“Hi Lulu where were you? Long time, no see!” I almost
shouted with excitement after seeing Lulu, my parrot.
“I was in London to look at the Queen!” Lulu said
“So what did you do there?”
“Cheering up the Indian Team! Yes of course, Indian team,
“Never knew parrots also have nationalities! Ok, ok, Lulu
what did you see?”
“London is a beautiful city, people there love their
“I love my city Thane too.”
“I think it qualify as the joke of the year. Thaneites have
made the city dirty again after Chandrasekhar, the dynamic Municipal
Commissioner removed encroachments and beautified it.” Lulu retorted.
“Hmmm…..I agree. I hate it, but you are right.”
“And Jitendra Awhad and Pratap Sarnaik, the two political
big wigs in Thane get in the race of displaying political superiority by organising
‘Dahi-handi.’ People say they are announcing Rs 25 Lakh as the Reward for those
who can make human pyramid and crack it.”
“Oh, incorrigible people they are.” I said.
“Who is incorrigible? The political leaders causing
nuisance? Or the police who allow them to do it? Or the people who silently
watch this happen?” Lulu asked.
“You have a point, Lulu!” I said in agreement, and
attempted changing the topic of discussion. “Did you hear that Mary Kom has
lost the semi-finals in boxing?
“Every time a boxer or an athlete loses in Olympic, my
heart weeps.” Lulu said.
“Me too Lulu, my heart weeps! I wonder why we fail to get
many medals. Indian Hockey team has given us most forgettable moments – it is
“Only a few like you – but winning in Olympic is not as
important to Indians as winning a cricket match.” Lulu said.
“I think you have a point there. We felt bad when Saina
lost her game. But it did not evoke the same feeling when we lost to Australia
in World Cup in South Africa.”
“You neither love your city, nor your athletes and
sportspersons. And the political leaders swindle money while heading the sports
“Yeah! Unfortunately it is true. I realize that my dream
of seeing India winning ten Gold Medals in Olympic will remain a dream.” I said
with a sigh. “Do you think countries with better Corruption Perception index
show better performance in Olympic Games? US, UK have done well. We must see Wikipedia
on this index.”
“Nah! I would not agree. India and China are in the same
basket when it comes to corruption perception index. But China is a topper in
Olympic Games. It only means Sports
Authorities in China work after pocketing money, but in India…..haha……haha…..haha
Lulu laughed sarcastically as he flew away.