moday night adventure(?)

how many times

  • have you Crashed into a party of someone with whom you just exchange hi/hellos.

  • has That party is suddenly planned at 9:30pm

  • has it happened, That by the time everyone leaves, it is 10:30

  • has it happened, That the party is at a restaurant 30KM away, near the Gateway of India (unfortunately it was not the taj)

  • have You had dinner at 11:30 in the night

  • has it happened that you forgot all about the last train back home and were digging into mutton seekh kababs and other such dishes till 1 AM

  • have You realized that you have missed the last train and, so will have to spend the night in V.T. station

  • have you Taken a walk to the gateway at 2AM

  • have you seen V.T. station with only a few 100 people in it.

  • have you chatted with a complete stranger and advised him to go seek a work instead of trying to follow the girl he loves, have told a foreigner to go somewhere else to somoke, as smoking is not allowed inside stations!

  • have you tried to take a nap inside a totally empty Bombay local

  • having been unable to sleep, sat up and chatted, and made up stupid mosquito jokes

  • have you taken the first train in the morning, and played the silliest of all games (antakshari of names, especially girls)

  • >have you seen, a 4AM train being full, and people actually hanging out of the train as in peak time

  • have youpicked up a fight with the auto-wala at 5AM, on if he should charge night charges or not

  • Have you Slept the whole day?
totally unrelated to what I have written about, is the blank noise blogathon, an eye-opener, to all the men in India (and the world), of what our female friends have to go through day in and day out, on the streets, buses, trains and even offices. I am providing some links to well written and (sadly true)articles on their plight of women. Read, this by anna, this by megha, and this by deepti.
And, now I think, that you will agree with me, that this is not a war only of the ladies against those perverted sadists, but of each one of us, educated, decent young men, against all that filth that exists. If you think, it is going to be easy, read this by Freaky Chakra.
Many of us have commented so much on RDB, collective responsibility of the youth etc. Now, this is our chance. Let us be united in protesting against such sadists, protesting in public, let us all men, keep our eyes and ears wide open, so that we can proomptly go to help every single girl we see troubled by the perverts, let us not shy from going and giving those eve-teasers a punch in their face, let us try to make others around us aware of such atrocities, let us try to change the escapist mood of the aam junta (i am not involved, why should I bother), the sick attitude of the police (the girl should dress properly bullshit).
We owe this to our friends of the other gender.
  1. #1 by Paurna on March 7, 2006 - 5:18 pm

    well said about blog a thon

  2. #2 by Freaky Chakra on March 7, 2006 - 7:08 pm

    hey an interesting night out. I knew mumbaiwallahs were enterprising, but night charges at 5 AM???!!

    & also thanks for spreading the word man! cheers 🙂

  3. #3 by the wannabe indian punkster on March 7, 2006 - 7:13 pm

    nice night out……but as girls…we can only “dream” of such a night out….. I can even imagine the horrors of what would happen to us if we even tried…….sad but true…..

  4. #4 by Agarwaen Mormegil on March 7, 2006 - 7:48 pm

    Hey, tried some of the things. Hasd seen Howrah station with less than 50 people. It was a bandh.
    Have seen a train choc-a-bloc at 5.30 am.
    Alas, poor and unpopular guys like me don’t get inviattions to parties.
    Have taken a nap in a Howrah local with only 1 guy who was sitting in the far end of the compartment.
    Nice list of night-time activities though.

  5. #5 by brute on March 8, 2006 - 5:17 am

    boletho.. raat bakhi baat bakhi

  6. #6 by Akanksha on March 8, 2006 - 5:30 am

    quite a night!!
    nope i have never done that but would like to!!
    will read those articles and then comment abt them

  7. #7 by Akanksha on March 8, 2006 - 5:30 am

    quite a night!!
    nope i have never done that but would like to!!
    will read those articles and then comment abt them

  8. #8 by Anna on March 8, 2006 - 10:13 am

    wow… how lucky for you to have missed that train.. you had an exciting night..
    and abt foreigners in india.. will be writing abt that soon..

  9. #9 by Diana on March 9, 2006 - 9:21 am

    hi, i must say this is an interesting blog.

  10. #10 by Mukund on March 9, 2006 - 6:19 pm

    hey, seems like u had one hell of a night 🙂 havent had the chance to do most of the things but have certainly slept in a rickety PTC bus here with one leg hanging out of the window 🙂

  11. #11 by Neema! on March 11, 2006 - 3:06 pm

    That’s quite a blog!

  12. #12 by kaushik on March 12, 2006 - 4:38 pm

    paurna: thanks, it is an important issue
    freaky: donno, the auto driver thought we are new to the place, i think
    megha: thts true, but thn cheer up girl!!
    aragorn: cool! i never thought i would be the only fool to do such things…u proved it!!!
    brute: raat baki!
    akansha: did u read those articles?
    anna: waiting for ur post
    diana: thanks, welcome here
    mukund: thts also something i have done, sidey setc buses all night,…anywyays welcome here
    neema: tht was quite a night

  13. #13 by Anna on March 14, 2006 - 3:36 pm

    Why no new post ?

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