Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Fight For (W)Right... This has nothing to do with cricket :)

I guess by the time this article is published on my blog, abhi, alap and paro must have had the same thing on their blogs as well... but i thought i might as well add it to my blog and keep it as a memory... let me give you the backdrop of the situation before i start off with the story... Its me, abhi, alap and paro on a drive to marine lines in paro's car... and then...

At SV Road Khar, a taxi taking a reverse on the wrong side hits a bike and the rider and the co-passenger falls on the road... one of them almost came under paro's car... luckily nothing happened to any of them... Then the taxi driver instead of looking at what went wrong, flees from the scene and alap and paro decide to teach the cabbie guy a lesson and there begins the pursuit...

The cabbie driver drives like a maverick and paro is also upto the mark and follows that car all the way to bandra station... en route... we decide to lower the glasses of the car and shreik and paro's glasses get soggy and paro cant see a single thing... but still manages to steer the car to safety... finally we reach bandra station and find some traffic where the cab slows down...

Alap gets off the car and runs towards the cab and bangs on the dicky of the cab... the cabbie guy is frightened to the core and starts driving even more crazily and takes up the wrong side of the road and almost hits alap and then misses a crash with a bus and another guy walkin on the road... then the guy breaks the light and goes towards mahim and we had lost him... almost... It was a chase that we generally see on cops serials in tv... was one helluva rocker :)

Then we continue our journey towards marine drive when we see the cab parked near bandra masjid... the cabbie guy is with the cops and he managed to make up a story to them stating that he was being chased and hence driving rash... then we (alap, abhi and paro... completely should get the credit) to teach the guy a lesson to have acted in such a way...

By the time we turn around a long road and get back... the guys who got hit were there and didnt want to take any action against the cab driver as nothing had happened to them, but alap and abhi and paro were hell bent on teaching the cab driver a lesson and wanted to lodge a complaint against him... they eventually persuaded the guys on the bike to take action against him and eventually land up at khar police station to lodge a complaint...

The cops then asked us to give a statement and leave, and asked the guys on the bike to take over... whatever happened next, i dont know and i dont even want to know... but what i learnt from the incident and especially from these three guys (alap, abhi and paro) is that most people (like me :-[) dont take things too seriously and leave out cases where justice is needed... fighting for justice is our RIGHT and we should do everthing in our control to ensure justice prevails... One will get justice only when one persistently seeks for it... you just cant sit around and see all wrongs happening and do nothing about it... you have to fight for the right :)... thanks guys that was a great lesson :)

Kudos to all three guys :)

4 comments:

infected said...

Iyer,

You downplay your role. Had it not been for your radical marathi or your "kaarporator" look, the cops would have dismissed us as over enthusiastic warm-blooded teenagers (though we all look like fathers of two).

Don't kid yourself. You're as much of a responsible citizen as we are.

With all the freedom that we enjoy (no matter how half baked or incomplete or policed), we have a duty towards our country. We choose to fool ourselves into believing that we love our country by standing half heartedly at movie theatres during the national anthem, or tying flags to the car windows on Republic and Independence days. Being a citizen is a greater duty and responsibility.

We're just glad we could contribute our bit.

IdeaSmith said...

*A salute to all of you*...I didn't know good citizenship and courage still existed.

Apoorva said...

Ah... Alap, well put in! And all 4 of ya well done!

And damn, I missed it!!

SCRIBBLEZ TO WAKEUP said...

Thats the way we rock the road!!