Didi is very clever..!
“But there has been another accident didi!” “I know that, you think I cannot read?” “But you are happy?” “Yes!” “How can you be happy didi?”“Because my plan is working stupid; didi’s plan always works, that’s what you people should understand, didi’s plan what?” “Always works!” repeated the chief of railways. “But what was didi’s plan?” “How many people died?” “Twenty-one didi!”
“Is twenty- one a big number?””Yes didi, twenty- one dead is a very big number!” “Now see how clever didi is! Which page have they put the accident in?” “In page number five didi!”
“Now do you see!” “See what didi?” “That train accidents are not important in this country anymore.
I have slowly, but surely built up accident immunity! It is not headlines anymore on page one! What a master plan no? Ha, ha, ha! Didi is very clever no?” “Yes didi!”
“In one year nobody is interested whether twenty-one people are dead in my trains or a hundred people die!” “Very clever didi!” “And do you know how I did it?” “No didi!” “By having accidents everyday, ha, ha!” “Didi is very clever!”
“And I will do the same when I become Chief Minister! In one year whatever happens in Kolkota, famine, riots, strikes, will be in page ten, then page sixteen and soon out of the newspaper!” “Didi is very clever!” “Yes I know..!”
The chief of the railways looked at his boss and the news item in the back page of the newspaper and whispered to himself, “Didi is very clever, but I never thought our people could become so stupid..!”