Tuesday, November 29, 2011
I was walking on a steep high pathway with frequent ups and downs. It was full of fog and mist everywhere with chill air blowing throughout. Apart that pathway, water was flowing with a greater current on either of its sides with huge hills with cliffs surrounded. All of a sudden, I have found the fog getting more milky white and in a while I have found that it wasn't fog-decoloring but the most gorgeous woman I have ever seen in my life in a white salwar kameez !! (Quite usual thought which contemplates in every guy's mind whenever he finds a girl of his kind !!) She was tall (but not more than mine),neat and fettle with dark brown hair of moderate length with magical eyes. Was just like Hermione Granger was down to my pathway with no wand on hand. I had noticed that She too was moving on my way but with a lesser pace. The path was really hard to walk beyond with bushes across. It was getting too cold and rhythm of water flow was keeping us exulting on our way.
It wasn't Manaali !!! Not Gangtok or Coorg kind of place!!Your wild guesses would fall down if you try.. It was actually on my way to workplace..Yep..SholingaNallur so called "Nallur"..
And it wasn't fog or mist but Smoke everywhere. They weren't hills but huge towers and buildings surrounded. We were walking on the steep Road divider between the four laned road since the road was completely flooded due to the heavy monsoon rain which wetted chennai for the past three days. It was still cloudy and drizzling.
The road was full of heavy traffic for the past four hours and the toll gate which was visible from here, seemed almost immersed. All the two,three,four and eight wheelers were just making sound from the same place but not moving. Rhythm of water flow was at times replaced by those engine noises. Many engines of vehicles were tired of shouting and suddenly started bursting with huge sounds !! we were keep moving despite this restive ambience.
"Its too bad. How do you people work and live in such a dump city. Just come to Ahemadabad and get know about the city infrastructure and maintenance.It is also in India only. Chennai is damn waste!! How am I gonna work here for three more months !!!Hrrrr !!" Some blatant voice heard from back and when I turned back it was a tall fair uncle in a formal attire with a hanging lap bag.He was almost with the resemblance of Anupam Kher.
When I looked at him, he started blabbering to me as if I was keen on listening.. "See man..Today morning only I came to chennai for a short term assignment and when I was on the way to office, my car has broken down. And that rustic driver asking me to walk till that signal which is not at all visible from here !! My trousers and shoes are completely wet. Worst day of my life !! :( :( ". With an intention less smile I turned around to follow my Hermione.
The road already has lot of furrows throughout and with this running water people couldn't able to find the comfortable track to move in and started ramming with the nearby vehicles and some have fallen down in fact.
"Hey man!! Help me please !!" another voice followed by two hands appeared in between myself and Hermione. And it was someone asking for my help to take him up and place on our pathway. Tried very hardly to lift that fatso uncle with the help of AK (Anupam Kher uncle) and placed him between myself and AK uncle. It was easy enough to guess on seeing him that he must be from mylapore or west mambalam!! And now, we all four started following each other with greater care on our way and kept walking on that uneven divider slab with uneven bushes spread across. Many others started following the same track and it was also getting rushed.
"Damn!! What a city is this?? How do you people stay here?? bla bla bla...." AK uncle again started saying the same like a rhyme telling school kid to that new comer Mr.Mylapore uncle.
"Yes..Too bad. Chennai corporation is getting worser day by day. None of Government officials are doing their duties and following their responsibilities.Is this a roadway or streamway?? I am gonna write about this abysmal experience in HINDU editorial tomorrow.Bla..Bla..Bla.." said the mylapore uncle to us.. AK replied something for that and they both had started a deep conversation on their walk just like "News Hour" in Times now but Arnab Goswami was missing this time..I was not in a position to take his place when such a impressive woman was moving nearby!! We both kept saying "Yes...Yes..Yes.." kinds of head shakes throughout their conversation.
"Careful man!!"she muttered on seeing my slipping steps on hearing their worthless debate.
"Way to go Guru bhai!!" I minded myself.
