Ramar Sethu??
  • Lord Ram surveyed the Ram Setu and said "Hanuman, how diligently and
    strenuously you and your vanar sena had built this bridge several
    centuries back. It is remarkable that it has withstood the ravages
    of the climatic and geographical changes over centuries. It is
    indeed an amazing feat especially considering the fact that a bridge
    at Hyderabad built by Gammon using latest technology collapsed the
    other day even before they could stick the posters on its pillars."

    Hanuman with all humility spoke "Jai Sri Ram, it is all because of
    your grace. We just scribbled your name on the bricks and threw them
    in the sea and they held. No steel from TISCO or cement from Ambuja
    or ACC was ever used. But Lord, why rake up the old issue now."

    Ram spoke "Well, Hanuman some people down there want to demolish the
    bridge and construct a canal. The contract involves lot of money and
    lot of money will be made. They will make money on demolition and
    make more money on construction."

    Hanuman humbly bowed down and said, "Why not we go down and present
    our case"

    Ram said, "Times have changed since we were down there. They will
    ask us to submit age proof and we don't have either a birth
    certificate or school-leaving certificate. I studied in a gurukulam
    and did not bother for certificates, my apprenticeship under the
    great sages was nice but they didnt give me any experiance
    certificates either. Even my archery skills did not get me any
    medals but only a wife. We traveled mainly on
    foot and some times in bullock carts and so we don't have a driving
    license either. As far as the address proof is concerned the fact
    that I was born at Ayodhya is itself under litigation for over half
    a century, if I go in a traditional attire with bow and arrow, the
    ordinary folks may recognize me, and the cops make get me in an
    encounter or put me behind bars under some anti terrorism act,
    maybe Arjun Singh may take me to be some tribal and, at the most,
    offer a seat at IIT under the reserved category. Also, a God cannot
    walk in dressed in a three-piece suit and announce his arrival. It
    would make even the devotees suspicious. So it is dilemma so to say."

    "I can vouch for you by saying that I personally built the bridge."

    "My dear, Anjani putra, it will not work. They will ask you to
    produce the layout plan, the project details, including financial
    outlay and how the project cost was met and the completion
    certificate. Nothing is accepted without documentary evidence in
    India. You and vibishana are two of the eight immortals in this
    world, how can you prove you are still alive. You may cough but
    unless a doctor certifies it, you have no cough. A pensioner may
    present himself personally but the authorities do not take it as
    proof. He has to produce a life-certificate to prove that he is
    alive. It is that complicated."

    "Lord, I can't understand these historians. Over the years you have
    given darshan once every hundred years to saints like Surdas,
    Tulsidas, Saint Thyagaraja, Jayadeva, Bhadrachala Ramdas and even
    Sant Tukaram and still they disbelieve your existence and say
    Ramayana is a myth. The only option, I see, is to re-enact Ramayana
    on earth and set the government records straight once for all."

    Lord smiled "It isn't that easy today. Ravan is apprehensive that he
    may look like a saint in front of Karunanidhi. I also spoke to his
    mama Mareecha, who appeared as a golden deer to tempt Sita maiyya
    when I was in the forest and he said that he won't take a chance of
    stepping on earth as long as Salman Khan is around."
  • Vijay,

    Wonderful piece. :) though imaginative, very much to the point.
    Should we conclude that even god cannot save this contry?

    It happens only in India.
  • hi satish

    It was not mine, came from someone, found it relevant...
  • Satish;
    God need not come down to save this country. We have saved ourselves for
    more than 2000 years and we can very well do it ourself.
  • It was a good one Vijay.
  • > A country which was bad during british rule has gone to worst in
    > just 60 years..

    ya just the point sathish
    we were worst earlier and worst now.
    so our best period was the british times

    so this is our natural tendency. corruption, decandence, infighting.

    if you dont agree just imagine asking bharthi which he preferred. his
    times or our times.
    or for the matter asking kalki or gandhi

    gandhi died uttering the name of rama whose existence our leaders
    question now.
    we are onhe way to being a ric h country because of the british
    imposed education system. why we survive is because as rahul put it
    in different word this punniya bhomi's karma.

  • >
    > gandhi died uttering the name of rama whose existence our leaders
    > question now.

    lovely venkat, now will the government question his wisdom / disclaim
    mahatma and name somebody else as the father of the nation
  • Excellent one
  • ¬†Dhivakar,
    that was a damn fine wink off story for today's hot politics...
  • Hi,

    A good humorous reply

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