I wanted my first post to be something different!!! Something, about how desperately, I wait for winters to come. How I love this weather, its aura, falling orange and red leaves, the cool breeze, the intoxicating aroma hovering around in the season, which makes you yearn for so beautiful things in life, Nicotine, caffeine, someone's embrace, quilt's warmth and how it is the loveliest place to be!!! But somehow, was left with no plausible option.
Well, Now, I have started taking up two tuitions for two basic purpose.
1. Since, I am an UPSC aspirant, I need to have a broader look at NCERT books(I was an ICSE/ISC) passout.
2. Money, Honey!!!
Today, while returning back from Vasant Enclave, after taking a tuition, I took a bus from Dhaula Kuan to Safdurjung Terminal(btw, I walked all the way from VasantE to MotiBagh). Then, I took a bus back to Anand Vihar from there. It was 2215hrs. And from there, Ghaziabad(UP) juridisction starts, and they have this very interesting idea of closing all public transport by 2200hrs(in order to prevent crime, The top Hottest city of the world closes public transport. Won't be surprising, if tommorrow they prohibit people from coming out of home to prevent crime)
After 30-35minutes, finally got a law defying auto-wallah, had to hang on to side bars, and tag along. Finally, got a seat in a while. There was this lady, who was panicking, bacause a person in Swift Car, was following her for quite a while. She started crying, and asked Auto-wallah to stop the auto near any police post, personnel. But the auto-wallah got apprehensive, he would get caught in this problem, and secondly also because he was defying the rule. He didn't stop near the police patrol car. I asked him twice to do that.
Then, she, incidentally got down at the stop, I did. She asked me for help, if I could walk her to her home. Obviously, even I had, by then got concerned about the lady and her safety, as I saw the 40-something man, following the auto, stopping where the auto-stopped, moving again at the same pace, and also continously staring at the lady, and making obscene gestures. I asked her, first of all, not to panic. Then, I had to request her to stop looking backward, and keep on moving straight. While, all on earth I wanted then was to get hold of him, drag him out of the car, and give him a lesson to remember for his life. But, the lady would have got false advertisement by then. I might not be strong enough to fight someone, physically!! But that does never deters me, as I would have done what I wanted, never to think about the repercussions.
Meanwhile, I called up 100 from my cellphone, here is the transcript, that followed:
"Hello, Police Control Room!! Sir, Mai Rajeev hu. Ek mahila hai unhe apke sahayta ki jarurat hai. Ek aadmi unka kaafi der se peecha kar raha hai, aur gande sanket de raha hai! Humlog abhi Vasundhara, Sec-4 me hai...."
Before, I could finish....
"tum kaun bol rahe ho? tum us aurat ke saath kya kar rahe ho?", cutting me short, he replied
"Ye musibat me hai, inhe meri sahayta chahiye thi. Mai bhi usi auto se safar kar raha tha..."
Cutting me short again, "Ye admi inhi ka peecha kyu kar raha hai? Itni raat to ye aurat kya kar rahi hai"
I thought the lady's voice might melt him and handed over phone to him. My blood was raging, anyways, at his questionnaire.
He started asking quite uncomfortable qsn to the lady, she said, "Bajay iski aap meri madad karo, aap maje le rahe ho?"
I snatched the phone from her, and said....
"I have the SSP no, and I know him personally, you want me to call him up, and complain about you as well. Get it simple, clear, and loud..It is A silver Swift Car UP-14AP-2437, and we are near Mewar College, either send the cops now, or ......and yes, write down the lady's no." I asked for her no, and gave it to him.
Since, He was driving very slow, and just behind us, he might have had heard me getting furious at a cop. He turned his car backward, and suddenly zipped away.
That leaves me so frustrated, and so disgusted at the attitude, thinking, of the people.
1. An International magazine had rated, Ghaziabad as one of the the, and on top of the list "10 Hottest Cities of the WOrld". Ohh, really in what terms? Civic amenities, law and order, transport, health, electricity?? No, Naaah, Nahi!!!Or, as I say, just the property prices??? Could very well be that consortium of builder paid in millions, to get this published! So deeply rooted is corruption, that at times every thing tend to loose its credentials, and credibility!!!
2. Its falls under National Capital Region, and yet it has no proper transport system, people have to rely on private plying autos. And then, prohibiting public transport by 10pm to curb crime. Gosshh!! Why not force people inside home! No one would move out, and eventually no crime.
Since, Ghaziabad police's lower rank officers are so inept, corrupted(in detail, about that some other time. I have numerous example), they think its the best way out, and they could relax, and get bribes from those flouting their norms! Pathetic!
3. Men with such disgusting attitude should be castrated, slapped, insulted infront of their mother, sister, wife, and daughter. Such male, stooping so low, get all male labelled as "so many names". Let it be!
4. What is a police officer supposed to do? Ask the lady, in gory details, sitting at the comfort of office, and not doing anything about it. When all he has got to do, is call a nearby PCR?
Such irksome things, really bothers me to the core!
hardly a metre from Kaushambi(UP) is Delhi. I would say, Delhi Police is one of the best in the world. Courteous, friendly, efficient, Comparatively though! Civic Amenities are world class, red-tapeism and lethargic bureaucracy are comparatively lesser. Why can't UP learn from its counterpart???? Metres away and yes so far!!! You get to see the huge difference, on the divide, standing at any point of the long border UP shares with Delhi.
And why we as an individual wait for groups to form first, and believe they should do everything? Have we become really that selfish, such self-centred? Are we not supposed to protect any women's(for that matter, anyone) dignity? Have we not been taught Indian Culture, or, was it too hard for us to imbibe? Leave imbibing, how does our conscience allows us to run away leaving someone in distress(Assuming that bastard, had no conscience at all)? It is only when, tragedies falls on us, that we realise the gravity of the situation, only then, nature of the realm beckons us!!! Why?
Why? Its high time, we all put ourselves to certain plausible amount of introspection!!!!
Will Quote few lines from "Madhushala"
क्षीण, क्षुद्र, क्षणभंगुर, दुर्बल मानव मिटटी का प्याला,
भरी हुई है जिसके अंदर कटु-मधु जीवन की हाला,
मृत्यु बनी है निर्दय साकी अपने शत-शत कर फैला,
काल प्रबल है पीनेवाला, संसृति है यह मधुशाला।।