Art Buchwald – the Lord of satire

You can’t make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you’re doing is recording it.
– Art Buchwald once said.

He has been my hero since I started reading (rather forced to read) The Hindu. His 400-word column would appear in the last page of the daily and initially I thought it was something religious. The man himself looked like a catholic priest, who had forgotten to wear his cloak.

Over a period of time he would become my favourite and I would yearn to be like him. The process is still on. He satire is subtle, yet hard-hitting. Been trying to copy the dude, but more often than not…I end up being a comic.

Though he based in Washington, many of his pieces were around the happenings in India.

Today he might not appear on The Hindu..but he is very much active (at age 79)…and all his pieces for Washinton Post could be read here – Click Here.

May the man carry on….and leave the mantle for me to take over.

By Jamshed V Rajan

Jammy, as Jamshed V Rajan is affectionately called, is a wannabe stand up comedian. He has a funny take on most things but documents only some of them. If you are interested in chatting up with him, do drop him an email at or message him at +919650080255.

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