Why india will become a superpower by 2050...


Before i start this post, let me tell you that even as you finish reading it you may not understand why i titled my post this... well.. if u do understand, kindly let me know wat you understood.. understood? no? doesn't matter... :D

This morning i was in a hurry get somewhere from college... and therefore decided to call for an autorickshaw than wait for a bus.. and so the rick came... a very enterprising young man sittin inside it.. it was still early in the morning and he looked fresh out to do business...

I was in Nungambakkam and had to get somewhere near Coffee Day, gopalapuram, for which i normally pay a fare of Rs. 25; only. Sometimes i think even 25 is a sin.. but whatever.. here's how i haggled.

Me: Anna, i need to get to dav school. How much will that cost?

Him: Give me Rs.60.

Me: Rs. 60? To dav school or to buy the auto?

Him: Very funny, who'll give you an auto for Rs. 60

Me: I know. Who'll give you 60 till dav school?

Him: How much will you give?

Me: 25

Him: What? Petrol prices have gone up.. we have to go straaaaaaaaaaaiiiiighhhhhhhhhttt and take a uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu turn... and then go rouuuuuuuuuuuuuuunnnnndddd and come by a oooone way and then ....

Me: First of all, petrol prices are down... second you dont' need to take a you turn anywhere or go roooooound the place. Do you know where it is?

Him: Of course.. i've been living here for 30 years.. don't insult my service.. of course i know where it is

Me: Then why are you building stories?

Him: Finally, how much will you give?

Me: 25

Him: 40?

Me: 25

Him: 35?

Me:
25

Him:
30? Final.. or no need

Me: Ok bye, i'll find someone else

Him: If i leave you near the school that's enough no? Why didn't you say that before ma, 25 is enough.. get in..

I finally sit and the auto moves faster than a bullet... half way through near the junction he turns to me "Do i go straight?"

Me: Yes

2 mins later...

Him:
on the flyover or to the side?

Me:
Side

At the signal...

Him: Left or right?

Me: Left

At another junction...

Him: Straight no?

Me: No, right

And then we reached the place...

Him:
Madam, see i told you i know the place like the back of my hand!

42 comments:

Vaporizing Phantasm said...

lol.... I love the auto guys expression when we say we dont want to buy auto.

lol...

and I also say... "poitu vara theva illa"

only one way.

mayz said...

ahhhhhhhh i jus went back in time...when i used to travel in ricks from anna nagar to nelson manikum road...

my idea was simple...he used to normally ask for 50 bucks for a distance of 4 kms...n i used to say i'll give him 5...hehehehe...

finally he used to come down n i used to go up....hehehehe

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ vaporizin

u got it! i also use "hahahahha" on his face often

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ mayz
ROTFL.. really? these ppl are annoying man.. but i like snubbin em

Rajani said...

lol..too funny :)
yesterday when i was coming in an auto, the auto guy started yelling at me cos i didnt tell him there was a speed breaker on the road!!!
am i the one driving or is he :x

DumD said...

:D lol... its the same everywhr! I've lived in Delhi for the most part of my life, and am now in Chandigarh.. and its the same! :)

answer to your question (why the title):

because whatever might separate us, the religion, the caste, the economy... this is one thing that unites ALL of india! OVERPRICING! :P .. and if we keep at it (while doing trade with other countries), I think by 2050 we should have enough money to RULE THE WORLD!
Muhahahahahaha! B-)

:p Hows that for an answer> ;)

p.s. thanx for the follower-ship! :)

arshat.chaudhary said...

hehehe.. well you havent been to pune yet.. My friend was once asked 800 rupees for 10 kms.. he said he wud rather take a plane to mumbai!!!
Why is the post named wht it is?(Pls dont hate me coz i m dumb! :P)

Rakesh said...

its been over a year since i took an auto, i just remembered...!!

nice post da...!! and i think the reason why you put that title is perhaps even the auto guys are gettin diplomatic these days...!!

hot or cold???

Arv said...

enna kodumai idhu... one guy said the same thing to me.. you know about fuel price increase... crap.. he was runnin on LPG... lol...

MultiMenon said...

hey,u rly said abt buyin the auto thingy??I pretty much doubt tht.. :p

Coz once I did the same thing and got myself into trouble..

