"Does the tea taste of aviation fuel sir ?" This …

by sidin in

"Does the tea taste of aviation fuel sir ?"
This is some stuff I read on the net today. A few issues ago I had written about the Navy plane crashing during an exhibition. Well it has happened again. But what really surprised me was how the news was put out on the web. Check this out:

The aircraft, carrying a pilot and an instructor, crashed over Bhojnarayan Tea Estate at around 0715 IST. It is feared that the crash could have caused extensive damage to the tea garden, though there were no reports of any casualty on the ground.

Talk about twisted priorities. People are worried about the damage to the tea garden. I mean "How can you serve tea with bits of air force pilots in it?" or "I think we should reject this batch, the last one had a lot of thigh bone in it"..... Anyway like I said before, its not like our soldiers need a war to lose their lives. And when something finally happens to them, the bloody tea garden gets all the credit. I hope we don't blame it on a cross border plot terrorism plot like every other issue in the country. Save the Cauvery issue, it seems we have given all our destructive acumen to the country next door. What next ? The way things are going, we could soon read headlines like:

"Onion prices soar in Rae Bareli. ISI hand suspected....."

"Wild bull causes thousands of rupees worth of damage in mad rampage through Gandhi Market, Trichy. Pak. intelligence papers found in left horn...."

"Monsoons delayed by months. Unprecedented drought. PM demands immediate release of monsoons......."

Leaving aside all that, CAT is around the corner. I was riding on a wave of confidence till somebody told me that there are two lakhs people giving it. And you dont need to go to IMS to know that thats a big number. I suppose there are more CAT hall tickets floating around, than ration cards in Mizoram or something. But it is one tough exam. They could give you the questions the night before and those RCs could still stump you. Of course there is one fringe benefit. You get to read passages on things like, "The History of New Criticism in Poetry", "An Investigation into the history of Private Property and inheritance" etc. All as interesting as watching the small green blinking lights behind your PC on the modem.

Thats all I can think of off hand right now. So till next time, take care and please keep those cheques and credit card numbers flowing in.......


There was a Sardarji who was down on his luck. In order to raise some money he decided to kidnap a kid and hold him for ransom. He went to the playground, grabbed a kid, took him behind a tree, and told him, "I've kidnapped you."

The Sardarji then wrote a note saying: "I've kidnapped your kid. Tomorrow morning, put $10,000 in a paper bag & put it beneath the mango tree next to the slide on the north side of the city play round". Signed, "A Sardarji".

The Sardarji then pinned the note to the kid's shirt and sent him home to show it to his parents.

The next morning the Sardarji checked, and sure enough a paper bag was sitting beneath the mango tree. The Sardarji opened up the bag and found the $10,000 with a note saying,

"How could you do this to a fellow Sardarji ?!"