Wo Bhajan gane ki aawaj aa rahi thi,
Uncle jee busy the shabdpat (crossword game) solve karne me,
Bhai Saab was pretending to be asleep when I asked him “Bhaiya thori jagah do na!”
This gentleman was stick to Business Times,
The other lean chap in glass was balancing the laptop over his poor shoulder.
Meanwhile somebody kicked me from back and started singing a song: 10rupye me 12 santre lo – Khatta Mittha.
Finally I took a corner, plugged my iPod, clamped my hands blessed by those hathkadi (hanging iron bars)…thanked GOD, I could reach Vashi Railway Station safely.
This was a scenario for me; I never felt it would be a never forgettable swipe-in attendence system for everyday.
Yes-dear friends—truly, this is the most vibrant artifact LOCAL TRAIN in Mumbai.
In fact I was quite excited about my coming from Bangalore to this mind-blowing metro, but the crowd realized my
GK that why is it known as THE CITY OF INDIA’S ECONOMY. Well there is a lot about this urbanized domain, but LT(short for Local train…) is one, which pays your attention quickly. Damn!! The way people get on and get down ………
The most amazing fact is, every compartment will be THRICE overloaded, but still those uncles will be complaining about their boss, examinees are inhaling their notes, Radiocity is live with that funk, couples have got a good hold on each other & communicating in 143 binary codes (Oops!! you and I cant break that cipher), Hmm… he could ignore that stinking guy in the same shirt since last Diwali, you got a phone call – No problem except that sometimes poor signals make you a center of attraction in the crowd.
More to say here… AD companies don’t need an advertisement board. Bring your posters and train is the best place for its agile publicity. You want PAN card agent, Shaktibhog aata, jobs@home, hair plus-plus, obesity minus-minus, movie@theater, Maa Shakti ka Pravachan or stuff may take care of your health. Everything is in your dubba. Just keep on your eyes on what are you looking for?
I loved it…. I really liked the way Government is managing this bulky hardware and moreover the people are managing them into this complex clustered architecture. One thing I started not believing & it’s my wristwatch; coz digital watch on the platform looks greater efficient and more useful than watch in my hand.
Probably Mumbai LT is the best example of a human life, which may begin with so much struggle & kind of adjustment we do in between, manage the people/belongings around us & finally get down at your destination with a great contentment.
So what is there to learn from this? Yes it is the TIME FACTOR.
Despite the crowds, shouting, struggles and adjustments, train reaches to a destination at right time. Hardly we find any fluctuation of over a minute or two. So why can’t we be like that?
Why do we always blame others?
Why do we always put others in question escaping ourselves?
Why do we always disrespect a system?
Thanks to those daily passengers admitted their gratitude towards LT by putting posters in few bogies & stating: “Happy DurgaPooja from 8:40 group”. I feel great about them, I feel great about LT who promised to be always on track@right time. Plunge forward! I say to them.
Hence take a lesson from LT and always deliver things@right time in your life despite your problems.
Be punctual & be fast, cause..
Gadi bula rahi hai, siti baja rahi ha
Chalna hi zindgi hi, chalti hi ja rahi ha…………