"Thopaarda!!Enge areavile vandhu,enikke savaala!!?? " I had to take cover else it wud have filled the next day's hindu and the other ones.. :p

And from Nungambakkam to CCD for 25??good god!!

BTW,dun try these bag of tricks wid every1 k?U might end up on the wrong side and get into shit lest ur sum karate or kung fu wich i srsly doubt..!! oly slim babes can be so..!!
:p

tc gal.. :)

Nikhil

Chriz said...

thats how u came for the meet?

what were you doing in DAV school?

oorjas said...

autowalas never change.. petrol price go up or down.. LOL

the title is so maybe because we indians are will take a job even if we have no clue about it. so by the end of 2050 we would have taken over all the world's jobs and hence become the superpower..

Christopher Poshin David said...

Funny.......seriously funny.....

Everyday scene in Chennai isn't it......

I also have read sum of your works in Ergo.......(Mostly I read Arun's u-turn) I love Ergo and also read the thing u wrote about my cousin Prasen aka Chronicwriter........ Thats how I came here......


just wondering why do you call yourself wolf?

But seriously good post........and amazing bargain........I can't for nuts bargain more than 3/4ths the price.......

But these are funny drivers(born to kill) rite.......?

Anyway......Amazing blog hope to read it from now on..........BTW...did you know I'm an aspiring Jurnolist?

Cheers,
Posh (NOT Mrs. Beckham)

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ rajini
shit! really ? lol that must've been super.. hahahaha.. only u hav such experiences rajini.. i wonder how :P welcome to my blog btw :)

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ dum d

wow i never thot of it that way.. i like ur explanation for 2050 :P i will give that to whoever asks me for it!

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ arshat
i was in pune few weeks back.. god!! they charge u an arm n a leg there!!!!! i swear

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ rakesh

plz see dumd 's explanation :P he's got it right on target

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ arv

hehehe.. i know!!! they're dumb.. and they think we also dumb! sad sad

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ multi

yes i really told him that.. i always use that dialogue.. its good for a laugh :P

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ chriz

it wasn't then!! don worry

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ oorjas

welcome to the blog :) and yeah they are the same everywhere! that's y india s so diff yet d same ;) and interesting answer :P partly true.. refer to dum d

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ christopher

thanks :) welcome to d blog.. hope you keep coming back...

Thoorika said...

Aiyo aiyo.. I shud have been there.. wud have recorded the entire conversation between both of you .. !! you were going to coffee day eh?! off late you have been going to lots of dates ..oops.. to places like amethysts.. ! mamla kya hai :D

DumD said...

:P :D
thanks for all the referencing! :P

btw i still dont knw y u named the post so... u alrdy hav the reader's attn, lets hv ur take at it :P

Vikas Shenoy said...

I HATE Chennai Auto-wallahs.

I hate them. Hate them. Hate them.

Lancelot said...

@ wolf

ha ha ha a typical chennai auto wala- I always use the madras tamil to get it at the right price... :) I miss Chennai :((...I am blogrolling u :)

Lancelot said...

and about your query- yes the name sounds very familiar to me- I guess I ve read it in LOTR- searching for it in my library - will check and let u know (and advance apologies if its your own creation :))

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ dumd
see the point of referencing was to drive the attention away from the fact that i didn't know why i named is so :P hehehe

oops.. now i've revealed it in public..

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ vikas

awwwwwww.... tis ok :P i hate ur college.. i hate it i hate it.. because i'm not in it!

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ lancelot

hahaha.. madras tamil always pays :P

and elithra's my own creation... :( or so i thought.. even if its not.. don reveal in public :P lol

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ thoorika

thank god u weren't ther :P

Lancelot said...

@ Wolf

lets come strike a deal then, "How much you will pay ;)?"

Nemesis said...

Nice post... Happens all the time in b'lore as well... :) Cheers...

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ lancelot
wouldn't u like to know? :P

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ namesis

thanks for visiting d blog.. keep comin back :)

Lancelot said...

alright i will give u my swiss account no and shift code please credit 5C...

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ lancelot

5c!!! i hate that bus!!! bloody thing never comes wen i want it to... !!!!!!!

agnes said...

LOL very funny. And you portrayed him so well, LOL

Elithraniel Arawion said...

@ agnes

thanks :) welcome to ma space

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