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Dec 15, 2008


This sunday unintentionally left me with a sense of empowerment, ask me why!

Eight in the night at Jayanagar, I parked my bike quickly when a person took his bike out. Well, so... what's the big deal you might want to ask. That I found my bike missing when I came back to the same place along with all other vehicles that were parked there is my main issue of contention.

No great story, traffic police had towed my bike off due to wrong parking. Here's where it all starts, I reached the police station to find my bike chained. As usual, started to think on lines of negotiations with the helper. I realised one thing, its not just the interest rates that are up these days, everything is. Even the god damm bribe, is non-negotiable. 

Don't know from which side the winds of change swayed across me, but it sure did something. All of a sudden , I got too critical of the helper and sweared at him in true 'Jab we met' style and walked into the police station to pay the fine of Rs. 300 which I found was a better option than warming the hands of the helper with Rs. 25o and that too without a bill.

I just can't get over the kind of feeling I went through. It was like a new stream of energy, an energy which is in its purest form of honesty, self-belief and contentment. 

I don't know too much of its source, but I want to believe, it came due to my decision of not wanting to be part of the same old vicious cycle of bribe & corruption. 

Anyways, I now know what it feels like to not be corrupt. Don't know if you would want to try it too.... 

~Sanj

9 comments:

Pradeep said...

hmmm..!! good maga.. may god give you enough strength continue in this path..!

The Muser said...

atta boy!! i personally dont like breaking traffice rules of any kind ...even though it is considered ok to do so. And we need more people to own up....that and the authorities taking their jobs more seriously .

Sanju said...

Hmm, true. It will take some time... hope not generations for authorities to do so :)

Shweta said...

"Did you ever think
The future's in the air
I can feel it everywhere
Blowing with the wind of change"

I'm sure the feeling u must have had after cmng out of the police stn wud not have just left you stronger but more responsible abt this world that others so casually with chalta-hai-attitude live in.

You've walked in the winds of change; the world is closely going to follow.
Be proud of your actions buddy. I am!

jasmine said...

hmm... i kinda like dis ethical side of urs... our generation sure is goin on d rite path...

eyememyself said...

Bravo!

perturbed perceiver said...

hello,m a first time visitor to your blog.
btw great deed!:)

Sanju said...

@Shweta, Doing it the first time is easy, doing it every time is the challenge now.

@Jasmine, Thanks, feels nice to understand, my ethical actions impact generations ;)

@eyemself, Thanks.

@perturbed Perceiver, Glad you liked my deed. Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope you like the posts too...

Shubs said...

dont think people think that way anymore..probably some of our freedom fighters must have felt it..Good job buddy!!