Saturday, April 30, 2016

Water Water

Mango season is here

It is hot brutally hot, I am told the heat is needed to ripen the mangoes, 

so I stop complaining and understand why mangoes grow where there 

is dry heat.  Like Malda,  a part of North Bengal 

Its summer and the rich are selling water, selling water at a premium, 

 making a killing, what’s there investment, the pump to pull water and 

maybe electric if they pay the bill that is

As is the norm, the labor is bonded labor who are working over the 

years and are paid when they need money, else they are not paid 

nothing, or next to nothing

Cant blame the landlords, as the labor too dont  want to think of the 

future, he would rather grab what ever he can today, lees and lesser is 

ok with him if it is money in hand,  

Self Punishing

A warm warm day in Kolkata, it sure is warm at 43 degrees and humidity of 79 %
Yup it did zap me out, n had to succumb to using the AC, wonder why I was resisting the ac, was it the macho factor of I can do without it,

That’s a query I always have what is it m that makes us take the hard path,
Why do we self punish?
Is that what builds character?

Are we programmed to think like that?

is it a good thing ? 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Hello Sleepy head of Indian Railways

 2ac  - Attendent one sleeping 

2 ac - Attendent sleeping on job, very tired 

Passengers guarding the train 

Took a train ride to Moynaguro, the train stops every hour or so, n the job of these guys are to wake the passengers at there station, but then what do you know just like the great Indian railways system these guys are happily sleeping

They know the passengers are not smart enough to complain so they can sleep on the job and collect

Train name: Testa Torsha Express - 13142
Date of journey:  march 10th
Class of journey:  AC 2 tires

Passengers guarding the train