Monday, July 10, 2006

Phir bhi dil hai Hindustani.

Only a true Mumbaite can appreciate the importance of Mid-Day a daily news dispatch.

Here is one jewel from July 10th 2006 edition, found on page # 3.

Imaandar badmash

Do you call this honesty? A friend recounts that recently she approached a vendor selling mineral water at a booth.She asked him if it was genuine and safe. He seemed to take offence and said that all bottles were genuine and there was no problem.The lady reconfirmed and then pointed to her one-and-a-half-year-old daughter. "Bachchi ke liye hai (It is for the child),"she told the man in question. Then his conscience spoke up. "Oh no, no, why don't you buy it from the other stall?" he said sheepishly.Like the lines in the song go: "Naye packet mein cheezein bechein poorani, phir bhi dil hai Hindustani".
Do I have to say anything more?

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