All those branded luxury motors were lagging behind us !!All people were trying to convert their two wheelers to water sport bikes. It hadn't worked for many !! Huge metro buses were almost flooded and water was swaying in and out of the vehicle.The scenes made were most like more than fun despite being pity on them.Kids nearby had a great ambience to play out their water games.If we have got down in that road, might have got drown in knee-over water level.
I had noticed in between that my sumptuous lady was feeling bad that her white attire was getting dirt. But I was helpless to her. If I were a superman kind of personality, might have lifted her on my hands and dropped at her workplace in no time.But, unfortunately I wasn't :(
Thanks to my friend who had called me in the morning and apprised me in advance about these stuffs on my way. So I had come with a preplanned attire with the dark shirt and trouser which I hate the most to wear. I might not have bothered even if I had got dirt..
"Anna Hazareji must have opposed!! No intimations from Government side......" The conversation of both still continues to an irrelevant extent with all those nearby happenings!! I really didn't have any clue why they were pulling the legs of Annaji? Why did he came in this loop? Not interested to get into it. No matter whether Ahemadabad or chennai. All fifties have same intensive thoughts in all means.Damn bored of these "Bla..Bla..Blabbering" of oldies when you were not wanted to!!!
We had walked for almost two kilometers like this and huge queued crowd was following us then and somehow reached the half immersed toll gate. But still someone was sitting in that toll chamber and asking for something! We really had no clue he was asking for what?? Toll for travelling in that a stream or something??!! Funny !!
She got a call suddenly on her iPhone (must be 4S)!! Before I recognised myself whether she was speaking or singing an unknown hindi song, the call was cut and kept the iPhone in her dark red leather handbag.
"Oh my gawd!! I have a client meeting sharply at 11.30 today. Have to give one presentation.Time is almost 11.15 now.Don't know what's gonna happen?!!" This was Hermione's turn..She was blabbering about her situation to me. But, this time I really worried for her with a consoling intention ;)
"Never bother yaar.Where you wanna go??" Asked a consoling query to this magical lady.
"I have to go to CTS at karapakkam.." she replied.
"Don't worry. Will cross this place in a very short while.You would give your presentation for sure. But no assurance for your immaculate dress code today ;)It wasn't already",I replied back.
"Ha ha ha..Yep!!" she laughed for even such a poor joke of mine.
We crossed all the leaps,laps and mazes and finally landed at a place which had two ways. Left one leaded to my office and the straight one leaded to the juncture through which she had to go to her work place.
When I was thinking to tell something to her, I had realized that she was trying
to tell or might ask something to me !!
In between, a thunderbird came all of a sudden into picture and stopped near us. A huge stylish fellow just like a sibling of John Abraham was sitting on it.
"Come on dear! Lets go! Extremely sorry that it took much time to kick start the bike!", he said with a vrooming bike sound.
"Thats okay man !!Your apology is accepted.." She smirked and got into his bike.
Then she turned to me and said "BYE YAAR. SEE YOU!"
Yep..I said "Bye" in higher tone and "Take Care" with a lower voice :(
Paav Bhaaji Pochae!! :( :(
One thing is clear !! Whatever happens, Hermione is not meant for Potter !!
Fortunately, I took left to move on by saying formal see offs to those uncles who walked straight with still persisting pointless conversation ;)
Adventurous Journey to my Workplace had come to an end on a cloudy day!!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Typical mandatory criterion for a bridegroom in an upper or lower middle class of a hindustani family today is that "He should be in US or planning to go there after his shaadhi". The trend is becoming more common these days.To be unfeigned, the Indian population in US has a growth rate of 69.3 from 2000 to 2010. These people are so called as American Indians. The rate of inhabitants getting Green card is also going high.In fact, some people even define "Settling down" in life as mere settling down in US or leading a green carded life. I am really clueless on looking out these crazy touchstones getting round among many residential Indians towards non residentials. Of course, corporate sectors play a major role in most of the cases!! It is becoming dime a dozen kind of thing among Indian parents to look for a bridegroom with a government tag on his job profile these days. Crazy !!!
