5/28/2009 4:01:00 AM
In a small town, a family named Kumar lived happily, the head of the family had a small business, with their only son and a small bungalow.
Behind the bungalow lived his driver called Rehman, he was little arrogant but honest and kind hearted and dedicated to his master.
He was always interested in baksheesh from his master but never received one. The place where he lived was a little garage with his three little daughters.
Rehman used to take master’s son Chinto, everyday to school and back home and treated him like his son. Rehman used to take Chinto to parks, and playarea every evening.
The Kumars were doing well in business, slowly everything grew big, the house, the kids, cars and the driver’s garage too. Kumars were very gentle by heart so Rehman’s big family got extended garage and the family remained happy with master’s kindness.
The whole family got dedicated to Kumar’s service. Still Rehman was expecting baksheesh from Kumar family, which he did not get.
One day the grown up Chinto, driven by his driver was stopped suddenly in the middle of the road. Rehman asked him "Master never gave me baksheesh for my loyalty till date". Chinto looked up and said keep driving, you will get it.
Soon it was marriage time of Rehman daughters and he did not have any money for the huge expense, but Mr Kumar gave lumpsum of amount for each daughter and got three daughters married off happily.
It was old age time, Chinto took over the control of the business, and Rehman was quite old to drive, Chinto asked him to retire and stay at the garage.
Few years later daughters used to visit their ailing father in the garage, Chinto took care of the loyal driver till his death. After his death he named the garage as Rehman Manzil, which was the big baksheesh given to Rehman after his death.
The story sounds fictional, but this relationship does not exist nowadays.
5/24/2009 3:50:00 PM
Well it was sweeping win for congress party this election season, to my surprise; I was expecting a hung parliament this year. But I think Gandhi family has played the magic again, and I too have high hopes with Mr. Rahul Gandhi and other young politicians, Also full marks should go to EC chief for free and fair/peaceful election, except incidents like Mr. Laloo running after press people with his gumcha during his voting time.
The voting was very low this time, major reason being names missing from the list, summer heat, people not interested in voting, and terrorist attacks has wounded the people badly mentally and physically. But Indian Democracy is not stoppable, congress has done a great job beating all the odds and silencing the opposition. Criminals are thrown out by people and they should be back into jails, cooling their heels.
Let’s hope the new Govt will start implementing held up reforms and do something new for an already battered economy. Rahul Gandhi still is raw but this five years will certainly geared him up for taking a PM position in next 10 Years, other young MP should contribute a lot to hope so our super power India. Right now it’s too early to predict something good it’s always a wait watch situation and certainly we do have positive signs of a stable Govt, with left thrown out in the Bay of Bengal.
In Maharashtra it was congress win because of fight within the local giants and poor campaign by other powerful parties. MNS got quite few vote packets, but they are still in baby feet stage in this huge democracy dome. Shiv Sena needs a change in leadership with much more powerful orator rather than just doing campaign in rural Maharashtra, they should boldly put their election agenda before people, because now Maharashtra would suffer with not a single Marathi manus in Delhi. Best way is patch of MNS and SS, making it stronger for next general election.
Mamtaji also played her cards wisely taking Singur issue in fore front, but if she keeps her motto like the left’s the progress of WB would again remain an issue. She should really put WB on progress track Best luck and happy fishing.
Well there is fresh blood from North, South, East, West of India next five years would certainly be fruitful for our economy with Mr. Manmohan Singh heading the super fast train.