This is the place called parvati in Pune. Sorry for the click ..didn’t come out well.
Last Sunday I went to this place in the evening with my friend. It was my first time and I didn’t know I would have to walk this many steps.
So with lot of efforts I finally got there, what I felt was great and that too after my boring schedule. Thandi thandi hawa and nice weather and nice view too. There we saw cute cute Japanese kids playing and eating “bhutta ” that is corn . Then upstairs we walked and clicked many many pictures.
Then there comes this beautiful girl from France who was very much happy seeing scenic views . Suddenly one family came and asked her to have picture with them , she became happy and was interested too. I felt how related she would have felt with the country.
I too thought to have a pic with her but I resisted thinking she will get irritated as so many were following her and also group of boys were keenly interested to have picture . I was observing her more than the place which I came to see. Thankgod they didn’t made any issue. I was then thinking why I was so much being concentrating like she was from other planet. Why I was interested to have a pic?
The answer was simple ,we are not globalised enough to accept them like we are .
We friends after an hour left the place and again she came in front of us . This time with auto-rickshaw, I was passing and the drive said ,”I don’t know English ,please translate what she wants to say.”
She was saying she wanted to go aundh and then I translated and driver said ,”it will charge her 350Rs.”
“Really”,I said .
“You can come with us “,I said to girl.
The driver got angrier and frightened me saying,”why do want to ruin my business, I just took your help and you are showing enough smartness.”
I said ,”She can go by bus too in 30rs .”
“Yes ,and Ola is charging only rs.200”,she said.
The driver came out and for this pity reason was shouting at me.And in India the nearby public has to gather anyone as there was drama going on.
I remind him of not doing his work by improper means and not to loot the foreigner . Atlast “Atithi devo bhava.”
It was very simple incident but I felt like how many will be there who will be treating them like this .
We represent our country .
Please interfere when such things happen nearby you .
Yes we get enough money from tourism and from them but we should remind ourselves that it should be earned with our honesty and not by fooling them.
Be the change you want to see in the world.