Love Letter To The CEO Of Bombay Gymkhana

My darling CEO,

I read about your heroic act of shooing away Laxmi Narayan Tripathi from Bombay Gymkhana. Wow!

Ever since that time, I have been thinking of you in ecstasy. You have conquered my dreams. My Sapno ka Rajkumar. I can visualize  you as a maharaja, riding a white stallion, with a battalion of members of Bombay Gymkhana as your subjects behind you, who support and love you so much, screaming   ‘Hail CEO!’

Your  subjects, I know, would not ask  you to step down as CEO for discriminating. No matter what they say in TV and  print, they love you as their CEO. And what wrong have you done? NOTHING! You have just thrown out a transgender. And come on! that’s a superhuman deed.

To me you are a symbol of strength. Laxmi  is an international name and is an inspiration for many.  People who attended her TEDX workshop loved her talk and championed her cause.


These people who speak in favor of Laxmi are foolish. Aren’t they? If you don’t like somebody entering YOUR  gymkhana, you should not have that person loitering around there. You are  right. Always right.

And CEOji I am simply in awe of the way you exercised your power to bulldoze. The sentiments of so many who are fighting for equal rights in our country. No one  should have equal rights, should they? According to you, a discriminating  society ruled by those who encompass the majority is how it should be. Full stop!

I know exactly how you might feel about  these petite people from the media who glorify Laxmi and lambast you.  Retaliate, I say! In fact, call the Indian Press and Media “jingoistic”, “looking for  masala”, “playing to the gallery”, etcetera, etcetera. You will be seen more fashionable then. A little tadka of fame in your already colorful  personality, does no harm na! It will put you in the same league as many other bigwigs.

I’d  love to see you in that position.

Finally, Mr. CEO, it must be evident to  you, so needless to say – how much I love you. Since you love throwing  people out can I ask you out?

Lovingly yours,


(Backgrounder : Laxmi, A transgender is an active voice for equal rights. She was invited by TEDx as a speaker.  The TEDx party was at Bombay Gymkhana, and the gymkhana CEO shooed Laxmi away. This love letter is in response to this incident)

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Harish Iyer is an active voice for a number of social causes. He is mad and whacky, intelligent and stupid at the same time. Maybe that's what got him a listing in the World's pride powerlist as one of the 100 most influential LGBT persons in the world.

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