MY HYDERABAD TRIP
Hyderabad is changing and developing very fast like none other city.
it is much cheaper than chennai---their all the fruits were in abundance and with good quality and the rates were much lower.
Now the attitude of people is changing and its no more a prerogative of children to say...we dont want to live with parents or voice their choices. i met many families all young people in their 30..s and working and saw their parents are not ready to live with them permanently inspite of them requesting, pleading whatever. They will come and go:) as they want. Now the parents are exercising their right to their life and what a way....................I was happy also and sad also. happy becuase now they are no more dependent on their children and have let go......their emotional baggage and they are no more.....bechaare...........or to be taken for granted.
Sad ...because with this attitude a very beautiful bond.......is going to be changed, because young people may demand their freedom to live the way they want as their right, but they are very reluctant to give the same right to their parents willingly and I feel the equations are going to change very much in the next 10 years.. Because parents child bond was such, that whatever the children did, but in their hour of need, parents used to forget all the hurt and humiliations and were always a pillar of support, no righteousness, self respect,boredom, nothing came in between....
Then i saw that Indian railway system needs some drastic changes. Like so far there is no help for carrying the luggage, coolies are there ,many, but sitting idle..why? because they always demand exorbitant money, some give in but most people end up taking their luggage themselves. and it becomes a vicious circle......they dont get much customers, so they demand high money......... and carrying luggage is not possible for everybody, So my suggestion is..
either the rates must be fixed for coolies and there should be adherence to them by force(otherwise nobody listens here.). this is better, because in a country of a big population, we must solve the problem with engaging the people, not machines..
We can provide them some trolleys...and for them there should be ramp on all the platforms.
any other suggestions?
and I highly dislike this idea of tip everywhere? It increases the expenses to a totally different label, so why? earlier the tip was for an exceptional service, now tip is mandatory,, even if u dont give the tip, they round off the amount, like may cab bill was for 252/ he rounded it off to 260/-.
i read somewhere that what an irony........a person earning 30000/ or so giving a tip to a person
earning more than him? that is the way it happens in five star hotels. While the tip was earlier from the elite to the workers, now tip is everywhere, only the amount varies. If in a hotel---bearer is serving us, he is doing his duty , and getting paid for that from his employer then why tip? same way a cab driver is not taking us anywhere free, so why tip? Even in Rajdhaani express, in the end of journey.........that fellow comes asking for the tip.....this is the limit, can u believe it, even if 100 people give 10/- he will get 1000 in a day. does he deserve it?
The same rage I felt , when Bindra got 1.5 crores for shooting in a game, and till today he is being felicitated by someone or other, while M C SHARMA ,( and many others like him) our best man, dies shooting at the terrorists and gets only 5 lakhs.... life of an important officer worth only 5 lakhs.......and then we say we have shortage of good men.......and I fully believe that his family will get this money also after lots of harassment only, so have we lost our mind or priorities?
Tell me what do u think about it?