You know I have been trying to take Tanya on a date, but failed because of Sharma Sir. Finally, I succeeded and we went to Hauz Khas Village. We were chilling out in a café and Tanya said, “I hope Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha doesn’t come here and vandalise the whole place, because people come here to hang out and date and you know it is so ‘immoral’.”
“I know! BTW. What do you think of ‘Kiss of Love’?” I asked. “What do you think of my knuckle hitting your face?” Tanya said with mock anger. At first, I got puzzled at her reaction, but then I realized what she was thinking. “Oh no.. no. I am asking about the campaign ‘Kiss of Love’ in Kochi,” I said.
Tanya sighed and said, “I never understood the height of hypocrisy of these so-called moral police and political activists that it is fine to piss in public, but obscene to kiss in public. Forget kiss, hanging out, holding hands, hugging and even clicking selfies. And, of course, there should be a limit to PDA.” I totally agreed.
I said, “Tanya we are living in such a country where girls get raped, no one blinks an eye. Couples kiss in public, everyone loses their minds.” Then, I jokingly suggested that we should move to USA for some freedom. “Oh, you wish! Have you ever seen your face in the mirror? Try it, you may get surprised,” Tanya poked fun at me. I asked, “What my face has to do with freedom?”
“Now, that Sheikh Chilli seems to have possessed you, how will we go?” she asked. I said I’ll cling to my dream of entering politics. “Oh God! Not again with your popping bubbles of dreams and politics drama,” Tanya said, before listening to my foolproof plan.
“What’s so bad about it? I’ll become a politician and earn hell lot of money, then we’ll go. Even better, I’ll join Smajwadi Party. They’ll send me off on official trips for free,” I said. Tanya asked, how she is fitting in the picture, because on an official trip only I’ll go.
I told her that Samajwadi Party has modified the meaning of an official trip. Now, when your boss tells you that you have to go on a trip, your son, daughter-in-law, wife, private secretary and a few other officials also accompany you. And the best part, everything at the company’s expense.
“Sky, has your mind gone completely through the ozone or have you forgotten to put it on like every other day? FYI, I am not your family.” Tanya sounded so much like VJ. “Doesn’t matter, I’ll make you my family,” I joked. That look, I cannot forget. “Don’t worry, once I join the party, I’ll cajole them to add friends too. Then, I’ll take you.”
Later, I explained her the news I read so that she could decipher what I mean. UP’s Transport Minister, Shri Durga Prasad Yadav has set out on a 7 day study tour to Brazil; to study its transport system with focus on infrastructure and IT, with the intention of adopting the best practices in UP with his son, daughter-in-law, wife, private secretary and a few other officials. And, all expenses are borne by the Association of State Road Transport Undertakings (ASRTU).
After joining the party, I’ll propose them to send me to USA, so that I can analyze how Americans shove some sense and logic into people’s mind, especially politicians. Wouldn’t that do enough good to the country?
You’re welcome, guys!