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Mere desh ki dharti

Jo Sikander Hi Dosto...kehlaata hai...
haari baazi ko jeetna hume aata hai...
niklenge maidaan main jis din hum jhoom ke..
dharti bolegi..


Picture this...Its not Amir khan in his Model School outfit cycling on his racer bike.

Its me... riding my cycle in the streets of Berhampore, North Bengal, travelling on my route meeting retailers and trying to sell Bingo!.



So,life has turned upside down in the last 1 month!

Well pretty much!
I used to spend 200 bucks on my dinners at NH-1, Maharaja with the Jajoos and the battys...nowadays my meals cost me single digit!

Conversation:
Atlee: Dada (the usual bhaisaab or bhai in Mumbai is now dada in bangla)
Dukaanwala is sitting on the road, a woman is busy making hot rotis, while this guy takes care of the front end.
Dukaanwala: haan, ki holo
Atlee: 4 roti aur sabzi milega
Dukaanwala: milega na...thoda rukna padega...line hai
Atlee: theek hai....
after 10 mins...my turn comes and the guy packs everything and gives me a plastic bag
Atlee: kitna hua...(opening the wallet to remove a 50)
Dukaanwala: 6 rupya
Atlee: KYAAA

Im sure, after reading this conv. our Finance Minister will feel really glad that atleast inflation hasnt hit some part of India as yet.

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I was travelling to a village in a van. It was a TATA 407, 32 years old and really old..but puffing its way into the tiny streets. As we sat in the vehicle, me sandwiched between the driver and the salesman with the gear hitting me at the wrong places....the vehicle suddenly came to an abrupt halt. How would a driver start a vehicle?
9/10 times using the key! But this was the 10th time....
He pulled two wires out...striking them onto one another, once...twice...thrice...and grrr..grrr.....
I had seen Amitabh bachchan do that in movies and I thought it was such a farce!
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TRAINS!!

SRK in swades fighting hard for space and air in that crowded train! remember...
Well, i aint SRK...and what more, I didnt even get a seat. After a while, i decided to immerse myself into my headphones with some soothing Bollywood music. However, another voice screeched into my headphones!
Whats wrong with them...I murmured...
Nay...Its not my headphone...its another song being played...
Dilbar mere...kab tak mujhee...aise hi tadpaaogee.....
Ohh...Some RD burman fan here....
I took the headphones off...and was startled to see a huge speaker in my compartment. And to my amazement, the song was not played..there was a guy who was singing it.
WAAAW!! The guy...had a karaoke arrangement...with music coming from the tape...and he taking care of the singing department.

After a while a 4 feet tall kid enters the already suffocating compartment.

"jagah do...jagah do..." he made some free space for himself.

My eyes were fixed on him...what is he upto?

Some more in the comaprtment gave his the attention he demanded.

Time for action.

3..

2..

1..GO

"Jhalak Dikhlaaja...Jhalak Diklaaja...Ek bar aaja aaja aaja aaja aaajaa.."

Now this kid goes one step ahead...he not only sings the song...but also dances like Emran hashmi...probably was better than him...only that the poor kid cud not kiss any girl around....

I was pretty much laughing and enjoying this impromtu DJ in the train...I gave his 2 bucks for his performance...which was viewed with scorn by my co-passengers.

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11 comments:

ravi said...
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good post ... finally u got some time to write ur "experiences" down ...
guess once u r through this challenge that has been thrown your way u would appreciate the cosy city life a little better ....
there are so many things we take for granted back home and now we realize their importance ..
hopefully u time would be well spent and u would emerge a wiser person.

dhivya said...

mast entry shot...could actually picture you :D

welcome to the real india

ken said...

Awesome post ... good that you can review life as good as you review a movie :)

Anand said...

that was some experience...mast yaar :D

Anuj Bansal said...

awesome blog!! .. u shud flash the link on OurSpace :)

vivek said...

man luks like u saving quite sum money while we blowing ours to hell! :)... no worry convo time u pay the bills !

- GOPU

Ashley said...

Well, thats a variety of experiences during a short trip dude...

It is journeys like this that revitalise our energies and get us eager to see more places and people...

Keep writing...

Ritu said...

cudn't help but smile after reading the post...well written! "the kid's entry and then the Jhalak Dikhlaja part was hillarious...!!!"

enjoy ur stay...ur gonna cherish these moments...u bet!

take care and keep writing...

PuShPa !! said...

atlee boy...

good going!.. if lunch comes in units.. invest a few more.. reach the tens and buy a bingo!.. wil do u/us good.. aspiring for ESOPS in later life ya..
anyways colourful blog indeed and a delightful bunch of insights on your part..
impressed i am!

love..push!

PS: we need u to pen down the smiles of awesum induction days! :)

Batty said...

11th comment...thats shameful...but better late than never...enjoyed the post and the journey...but I still cannot accept you glorifying bengal....

 
 
 

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