Rain, Coffee and a small talk with an Old Man

I was coming back from office and regretting,  why didn’t I bring the available umbrella. It was raining and turning to heavy rain. I tried to take shelter at side of a building for few minute, waiting to stop the rain  but I got drenched in a little bit. When rain got a bit slow I continued and decided to have a coffee at  nearby a cafe/pub  where I never been. Even if it is just other side by of street my apartment.


I directly went to counter and asked –

“Do you have some coffee”

“No, we don’t have variety but I can make a coffee”

I ordered one and started looking on menu. To my surprise I stumble upon “Dal Makhani”. I saw few dishes and I was quite confirmed, it’s run by a  Panjabi  person. But bartender was not looking like Indian.  So l didn’t talked about it and ordered “Samosa” (because, after a long time I saw samosa on any restaurant menu).
I sat on table waiting for my coffee. Just on the other table an old Panjabi man was sitting alone with his beer. After few moment he spoke

Phir se barish ho rahi hai. Pata hi nahi chala is baar Summer hai.”  

Me: “Jee haa. Last do din hi sahi tha, nahi to is week to puri tarah cloudy aur barish hoti rahi

He – “Yaha kaha rahte ho?”

Main  bas yahi pass me hi Postbox apartment me rahta hu aur mera office City Centre tower me hai. Aap bhi yahi aas paas rahate hai?”

“Mera ghar yaha se 7-8 miles door hai. Hum senior citizen ke liya bus service free hai. hospital free hai. Aate jaate rahte hai”

I nodded and thought what he is doing so far from his home. Counter guy placed my  coffee on table.

He:- “Tum India me kaha se ho?”

Me:- “Main Benaras se hu, Uttar Pradesh. Yaha bas official work se aaya hu”  (I wanted to ask obvious question where you from. But what to ask from a man with classic Panjabi look. Of-course he is from Pajab.)

He:- “Banaras to achchhi jagah hai. Waha ke logo ka mind sharp hota hai.”

He continued.

Main bhi jaata rahata hu India, saal me ek do baar. Abhi septamber me jaana hai.

“Aap England kab aaye?”

“Main to bahut pahale hi yaha aa gaya tha. Jab tumhari umar ka tha. Mere uncle to 15 -20 baras pahle hi aa gaye the”

“1960’s or 70’s me aaye honge?”

“Yes, That time. Kaam ke liye yaha aaya tha. Us time to badi garibi thi apne yaha. Yaha factories me kaam mil jaata tha. Jinke baaju me dam tha wo kaam kar lete the. Demand thi yaha. 5-6 pound daily milta tha. metalwork and glass industry in Birmingham

He continued: – “Kaam bhi metal ka tha, daag pad jaate the” (He pointed out a burned mark on his face) aur bhi bade hai haatho me. 15-20 log rahte the ek ghar me aur 2-3 makan ka shared bathroom tha.”

“Jab paise huye to to 500 pound me ek ghar le liya. Father ko nahi bataya. Jab unhe pata chala to bahut sunaya. Kya paise barbad kar diya. Kabootaro ki tarah chhote gharon me rahane ke liye. Yaha India me bade khet lete aur ghar banate.”

He took a sip of beer, a long sigh .

“Khair, Kuchh dino baad, father upar chala gaya. Uncle bhi upar chala gaya. Ab apne Jalandhar me zameen hai aur puraane ghar hai. Saal me ek do baar jaate hai kheto ke rent ke liye.

Pahale gaon me achcha tha, paisa nahi the itne but ek dusare ki help karte the. Ab to tumhara paisa tumhare jeb me aur mera mere jeb me. Mera beta bhi ab mujhe nahi pahchanata. Wo to bas ab mobile me button dabate hai aur baat karte hai.

He stopped, nigher of us spoke about a minute. Then he said:-

“Achchha laga tumse milkar. baat nikal gayi (Placing hand on his heart)

Yaha to bahut se log hai apne yaha ke

Me : “Jee ha, abhi main yaha baisakhi mele me gaya tha last month….” (Tried to lighten up a bit)


“Baisakhi mela”

“Ha, har baras hota hai”

“Haa ji, mini India laga raha tha park me”

He smiled.

Meanwhile, Cafe manager put my “Samosa” packet on table. I finished my coffee and paid on counter and turned back. Cafe manager was sitting with old man.

Old man to manager – “Inse milo ye India se hai, Banaras”

I smiled and shook hands with manager.

Old man to me: “Ye apne yaha ke hi hai, Jalandhar se. Kuchh bhi khaana ho isne bolo banaane ko ye sab bana ke dega.”

I nodded.

Promised to manager to came back sometime for food and said a formal bye and came out of cafe.

Rain was stopped. There were some mixed though going on..

“Meeting with and Old man from my country, listening his story”

“Nice weather after rain, tweet of birds”

“Is this  a pattern. In the end, Somewhere else and  uprooted from our own soil”


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When does India will CHANGE, if still Gangsters find a place in Cabinet Ministry

Just watched Paan Singh Tomar, a original story which was represented Indian situation in 80’s . But still I feel there not much change in these 30-40 years. Recently elected Uttar Pradesh Government which got absolute majority in the elections. On the very first day  , one of Don of UP , got a place in cabinet ministry. Who was just punished by earlier government of UP. Why people give vote to him ? Do people really like to see him in parliament .

Lets get the fact, more than 65% of voters(who vote) in UP are poor. If you give them 5000 bucks to family and you can fix 3-4 vote to your side. Does it look unreal. But its real , this is how another well know Don of UP who was candidate of my district just missed to win and finished on second position.
Can they buy all voter no. At least the person who is reading this is not going to vote these people.

Can there be any solution??
This time record 60% voting done in UP where the hell rest 40% voting not done? People who are working away from home… right!!!
How much percentage of vote a candidate need to win this seat… 50% ,absolutely NO!!!
There are mostly 6-7 candidates  for single seat so merely 25% of total vote needed to win a seat.
So if those 40% working, mostly intellectual people will vote there is  almost none situation for these creepy people will win.

Most simple solution is make voting compulsory. Now, question you are away from home how could you vote. One thing can be done that make each state’s capital as voting hub . Every person away from home in India can able to vote this way. If some is abroad they can vote at India Embassy of that country.
This idea can look unreal but I think this is most simplest way to clean up government and  politics.