Homesick for Chennai..!
Poor Minister! Can’t blame him for leaving Delhi, where he really shouldn’t be, and visiting Chennai nearly every other day, I mean I’m sure it’s better doing what you know best, in where you are most comfortable than doing something you don’t know much about: What I mean is what really does the poor political leader know about chemicals and fertilizers?
“Sir the farmers are asking what fertilizer they should use this year?” “Fertilizer?” “Yes sir! So that there crops will grow strong and tall!” “Ah they want their crops to grow strong and tall is it? Then tell them to pour lots of water, lots and lots of water, lots and lots and lots of water! Is there any other work?” “No sir!”
“Okay then take me to the airport, I am going to Chennai!” And the next day, the good minister returns, looking happy and relaxed, “I have never worked so hard in my life! I worked hard at my masala dosa in the morning, masala dosa in the afternoon and….” “Masala dosa in the evening sir?”
“No evening it was sada dosa!” “Sir about the chemicals we have to import!” “Import? Ah yes import right? Use the ship!” “Ship sir?” “I am wrong? Then use the plane, okay use both the ship and plane, I will sign the papers saying they can use both the ship and plane for their imports, tell the press, chemical minister gives permission for both ship and plane for chemical imports!”
“Sir!” “Wait, wait don’t interrupt, I am booking my ticket!” “Ticket sir?” “Yes, yes, I have work in Chennai!” Like I said earlier, poor Minister! Can’t blame him for leaving Delhi, where he really shouldn’t be and visiting Chennai nearly every other day, I mean I’m sure it’s better doing what you know best, in where you are most comfortable than doing something you don’t know much about: Right? Right! Because let me tell you working on a masala dosa, morning, afternoon and a sada dosa at night is not something every Delhiwalla would be comfortable doing, right? Right..!
Before I close, let’s keep poor Alagari and his dosas aside and ponder for a moment on how many of our esteemed ministers know their ministries by now, or, do they all catch up on their ‘work’ in their visits to their hometowns?