Sunday, April 25, 2010

Congiri or Emotional Atyachar

At some point of time in daily life we all have been to some kind of emotional atyachar or congiri and I think this is due to the fact that we all (Indians) are God fearing instead of God loving.(may be you are thinking that how nature of relation to the god and con/emotional blackmail are related to each other…well this is a different part….let’s not take it here).

One fine afternoon, after having my lunch I was walking down the street, I came across a old woman who was wearing very dirty cloths with body full of wrinkles.She begged to me for money so that she can have her lunch, I again looked her and she seemed to be craving for food. I took out my wallet and I was about to give her 10 bucks but then I refrained myself, I thought it would be impossible for her to get some food in just 10 bucks so I gave her 20 bucks instead.I was also thinking, what if she is conning me and she don’t need to have lunch but the money, I asked  her where she is going to take lunch (Well, I know that was a preposterous question but I was eager to verify that was she really hungry) and she pointed me towards one road side eatery centre.

I gave her 20 bucks and turned back to the way where I was going, I was still thinking was she really hungry? should I go back and cross check whether she is taking the lunch or she successfully conned me for 20 bucks. Well, here I was in dilemma, cross checking her seemed to be a mistake and not cross checking her also seemed to be a mistake so either way I was doing a mistake but yes it’s a mistake, i know it’s a mistake but there are certain things in life where you know it’s a mistake but before doing this mistake you don't really know it’s a mistake because the only way to really know it’s a mistake is to make the mistake and look back and say yep...that was the mistake.So really...the bigger mistake would be not to make a mistake because than you go in your whole life not really knowing if something is mistake or not (I know, I used mistake a lot here) so I went back to cross check.

I found that she did not went to take her lunch and she was conning again some one else so that she can have more  money…what a emotional atyachar on all.I went to her (she looked pale by looking at me) and I asked her to give my 20 bucks back otherwise I will take her to police for conning people (I knew that taking her to police is not going to do anything and I was not going to Police for 20 bucks but that dialogue was to make her scared), she started her emotional atyachar dialogues, I asked her that why she told me that she was hungry, just to gain sympathy so that she can fetch out more money… she had no answer.

I took her to the same road side eatery where she pointed just few minutes ago and asked her to eat food there, I stood there until she finished her lunch. Her lunch cost her 10 bucks (so I did a mistake to give her 20 bucks), I asked her to pay 10 bucks for her lunch and to keep rest of 10 bucks.

May be I am so concerned or cruel on her as it was a matter of just 20 bucks which is not a big deal but I was happy that I did two mistakes and from both these mistakes I came to know about two things:-

1. In just 10 bucks you can have your lunch at a low grade eatery stall if you are not conscious about hygiene and your vitality.

2. By doing second mistake I came to know that I made a mistake (the first one).

Monday, April 12, 2010

Yeh Mumbai he meri jaan

May be most of you already know this story but those who do not know about this story, read on to have some laugh.

Read on... for the ones who have to travel through train...

A recent incident saw one such hapless victim falling prey to the
overenthusiastic nature of Bombay's local train commuters. Our hero, a man from Pune, wanted to go to Matunga, but as luck and trains would have it, boarded a fast train not halting at his destination. He panicked on realizing his mistake but by then the local had started moving. On seeing his plight, a sympathetic co-passenger decided to come to his rescue. It seemed that he had been commuting by that particular train (6:03pm Kasara Fast) for the past 6 years and had noticed that the train always slowed down just before Matunga station and crawled at a snail's pace while passing through it. He told the man to jump out of the running train as it slowed down and that with a little bit of fleet-footedness, he would make it safely on terra firma. However, knowing the man's inexperience, he added some words of caution: "Keep running the moment you jump or you'll fall. Just keep running." He stressed the word "running" lest the man not know the laws of motion.

The train did slow down just before Matunga station and at the prompting of his mentor, our hero jumped out of the train and started running as if all hell had broken loose. What he didn't realize, of course, was that he was running parallel to the train instead of running away from it. Meanwhile, the train slowed down further, so that the man was running faster than the train. In the process, he reached the door of the next compartment and the footboard commuters there pulled him in thinking he was trying to board the train! To his agony, the train picked up speed and sped past Matunga and his new co-passengers started to congratulate him on how lucky he had been, until he told them that they had actually undone what he had done with great difficulty.

Those standing at the door of his "ex-compartment" had witnessed the whole drama and just couldn't stop laughing at the poor man's situation, while he grinned sheepishly.

Yeh Mumbai he meri jaan....sure u've had a hearty laugh urself... :)

PS: Source of this Post: Forwarded E-mail.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Mixed Feelings

Today was quite a different Sunday among other Sundays. Today I did a big deal of my up till life, I booked a roof (to hide my head below it) in Noida.Behind this deal many discussions were involved with parents,relatives and sales agents. I never imagined that I need to get in to so minute details before doing anything but it was a great experience as now I am aware about each and every thing which are included in buying a roof for yourself.

I was having a bag of mixed feelings in mind, in my thoughts when I handed over the check of booking amount to the sales agent. I was happy to feel that after 27 months I will have keys in my hand of my own house and on the other hand I was asking my loving God to help me out with all the payment instalments and payment related stuff. I was dreaming about the things which I will do in my own house and on the other hand I also realized that very soon my five figure monthly salary is going to reduce by the deductions of bank instalments.

I never imagined that I am going to experience all these things in this age of mine.Thanks to my family (especially my Paa) for supporting me.

Keeping my fingers crossed to get all good things and respected God’s grace.

Wow!! three posts in a single day.

Save Water and Save Life

Save Water and Save Life, this is the most common slogan on the internet these days but how many of us are following it? We all know there are sl

several ways by which we can save water but are we actually saving it? To make people more aware and again remind about this slogan Art Of Living (AOL is an organization whose members are actively doing the efforts to serve the humanity,recently Honourable Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji initiated the massive clean-up operation of the river Yamuna as part of the Meri Dilli Meri Yamuna campaign in which 20,000 people turned up to clean Yamuna banks on 17th March, takes up a initiative and they launched a rally in our society Shipra Sun City. They were carrying many drawings of after effects when scarcity of water will get start.People watching them got inspired but for very few minutes.I think we all should take it very seriously and do small efforts to save water.Come on yaar…we all can do some thing by not being so lazy.

We can keep few things in mind like:-

1. During brushing your teethes, turn off the tap.

2. Make sure your taps are tight enough so that they do not leak water droplets from it.

3. Use shaving mug instead of running water.

4. Try to use the water which is non useable to you.

5. During cleaning your dishes, don’t turn your tap to full.

6. Don’t throw your glass left of drinking water, drink it completely because over 1 Billion people world wide lake safe drinking water.

I can list down many more ways to save water but you are the only one who can ask yourself and your family members to save water,save life.We are only responsible for our future so Please wake up and do some thing to save mother earth.

toilet water

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