some competition last year though thanks to demonetization.

PLATINUM (grumpy): I don’t see what the big deal is. I’m also in demand, every year I’m getting more popular.

PLATINUM (grumpy): I don’t see what the big deal is. I’m also in demand, every year I’m getting more popular.

SILVER: Ever heard the adage: “Old is Gold”, he’s been around for centuries and he may lose value by a few notches every now and then thanks to fluctuations, but he’s got this super ability to simply bounce back with a bang while we plod on.

GOLD: Hey buddies, great to see you here, let’s get backstage for some time and talk some more before the winner is announced.

PLATINUM (smirks): What makes you think you will win this time?

GOLD: Well Silver almost beat me last year and you’re gaining popularity where it matters but let’s face it I’ve always been a little ahead right from the beginning. Kings and Gods plundered to get a little chunk of me, traders depended on me for barter, nations fought for me.

I earned my value as a status symbol, a reward, a seal of promise since I’m rock steady, I’m unique in colour, I don’t tarnish and I cooperate to fit any mould... I’m multifaceted and multifunctional.

I earned my value as a status symbol, a reward, a seal of promise since I’m rock steady, I’m unique in colour, I don’t tarnish and I cooperate to fit any mould... I’m multifaceted and multifunctional.

SILVER (sarcastic): It’s amazing being so old in years, you still have women swooning and men fawning over you however you’re dressed or designed. I just don’t get it. More like Shah Rukh Khan or Salman Khan who’s reigning with his Midas Touch right now.

GOLD: Hehe, you do realise that the “Midas touch” story centred on gold right aka...ME. Women swoon because I’m actually made of better stuff than the men of their dreams. I manage to make them feel instantly beautiful and be the center of attraction.

I can shape myself exactly the way they want and what’s more these dream men actually pursue me to show-off their status and power or gift and win these ladies over. It’s a win-win for all.

Our awesome Indian weddings are proof, guests don’t come to just greet the bride and groom; they come to see me too.

Our awesome Indian weddings are proof, guests don’t come to just greet the bride and groom; they come to see me too.

PLATINUM (smug): I definitely think I can give you tough competition there... After all I’m getting ads for Valentine’s day, Wedding day themes and lots more.

GOLD: Yeah you sure are, you’re the trending contemporary “gold” that “millennials” want and silver is the classic go-to security blanket when I’m having mood swings, but have you really seen my new contracts offers?

I’m being signed on for ads on loans, insurance and even skincare and beauty. I’m the new “money” that people can depend on in case of troubled times.

GOLD: Yeah you sure are, you’re the trending contemporary “gold” that “millennials” want and silver is the classic go-to security blanket when I’m having mood swings, but have you really seen my new contracts offers?

>I’m being signed on for ads on loans, insurance and even skincare and beauty. I’m the new “money” that people can depend on in case of troubled times.

In Bollywood, I have copyrights for lines like “Sone pe Suhaaga” and I can’t imagine them being replaced with Platinum pe or Silver pe Suhaaga.

Why, it doesn’t get simpler than Dangal’s famous dialogue...”Gold to gold hota hai, chhora laave ya chhori.”

SILVER / PLATINUM: Yea so we get it, but time will tell....

GOLD: Look you both are second only to the best...that’s something to be proud of...Ohh that’s my cue sound... Looks like I just bagged my award for .... and guess what?? trophy is made of gold toooo...(wink wink).