Thursday, August 30, 2012

Honesty is the best policy

Kuch yaad aaya?? Yahi sikhate tha school me "Honesty is the best policy and we should never lie". Do you think we are following this slogan completely?

Some people say that they hate those who tell lies for any reason while some other people accept “white lies” when situation arises, even if they usually do not like lying. Well, I guess many of us are like that.

During our childhood, our parents teach us one of the greatest human values: always telling the truth. Based on this, parents can help us resolve life problems, and we build a strong familial relationship with them. For example, lying or omitting the truth towards our parents can leads us getting in trouble or even in life threatening situations. Sometimes might be too late for them to help us, even if they try hard to do as much as possible to get us out of the problems.
Today, we are sometimes honest and sometimes we take help of white lies to escape from an unwanted situation. Wo kehte he na ki "jis jhooth se kisi ka bhala ho ya nuksaan na ho use jhooth nahin kehte". Ab kya karein!!! har kisi ko har time sach bhi to nahin bol sakte.... arey bhai zamana hi aisa he and according to Raju of 3 idiots "jhooth bolna bhi to hume parents and is duniya ne sikhaya he".

Being an honest person is awfully significant in any long term relationship, such as a friendship or a marriage relation. We want our life partner and friends to be truthful to us but when our turn comes we never hesitate to throw a believable white lie. Office ke baad booze party me jaana he to wife ko bol do "Yaar, aaj thoda time lagega office me. Thoda kaam aa gya he :)" ya phir apne friend k saath na jaana ho to "yaar, thoda kaam  he mujhe aur tabiyat bhi thik nahin lag rahi he, tu samajhna".

Actually, we all have classified certain areas where we have to be honest and where we have to lie (a lie which does not harm anyone or may be gives some advantage with out hurting anyone) like:-

1. We are honest to our life partner and immediate family members but not completely with relatives (Haye haye....rishtedaaro ki nazar lag gayi to!!).

2. We must be honest to our employer but its okay to lie (white/black) to the client to win something.(However the later part remains correct always but are we sure about the first part? :))

3. We always do some jugaad in investment proofs while paying and filing Income tax return. (Ab itne bade bade ghotale hote he humare yahan...humne 20,30 hazaar ka ghotla kar liya to kya fark padta he, kyun!! he na?)

4. We the people who are slaves of private organizations are honest while applying for leaves but it's okay to bunk office once in a while with an absurd reason. (Ab, ye to chalta he yaar.... hum aur kya karein agar office se chutti nahin milti to..)

5. We are honest to traffic police when we have full papers of vehicle but its okay to slip Gandhiji if we get caught with incomplete papers. (Majboori ka naam Mahtma Gandhi)

6. We are honest and in our limits when we go to USA, Europe or on any other overseas location but its okay to blend things in our own country. (Actually, bahar k strict rules se phat ti he na hum logo ki.... yahan kuch kiya to saale fine laga denge ya seedha andar :D)

"Mera bharat mahaan, sau me se assi baimaan" seems we have to  live like this.So, I feel the definition of slogan "Honesty is the best policy" is changed. Honesty may not be the best policy but it does not ensure that being honest will not trouble you.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Baarish ki kich kich...

"5 minutes of heavy rain turned Noida/Delhi in to Venice.....arey koi boat lao, mujhe office jana he..."

This was my statement few days back on Facebook and I think this should be for the next few days if it continues to rain like this.

Generally, baarish ho rahi he isse koi farak nahin padta but it surely gives a moment to think when it is raining either at the time of going to work or at the time of returning from work.

Jo bhi ho, office to jaane hi he, office se jaana bhi he and in all this kich kich pich pich everybody wants to reach their destination asap which sometimes results in traffic jams and making all late. Sometimes people are not able to reach office on time to attend conference call with the overseas client. I hope ki aisa ho sakta --------------------->

Thanks to our drainage systems designed by intellect authorities which makes roads to get disappear under water and show us that there are no signs of drought anywhere. People who walk on road feels that they are in some water amusement park due to the frequent splashes of water coming on them from the vehicles coming in high speed in those flooded roads.

Interesting thing is to know what different people thinks on a rainy day:-

Four wheeler usersif they have a two wheeler then they could have commuted by it using a raincoat and avoided all these traffic chaos.

Two wheeler users: if they have a four wheeler then they could have commuted by it, ye raincoat and udte hue kichad se chutkara milta.

Bicycle users: I am fine with it, at least I can hold umbrella in one hand and still drive my bicycle.

Pedestrian: Getting on to a bicycle to reach early to work.

Traffic police: Chodna!! kaun saala baarish me khade ho kar bheegega.... traffic ki maa behen ek hoti he to hone do... baad me dekh lenge.

Office Shuttle driver: Ye bikers raincoat pehen kar to sukhe sukhe aa jaate hein aur phir humari gaadi ki seat ko geela kar dete hein... unke baad aana waala employee hum par chillata he ki seat gili kyun he.

Road side Sabzi Wale: Hey Bhagwaan, ye baarish kab thamegi, kab humari sabzi bikegi.

People frustrated from traffic jams: 

Ye Noida me auto waalo ko half kar dena 
chahiye, saara traffic inhi ki wajah se hota he... ye aadhe kam ho jayenge to traffic sudhar jayega (They don't bother about 
people who don't have their own vehicle).
Log public transport kyun nahin use karte
yaar, kuch to traffic kam ho. 

