Monday, January 23, 2006

a wannabe dictator's birthday

thats what some unemployed maharashtrian youth seemed to be celebrating today. from what i hear this was a citywide expression of happiness for a stubborn geriatric.

some of these chaps were expressing their joy by lighting noisy firecrackers next to a hospital. in fact right in front of a "no honking - silence zone" signboard. to compound the misery inflicted on hapless passersby, they even blocked and slowed traffic.

well! its a free country and everyone has rights, i suppose, even hard-core, right wing, communal proselytisers and their followers. of course, the above mentioned octogenarian would never do the rest of us the favor of being courteous enough to accept the fact that those of us who aren't "sons of the soil" by his definition have any rights in this part of the nation, if he had anything to say about it.

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