"Hopeless I tell u!!, I'll give India another 5-6 years before this country faces Armageddon" how many times have we heard this statement from different people and in different forms. But to be very honest we are really close to a meltdown, just this other day I had been to the place I spent most of my college life. The usual path that is followed by all when you reach this god forsaken place is...., get out of the station, get in the rickshaw, go to your destination and be at peace. But for some reason I was destined to encounter the ugly side of this deal.
I got in the rick only to be disturbed by this loud, idiotic Himeshhh song, the only thing i liked about it was the bass of the rhythmic beats which easily overshadowed the "irritating nasal tone" of the man himself. Well continuing my story, the auto "dude" must have just migrated form some unknown village and had this strong accent which was unlike anything i had heard. He asked where I wanted to go and I answered but my voice was dwarfed by the dhin-chak beats and in addition to that the ricks own engine which was screaming in agony. Well he didnt hear me the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th time and then suddenly this dude lost control, screaming, shouting agrily and abusing like there is some contest or something. For few moments I thought he was on drugs cause the few things he said ...boy even Thesaurus would have a hard time deciphering. I could not take this insult so I retaliated, shouted back and got off.
Unknown to me this entire scenario was seen, heard and documented by the "Union" and for some reason they ganged up on me pushing me and threating to beat me up saying "we would never take this insult from a Northie/ Bhaiya" I was like wattt??...are these people ok? They cooled down a bit when I lied that I was a Maharashtra Navanirman Sena activist, and they could get into serious trouble......still the rickshawwala wanted justice....few of the sane drivers took the crackpot away from the crowd, I got into another rick and drove off (Sorry if you though i would fight..... dream on!!...there were 12-15 rickwalas ready with their weapons).
Thinking about this, I really feel ashamed , what stage have we come to? where only the mafia survive? I mean this incident is just a tip of the iceberg if you consider the plight of the entire country. we cry about white people being racist...how racist are we ourselves? Do we even care about the country? I really don't think so!!....
God help us all?...well i think even he might have give up on such characters!