Employees: It's better to inform the boss that I will get late for office due to this fucking traffic jam.

Home less people: Ab kahan sir chupau, kahan jaun.

Lovers: "Dekho baarish ho rahi he...mera dil ro raha he..." and other romantic songs :)

Alcohol lovers: Arey yaar, aaj phir mahol ban gya he peene waala....mausam mast he.. chalein kya!!

There may be lots of other things too,Kher jo bhi ho, once we reach our destination after experiencing the natural shower adrak waali chai and garma garam pakode to chal hi jaate hein.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Travelling From H.NZM

Last month July was totally a journey month, whole month we were travelling to different places including our parents and  that too in between madness of traffic jams due to rain, heavy rains, train delays due to Power grid failure.
I like travelling via train as I meet/see different people some strange, some funny and looking out of window and hanging on door takes me to all those old memories of my earlier life. Every time I have to travel I start getting excited and conscious to reach station on time to avoid last minute running and pushing. I totally believe on our railways that train will not arrive at platform at the exact time but still I don't want to take any chance. 

Well, it's  been around 12 years since I started travelling own my own mostly using railways and every time I go to my home in Gujarat I feel the same excitement which I used to feel in those days of my graduation. (I left my home for the first time to pursue my graduation)

Whenever I choose railways to commute I feel that one of the good job which Lalu has done in his railway ministry tenure is to start Garib rath train, this train is equipped completely with 3rd AC sleeper coaches with half fare as compared to normal rates of 3 tier AC and the best thing is that it takes 13 hours (~same as Rajdhani express ) to reach Surat from Delhi so it suits me best to go home on cheaper fare using Air Conditioned facility. 

Btw, the purpose of starting Garib Rath train was to make poor people afford travelling in Air Conditioned sleeper coaches on cheaper fare although I have never seen any poor people travelling in it. All middle class people use it to lower their travel expenses, this train's booking get full in the first 30 minutes on the day when advance reservation period opens i.e. 120 days.

As I said, last month was full of journey so Hazrat Nizzamuddin railway station was my most visited station and every time I go there I see:-

1. The women who first request and then pin up small indian flag on your shirt then start asking money?

2. The local dhaba got beer Haywards 50000 to sell, I have never seen it on thekas and in pub. :)

 3. The installed X-ray machine is not getting used completely, many labour class people passing it without putting their jhola/Thela in it.

4. The parking is always full. Government should give a thought to build a multilevel parking

5. The prepaid auto rickshaw counter executive is not present in his booth most of the time.

6. There are no sign boards to parcel office, how one is supposed to find it to book his parcel.

7. One of the CISF security guard standing always near X-Ray machine plays an important role in managing crowd on the entrance of station. I hope there are more like him.

8. There is no Ticket checker on the exit of station.

9. H. NZM has a fine Comesum restaurant which is open 24x7. It also serves a place for night hangout especially in winters.

10. Railway has installed a big billboard which shows status of incoming and outgoing trains.

11. Auto and taxi drivers can make a big hole in your pocket by putting their fare missile if you are unknown about the usual fare to your destination.

I hope someday Railway ministry gives H.NZM station a cosmetic fix as it did to New Delhi Railway Station.

Monday, August 13, 2012


Driver:(Chewing Tobacco) Picchhhh…. arey!! 15 tareek lo band ho jai…phir ka kareebe??
Other Person:Band ho jai to ho jai…stock mangaye lenge.
Driver: Abe Baklol!!, kitna stockwa kareebe? Phir khtam hoibe ki na hoibe?
Other Person: Khtam ho jai to ho jai, mangaye lenge phir rishtedaarwa se jab uhh Patna to Delhi aawe.
Driver: haan, Uhh bhi thik he….saala iske bina to zindagi jhand he…guzara nahin hoga sasura

I don’t know whether above conversation was in Bihari or Bhojpuri, it was on our way from office to parking plot between our shuttle cab driver and one of his colleague who was sitting besides him in Maruti Omni.

Did you get the idea about which thing they were talking about? They were talking about the ban on tobacco and nicotin products such as gutkha, pan masala, cigarrates etc which government of Haryana and Delhi is applying after 15 August 2012. They were tensed about getting their masala once it gets banned and not available on  khoka at every nukkad.It seemed that they can not live without chewing gutkha as if their body does not work untill they put gutkha in between their tongue and teeth.
Government is taking this step to stop consumption of these things in the state to avoid bad consequences while on the other hand these people have started making schemes to get it either by purchasing it in bulk before ban to stock or by finding ways to smuggle it from the neighboring states where it is not getting banned.

On one of the news website I found a news about this ban, Gutkha manufacturing companies are making new ways to sell their product. They are planning to sell the required ingredients for Gutkha to sell separately in market so one who wants to have gutkha can mix these ingredients and enjoy it. (I am not  showing a way to tobacco lovers)

Many educated and uneducated people are aware about the consequences of such products but still they consume it, not able to leave their habit and do picchhh… aakkthuuu… everywhere to paint the walls and corners.What an artist these Gutkha chewers are, paintings created by their spitted color should be placed in some art exhibition for bidding. They do not only paint the walls they use the roads as well and the art of painting things while on the move is excellent. One of my friend's taste buds have become insensitive as he is not able to feel any taste due to excessive chewing of Gutkha but he is still continuing with his habit.

Such people should take care of their habit, they should not paint walls with the color from their mouth and they should not make other people passive smoker.