The shoe shine boy working on the Mira Road railway station, drew my attention. He was solving a crossword puzzle. Of course, this is not the first time for me; like you, I also seen several times, labourers, venders solving crossword puzzles while travelling in a train squatting on the foot board of a train, or any other place. To manyof my friend,  this is not an act worth bestowing attention, but for me it is  very important, and worth enough to draw attention.

As I have experienced, it is a very difficult intellectual exercise–to solve it requires a good stock of word, creative imagination , and of course, a good amount of GK. I say this from my experience; several times in my life, I tried to solve such crossword puzzles, going down to ones considered to be easiest to solve by intelligent people, but I failed miserably!!!……so much so that I no longer try to work at any crosswords.

With such a record failure of creativity on my part,  when any person– especially who is expected to be an idiot , is found to be working at solving a crossword puzzle, naturally draws my attention, and I tend to talk  to him. I talked to him really for a long time.

On my way back to home, I was wondering if these intelligences could be harnessed and employed in the service of the nation, would we not become richer as Indians??–yes, of course. Poverty has become a bane. Alternatively, if he were born in a developed country, it is not impossible that he would perhaps have been at the highest level, enjoying a good quality life……..( do not read me as a communist, I am a humanist. Whenever anybody suffers due to poverty, bad health, negligence, it pains me. )



A place to express myself without any attempt to look good, intelligent--a raw version of me. It includes discussion as we have in an ADDA comprising argumentative Indians. In an ADDA people break ranks to speak on anything on which the speaker may be an expert including a self-styled ones or a stark-novice, but asserts equally in full voice, to put forward their wisdom . Nothing to be taken too seriously, there is a joy in talking unrestricted--nothing far and no further. In it, I find a bond to hundreds of my people, from my school days to the day of my retirement ,which otherwise I could not make access only I talk, nobody can stop me. Here, you will experience ' right to talk ' in its extremes. THIS GIVE ME A GREAT RELEASE . LONG LIVE MY BLOG AND DIGITAL FRIENDSHIP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!