I am not a kind of fellow relegating against the people working for US or any western welfare. Obviously I cant, being from the same sector working for a US based telecom corporate. Life is all about leading it beyond borders. I really do agree. But never try to walk out of tradition being an Hindustani.
I really wanna know about the bedrock behind this craze among people?? What the hell of firmament is happening over there which is supposedly not found here? Does mere money making mentality plays a better role in the minds of those goofs..?
Western frenzy is almost imbibed in our lifestyle from extreme extravagance to inner wears. Obfuscating this truth might absolutely be an absurd. And, no issues of misnomer in this fact.
What is all about a nation called United States? And about US government? Do they really stay a warming welcome yard for these desi people? Undoubtedly doesn't hold true.
The truth is transparent to the people who are aware of the heinous crimes exhibited in the lands of vietnam, philipines, afganistan, iraq and the list goes on.
History reveals the unlimited atrocities of US government and army over tons of unarmed civilians over the years. Recently happened barbarity on Iraq which has become a covert crucial history was not all about kicking Sadaam out of the tyranny but to keep the Gulf oil resources on their loop. Even if not Sadaam was there in power, US might have executed the same flagitiousness over middle east. The acrimony behind the fact is that people of Iraq hate Americans more than they hated Sadaam. This brickbat itself ample enough to prove the asphexiating war over the innocuous innocents over there.
Yet another recent war initiative of US over Afghan. Do you really think that those efforts are mere avenging tracks against Osama or taliban or whoever? Definitely Not. They found a solid reason to mount their military bases in the middle asia by annihilating thousands of lives. After achieving everything over a huge exterminating process, they have found this criminal fellow in a rustic place in Pakistan. More than a dramatic achievement by US troops !!
Apart from various sites, some wikileaking cables are also found with solid proofs for all the atrocities done by US troops and such a master planning is still under progress. India being on dynamic development phase is not too far from these cruel stuffs unless a staunch stentorian united democracy is achieved here.This might sound practically impossible right away. But, we are cornered to get out of it else our nearby nationals would change their tails against us at any time. Stupid hindrances to our atomic establishment in Koodangulam is the best example for a deterring initiative of the people from your dream land. They would seem like bolstering us until their ass are started being kicked by Indian tags. Universal IT centered known factoid is that they need our brains until it get drained completely. In no time, they can turn around !! Chances are there to kick all green cards out of their place.
But still our craze is grooming towards such a cruel minded nation to settle down?? Does it make any sense if you ask the same to your neural organ?
I am not a kind of fellow against those green carded people. But, never ever prefer to behave like an NRI though you are possibly not! One of the best example would reveal this. My friend told me last week about his Non residential Indian uncle who's kid had a qualm about India when they have planned to come here for a vacation. And it was "Do Toilets are available in India??"
Indian kid in US is having this query on her mind?? Don't we feel ashamed on behalf of those parents who have grown such kinds of Indian kids abroad?? Earning money must be mere a part of life rather making this part as your life. Dollars and pounds might make your lifestyle westernified but do remember your roaming days of wallet with Rupees. Sophistication is also fastidiously gleaning in India too. You can find all those western stuffs from junks to pubs here. What the hell else you want here? To be precise, you can even lead an uncultured life here if you really want but opt for green cards only in that case.
Only obligation to you all. This is our motherland. This is our birth place. This is our parent world. You need not get back here unwillingly but never dispose those people living over here as if we are bucolic. We might seem poor in economy but not in tradition and culture. Sounds very abysmal when you feel bad of your mother country. We have a government here which would keep watching on just like what it has done on Lankan issue when our own blooded people were exterminated unconditionally. If any such kind of thing would happen here in near future,the Government would keep doing the same. Never stay out if the country happened to get troubled in the years to come.
The context might seem irrelevant from immigration to extermination. But, if you happen to think intensely, might get chances of getting struck with the relevance so said to e "Nationalism"!!
Never construct a maze on your own due to this worthless craze!! We have lots of miles to travel here rather there !! Never let such kinds of rigors to happen in this divine land !!