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Vibhushan Kumar and Lallan Singh

Tomorrow is a big day for me(read us)…i am wanting something to happen for a long time and tomorrow could be it. Guys, please pray it happens.
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Back to these guys.

1. This other day i was hanging out with my friends in a Dhaba and we were discussing  on a whole lot of  topics, from elections to IPL,  and suddenly this highly exicited and spirited waiter came across to take our order for the dinner. He was a bit confused, a bit confident,  sounded different and did not look any similar to the people here are used to seeing.
We had a pretty long discussion on what to order and this guy was surely getting restless…Still he kept his cool and repeated the list in a speed that even bats can’t hear. The dialect of Hindi he spoke, seemed familiar but i wasn’t sure.

“Has to be a Garwhali”…i muttered to myself and a friend happened to hear that. Given my travels/stay throughout the country(except for the South), thanks to my Dad’s transferrable job, he did not argue…
When we were done filling our bellies and the waiter came with the bill, i asked him…

“Kaha se ho?” (Where are you from?)
“Sahab, Bhimtal, Uttaranchal…uttari Uttar Pradesh…”, sure about me not knowing where the picturesque town was located.

I had been there and was happy at my correct guess.

“Kab se ho yaha pe?”(How long have you been here?)
“Sahab do mahina”(Two months sir)

“Kaisa lag raha hai yaha?” (You like it here?)
“Thik hi hai..yaad ati hai ghar ki…par pet ke liye karna padta hai…”(its ok, i miss my home…but i have to stay away to feed them and me)

2. Week before last, i had decided to not to shave till the last Saturday. No reason whatsoever. JLT.

So i went to this barber whose shop’s name goes, “The Barber”…You cant market yourself any direct than this.. 🙂 and asked one of THE barbers to give me a shave.

“Old Spice”
“Ji Sahib”(ok)

“Kahi ghumne gaye thhe ka, sahib?”(did u go on for a long trip, sir?)
“Nahi, Kyu?”(no,why?)

“Bas aisen hi pooch liye..bohut din se nahi na dhadhi kiye hain lagta hai…”(Just like that, it seems you havent shaved for a long time )
“Oh..ha”

“Kaun jilla?” (Which district? One can easily guess a Bihari…)
“Sahib, Samastipur”

“Accha…”
“Bahut ganda vyavahar hota hai humse sahib hiya…du mahine se paisa hi nahi diya seth…bihari hai na…par ka kare, iss asha mein hu ki iss baar mil jaega pagar..aap bhojpuri jaante hai lagta hai..waise aap kya karte hai ?”(i m treated very badly here.. i haven’t been paid for 2 months…coz i m a Bihari…just hoping i get my salary this month…u seem to know Bhojpuri..cant do anyhting beyond that…what do you do by the way?)

Thodi thodi ati hai… (I know it a bit…did not answer his last question, i would not have been able to explain… 😦 )
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And then i realised, i am just one of them, my dad has been one of them, several times…just that the jobs were different…par kya kare pet ke liye karna padta hai….

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11 responses to “Vibhushan Kumar and Lallan Singh

  1. Sagar May 20, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    They said, your “karmbhumi” and “janmbhumi” ought to be different, a self-made…

    • Rohan May 20, 2009 at 12:27 pm

      may be u are right…but the problem in our country is, the ‘bhoomi’ is still the same but people are not…

  2. Sagar May 20, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    People change from place to place, no matter its India, US or Japan…

    • Rohan May 20, 2009 at 12:36 pm

      i agree…but what i m talking about is our country only…it has happened to me as well…all im trying to say in a gist is, the spirit of respecting the differences in people in a culturally myriald land as ours is fast diminishing… 🙂

  3. Sagar May 20, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    I don’t knw where is this leading, in your post, 1st point was a waiter from Uttarnachal, he’s here to get a job, why ?? the simple reason would be the state hes from unable to provide a job to him, blame the government which failed to provide the basic needs for his people. Not People of India.

    In second case, a barber was not getting his payment on time (blame it on global recession :p), the solution, change the shop/job/owner, again Not a People of India, just a old case of Poor Vs Rich..

    • Rohan May 20, 2009 at 1:02 pm

      all i am trying to say is, migrant labour needs to be respected since they are also contibuting to the economy of the area that they work in…and this is where its leading to…the first case highlights the inability of adminstration in that state to provide a job to its people, agreed…but its not just because of that. Considering the example of Uttaranchal, the geographical factors cant be neglected…the state makes almost half its revenues through tourism, which again is a seasonal activity and competetion is tough.

      In the second case, this poor chap is not paid his wages just for the reason that he belongs to a state which has been a subject to mass critisism due to a failed administration for years…and that, people from that state “eat up” all jobs here…its just the case of who is better…they would never be able to “eat up” the jobs of the locals if they weren’t better…

      Respect is all i am asking..thats it bhai…

  4. Sagar May 20, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    hmm, lets talk to them who’re not respecting the migrants.. our discussion won’t solve a problem..

  5. PN May 20, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    pet keye liyeh karna padta hai….
    agreed!! i did in past but then my story is bit different. Yes i do agree that people don’t respect people of there own country.
    State comes before the Country.

    Well your blog is simple and makes a point. The template is pure and straight enough to make an impression. Good simple and decent language too.

    Keep Rocking,
    PN.

  6. Blog Gore May 20, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Hey Rohan… got here because of Indiblogger… I like the fact that your blog is largely uncluttered with anything other that the content… Makes it easier to read…

    And there is a lot of honesty in your writing… look forward to coming back to read more…

    Keep Writing mate…

    Blog Gore

    • Rohan May 20, 2009 at 8:22 pm

      @Blog Gore
      Thanks man…
      I look forward to more visits from you and more such encouraging comments. 🙂

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