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me revert back to you on the same after I have done the needful. I will
be out of station this weekend as my cousin niece is passing out from
college. All her mugging and all the coaching classes paid off for her I
guess. The ceremony is at a hill station. It will be good time pass.
It is also my native place so all our near and dears will be there.
Definitely worth using up all my casual leaves.
Soon, her mother
will be looking for a suitable boy as she is of marriageable age.
Unfortunately, her father expired recently. Her mother wants a
foreign-returned or NRI bridegroom. Someone convent-educated from a
status-family. Wheatish complexion highly desirable. Caste no bar. But,
my niece says she will be going for a love marriage only. I think she
likes her lecturer. Issueless, innocent divorcee. Sorry case. Long
story. Her mother says that will be a big nose-cut for the family. She
wants an arranged marriage. She refuses to discuss about it. She has
already put in a matrimonial in the leading dailies.
But I am
suggesting my niece to seriously give the GMAT and CAT papers instead.
Because, see, there I am having no pull and we can not afford the
capitation fees for the private colleges. And nil chance of paper
leaking and the invigilators are very strict. But she says her chance of
getting in is too less. But I say, always some chance is there, no?
niece is having PG-accommodation only so I will be putting up at the
Taj hotel. Although, the staff there acts very pricey. But more better
to avoid dicey food and the loose motions, and the gentry there is good
only. Their mutton curry is majorly tender. Fresh baby goats. Order
with curd. Portion size is too huge so we always order one into two.
Plus, never any load-shedding. Cent percent full value. Why take
tension? It is bang opposite to the airport. One just has to cross the
flyover. Ask anyone for directions if you are having your own
conveyance, but the auto-wallahs and taxi-wallahs who ply there are
knowing it very well. Parking is easier if you enter from the backside.
All the Page 3 type people go there. Last time I was staying there, I
met a Bollywood starlet. Very tip-top. Her item numbers are heavenly. I
had a good mind to.. ok,ok, no non-veg jokes.
As it turns out,
the manager there is also my college batchmate. You can use my
connection there. Just give your good name. We were both backbenchers
but he was actually rusticated for ragging and bunking. The final straw
was when he was caught eve-teasing the dean's daughter. But, he did some
jugaad and palm greasing, and got himself a license to manufacture
Indian-made foreign liquor. Rags to riches story. Now he is a mover and
shaker. For a while he was under the scanner of the IT authorities and
they chargesheeted a disproportionate-asset case against him. I think he
may have been doing some hawala transactions. The whole official
machinery was after him. He tried to file a grievance but there was no
redressal mechanism for such cases. Ultimately, he went on an indefinite
fast. Some local politicians and godmen came to his rescue as he is
also from the same minority community. Vote bank politics. Soon the
whole city was in a bandh. Hartaals every day. Even on gazetted
holidays. Miscreants took advantage of the situation and it spiraled out
of control. The police ordered a lathi charge. Then there was air
firing. Many MLAs defected. The assembly was adjourned every session.
President's rule was imposed in the state after many ultimatums by the
high command. Finally there was some seat-sharing agreement and the
impasse was resolved. After that he was given a clean chit. The CM even
held a felicitation function for him. Many many VVIPs. Of course, at the
very same Taj. Later that CM was caught up in the 2G telco scam. Too
That reminds me, I should get my pre-paid converted to
post-paid to make sure there is no hassle with roaming. The operator
tells me that under the current scheme roaming is free but always the
possibility for screwup is there. But the paperwork for updation is too
great. Every time wanting same to same KYC. Limited timings, phones
always engaged, very much difficult. They trouble you like anything.
Never answer any of your doubts. Tell me, what is one to do yaar? They
are like that only.
I need to prepone some meetings to arrange
for the trip so I need to rush due to the same, but not to worry, I
will keep you initimated of my progress. Will give you a missed call
when I deplane upon returning back.
Hope your head is
not paining, I didn't mean to eat your brains. I will offer a
translation in a few days. Now it's time to slow the volume, increase
the AC, and off the light because sleep is coming. Kindly to stay in